Senior Director Finance, CEMEA Sales & Marketing 178 views

Job Description

Working in a matrixed organization, reporting directly to CEMEA Chief Financial Officer, and closely with Head of Marketing, Consultancy and Merchant Sales for CEMEA. The role supports the clients facing organization to provide services and solutions (Marketing in Kind, Sales Partnerships, Analytics, Consultancy and Clients Technical Support). The role is responsible for all the aspects of financial planning, analysis and reporting. It is expected to create and maintain a high standard of financial discipline, business decision support, and accountability within the region. This role is also responsible for leading and facilitating the development and delivery of the Budget, Forecast and Multi-Year Growth Plans for the function. S/He will work closely with the functional leadership to drive efficiencies, monitor resources utilization, support resources allocations and propose the right costing model as well as cross charging mechanism. This role manages the secondary P&L for the function and directly support the sub regional team to deliver the growth strategies

Keys Area Of Responsibility
Lead the business planning, budgeting and forecasting processes for Revenues, Client Incentives and Operating Expenses for the function
Coordinate inputs from the various, global, sub regions and functions for both Revenues and costs, plus lead the review and challenge process
Own and orchestrate the functions ‘Annual Budget Plan as well as the long term strategic plan
Focus on proactively communicating business implications observed from analysis, monitoring recent business trends to ensure forecast accuracy and clarity of calculations
Produce final materials for executive management review and approval with best clarity, accuracy, and timeliness of analysis
Provide leadership in the areas of revenue management and decision support analytics
Directly engage with various functions heads across the company to develop domain expertise regarding the drivers of our revenue, relevant market trends and risks
Drive with head of functions and BPO the Project management and scorecard planning, tracking and reporting
Ability to simplify complex issues and structure analysis to answer business questions and communicate business implications from financial analysis at all levels
Lead team of analysts in reporting and understanding periodical financial results and highlight risk and opportunities and provide risk mitigation plans as well as ways to capture the opportunities
Manage the Opex Budget and Headcount of the function
Independently coordinate and execute revenue variance analysis and outline contributing factors. Perform monthly close variance analysis with emphasis on communicating business implications
Produce communication materials related to business and revenue performance for CEMEA management
Ensure data integrity and consistency of information as well as organized documentation of results and data sources used
Support the Budget Target setting, Communication and explanation of targets setting process to Sub-Regions / Entities
Secure timely communication of guidelines governing the above to the field (cascade, explain, clarify)
Handle all ad-hoc request in a timely and accurate manner
Mastery in Finance, financial reporting & analysis, revenue, forecasting, financial modelling
Electronic Payments industry experience; knowledge of Visa business and revenue streams is preferred
At least 15 years of work experience
Previous consultancy experience is highly appreciated
Project Management skills
Ability to influence peers and other teams to drive outcome
Postgraduate degree from a top-tier school, preferably Finance and Accounting, MBA preferred
User knowledge of TM1 and Hyperion desired
Practical knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
Local / CEMEA region language skills (Arabic, French and Russian) is an advantage
Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills; can-do attitude to resolve tough business problems with well-structured analyses
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to clearly communicate results with senior level executives and able to influence decision making
Able to work cross functionally, geographically and with virtual teams while promoting a culture of openness, trust and flexibility
Must be proactive, high-energy, motivated team player capable of delivering on multiple initiatives on tight timelines
Proactive and enjoy a fast-paced and dynamic environment

Critical Success Factors In The Role
Solve unique and complex business issues by always being on top and understanding the impact of changes in the political, macro economical, regulatory and competitive landscape
Strong understanding of revenue recognition under GAAP and IFRS
Ability to develop targets that are smart and challenging and provide enough assurance on how to deliver on
People management and ability to influence cross functionally and higher management
Operate with limited guidance in a complex environment and as much as possible independently
At times, Deliver on short notice ad-hoc requests

Leadership Skills

The candidate must have advanced people management skills and a proven authentic leader who is able to:
Be a trusted and strategic advisor to Functional Heads, driving operations and delivery of scorecards
Provide guidance to all business partners on matters of AOP, Budgets, tracking, reporting and analytics
Engage team members in Finance to develop analytics and deliver information in a format that adds value to the business.
Additional Information
Job Number: REF28033P

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