Director Financial Planning & Analysis

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Finance Leader is a key business partner to the Automation Business and is expected to develop and execute the strategy to grow a profitable business. This is a strategic role and the primary area of responsibility is to support the business and ensure the financial integrity of the company. The Finance Director is responsible for Financial Planning & Analysis and oversees Controls.

Director Financial Planning & Analysis Key Responsibilities
• Participates as part of the leadership team in the development of the corporation’s strategy. Creates Company’s extended financial plan
• Develops and designs strategic financial analysis projects
• Develops and manages the preparation of annual operating budgets and/or periodic financial reports; brings strategic insights to the leadership team based on analysis of budgets and financial reports
• Develops, designs and manages the implementation of forecasting models
• Develop and sustain entity level control
• Ensure the financial statements are substantial and supported by a robust internal control system and environment
• Identifies to management potential areas of opportunities and risk
• Conducts research and analysis on advanced issues
• Drives and contributes to the department’s continuous improvement culture
• Maintains confidentiality of all matters
• Compiles, reviews, analyzes, and records complex financial information
• Reviews and interprets balance sheet and profit and loss statements, consolidated financial statements, and other accounting schedules and reports. Identifies control weaknesses, communicates to management, and operates in a lead capacity in making remedial changes to tighten and enhance controls and mitigate risk
• Provides input into the modification and improvement of accounting systems to ensure adequate recognition of financial transactions
• Drives and contributes to the department continuous improvement culture
• Maintains confidentiality of all matters
• Other duties as required

Director Financial Planning & Analysis Job Specific Skills/Essential Functions
• Ten or more years of relevant experience required. Experience in the oil and gas industry preferred.
• Strong business acumen and an in-depth understanding of the marketing and financial implications of new opportunities.
• Great team builder with proven track record for hiring, developing and promoting people into bigger roles.
• Experience working within a matrixed operating environment as well as in a strategic consulting or senior staff marketing role.
• Excellent broad-based business thinker who can collaborate effectively with peers and executive functional and senior business line leaders.
• Experience managing in a matrixed and lean culture that continuously prioritizes growth as well as operational excellence.
• Exceptional leadership skills, energy and teaming capability; the ability to lead and motivate, share vision, inspire and rally colleagues.

Director Financial Planning & Analysis Education and Experience Requirements: 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present, persuade, and collaborate at the leadership level.
• Excellent math and analytical skills.
• Excellent negotiation skills.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite, and Oracle or other ERP systems.
• Thorough knowledge of finance system operations and capabilities.
• Bachelor’s degree, MBA or Master’s Degree preferred.

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