Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analytics

  • Director of Financial Planning, Reporting and Analytics
    Greater Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo Area
     
    Job Summary
    Our client, a multinational pharmaceutical and medical device company, is seeking a Director of Financial Planning, Reporting and Analytics (FP&A) for North America. This is an individual with strong leadership, reporting, organizational, analytical and influencing skills. The incumbent will work with all levels of the North American management team.
     
    Key Responsibilities
    • Lead a dynamic financial team that supports the finance department across all facets including reporting, forecasting, planning, and analysis to drive business success.
    • Collaborating with operational and sales leadership to ensure timely and precise financial budgeting and forecasting, conducting thorough reviews to identify variances and recommend enhancements.
    • Providing tailored financial analyses and guidance to regional leaders, empowering them to make informed decisions within their respective domains.
    • Offering decision support services to management at all levels, actively contributing as a vital member of the leadership team.
    • Overseeing cost analysis for current and upcoming business endeavors, collaborating with executives and managers to assess opportunities while ensuring accurate data and analysis.
    • Partnering closely with the Regional Accounting Manager to comprehend the entire financial reporting cycle and facilitate the implementation of new operational processes and systems for enhanced efficiency and cost reduction.
    • Manages and provides leadership to analytical finance team, including employee development, objective setting and performance monitoring
    • Analyzing financial results to identify suggestions for cost reduction, efficiency gains, and overall improvements.
    • Playing a key role in the development and monitoring of performance metrics to track progress toward company objectives.
    • Ensuring accurate financial reporting for customer contracts and conducting credit analyses for clients, such as Relationship Pricing and Pharma Contracts.
    • Cultivating expertise in reporting systems (e.g., AX, CPM, BI), leading their management, and spearheading enhancements to reporting and dashboard capabilities.
    • Upholding a culture of open and effective communication across all financial team levels.
    • Upholding the highest ethical standards and ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures, while providing recommendations for enhancements and monitoring internal control policies.
    • Undertaking additional duties and special projects as needed within the finance department or as directed by the CFO.
    • Travelling periodically to the US, Brazil, and Europe as required by the position.
     
    Qualifications
    • University degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business.
    • Certified Public Accountant or equivalent designation or equivalent practical work experience.
    • Minimum 7-10 years related experience with 5 years in a management/supervisor role.
    • Strong understanding of finance, accounting, and costing principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) knowledge is an asset.
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
    • Experience with SAP, Microsoft AX or other major financial and manufacturing reporting system is required.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing accounting, product costing, budgeting and forecasting.
    • Strong organization skills, timeliness, and accuracy.
    • Very strong oral and written communication skills; supports and creates effective teams.
    • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
     
    Thank you in advance for your interest, only individuals deemed to have the skill set and experience to fit the role will be contacted.
     
    Lock Search Group is a National Executive Recruitment firm with 11 offices in Canada and one in the United States, a staff of more than 30 Consultants and Associates, and expertise in 11 major disciplines. Our mission is to provide exceptional Recruitment and Consulting Services to clients and candidates. We apply our experience and expertise to deliver solutions with a personalized approach that focuses on client needs and candidate goals.
     
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