Sr. Director, Finance

BlackHawk Network   •  

Lewisville, TX

Industry: Networks


15+ years

Posted 296 days ago

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This role will define the business performance standards and metrics, and create/drive internal financial processes and systems to be simple, predictive and accessible. He/she will ensure appropriate due diligence is applied to business decisions, maintaining the integrity of reported information, synthesizing that information into a strategic asset, and forecasting with a high level of predictability. He/she will need to be comfortable operating in an environment where perfect data is not available and assumptions are required to estimate short-term P&L implications as well as build long-term financial projections.  Additionally, the finance leader will need to attract, develop and retain talent within the organization.


  • Lead the Corporate Hawk Incentive FPA team and develop/maintain relationships with the Accounting, Sales, Account management, operations, IT, Customer Care, Marketing teams to ensure quality deliverables and proper information flow.
  • Direct the overall process for the bottoms-up development of the annual expense budget, resource planning analysis, and rolling forecast updates.
  • Oversee fiscal period and quarterly financialreporting, analysis, and forecasting of the consolidated Income Statement and all sub-entities
  • Oversee and providing reporting and variance analysis of fiscal period and quarterly results, strategic scenario planning, and other business analysis.
  • Partner with the business unit GM in the development of strategic (multi-year) long-term financial plans, encompassing investment plans and capital needs.
  • Ensure that all Corporate FPA and Executive requests are met in a timely fashion
  • Provide strategic insights to GM and GVP of Sales on client/division portfolio
  • Supervision of all FPA staff and the functions they perform, including development of individual growth objectives
  • Support quarterly external reporting, including earnings releases and earnings call support information.
  • Establish and maintain strong business controls; drive increased visibility into expense risk areas.
  • Provide a high level of thought process to recommend areas for improvement and lead projects to enhance the reporting and analytical infrastructure.
  • Enhance and/or define reporting requirements to support the business and operations - standardize them, - centralize delivery.
  • Help evolve methodologies to improve insights into the financialdrivers of the business, especially at the client/product line reporting.
  • Make recommendations as changes occur in business drivers, reporting requirements, and organization structures.  Understand the implications on the overall company business model.
  • Provide management team with insightful decision support and drive executive level ad hoc financial analysis as required.
    Perform the role of finance coach/trusted business advisor to G&A organization leaders in growing and scaling the business.
  • Exhibit a fine balance of controls, strategy, planning and metric management.
  • Develop direct reports to grow, scale, and potentially rotate into different roles over time.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field; MBA preferred.
  • 15+ years of progressive financeexperience leading corporate planning initiatives across global organizations with both business unit and geography based structures.
  • 10+ years of management experience.
  • Proven track record of effectively managing, leading and developing high performance teams to grow and scale with the business.
  • Strong budgeting, forecasting, and analysis experiencerequired, with previous experience managing a Corporate FP&A function.
  • Familiarity with enterprise planning software, including design and on-going efficiency enhancements. Cognos and MS Dynamics experiencepreferred.
  • Experience serving in a key finance leadership position for a fast-growing company, preferably in the payments industry.
  • Has preferably played a critical role in helping a $1B+ business scale to $3-5B+ by driving forecasting and analysis efficiencies and process improvements.
  • Experience in driving the strategic, financial analysis and evaluation of potential M&A activity highly desirable.
  • Strong collaboration and team building skills, especially with the Accounting organization, U.S. business units leaders and country managers.
  • Experience as a strategic thinker, can effectively translate strategies into financial plans.
  • Has a proactive and constructive style of engagement with business leaders to earn credibility as a finance partner who adds value and helps drive business results.
  • Builds strong relationships.
  • Broad business acumen and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional initiatives.
  • A self-directed leader able to adapt quickly to changes in priorities.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • Roll-up-the-sleeves attitude and a hands-on approach.