Overview

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for performing various strategic analysis of key investment alternatives, portfolio trade-offs, and ad hoc analysis to support business decisions.  Work closely with E2 Execution Authority to execute on prescribed governance and oversight of IT capital investments.
  • Provide support for large scale strategic initiatives, especially those that span the enterprise.  Ensure that investments and associated benefits are properly identified, quantified, and monitored in an appropriate manner.
  • Ensure sufficient transparency and accountability around investments and returns by working with MRP&A and the BU CFOs.
  • Ensure short and long term financial impacts of key investments are understood and properly reflected in the firm’s financial projections.

For IT capital projects:

  • Ensure that the financial aspects of capital appropriation request tools (targeted benefits, forecasted costs, discounted cash flow models) are consistently and appropriately leveraged by those that are requesting IT-capital.
  • Assist with the review certain Capital Approval Requests.  Ensure financial implications are well understood and appropriately contemplated in go forward financial forecasts.
  • Participate in the formal review of investments, ensuring clarity of committed financial benefits and expected costs over time.
  • Provide analytical support for key procurement deals and negotiations.
  • Assist with / conduct analysis of key strategic decisions such as location strategy and real estate options, for example.
  • Ensure financial implications are properly framed up and understood by senior management.  Provide analysis of alternatives and recommendations.
  • Actively participate in annual strategic planning process.  Assemble the consolidated  financial projections and associated analysis, working closely with the CFO, BUs and Corporate Strategy.
  • Establish strong working relationships and open communications with key stakeholders throughout the organization;
  • Share knowledge in the form of training, mentoring or coaching others

Required Skills and Competencies

  • 10+ years of financial analyses and accounting experience with strong MS Excel financial modeling skills (discounted cash flow and returns analyses, forecasted income statements, depreciation and amortization schedules, etc.);
  • Sound knowledge of accounting and financial reporting concepts;
  • An ability to successfully plan and execute complex projects;
  • Substantial experience with preparing and presenting MS PowerPoint presentations to business management;
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills;
  • Ability to partner effectively with peers, senior management, and overseas partners;
  • Self-starter with an ability to proactively identify issues, assess impacts and identify solutions;
  • Highly numerate with strong planning, organizational and problem solving skills with attention to detail;
  • Ability to react and respond on a timely basis;
  • Ability to adapt and react positively in a changing and dynamic work environment;
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines; and
  • An MBA degree is preferred.

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