IT Finance Director

BiTS Business and Information Technology School gGmbH
Baltimore, MD
Mar 14, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Executive, Director, IT
Full Time
With a presence in 30 countries and serving more than 1million students worldwide, Laureate Education is the leading provider of post-secondary education on an international scale. The Company is dedicated to helping its students reach their highest potential and supporting their achievement of personal and professional goals. Laureate brings to its universities and students a global perspective blended with a local point of view, creating a truly multicultural, career-oriented educational experience.This position will work within the corporate IT department and interact with the corporate FP&A department, as well as a variety of other corporate functions and segments, to provide key financial analysis to the CIO office in support of key decision making processes. The IT Finance Director will develop: annual budgets, monthly forecasts, IT cost analysis, IT service pricing and charge back modeling. This position will also be responsible for results in the global Transformation Project. Providing analysis, finance guidance and oversight over budget and spend activities related to these projects enabling decision making. The IT Finance Director will work closely with project owners to monitor budgets and adherence to financial goals. The position will report to the Executive Director of IT Finance and will have routine and strategic exposure to upper levels of management., * Oversee develop and execute the FP&A Strategy for IT Finance in alignment with Corporate FP&A * Provide guidance and deadlines to global leaders to help prioritize initiatives * Negotiate and influence business process FP&A transformation and process improvements within IT Finance * Implements policies, process, and systems aligned with the strategic roadmap and in support of near term deliverables * Accountable for presenting results monthly to senior management on monthly financial forecasts and sources of change * Prepare and analyze monthly financial statements to explain variances to forecast, interpret results and incorporate learnings and results into recommendations for future business action * Direct the development of a process to consolidate IT Budgets and Long-Range planning for Laureate * Deliver timely and accurate financial analyses for IT spend, including monthly forecasts, monthly and quarterly variance analysis and explanations for the Laureate MRCs * Accountable for providing support to IT leaders to ensure that any variance over 10% is flagged and explained * Provide Finance leadership with IT analysis that helps them to understand the IT operating model and how to operate the business in a more efficient manner supporting the Executive Director and Global CIO decision making * Implement and maintain Global IT Executive Dashboard * Develop a global charge-back model which conducts better behavior for the final users * Responsible for the development of IT business cases for capital projects * Assist IT PM's to understand funding and capitalization options for initiatives * Perform adhoc analysis, queries, updates, data manipulation and presentations * Provide assistance to auditors and internal controls as necessaryStrong interpersonal skills, written, and oral communication skills are essential. The position will interact constantly with senior management, and other corporate departments. Attention to detail, strong problem solving skills, and ability to understand and articulate complex systems and business issues are also critical attributes of the job. The position includes planning and supporting a broad range of assignments with responsibility for recommending and implementing change in methods and procedures. The Manager will also prepare interpretation of operational and financial results and advise management on findings and appropriate course of action., * Master's degree in Finance or CPA required * 10+ years of experience in FP&A with a strong analytical track record * 8+ years of people management experience * Experience in developing and deploying best practices, policies, procedures and processes * Builds a network of relationships across IT functional groups, business peers and executive management * Well organized, with strong time management skills. * Strong prioritization skills and attention to detail with the ability to manage & coordinate multiple competing priorities and requests. * Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues and senior leaders in business groups and across finance and multiple locations. * Speak English, Spanish and any other language where Laureate has a business * Prior experience working with financial models, IT projects, financial systems, business intelligence or databases preferred * Highly proficient in Excel. Ability to manipulate large amounts of data using Microsoft Excel * Peoplesoft, Hyperion Planning and Tableau Reporting experience highly preferred. * Ability to learn new software and systems quickly * Must have experience working on multiple projects at the same time * Strong analytical skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail * Must be flexible and client service-oriented, Ability to develop effective working relationships and influence people across functions, geographies, and all levels of the organization. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. English fluency required and fluency in other language(s) is desirable (Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Arabic preferred). Experience in financial reporting, business analysis, corporate finance, balanced scorecard/dashboards, and preparation of presentations to Board of Directors, senior management or external stakeholders (lenders, rating agencies). Financial modeling skills desired, include preparation of cash flow statements, income statements, and balance sheets. This position will be based at Laureate's corporate headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. Es ist unser erklA$ *rtes Ziel sicherzustellen, dass unsere Website jedem zugA$ *nglich ist und den aktuellen Richtlinien der BehindertenverbA$ *nde entspricht. Die Seite ist so konzipiert, dass sie mit den meisten der gA$ *ngigen Bildschirmlese-Programmen der Industrie funktioniert. Sollten Sie aufgrund einer Behinderung Schwierigkeiten haben, das Online-Bewerbungsverfahren zu nutzen, dann kontaktieren Sie uns bitte unter so dass wir Ihnen behilflich sein kA$ nnen.

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