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Wolters Kluwer Director, Finance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

R0016119

Director, Finance

Waltham, MA, Chicago, IL, or Remote

The Director, Finance serves as the strategic finance business partner for the North American segment of Clinical Effectiveness, a highly successful and growing business unit within Wolters Kluwer Health. The individual is responsible for driving the FP&A function including, but not limited to, financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, financial modeling, compensation planning, business analytics and supporting key business initiatives. They will also manage a team of Finance professionals.

*This position will ideally be based in Waltham, MA, but highly qualified remote candidates in the U.S. can also be considered.**

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represents Wolters Kluwer Health-CE in a positive, professional, and customer focused manner. Treats fellow employees and carries out all tasks while demonstrating the Wolters Kluwer Corporate Values: Focus on Customer Success, Make It Better, Win as a Team, Aim High & Deliver.

  • Serves as a key senior member of the Finance team led by the VP, Finance, acting as a key influencer of business strategy and sharing accountability for the business’ financial performance

  • Ensures NA segment leaders and all other senior executives receive financial support as required for them to successfully manage their functions, including, forecasting, budgeting, long term planning, expense analysis, financial modeling, and scenario planning and analysis, and other decision making support as needed.

  • Provides analytical insight and objective and accurate information on the forecasts and operations of the business, enabling the best decision making by the CE business leaders.

  • Working with team, analyzes and interprets financial information pertaining to the business’ performance. Makes recommendations concerning business policy, resource allocation, and business operations to improve company financial performance. Alerts VP and other key executives and managers to trends in the financial performance of various segments of the business that may require management attention.

  • Participates in the financial evaluation of acquisition/divestiture opportunities and develops recommendations concerning them.

  • Oversees plan design and execution/fulfillment of sales incentive compensation.

  • Creation, preparation and monitoring of forward looking KPIs to ensure the business can achieve their forecasts.

  • Evaluation and recommendation of improvements of back office systems capabilities to ensure proper data requirements are available to meet the analytical needs of the business

  • Support CE initiatives as needed, develop business models for incremental revenue opportunities and new products.

  • Seek continuous improvements to financial processes, through automation, streamlining process steps, improved communications, additional training, and documentation.

  • Support the CE FP&A responsibilities which will also include substantial involvement and responsibility for building communication to Division and Corporate such as three-year plans, quarterly forecasts, the annual budget, and other monthly Division meeting presentations.

  • Manages and develops a team of Finance professionals by setting clear goals and objectives; providing professional guidance, training, and leadership to develop talent and maintain a highly motivated team. Ensure growth in capability of the finance resources and a solid succession plan for the finance organization.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by CE VP Finance.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance or related field preferred, or equivalent experience required.

  • MBA, preferred

  • CPA, preferred

Required Experience:

Minimum of 10 years’ total experience, with minimum of 5 years’ experience in senior financial role in a subscription-based business model including:

  • 5 years of experience managing direct reports and leading a team.

  • Proactive experience working as a strategic finance business partner to senior leadership team.

  • Proficiency in ERP accounting software such as Great Plains.

  • Proficiency in financial reporting systems and CRM such as Salesforce.

  • Proficient in Microsoft suite including Excel and Word.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Previous experience working with remote teams in a global organization preferred.

  • Strong team building skills with a commitment to continuous team development.

  • A collaborative leader and effective communicator with strong written and oral skills.

Travel: Up to 20%, including the possibility of some international travel.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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