Financial Planning & Analysis Business Partner
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The FP&A Business Partner is to provide strategic financial leadership support to Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and Department Leaders with strategic reporting, analysis, forecasting, and engagement in the budgeting and monthly financial review process of Global Center Groups. Drive efficiency, business intelligence and establish best in class processes for financial management, tracking key drivers and strategic analysis. An FP&A Director will provide oversight for this position and this person will liaise with designated management of GC business group/units.
Coordinate/Manage GC and NO Planning guidelines and process for GC groups assigned to manage. Work with ExL / Partnership Leaders to finalize multi-year budgets are entered in Adaptive by due dates. Document FP&A policies for GC departments/offices. Coordinate/Manage GC Annual Budget guidelines and process for GC groups as assigned by FP&A Director. Work with GC ExL/Partnership Leaders groups to finalize budgets and entered in Adaptive by due dates. Coordinate/Manage and Analyze GC Forecasting and reporting process for GC groups as assigned by FP&A Director and enter forecast data in Adaptive by due dates. Review/Manage GC ExL/PL groups as assigned by FP&A Director. Review monthly GL and provide GC business group and FP&A leadership with a view of the financial status and reports.
Resolve discrepancies and other issues with respective groups/departments through respective FRSC Analysts and Regional Financial Analysts.
Establish and develop scorecards and dashboard reporting for department leaders, FP&A leaders and CFO. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with GC Executive/Partnership Leaders.
Provide recommendations in support of goals and strategies for GC groups assigned by FP&A Director. Lead/supervise/assist on various financial adhoc reports, briefings and presentations. Create models, tools and templates for automation of processes and efficient financial management. Create process improvement initiatives that promote financial visibility, process efficiency and project management accountability, with an emphasis on the standardization of financial policies, procedures and processes and assisting executive/partnership/department leaders to make right choices/decisions. Provide strategic analysis, thought leadership and recommendations for executive leaders to assist them to keep in alignment with WV Strategy and key drivers and drive business intelligence and best in class methodologies in financial management and analysis.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bachelor degree in Accounting / Finance with 5 years of experience in Finance/Accounting.
Advanced Excel is a must.
Demonstrated ability to think independently and recommend best practices.
Required maturity in interfacing with different business segment Leads, provide guidance and support to improve budget control and forecasts to partnership directors.
Meet deadlines and target for monthly/quarterly/annual deliverables.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
Superior organization, prioritization and self-motivation skills.
Strong computer skills, MS Office suites, Sunsystems, Adaptive Insights.
MBA with 3 - 5 years of experience in Finance or Accounting is preferred.
Leadership skills and strong team work contributor.
Experience in creating financial models/automated tools.
Travel and/or Work Environment:
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.