Finance Director
Irving, Texas

Job Reference: ITX-INAI-09455

Location: Irving, Texas

Closing Date: 13/03/2020

Department: IM - North America - Infra & Construction

Division: Informa Markets

FINANCE DIRECTOR | North America Portfolio, Infrastructure and Construction Market | Irving, TX

What we’re looking for: 

The Finance Director is a trusted partner to the commercial teams, to drive business strategies and results. Operating in a culture of accountability and continuous improvement, the Finance Director uses commercial insight and analytical skills to grow the business and constructively challenge the status quo.

You are accountable for:

Budget and forecasting

  • Responsible for submission of timely, accurate and commercially-focused budget and forecast packs, in line with agreed templates and timetables
  • Challenge commercial team on business issues and revenue/cost assumptions, including demonstrable ROI on all costs incurred
  • Work with commercial team to identify key commercial issues and ensure commentary highlights these issues concisely

Event and Product planning/3 Year Plans

  • Provide commercial and strategic insight and analysis in setting product/market strategy
  • Take shared responsibility – with commercial team – for ensuring event plans delivered on time and in line with agreed template
  • Liaise with internal JV partners to agree event plan strategies, financials and timetables
  • Ensure best practice is followed when preparing plans, using experience across multiple events/portfolios

Event pricing and re-book targets

  • Shared responsibility – working with commercial team – for setting pricing and re-book targets

M&A and launch proposals

  • Shared responsibility – working with commercial team – for evaluating attractiveness of acquisition/disposal proposals, and evaluating the attractiveness of launches
  • Work with commercial team to create projections and estimate synergies
  • Shared responsibility – working with commercial team – for producing integration plan

Revenue and Cost accruals

  • Review and approve revenue and cost accruals
  • Communicate any material change to forecast/budget as soon as known

Month end reporting

  • Prepare, review and approve month end flash report highlighting key variances
  • Prepare, review and approve month end performance bridges
  • Provide relevant and concise commercial commentary to central team

Compensation including Salaries, Sales commissions and bonus plans

  • Working with Market leads on compensation budgeting and forecasting
  • Review and approve sales commission and bonus plans and payments
  • Ensure commission structures and targets aligned to deliver budget and strategic goals

Capital expenditure

  • Shared responsibility – working with commercial team – for creating clear and concise capex proposals, including financial returns, cash flow, implementation and risks
  • Challenge commercial team on assumptions and returns

Sales reporting

  • Review and approve weekly sales report, ensuring it includes concise commentary on trading vs target and risks/upsides
  • Raise trading issues with commercial teams and propose solutions for material variances

Audit and compliance

  • Support external and internal audit processes as necessary 

What you bring to the team:

  • Commercial agility: able to use technical accounting and analytical skills to highlight data trends and deliver business results
  • Customer orientation: able to develop a deep understanding of products and markets, as well as the needs of customers and other stakeholders
  • Operational excellence: able to instill a strong and seamless control environment, developing and using KPIs to support growth and tightly manage costs
  • Technology: has a good understanding of reporting systems and analysis tools to provide commercial insight. Knowledge of SAP and/or Oracle helpful
  • High performance: able to contribute to the success of a high performing team, communicating effectively with others and influencing in a matrix without direct authority
  • Professional qualifications: Minimum of 3 years of Finance leadership

What we offer:

  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning and other development/training opportunities
  • Health and Wellness Benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401K and Matching
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Work-life balance
  • Additional discounts through various partnerships

Informa is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national origin.

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This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.