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Finance Director - Financial Planning & Analysis

Dallas, TX 75201

Industry: Accounting / Finance Job Number: 1373 Salary: 139,999

Finance Director - Financial Planning & Analysis



The company is privately held and well positioned for continued growth and expansion, both from a capital perspective as well as an ability to continue to drive product innovation, enhancement and channel expansion.


The Director of Financial Planning & Analysis will direct and lead complex financial planning, analysis, budgeting and consolidated reporting functions for all operations. This highly strategic position reports to the CFO. The Director will be responsible for the development of forecasts for future business growth and general financial outlook and provide leadership by working with the finance area and Executive leadership to establish long-range goals and strategic plan. The Director will also develop standard weekly (and/or) monthly reporting, performance management dashboards and models, and conduct ad-hoc analysis of key opportunities for the organization. The ideal candidate possesses excellent business acumen, strategy, financial, analytical, process improvement, and exceptional communication (verbal and written) skills. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, expenses and capital expenditures and build appropriate dashboards. 
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance.  Oversee and manage the continued development of budgeting, financial forecasting, operating plan and modeling tools. 
  • Collaborate cross functionally to review the dashboards and ensure execution of alignment based upon recommendations.  Quantify opportunities and risk and recommend alternatives.
  • Oversee all financial planning & analysis in determining return on investment (ROI), and profit loss (P&L) for all divisions. 
  • Evaluate processes to drive efficiencies and understand ROI in capital spending and new projects. 
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives and new business opportunities.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly financial and operating reports, monthly operating statements, forecasts, monthly variance analysis, and budget data.
  • Recommend efficiency, cost savings and productivity through working knowledge of system operations across all departments.
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes. 
  • Support the business partners with in-depth analysis and reporting.
  • Prepare  monthly and annual financial  presentations/statements; organize financial reporting materials.
  • Accountable for analysis and reporting of process and recommendations for specific appropriate corrective actions where necessary.
  • Find, evaluate, and report on risks and opportunities to the company' s goals and commitments.  Connect cause and effect from business initiatives to quantifiable results.
  • Support the operations planning process and take the lead from a financial perspective in other projects that enable better forecasting across the organization.
  • Manage annual budget, monthly forecasting and long-term strategic planning processes ensuring accurate, timely and efficient execution
  • Ad-hoc analysis as requested

Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
  • Familiar with a variety of the field' s concepts, practices, and procedures, and the analysis and reporting of financial data  
  • Ability to accurately disaggregate, analyze and reconcile consolidated financial data  
  • Ability to handle complex analysis from issue identification to proposal of potential solutions  
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

  • B.S. Finance/Accounting required; MBA preferred; Professional qualifications (CPA, CIA or equivalent) desirable  
  • Minimum of 10-15 years’ experience in the field  
  • Solid working knowledge of software applications for data analysis, financial modeling and presentation (i.e., MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and SQL, etc.)   
  • Experience developing reports for tracking and translating information from quantitative data to info-graphics (charts, trends, slides, etc.)
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