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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis Jobs in Chicago, IL at Brilliant®

Title: Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Company: Brilliant®

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

In this role you will be reporting directly to the VP, CFO to support and interface with corporate and Business leaders on financial needs. For the CFO, you will develop the annual financial plan and monthly forecasts, analyze relevant KPIs, and monitor key initiatives in the business. For the Chief Agency Officer, you will develop and maintain the analytical tools used by the sales organization to run the business on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

This includes the creation of qualitative and quantitative analyses that provide critical insights enabling leaders to make data-driven decisions. Define, design, and build financial models, reports, and presentations to support internal planning and budgeting as well as to support external reporting. Understand key metrics and leverage financial information to deliver required financial targets. Must demonstrate strong analytical and critical thinking skills, a strategically oriented thought process, exceptional communication skills and must conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism.

Work with leaders both within finance and the organization to support goals. Lead the development of financial disciplines, modeling, and analysis including planning, and data requirements, drive processes, and develop efficiency tools. Drives decision-making and recommended outcomes to improve financial performance. Develop staff/talent in the finance organization.


Drives strategic objectives within the team and responsible for maintaining the periodic goals to meet the year end objectives

Drives the Key Drivers (KPIs) and Decision-Making Financial Analysis; responsible for periodic alignment checks to make sure these are still appropriate and align with changes in the company objectives; build insights from data & make recommendations for strategic alignment

Develop and provide leadership in budget, forecasting, and reporting processes for the corporate functions and business teams

Manage and monitor Income Statements and consolidations for supported businesses and corporate functions. Drive actionable information and advice to corporate and business teams. Evaluate financial outcomes of various decision alternatives; provide management with information on potential decision impacts along with recommended options and action plans. Advise on key business planning assumptions, identify, and quantify risks and/or opportunities

Translate content needed for senior level presentations; ensure content provided meets requirements; assist in preparation of presentations for senior management

Provide analysis, insight, and decision support recommendations to the business with emphasis being placed on the ability to continuously seek out and discover root cause relationships and conclusions that are not always intuitive, obvious or have a precedent.

Move forward projects/improvements that need leadership and support. Seek out ways to continuously improve operations/processes.

Support management roll forward reporting/management operating report process

Oversee close review for corporate functions and business consolidations

Understands management reporting requirements from financial/functional reporting teams and translates business needs into actionable items for businesses and corporate functions; acts as mentor and partner as needed. Increase transparency of business and corporate function financials.

Lead the development and analysis of financial models t…

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