VP, Financial Planning & Analysis

Remote (United States)

The Vice President, Finance (FP&A) is the strategic financial partner to the CFO, CEO, CCO and other members of the Executive & Senior Leadership Team.  He/she will generate insights that impact enterprise-level financial performance and value creation. The VP is responsible for the overall performance and development of the FP&A team, and the effectiveness of enterprise-wide FP&A processes.  This role will define the business performance standards and metrics, as well as create internal financial processes and systems to be simple, predictive and accessible.  This individual is the global process owner of the AOP, Strategic Financial Plan and forecast processes as well as monthly financial reviews. They will ensure appropriate due diligence is applied to business decisions and maintain the integrity of reported information. This position plays a critical role in partnering with the CFO and other senior leadership in strategic decision making to ensure short, medium- and long-term goals are achieved. The Vice President Finance - Financial Planning & Analysis reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is located in Acton, MA.


Responsibilities:

  • Lead strategic financial planning in alignment with the annual strategic business plan.
  • Establish and maintain business valuation and targeting analysis and processes.
  • Co-lead periodic investment committee meetings and provide financial modelling and inputs.
  • Partner with commercial leaders to build and relay timely and accurate revenue and expense models and forecasts enabling management to make appropriate business adjustments as needed.
  • In collaboration with functional leaders, gathers and prioritizes organization-wide resource and investment requests with related ROI analysis.
  • Ensure that forecasts provide transparency into business drivers, risks and opportunities and are proactive in nature.
  • Under the direction of the CFO, and coordinating closely with the accounting, tax, treasury, and human capital teams and supported by their FP&A team, the candidate will provide analytical support to cross-functional teams to impact and drive the company’s operating performance and financial returns.
  • Keep senior management abreast of the organization’s financial status and provide insight into company performance against competitors / industry trends.
  • Utilizing financial information and their deep knowledge of the business and best practices to engage business leaders to challenge the status quo – continually working with business leaders to look at their business through fresh eyes while also driving operational excellence as we scale the business.
  • Provide management and oversight of the Finance-related activities for the current Finance Systems and develop the strategy to drive future system implementations, simplification and efficiencies to deliver improved business information.
  • Effectively communicate the goals of Executive Leadership so the team is well positioned to support the organization.
  • Key member of the Finance leadership team and leads FP&A function by establishing objectives, vision and measurement of success. This role sets the tone for the group and organizes the team to efficiently achieve goals. 
  • Develop a superior, high-performing Finance team that meets increasing needs and requirements across the business that help drive the global organization forward.
  • Plan, evaluate and improve the efficiency of the team and processes.
  • Accountable for all the financial planning, analysis, and reporting to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Produces management reporting tools assessing the financial performance of various business segments and solutions, as well as evaluating the ROI on key investments. 
  • Responsible for performance measurements of the organization, including key operating metrics, forecasting, reporting, and variance analysis. 
  • Identify and monitor key operating metrics, business risks and opportunities associated with the annual operating plan. 
  • Analyzes and recommends effective options for the structure of new or renewing contracts utilizing extensive knowledge of revenue recognition methodologies.
  • Participates in the evaluation and integration of business and corporate development initiatives including financial modelling, analysis and valuation support for acquisitions, new product development, R&D initiatives and long-term contracts. 
  • Create ad-hoc analyses to drive business strategy, improve efficiency, and maximize ROI.
  • Ensure balance of leadership and autonomy as the Finance team interfaces with business leaders
  • Other duties as assigned.


Behaviors / Competencies

  • Highest level of integrity and honesty; appreciation for sensitive and confidential data and the ability to professionally assume responsibility for highly-sensitive and confidential information. 
  • Deep financial modelling skills with ability to develop and manage complex financial models and analyses; superior excel modelling skills and demonstrated proficiency in developing models incorporating sensitivity and risk analysis.
  • Comfortable as an agent of change with a continuous improvement mentality, with a capacity and energy to challenge the status quo and drive change throughout the organization. Champion for process improvement and ability to evaluate processes; seek out and implement internal or external best practices.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to compile, identify and interpret financial information, articulate problems, propose alternative solutions, have factual backup for decisions and comfortable questioning prior decisions if the results do not materialize as previously projected. Ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable strategic recommendations.
  • Ability to synthesize data into easy-to-understand graphical portrayals which can be understood by less-financially-astute individuals.
  • Attention to detail and an overarching dedication to “get the right answers” to large and small questions through data analysis and attentiveness to communicating at the appropriate level to convey conclusions to operational teams and executives.
  • Ability to lead a team of dynamic FP&A professionals.
  • Strong business acumen and judgment and current knowledge of company markets/products and industry trends.
  • Thinks strategically about the bigger picture to determine how to drive project and business cases.
  • Capable of articulating a vision or plan, gaining commitment to action and managing through others to achieve results.
  • Proven controllership and/or operational finance experience across a global enterprise
  • Expert technical knowledge of financial statements and financial modeling and reporting techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as this individual will act as a business partner across the organization.
  • Applies self-awareness and critical thinking to influence at the highest level of the organization.
  • Identifies departmental goals and milestones that align with those of the overall organization.
  • Ensures the engagement of all department members with the organization’s strategic goals and business partners.
  • Excellent at workload prioritization, resource management and project management.
  • Effective at managing teams to achieve desired goals.
  • Forward-looking proactive approach to the finance function with the intellectual capacity and focus on execution.
  • Results oriented team player able to pivot between overall business perspective and hands-on management.


Education and Experience:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive financial planning & analysis management experience and total 20+ years of business experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting and a MBA or CPA 


Physical Requirements:

None


Travel Requirements:

Requires periodic global travel


This position is eligible for 100% remote working arrangements (may work from home/virtually 100%; may also work hybrid on-site/virtual as desired).

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