Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

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    Washington, D.C.

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    Folasade Lawal

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Seeking a Director of Financial Planning & Analysis to compile and analyze forward-looking financial information. This person will report to the VP Finance and be part of the larger CFO team that supports the business units. This person will also partner with the business units and management to develop and run processes for monitoring and executing forecasts, budgets, liquidity and long-term strategic plans. In addition, this person will provide financial and strategic support to senior management including financial analysis, financial modeling & process improvement. 

The Director of FP&A will be responsible for: 

  • Lead the coordination, consolidation and financial analysis of monthly, quarterly, annual financial forecasts and annual budgets of net income and cash flows
  • Analyze financial and operational information to explain main drivers and variances from expectations
  • Oversee liquidity planning for the company
  • Develop and monitor KPIs that provide the insights needed for key decision making
  • Track business units performance and departmental costs, analyzing against the expectations; work closely with the business unit and departmental leads to communicate the results
  • Maintain and improve corporate long-term model
  • Manage reporting to executive team, business unit leads and the Board.
  • Champion the redesign and implementation of the tools, systems and processes associated with the financial forecasting process to increase efficiency and accuracy of data collection, analysis and reporting, to reduce turnaround time, to improve quality and to enable fast changes in assumptions and facts in a dynamic business environment.
  • Connect various company-wide adopted applications and tools to develop efficiencies in the data management and create executive level dashboards
  • Assist in valuation and acquisition analysis and capital management decisions
  • Participate in cross-functional initiatives and projects that streamline and improve processes
  • Run ad hoc reports and sensitivities with relatively short turnaround times 

 A successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; Master’s degree preferred 
  • CPA and/or Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA) a plus
  • Advanced excel, analytical and financial modeling skills
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and manage complex sets of financial data
  • Extremely organized with the ability to advance multiple projects within tight turnaround times
  • Passion for using data to drive better decision making
  • Self-starter willing to take a hands-on role
  • Strong collaboration and relationship skills
  • Ability to effectively influence decisions across various internal functions
  • Ability to interpret and present data in a visually compelling format to financial and non-financial audiences
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of GAAP
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced skills in MS Power Point presentations
  • Proficient in VBA and SQL
  • High standards for accuracy, precision, and work produced