Senior Director, Gartner, Inc., Stamford, CT. Responsible for Global financial planning and analysis activities in support of our Premium Services Group. Responsible to provide monthly operating results accompanied with insight and advice to the BU leader. Provide direction to staff to manage annual budget and quarterly forecast process. Prepare and conduct detailed financial analysis to CFO on BU quarterly performance. Model analytics and work with BU leader to act on appropriate changes. Analyze best practices for Financial Planning and Analysis team and operationalize new practices across the team in an effort to create a united culture of Financial Planning and Analysis professionals. Conduct detailed analysis from various sources and systems, create long-term innovative solutions that will assist Gartner in achieving financial stability while minimizing financial uncertainties. Be able to link respective business operations / business strategy with financial results and go-forward projections. Reach beyond specific business unit support to work on cross functional teams (when appropriate.) Identify areas of risk and opportunities to enhance business models. Understand business results and focus on areas of importance and improvement and recommend / implement changes. Drive continuous process improvement to ensure team efficiency, automating processes and systems wherever possible. Project manage and support implementation of systems / tools to support reporting. Manage a global team to delivery decision support to premium services business units. Construct detailed financial models to support the investment decision-making process.
40 hrs/week, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Requires a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or a directly related field plus 5 years of business analysis experience, with at least 2 years in a financial reporting, planning and analysis role. Experience may be gained before, during, or after Master’s degree program.
Two (2) years of experience with each of the following (experience may be gained concurrently):
Experience in financial analysis, headcount/resource management and business metric reporting.
One (1) year of experience with each of the following (experience may be gained concurrently):
Knowledge of GAAP.
Knowledge of business operations around retention analytics and new business and the impact on financial modeling
Strong financial systems skills, including Hyperion Planning, BI tools, Excel, and Powerpoint
Implementation of mathematical models, statistical algorithms and data mining on real world data sets
Experience in supporting major functional areas with a revenue of $500M.
Experience working in a matrix organization.
Experience interacting with Senior Management.
Ability to take structured data and synthesis the information into a clear and simple analysis.
Experience working with IT in order to automate a process.
Experience working as an IT professional.
Experience in lean methodology.
Will accept a Bachelor’s degree plus 8 years of the described experience.