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Director, Finance

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Accounting/Finance

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Austin, Texas

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$150,000 - $180,000

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Director, Finance
We have entered into a partnership with a mid-market consumer service organization backed by private equity, and they are seeking to appoint a Director of Finance to their team.

The Director of Finance, reporting directly to the CFO, will be responsible for leading the FP&A processes for the Company and assisting the CFO on setting strategies and implementing reporting and process initiatives across the company.
Focus will be on establishing and driving the company’s financial planning and analysis function with an emphasis on performance improvement, providing quality management information, and furthering the development of scalable reporting systems and processes, analytical tools, and key performance metrics. Candidate must be able to quickly ramp-up the learning curve to identify the key levers of performance across the platform in order to develop a credible rapport with constituents. Must be able to collaborate across all functional areas of the business constructively and efficiently, within a fast paced, distribution focused, private equity backed company.

Position Responsibilities:

Collaborate with the VP, CFO, and the finance team to establish the company’s financial planning function, prioritizing the delivery of high-quality management information, and advancing the development of systems, processes, and metrics. This involves:

  • Developing and presenting key financial, pricing, sales, and operational data/metrics through dashboards and forecasts.
  • Coordinating with functional leaders across the organization to create and maintain a 13-week rolling cash flow forecast.
  • Supporting the production of detailed, bottom-up budgets and forecasts to underpin short-term and long-term strategic planning.
  • Directly engaging with various business and functional leaders to assist and guide them in developing their strategic plans, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Supplying data and trends related to customers, suppliers, and markets to enhance the understanding of key business trends.

Assist in the company’s financial analysis function, focusing on performance improvement and delivering relevant and timely external analysis. This involves:

  • Analyzing cash flow, cost control, and expenses, collaborating with business and functional leaders to propose and implement improvements.
  • Conducting economic and industry analyses to identify and recommend response strategies to trends affecting the business.
  • Monitoring the company’s performance against external market benchmarks, comparables, and internally tracked Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets.
  • Researching and investigating financial and operational performance variances, providing support to business leaders in taking corrective actions.

Required Knowledge and Skills/Key Attributes:

  • Strong business acumen, preferably with prior experience in distribution-focused businesses and/or private equity ownership.
  • Process mapping skills with a focus on simplification and streamlining.
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, with meticulous attention to detail, accuracy, and accountability balanced with sound business judgment.
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, and meet deadlines, demonstrating a high sense of urgency and effective prioritization.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Adaptability and ability to thrive in the face of change and complexity.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Trusted liaison with senior management and board members.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • 8-10+ years of relevant experience in Finance and FP&A roles.
  • Proven track record in reporting and financial analysis, preferably in a high-growth, private equity organization with FP&A experience involving acquisitions and/or sale processes.
  • Experience in building scalable financial planning, analysis, and reporting models and processes to facilitate company growth.
  • Ability to model and synthesize complex financial analysis, operational, and KPI data into concise presentations and decision frameworks regularly.
  • Strong working knowledge of ERP systems, databases, and reporting/analysis packages such as Power BI.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite; highly proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, ideally in finance, accounting, or industrial engineering.

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