The Business Manager for Member Supervision will, working closely with Finance, oversee and manage all aspects of financial planning and management for the Department of Member Supervision including budgeting, forecasting, and financial and operational reporting. This position, which reports to the Vice President of the Office of Member Supervision, plays a key role in driving the budget process, assessing and identifying expense outliers, and continuously tracking and forecasting finances to provide timely and actionable recommendations to Member Supervision's Executive Vice President (EVP).
Essential Job Functions:
Working with Finance, oversee and manage the annual operating budgets, quarterly forecasts, and financial and operational reporting for Member Supervision, providing timely input to support strategic decision making.
Assess financial risks by analyzing actual results against forecasts, preparing variance analyses and explanations, monitoring budget variances, and identifying and evaluating trends.
Monitor monthly business expenses for significant budget variances, financial risks, and savings opportunities.
Track and quantify actual financial savings and potential areas for improvement to the EVP, identifying through the use of data behaviors by Member Supervision staff that are positively and negatively impacting cost savings.
Act as a strategic partner with Finance in the preparation and evaluation of budgets and forecasting for Member Supervision. Recommend enhancements to financial and variance reports to further improve tracking and planning on behalf of Member Supervision.
Assist key stakeholders in Member Supervision with their budgets and quarterly forecasts to ensure consistency across Member Supervision.
Work with key stakeholders in Member Supervision on financial planning and budget management strategies including opportunities for cost reduction and financial risk mitigation strategies.
Develop reports and dashboards that provide critical financial and operational data including tracking expenditures and analyzing current and past trends in key performance indicators.
Create standards to help drive efficiencies and cost savings across the various Member Supervision cost centers and identify instances that deviate from the standards. Proactively identify and drive opportunities to improve processes or eliminate inefficient processes.
Create guidelines or best practices for Member Supervision as needed that supplement existing FINRA financial policies and procedures.
Create and provide employee training on applicable FINRA and department financial policies and procedures.
Prepare presentations for use in internal meetings or board meetings.
Lead or provide support on special projects and initiatives that serve to advance Member Supervision's financial and operational strategies.
Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic planning and forecasting as needed.
Serve as a business liaison with Technology and provide recommendations for system developments or enhancements.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or similar relevant field; advanced business degree or CPA preferable.
A minimum of eight years of directly related experience in positions of increasing responsibility in financial roles.
Strong analytical and data gathering skills.
Strong problem solving, and strategic and critical thinking skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills.
Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex projects and meet deadlines.
Must be proactive and self-driven and able to work independently with limited oversight.
Effective at building and maintaining relationships with key partners and stakeholders.
Strong working knowledge of the Excel application.
Work outside of business hours may be required.
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume. A writing sample may be required as part of the submission.
The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.
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