IT / Technology Finance & Planning - Sr. Manager
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IT / Technology Finance & Planning - Sr. Manager
Ref No.: 18-00212
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
Position Type:Right to Hire
Our client, a major Cable & Media Communications company with global operations, seeks to engage an experienced IT Finance & Planning Manager to oversee the budgeting and planning processes for Enterprise Software Engineering. In this role, you'll support the strategy and planning teams in all matters related to budget and finance management and budget planning (Capex and Opex). You'll manage a small budget/finance team to deliver objectives and ensure preparation of finance reports, budgets, forecast models, and accruals for various internal and external initiatives. You'll function as the liaison between various business operations groups impacted by particular initiatives regarding budget allocations.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop processes where needed to refine and enhance efficiency of all Software Engineering budget related activities
  • Partner with business planning finance teams to establish clear delineation of roles and responsibilities across teams and support quarterly "re-forecasting " objectives
  • Manage annual budget process and cross functional coordination of related activities to estimate all business initiatives and impact on Software Engineering Team
  • Manage the month end close review, ensuring that accruals are accurate and complete. Provides input for the monthly review of expenses and capital to budget and forecast, and explains variances with operational analytics and insight
  • Develop financial reports and templates as needed and ensures recurring, timely communication to key executives, and business partners. Responsible for directing, developing and executing data analysis procedures and key metric reporting
  • Manage risk to budgets and communicates accordingly to management and executive team
  • Manage the forecast and budget process for expense and capital, and ensures all procedures and activities comply with corporate guidelines
  • Review departmental expenses to understand the variances both in trends and to budget and is prepared to present variances to management
  • Provide ROI support for capital initiatives and works with accounting to ensure proper accounting treatment for capital versus expense coding of initiatives
  • Support contractor resource headcount activities where required
  • Assist in analysis and negotiations with outsource and vendor partners
  • Communicate cost allocations to operation units
  • Prepare monthly management financial reporting, including variance reporting, capital tracking, and other various daily/weekly requirements
  • Provide financial analysis (FP&A) specific to the needs of the assigned business unit(s)
  • Participate in the month end close review, with reporting of variances to budget and forecast. Work with accounting to ensure consistent financial reporting
Required Skills / Experience:
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Solid financial management skills including forecasting, budgeting planning and, above all, keen business acumen
  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles
  • Strong knowledge of financial planning tools and reporting systems
  • Strong spreadsheet skills, with the ability to perform financial analysis and prepare business cases
  • Ability to think strategically, and create and drive strategy that aligns with overall company goals, and effectively translate that strategy into actionable tactics to meet or exceed budget targets
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel
  • Ability to define key performance indicators/metrics
  • Ability to document, prepare and present data-driven presentations
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field
NOTE: This is a Contract-to-Hire role which will start as a 3-month consulting engagement, with the intent to convert into an offer of Full-Time Employment as the consulting period progresses. As such, only those individuals who are fully eligible to accept a Full-Time Employee position without any sponsorship requirements (now OR in the future) can be considered.

Elliot Parauda
Direct: 212-792-6386
Nationwide: 877-677-6566