Salary Mid-Point: $135,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent
The Director, Financial Planning and Analysis is responsible for overseeing the operating budget. This includes designing and leading the budgeting process, supporting cost-benefit analyses for major business decisions, and identifying opportunities for process and reporting improvement. This position will partner with executive management to develop and execute forecasts, budgets, and long term strategic plans. In addition, this position will provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including financial presentations, financial modeling & driving process improvement.

 

Responsibilities
  • Independently identifying areas for financial improvement in all areas of the business
  • Partner with the Company executive team to review and develop strategies for the overall financial growth of the company and evaluate and advise on short and long-range integrated financial and operational planning
  • Leading cost-benefit analysis for major strategic initiatives
  • Responsible for accuracy of the financial statements and management reports for specific business units or function
  • Working in partnership with business and accounting management to meet reporting needs of the business
  • Reviews accounting results while preparing management reports and presenting results to senior management 
  • Mentors, coaches, and develops employees through orientation, training, establishment of objectives, communication of policies and rules, and constructive discipline; builds morale and motivation.
  • Recommends enhancements and provides support required to enable process standardization and optimization

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or a related field, MBA preferred
  • 10+ years of budgetary and financial analysis experience in a complex organization; Minimum 3 years in management function
  • Excellent analytic and financial modeling skills
  • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast-paced environment
  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information
  • Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems
  • Proven ability to make decisions without formal authority and the ability to meet schedules and/or resolve problems
  • Experience with analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions

Interested candidates should email their resume to robjames@ifgpr.com