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Girl Scouts of America Senior Director Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) in New York, New York

About Us

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is hiring for aSenior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A),a critical function in supporting the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in developing and implementing the multi-year financial strategy. This role is also a strategic partner across the enterprise and to our Executive Leadership. The Senior Director FP&A is responsible for evaluating new initiatives and opportunities, developing the appropriate metrics to track the performance and will report on results vs. targets.

You Are

  • An advisor and key partner on a broad range of financial issues to all senior management, and each department by evaluating and assisting teams with their financial plans, budgeting and forecasting.

  • Skilled in long-range modeling and analyzing the financial viability of new and existing initiatives and programs that will support current and future business decisions.

  • Experienced in working in highly-cross functional environments and instinctively develop strong internal relationships

  • An expert in preparation of an annual budget and the analyses of variances.

  • A highly effective communicator, capable of distilling complex financial reports and concepts into formats easily understood by non-financial management so that they can use it for key business decision-making.

You Will

  • Lead the preparation and implementation of the organization’s annual, multi-year and rolling budgets, ongoing actual vs. budget performance reports and capital project plans.

  • Monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally.

  • Assess organizational performance against financial plans (both the annual budget and long-term needs and goals) and provide financial expertise for efforts to remediate identified deficiencies or shortfalls and forecasting.

  • Develop, implement and continuously improve tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the Deputy CFO, CFO, CEO, senior management,and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operationsin support of the financial results.

  • Oversee cash flow forecasting and maintain reliable financial and cash flow projections processes and reporting mechanisms that include minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs and the appropriate level of operating reserves.

  • Become well versed in GSUSA’s strategic priorities, business models and financial objectives. Analyze performance, such as: cash flow, profitability, return on investment and appropriate financial ratios.

  • Provide reports summarizing and identifying trends in such areas as profit margins, expenses, pricing and other issues affecting the profitability and cost effectiveness of the business. Provides recommendations using knowledge of “best practices” of other organizations within GSUSA as well as external practices.

  • Staff Management -Coach and develop 2-3 members of the Finance Team • Manage work allocation, problem resolution, performance evaluation, professional development, and the building of a high performing team.

Additional Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Creating effective analyses and measurements to track membership and develop innovative ways to determine which initiatives truly move the needle on membership.

  • Leading effective communications with key internal stakeholders before, during, and after budgeting process.

  • Providing financial analyses and support to ad-hoc project teams. Participates on project teams as requested.

  • Improving and streamline overall enterprise-wide budgeting practices and process. Support the implementation of any changes in financial reporting requirements.

  • Participating as a key member of the finance team, influencing decision making, managing finance staff directly and indirectly.

You Need

  • A minimum of 10 years of demonstrated management experience in organization-wide planning and budgeting process in a complex organization.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related discipline; MBA preferred; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) a plus and or equivalent relevant experience.

  • Financial modeling expertise and excellent quantitative skills.

  • Proven experience developing and presenting financial reports for management

  • Knowledge of information and technology systems, specifically large enterprise systems and web-based solutions, controls and processes.

  • Excellent computer skills: expertise with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

  • Working knowledge of Abila software is desirable.

  • Experience working in a team environment producing financial reports that will then be the basis of PowerPoint slide presentations to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in order to effectively interface with all levels of the organization.

  • The agility to adapt quickly to changing conditions to achieve results.

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Strategic, managerial, problem solving, analytical, and project management skills.

  • Ability to build trust and gain support of employees across the organization.

More about Girl Scouts of the USA:

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Girl Scouts of the USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Job ID2019-1340

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