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Director, FP&A - WGU Affiliated Entities Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

4 weeks ago Other categories Salt Lake City   77 views
Job Details

Essential Functions and Responsibilities -

  • Helps develop and improve methods and techniques used by the Financial Planning & Analysis team. Assists with departmental goal setting and monitoring.
  • Primarily supports WGU affiliated entities (University Development, WGU Labs, WGU Academy, WGU Advancement, Juvo Ventures )
  • Manages and provides ongoing training and support to direct reports, each of whom provides planning, financial and analytical support to a related entity
  • Executes the annual strategic and financial planning process for affiliate organizations, including collaboration with the SVPs, VPs and other senior leadership across the university
  • Assures optimal use of relevant planning systems, processes and techniques to support annual planning and interim forecasting
  • Increasingly works with the colleges, Marketing, Enrollment, Institutional Research and other organizations to coordinate and ensure ongoing projections and monitoring of enrollment and other key metrics
  • Provides accurate, insightful monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for affiliate leadership. Prepares financial support materials for quarterly board meetings.
  • Designs, develops and monitors expense allocations and periodic spending variances to budgets and prior period expenditures. Helps develop and track performance vs. KPIs.
  • Ensures accurate and timely preparation of affiliate P&L statements and related schedules
  • Both directly and through subordinates develops financial business cases (ROI, breakeven, payback modeling, etc.) for proposed programs, projects and initiatives to help organization leaders make timely and appropriate business decisions
  • Maintains a keen awareness of the each of the affiliate's current financial position, proactively highlighting to executive leadership any trends that warrant follow-up
  • Maintains WGU's commitment to compliance with all external laws and regulations as well as internal policies and guidelines

Performance Measurements

  • Achieve or exceed designated performance goals, including, among others: successful annual budget; accurate, timely and insightful monthly reporting; and, business decision support and analysis for all supported organizations and leaders
  • Key Criteria: Accuracy, Timeliness (hit deadlines), Insight, Presentation, Flexibility
  • WGU Leadership Principles: Student Obsession, Innovation, Learning, Inspire & Develop, Urgency, Courage, Ownership, Deliver Results, Integrity, Earn Trust

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Solid working knowledge of corporate finance principles, accounting, industry standards, best practices and relevant laws. Accounting expertise highly preferred.
  • Strong financial analysis skills; proven ability to forecast new concepts and market dynamics. Can take conceptual business ideas and build complex operational and financial proforma models from scratch to project outcomes, including cash flows.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and ability to work with large-scale financial management software (Workday and Adaptive Insights experience preferred)
  • Aptitude for analytical thinking and strategic development
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills within a complex, diverse, fast-paced and rapidly-growing environment. Must demonstrate executive presence and the ability to competently and confidently interact the with most senior level of executives.
  • Able to organize, coordinate and direct projects and to lead innovate, strategic initiatives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professionalism, proactivity, trustworthiness
  • Flexibility, ability to work with ambiguity and manage change
  • Intellectual curiosity. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5 years of specific experience including Management experience
  • BS/BA in accounting, finance or similar field
  • Master's degree (business, finance, accounting or similar field preferred)

Highly Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience overseeing FP&A within scaling organizations (such as private equity, venture capital, small business, or startup organizations)
  • Successful work experience as director of finance or similar role
  • CPA

Working Conditions-

  • Minimal travel
  • Must live in the Salt Lake City region or be willing to relocate

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