30 days old

Regional Finance Director

Chicago, IL 60602

JOB SUMMARY

Acts as a Strategic Partner to a Division Director, responsible for the operational and financial performance of a portfolio of accounts.  Leads a team of 15+ managers and individual contributors supporting both internal and client-facing finance functions, including:  strategic planning, annual budgeting, monthly forecasting, management reporting, billing, payables and other special projects for all clients within the portfolio.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists Executive Management with setting direction for the business; seeks out and communicates actionable steps that can be taken in the future to help meet the financial goals of the business. 
Directs and oversees budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning processes as well as standard management reporting. Establishes overall departmental priorities and ensures that all deadlines are met.
Works closely with Operations to support other initiatives in the business which could include but is not limited to: pricing, global reporting, strategic analytics with a focus on improving margins and identifying opportunities in the business for growth.
Ensures complete knowledge of monthly results. Directs staff in preparation of results presentation to senior finance management and business leaders. Presents results to senior business leaders.
Defines and directs special projects to advance financial analysis and quality of reports to support management decisions.
Assesses staffing levels and skill sets to evaluate department needs. Identifies and provides development opportunities for staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages the planning, organization, and controls for a major functional area or department. May be responsible for a mix of direct and matrix reports. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Monitors appropriate staffing levels and reports on utilization and deployment of human resources. Leads and supports staff in areas of staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising and rewarding performance and retention. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in a business related field. Requires a minimum of 10 years related experience to include at least five years in a management role. Public accounting experience preferred.


CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES

CPA or MBA (graduate degree) preferred, but not required (depending on experience).


COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with peers, business people and management. Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to effectively interact with management, employees, auditors, etc. and respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports and manuals using distinctive style. Ability to motivate and work collaboratively with business partners, key employees, top management, and client groups on various projects.


FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Reviews complex financial/business analysis and reports prepared by subordinates. Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions. Develops and implements financial policies and procedures. Approves and oversees department budget. Broad, in-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), concepts. SEC reporting experience desired (depending on the specific finance role).

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.


OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES

Strong computer skills, including specific knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.). Broad experience with other software and financial systems is desired (particularly HFM Consolidation, PeopleSoft Financials and Cognos Planning). Knowledge of real estate service industry and terminology is helpful. Ability to handle and manage multiple projects and work streams. Strong work ethic and adaptable.

 
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve complex results.  Responsible for setting project, department and/or division deadlines.  Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to line of business and/or overall company

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Posted: 2019-10-18 Expires: 2019-12-17

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Regional Finance Director

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Chicago, IL 60602

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