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Dir, Business Planning

Company: Spectrum
Location: Stamford
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Support the operational and financial planning and analysis needs of the assigned business unit. Preparation of budgeting and forecasting, and monthly financial controlling for the assigned business unit.

Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

Build budget models for expenses and capital for assigned business unit, and once reviewed load into corporate budget application. Develop supporting budget schedules for headcount, assigned business unit's specific categories, and other identified categories.

Provide ad hoc reports that are needed to review and analyze budgeted information.

Conduct the month end close review, ensuring that accruals are accurate and complete. Provide input for the monthly review of expenses and capital to budget and forecast, and explain variances with operational analytics and insight to assigned business unit leadership and the finance group.

Working with work channel leaders, compile forecast models on a quarterly basis and create reports to do a rolling forecast each month to provide financial visibility.

Provide financial analysis specific to the needs of the assigned business unit.

Provide business case, ROI and payback analysis (e.g., total cost of ownership, lease vs. buy).

Provide ROI support for capital initiatives and work with accounting to ensure proper accounting treatment for capital versus expense coding of initiatives.

Approve POs and Personnel Request Forms for new headcount and ensure they are within budget.

Provide monthly certification to accuracy of financial reports, and respond of auditor requests on financials.

Special Projects as needed.

Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple priorities, and make deadlines
Effective financial management skills including forecasting, budgeting planning and, above all, a keen business acumen
Effective analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills
Effective interpersonal and communications skills

Required Education
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or related equivalent experience

Required Related Work Experience and Number of Years
Business analysis and planning experience - 7+
Financial control, budget and forecasting experience - 7+
Management Accounting experience - 3+

Preferred Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Operations experience a plus
Self-motivated, with mix of entrepreneurial and controllership skills
Knowledge of MIS and reporting systems

Preferred Education
Masters Degree in Accounting or Finance

Office Environment, some travel FAN710 320875 320875BR

Keywords: Spectrum, Stamford , Dir, Business Planning, Other , Stamford, Connecticut

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