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Finance Manager - Intermediate

  • Location

    Oakland, United States

  • Sector:

    Business Professional

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Contact:

    Leric Arcigal

  • Job ref:

    18958

  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-22

Job Description:The Finance Manager has oversight of all financial and related activities for a large and complex business unit. This position is responsible for providing leadership, management, coordination and oversight of financial and analytical activities and controls for a broad range of national, shared service and regional functions and projects related to the business unit (BU). Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for overall management and delivery of the finance business plan in order to build and maintain financial expertise, control and integrity in areas of responsibility. Lead financial analysis and creation of reports as requested by BU leaders to support operational, regional and national function to help drive organizations efficiency. Ensure compliance with generally recognized financial standards, regulatory and legal requirements and national finance policies in all areas of responsibility. Conducts financial analyses independently or leads a team, participating in most complex projects. Requires significant planning and directions setting to coordinate with other business unit or resources. Generally involves a high degree of interpretation and analysis of somewhat obscure or inconclusive data and provide BU leader appropriate recommendations in providing solutions or process improvement alternatives. Supports BU Leaders in the development, analysis, and communication of cost saving strategies and budget analysis of variance issues and performance reports to help drive better and informed management business decisions. Ensures that the day-to-day financial operations of the business unit, including payroll, month-end reporting, recharges and accounts payable activities are timely, accurate and within budget. Responsible for interpreting and managing management reports and schedules, financial analyses and performance reporting. Reviews processes and makes recommendations to implement effective changes in procedures and policies. Assists with special projects and provides analytical support on significant and unique assignments of diverse and complex scope. Must gain cooperation, acceptance or approval, in resolving problems, and/or negotiating with our business units to arrive at an agreement. Oversee monthly reporting of operating expenses to departments, VPs and senior leaders. Identify variances, issue and trends and make recommendations for interventions. Improving consistency and effectiveness of financial processes, controls and data across multiple functional areas and regions with different practices, systems, culture and accountability structures. Education and Experience: 2-3 years of management experience and 5-8 years of related experience. 4-year degree in a related field or equivalent experience Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) required Expert in prioritizing tasks and matching with resources. Excellent negotiation skills. Strong ability to direct and motivate others required Strong ability in the use of influence and change management skills required Strong strategic and systems thinking skills required Strong ability to analyze, understand and communicate complex issues and trends required Ability to work collaboratively in a matrix environment, while developing effective relationships and achieving results required Customer focused with outstanding interpersonal skills and is able to interact with a range of personalities and styles to establish effective relationships at all levels of the organization. Ability to support and impact other business functions and senior managers within the business unit, both internally and externally. Intermediate/advanced Excel required; Cognos BI, HIFI2E, and mainframe systems (SAS, HIFI) preferred.