Senior Finance Director

Employer
Mathematica Policy Research
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
86601731
Hours
Full Time
Position Description: Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being worldwide. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that will enhance programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee-owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience the financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company's growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that can define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here: https://www.mathematica.org/career-opportunities/benefits-at-a-glance . We are currently seeking a Senior Finance Director. As the Senior Finance Director, you will be a senior member of our finance team and will work closely with senior management in formulating short- and long- term financial planning in support of strategy execution. The candidate will have experience facilitating change management strategies in a growing and changing organization. This position's key functions include developing, analyzing and communicating business forecasts, formulation of annual budget, oversight of cash investments and fund investment selection, industry business and risk assessment; interpretation of enterprise valuation reports, presenting financial strategy and benchmark interpretation to internal management, audit committees, and board of directors. The Senior Finance Director will report directly to the CFO and supervise the finance staff. Specific duties of the position include: Prepares, analyzes and communicates corporate financial metrics and related industry benchmarksRecommends appropriate benchmarks for measuring the progress of key strategic initiativesEvaluates profit and cost efficiencies in various areas of the organization as neededInterprets and analyzes corporate riskRecommends cash investment strategy, aligned with corporate strategy and capital requirementsCollaborates with department directors to prepare for critical business opportunitiesRecommends growth strategies, as well as identifying areas for improvementDesigns, manages, and controls organization's budgetPrepares forecast and scenario financial modelsTeam member in identifying acquisition targetsDetermines investment value of acquisitions and return on investment marginReviews and interprets annual enterprise value computationRecommends actionable and measurable KPIs that drive project/study performance to key stakeholders based on financial insightsSupport in identifying risks and opportunities so that the leadership team can make optimal decisionsCreate financial models and return on investment analyses to help guide prioritization of strategic projects and allocation of strategic and operational investment dollarsAnalyzes and recommends pricing strategies for work portfolio and productsMonitors fundamental economic, industrial, and corporate developments through the analysis of information obtained from financial publications and services, investment banking firms, government agencies, trade publications, and company sourcesPosition Requirements: To be considered for this high-profile opportunity within Mathematica, the ideal candidate will possess the following: Master's degree in Finance, business administration or Economics, CPA a plusThorough understanding of US GAAPTen years of relevant experience in a senior financial management roleStrong enterprise valuation understanding, CVA a plusExperience analyzing return on investments and making investment fund selection recommendations to investment/finance committeesExperience with instituting change management implementation strategy and process improvement initiativesExposure to global accounting issues - domestic and international accounting, reporting responsibilities, monitoring exchange rates, consolidation reportingExperience with government contracting and knowledge of FARKnowledge and experience with Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) is a plusProven experience working in a team environment producing financial reports that will then be the basis of PowerPoint slide presentations to internal and external stakeholders. Highly effective communicator capable of distilling complex financial information and concepts into formats easily understood by non-financial management for crucial business decision-making.Excellent oral and written communication skillsProven experience developing and presenting financial reports for management and Board of DirectorsAbility to exhibit confidence, inspire, and motivate self and othersDemonstrates accuracy, strong organizational skills, and attention to detailAbility to build trust and gain the support of employees across the organizationPlease include the following materials: a cover letterresumecontact information for three referencessalary requirements Available Locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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