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Director of Budget and Forecasting
Ref No.: 18-40559
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 100,000.00 - 160,000.00 /Hour
Skill Type
Skill Type:Professional
Job Summary

The Director of Budget and Forecasting is responsible for providing actionable business information based on the analysis of financial results. Responsible for managing and developing the budget analysts and for creating and maintaining an annual expense budget process for all departments. Oversees the production, including review and analysis of the monthly expense data, and distribution of the monthly budget expense reports issued to department managers and senior leadership. Drafts communications to department managers regarding expectations and requirements. Review periodic analyses of actual expenses to budgets. Challenges explanations and support of significant components of annual budgets. The incumbent will provide analytical perspectives and create and maintain financial planning models for development of short and long–term strategic plans by senior management.

Job Responsibility
Oversees the activity of Budget and Forecasting team including directing, advising, reviewing and managing direct and indirect reports; makes recommendations on hiring, performance appraisals and related employment issues.
Build, maintain, and own financial models of the company’s historical and projected performance (P&L & balance sheet) and related financial metrics.
Trains or provides appropriate training for employees; coaches, provides feedback, counsels and motivates employees.
Develop and maintain an annual budgeting process while identifying areas of improvement in timeliness and accuracy. Challenge explanations and support of significant components of annual budgets.
Oversees the production, including review and analysis of the monthly expense data, and distribution of the monthly budget expense reports issued to department managers and senior leadership.
Assist Chief Accountant with preparation of ad hoc reports and other related job duties as assigned.
Systems and Technical Knowledge
Knowledge of Finance, Accounting, Budgeting and Cost Control principles.
Knowledge of General Ledger Systems.
Candidates should have insurance background and experience (Manager prefers).
Life 70, Ingenium and Workpaper Manager would be nice to have, a plus to have but not required.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.

Experience: at least 8 years of proven financial experience in accounting and/or financial planning & analysis with insurance background and supervisory/management experience or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Notes: This is a Direct Hire order. Candidate will sit in New Haven, CT office. Manager would like Candidates to have insurance background and experience.