Sr. Business Finance Manager Job Listing at Forsythe Technology, Inc. in Skokie, IL
Computers & Information Technology, Technology
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Founded in 1971, Forsythe is an information technology infrastructure integrator. Forsythe helps complex organizations across all industries, including Fortune 1000 companies, optimize the cost and manage the risk of their IT while improving performance. Forsythe provides independent technology and business consulting services, technology leasing services, and value-added reseller services for all the leading technology product manufacturers. Headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, Forsythe employs nearly 900 people in 50 offices throughout the United States and Canada. Forsythe is privately held and 100-percent employee-owned. We offer a rewarding work environment, competitive benefits, and wide-ranging opportunities for professional growth. Forsythe is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We support a diverse workforce.
At Forsythe, we are 100% employee owned via our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Everyone has a stake in the quality of our work, the success of our business, the satisfaction of our customers, and the appreciation of their shares in Forsythe. As an employee-owner, you'll be proud to call Forsythe YOUR company.
We are currently looking for a Sr. Business Finance Manager to join our Financial Planning and Analysis – Accounting department in Skokie, IL.
Experience in the Professional Services and/or Management Consulting industries required.
This role reports to Director, Financial Planning and Analysis.
Provide strategic financial support to the business through financial analysis, pricing analysis, reporting and driving process improvement initiatives. Manage the Senior Business Pricing Analyst in pricing, reporting and analytical activities. Manage dotted line Senior Accountant in reporting and analytical activities. Analyze daily, weekly and monthly trends of the business, providing insights on pipeline, resource utilization, attrition, cost management and overall, the steps that can be taken to drive improved profitability and the attainment of the annual goal. Support Executive Leadership in their bi-weekly Senior Leadership Team meetings. Lead, coach and mentor the team from a financial literacy perspective and help business leads identify levers that can be pulled to drive improved performance. Develop processes to support the business in terms of the annual operating budget, periodic forecast and review of monthly financial statements and results. Promote a strong system of internal controls and pursue opportunities to drive process improvements to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the back office business processes.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analyze monthly financial statements and communicate results to business leadership. Identify trends and suggest actions to drive improved performance. Analyze historic data to reach relevant and rational business conclusions and accurately communicate findings.
Lead scenario modeling and other analysis efforts for the development and growth of the portfolios of the business. Pursue process improvement opportunities, best practice initiatives and support the development of a strong internal control environment. Participate as a key thought leader of the team, influencing decision making, and strategy of the business.
Establish processes to prepare a timely and accurate annual operating plan as well as periodic re-forecasts of the business.
Manage the Senior Business Pricing Analyst in pricing, reporting and analytical activities over new business opportunities as well as its interaction with the business on on-going long term agreements. Manage the dotted line Senior Accountant for PS in its reporting and analysis of historical results.
Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications:
· Bachelors degree required, preferably in Finance or Accounting.
· MBA strongly preferred.
· 7 – 10 years of progressive financial management experience.
o 3 - 5 years experience as a direct liaison supporting Business leadership preferred.
o Experience with financial statement analysis, operational accounting and finance.
o Accountability for financial projections, the annual budget and financial metrics.
o Experience in process analysis and documentation required.
· Experience in the Professional Services and/or Management Consulting industries strongly preferred.
· Previous experience with Oracle ERP preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
· CPA or CFP certification preferred
· Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills for significant interaction with all levels of the organization.
· Ability to partner with key stakeholders as a trusted business advisor.
· Strong analytical abilities. Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products, with advanced/expert skills in Excel.
· Strong management ability to lead and develop direct and indirect reports
· Strong written and verbal communication skills.
· Ability to work in a highly-interactive, fast-paced environment.
· Ability to proactively build agenda and roadmap for success.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, IF APPLICABLE:
General Office Activities
The above statements are intended to provide the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements
Forsythe is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We support a diverse workforce
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