- P&L Management
- Financial Acumen
- Financial Concepts
Vanguard is currently seeking a Finance Director to support the International Division. The Finance Director oversees, influences, and impacts the financial operations and planning for a division or for a large segment of a business unit. The role will act as a member of the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Leadership team, shaping cross-divisional financial strategy, and may be a member of the division’s executive team, providing input on direction and influencing business performance. Major responsibilities include working alongside business executives to support the strategic and financial rigor of Vanguard's business proposals, analyzing data to enable senior management to make sound and impactful financial decisions, and leading a strong financial planning and analysis team while ensuring high service levels. Has responsibility for managing the Profit & Loss (P&L) for the division or segment support.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Manage and develop staff by providing guidance, training, and motivation necessary to develop staff. Hires, terminates, evaluates, and counsels personnel. Sets performance standards, reviews performance, provides regular and ongoing feedback
Partner with the Managing Directors and his or her team to provide input to strategies to enhance performance drivers and effectively assess the strategic and financial rigor of business proposals and decisions
Guide team through oversight of financial planning & analysis activities, including decision support, measuring & monitoring performance, pricing of products & services, and planning & forecasting
Initiate and lead Finance-related problem solving sessions with counterparts in FP&A or within the division or business unit segment, developing recommendations and tracking progress against agreed upon goals. Oversee long-term and fiscal planning/reforecasting processes. Utilize scenario modeling methodologies to explain the impact of strategies or changes in the business environment on Business assets, revenues and expenses
Develop business case analyses for investment initiatives. Provide competitive insights on the market and position of competitors and their products. Help guide investment decisions to stay ahead of market trends. Requires a broad and comprehensive understanding of how division/business unit integrates and interacts with other divisions/business units across the enterprise
Encourage added financial acumen among business counterparts more broadly. Build knowledge of the division or business unit to propose and develop analyses that increase the financial understanding of the Business, business segment, client, product and/or relevant activity. Provide financial coaching and advice among Vanguard's senior leaders
Engage stakeholders to be impactful. Influence decision making across divisions, tailoring communications and approach to the supported client. Seek ideas and perspectives from across the division or business unit and cultivate strong relationships based on accountability, collaboration and impact. Influences and negotiates internally, impacting outcomes and functional direction. Negotiates with Managing Directors across the division/business unit
Ensure timely and accurate dissemination of financial information to allow efficient use of financial resources of a division, business unit, project, service etc. Lead analyst teams in the development of budgets, models, and analyses. Translate financial analysis into actionable recommendations for the division or business unit segment
Provide oversight of Accounting and Tax support to ensure tax, accounting and applicable regulatory and reporting functions are managed with excellence within the division/business segment. Interface with other Finance functions as necessary to ensure high levels of services
Effectively manage and develop a team of finance professionals: Recruit, evaluate, and hire both internal and external candidates. Set performance standards, review performance, provide feedback, and recommend wage increases in accordance with all applicable Human Resources policies and procedures. Offer guidance, training and motivation as needed to cultivate a high performance culture and strong crew engagement. Follow corporate disciplinary procedures per established Vanguard standards as required
Manage special projects as assigned.
The ideal candidate should possess:
Master’s degree in Business or Finance or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Minimum of eight years of progressively broader Business and/or Finance leadership roles, ideally in complex, large, global financial institutions (ideally with some investment company experience)
Multi-year experience in at least one part of Finance and/or managing a profit and loss statement; general understanding of all financial concepts
Proven track record of success serving and navigating relationships with internal and/or external clients, including influencing and negotiating with others
Experience demonstrating solid business acumen and judgment; Profit & Loss management experience is a must
Current and deep knowledge of industry trends and regulations
Proven track record of developing strategies based on sound business judgment, supporting their execution and analyzing / tracking their progress
Strong knowledge of financial instruments; familiarity with data and systems utilized
Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.