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VP, Financial Planning & Analysis

Washington, DC

Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis

Private equity backed and M&A-minded global provider and leader to over 75% of Fortune 500 companies is seeking it's next FP&A leader (VP).  This company has grown quickly, more than doubling revenue in the five years through 2019 (up until the impact of Covid-19 in 2020).  They have a highly unique service offering, superior client experience and commitment to quality, compliance and security has resulted in a highly differentiated service and, in turn, strong EBITDA margins.
  
Position Summary
As Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, you will be a strategic thought partner to the CFO, CEO and executive team advising and influencing business decisions across the enterprise.
 
Possessing both strong business and financial acumen you will bring critical thinking and strong enterprise leadership, supporting the execution of strategic initiatives and growth of the business.
 
With a proven track-record of building high performance teams, you will pro-actively deliver the information and analytics necessary for management to make timely and informed business decisions.
 
Responsibilities Overview
  • Build a best in-class FP&A organization through recruitment, development and retention of top talent; lead a global team of analysts to provide data-driven insights and business decision support across the Company
  • Own all corporate financial modeling and FP&A strategy
  • Support business through development of KPIs and proactive analysis of financial and operational metrics
  • Develop and continually improve automated reporting and create efficiencies surrounding existing manual reporting
  • Identify, implement and continually improve systems and/or processes to drive best in class forecast & planning, business insight, and analysis to support execution of strategic initiatives
  • Provide project management, directly and with the FP&A team, to drive planning and execution of strategic initiatives
  • Support controllership function to ensure timely and accurate financial information
  • Support mergers and acquisition activities
Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Lead the company-wide annual budgeting and multi-year financial strategic planning process
  • Maintain accurate rolling business forecasts reflecting latest thinking from country and regional leaders
Reporting
  • Develop and manage internal operational dashboards and monitor KPIs / business drivers for all functions, highlighting trends and analyzing underlying causes of variance, for the executive team and Board of Directors
  • Analyze and communicate monthly/YTD and trending results to business leadership, explaining key variances and their potential implications on forward-looking performance in a timely and actionable manner
  • Assist business leaders develop and communication risk and opportunity assessments of both cost and revenue
  • Work with key global business leaders to identify actionable solutions from analysis and trends performed and identified by your team
  • Work with the Corporate Controller, Global Managing Directors, and CFO to prepare presentations for the Board of Directors, CEO and Executive Team
Desired Credentials
  • 10+ years of progressive finance experience, with at least three (3) years as a financial leader in a complex global multi-location company or enterprise.
  • Command of core financial concepts and disciplines including: accounting, budgeting/forecasting, financial modeling, cost control principles, working capital and cash management
  • Project management skills supporting achievement of strategic initiatives
  • Broad experience with ERP systems and planning, forecasting, and reporting solutions
  • History of direct engagement in successful transformation initiatives with significant impact organization-wide
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to effectively engage and influence the organization at all levels; well-developed presentation skills
  • Excels in a fast-paced environment with a culture that emphasizes results and accountability
  • M&A experience
  • Leader-by-example with unmatched integrity
  • Flexible, able to multi-task, and work to deadlines
  • Fluent in English with other language abilities a plus
Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CFA or MBA preferred
  • Strong academic achievement in business, engineering or other quantitative programs a plus
  • Project Management certifications or training highly preferred

Compensation & Culture
  • $185,000 - $225,000 starting base salary
  • 20-30% bonus
  • Unique opportunity to take over and build out FP&A function
  • Collaborative team
  • Flexibility with commute and remote capabilities
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