VP & Head of Finance Systems & Strategy Group

Recruiter
ExecuNet
Location
New York
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 May 2019
Closes
25 May 2019
Job role
Head of finance
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
The Head of Finance Systems & Strategy Group is responsible for driving functional and data strategy to inform the financial systems roadmap. S/he will be a transformative people and operations leader who will ensure prioritization of investments, optimization of existing systems and creation of a master data strategy. This person would lead a team of five direct reports and would partner with multiple stakeholder groups across Finance, IT and other functional teams.
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Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Overall responsibility of the FSSG organization and manage a budget of $1M
  • Define & effectively communicate FSSG strategy and operating model and partner with key stakeholders across Finance, IT and other functional teams
  • Evangelize and effectively socialize the FSSG strategy across the organization
  • Responsible for coordination of the Corporate Finance Systems LRP and budgets
  • Partner with NBCU?s CFO, IT Leads & Functional Leaders, taking into consideration business needs, external compliance requirements and historical investment trends
  • Develop a Finance Data Strategy in support of future finance requirements and in alignment with strategic business and enterprise changes submitted by the respective Functional Leads
  • Develop strategic roadmaps to rationalize the number of finance sub–systems and work in close partnership with the system owners and IT colleagues
  • Establish a robust and efficient governance process to align FSSG priorities based on corporate and business unit strategy & imperatives, including the ongoing review of spend across finance systems
  • Review & provide feedback on initial request prioritization & sequencing performed by the FSSG Functional Leads, IT & Business Unit representatives
  • Oversee executive decision making/approvals on major projects
  • Management Committee Chair of mid–range projects, with responsibility for review & approval of smaller value projects
  • Direct, institute and drive strong problem–solving capabilities within the team and processes?to resolve project issues effectively
  • Key stakeholder on governance, strategy, portfolio management and change management
  • Review the KPIs that measure project ROI & qualitative business value realization
Qualifications/Requirements
? Minimum 10 years? experience managing/implementing complex financial accounting systems and projects with demonstrated program and change management capabilities, ideally with an ERP environment
? 3 years? experience in leading and managing a team within a large and complex multi–national, matrixed organization that inspires high performance
Desired Characteristics
? Identify, influence and deliver transformational change with senior management
? Creating and articulating a strategy and delivering within tight timeframes
? Demonstrates strong ability to influence across divisional and functional groups within Finance and cross–functionally with senior leaders from Corporate, Business Units & IT teams
? Innovative thinker and evangelizer on the roles of technology within Finance
? Knowledgeable about external trends & best practices
? Team player with excellent communication skills
? Bachelor?s degree in Finance, Accounting or Information Systems or CPA, MBA or advanced degree in Finance preferred