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International Data Group Vice President, Business Finance Partner in Needham, Massachusetts

Come join IDC, the most respected global technology market research firm, recognized by the Industry Relations (IIAR) as the 2020 Analyst Firm of the Year for delivering critical, timely insights in coordinated efforts around the world, during a time when our customers faced unprecedented challenges. We are changing the way the world thinks about the impact of technology on business and society. Our people, data, and analytics create global technology insights that accelerate customer success.

IDC is searching for a Vice President, Business Finance Partner who will work with partners across the business to obtain and review the latest insights to navigate and plan the future actions of the business to help achieve strategy and financial forecasts.

Our collaborative, innovative, and entrepreneurial culture is the perfect place for you to discover your future!

  • Develop strong partnerships and guide communication between lines of business within IDC/IDG and the finance team

  • Develop and produce comprehensive monthly management reporting that creates a clear view of periodic performance in support of financial goals

  • Plan and execute all aspects of financial analysis projects and statistical studies for the organization

  • Support month end closing and reporting processes

  • Drive analysis and evaluation of alternate financial plans as they relate to organizational objectives

  • Provide hands-on leadership related to the corporate budgeting and forecasting processes

  • Partner with Finance Manager and Chief Sales Officer for annual review and sales commission compensation plans

  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency of the forecast and budget management process. Streamline collection, preparation and distribution of data

  • Ability to demonstrate effective leadership in ambiguous and frequently changing situations

  • Support line of business strategy reviews

  • Prepare business cases and scenario planning to guide staffing and capital allocation decisions

  • Involvement in strategic business development and business transformation projects

  • This will be located in our Needham MA Headquarters once we return back to the office

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business fields preferred

  • MBA is highly desirable

  • 15+years of accounting, finance and professional managerial experience with an emphasis in financial planning analysis

  • Ability to maintain active involvement in data, Excel files and PowerPoint presentations

  • Successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including outstanding presentation skills and ability to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively at all levels of the organization as well as the board of directors and external investors

  • The successful candidate will also exhibit the ability to handle detailed, complex concepts and simplify them into concise and understandable analyses to support business decisions

  • Experience in leading and/or contributing to financial systems and reporting transformation

  • Previous leadership history in complex and changing environments with demonstrated ability to gain trust and support from cross-functional peers and teams

  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills; proactive with a high sense of urgency

  • Knowledge of accounting practices and sophisticated information systems is a plus

  • Excellent quantitative, financial and analytical skills as well as the ability to see the complete picture

  • A team player with the confidence, presence and consultative skills to influence the business

About IDC: International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.

ID: 2021-1768

External Company Name: International Data Group, Inc.

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Street: 140 Kendrick St