Senior Director of Finance and Treasury

Blue Nile   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous


11 - 15 years

Posted 405 days ago


Blue Nile is seeking an accomplished Finance professional to fill a newly created position of Senior Director of Finance and Treasury.  This exciting and challenging opportunity has wide-ranging responsibilities and requires an enthusiastic and experienced professional who will lead the financial planning and treasury organizations. This individual will provide timely, insightful financial analysis, treasury and cash management and other information to further our Company’s growth and success.   The primary responsibilities of this hands-on, high profile position include leading the creation of the 3year strategic plan, annual financial plan, managing recurring rolling forecasts, monthly financial performance reporting, cash forecasting and management, providing actionable information to the CFO, CEO and other business leaders, business case/investment analysis, sophisticated financial modeling and various ad hoc financial analysis and project work. Exceptional leadership and strong communication skills are keys to success in this position. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the annual financial and strategic planning process from start to finish, including compilation of the annual operating budget and capital plan
  • Create and manage corporate-wide financial forecasts
  • Provide detailed commentary regarding variances of actual results to budget and forecast
  • Continually improve the forecasting process by working closely with department heads, ensuring that financial performance and variances to expectations are clearly understood and
  • Work closely with the management team to help execute the vision and strategy for the organization by developing reporting, tracking key metrics and developing presentations to convey progress toward company initiatives
  • Maintain financial models and ensure that assumptions match the business environment
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and plans including viability of acquisitions and strategic alliances, and risk management
  • Act as key business advisor to P&L owners and other senior executives to ensure attainment of revenue and profitability goals.
  • Work with various teams and departments, such as merchandising and operations, to investigate issues and perform deep-dive analyses
  • Actively manage the company’s liquidity forecasting process ensuring its accuracy and timeliness
  • Manage working capital, debt obligations, interest payments, and lender relationships
  • Advise on the liquidity aspects of short- and long-range planning
  • Analyze new business initiatives to assess the liquidity risk implications and funding requirements
  • Perform ad hoc planning and analysis including preparation of financial models, scenario analysis, profit and loss forecasts and trend analysis related to the current business, deal analysis and various business cases


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or MBA
  • 10+ years prior experience in accounting, finance or  planning and analysis
  • Strong financial modeling and scenario analysis skills
  • Extremely proficient with MS Excel and PowerPoint as well as good working knowledge of other Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to work independently and produce reliable, error-free deliverables within deadline
  • Proven ability to set priorities and work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong influence skills
  • Highly driven with the ability to provide solid judgment and analyze and solve problems
  • Some degree of accounting and ERP experiencepreferred

What we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Fitness Center Discount