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As the premier global asset management and disposition company, Ritchie Bros. helps thousands of people around the world buy and sell heavy equipment, trucks, and other assets every month. With our multiple onsite and online selling platforms and commitment to first-class customer service, Ritchie Bros. is trusted worldwide for making buying and selling easy, efficient, fair, and transparent. If you're an innovator with an entrepreneurial spirit, we want you to join our growing team employed in a wide variety of positions from sales to operations to corporate functions as we transform the global used equipment market.
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We're looking for a Director of Financial Planning & Analysis in Chicago, IL.
The Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (Henceforth, Director) is a key member of the global finance leadership team. This position reports functionally to the Vice President Finance and will oversee financial planning and reporting resources and processes in support of all US & Mexico business entities as well as functional support for the Operations and Marketing shared service teams. The position will have the primary responsibility for maintaining the day to day planning, forecasting, reporting and analytical framework that enables the decision support processes for our business leaders.
Financial Planning: Position will be a key contributor to the development and execution of our financial annual operating plan. Director will be responsible for implementing and maintaining the business processes and systems that support the financial planning process for the assigned businesses and serve as primary liaison with field business partners to ensure process executed in an accurate, timely and efficient manner. Director will act as a thought leader in assisting with the achievement of our financial objectives, growth initiatives, cost cutting/saving efforts and resource deployment. Position will serve as point of contact with Corporate planning team to ensure deliverables maintained in accordance with global enterprise process.
Financial Forecasting: Director will be responsible for maintaining the timing and accuracy of our overall financial forecasting process including the development of appropriate systems and models to increase the overall accuracy and efficiency of our business predictability. Position will monitor and analyze performance against our expected goals and modify prospective forecasting expectations accordingly. Position will serve as primary liaison between field business units and Corporate office and work collaboratively to meet and maintain all corporate forecasting obligations and commitments.
Financial Reporting: Develop, produce and maintain appropriate business performance reporting as relates to finance and operational objectives. Ensure accuracy and integrity in reporting process and deliver timely and relevant information to business partners. Provide thought leadership in the continuing development of our reporting systems and delivering processes to ensure right content, right time, right place and right method. Position will be responsible for maintaining and administering our monthly reporting packages, Quarterly Business Review content, Corporate reporting obligations and provide content input to our external reporting and Board deliverables. Will provide a central focal point for consistent delivery of data to our businesses in supporting their performance management reporting requirements.
Financial Analytics: Director will be instrumental in developing and delivering key financial and operational analysis to support the business. Responsible for development of key performance indicators and metrics that ensure performance aligns with business strategies. Consistent focus on developing analytical tools and methods that correlate behaviors to outcomes and bringing actionable insight to our business leaders. Position will identify analytical metrics and methods aimed at improving our business performance through more efficient and effective allocation of resources. Director will be primary driver of business dashboards and KPI process for the assigned business units and ensure a consistent and efficient framework for analytics is universally maintained.
Business Partnering: Director will be key point of contact for supporting business unit management teams on all financial matters. Position will help cascade organizational finance goals throughout their teams and ensure line-of-sight linkage across all levels of operations. Role will consult with respective management teams on all financial matters and provide thought leadership as well as financial control in assisting business unit/function with achieving their financial goals and objectives.
Key Priorities For the Director:
Deliver annual operating plan in efficient, effective and accurate manner. Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the VP Finance; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization's financial status.
Deliver operating targets recommended by management and agreed to by the Board by making, supporting, and influencing key business decisions.
Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all business units, and oversee all financial, projects/programs.
Maintain accuracy and integrity of financial forecasting process.
Produce timely and effective financial performance reporting and metrics.
Bring insight through analytics.
Act as catalyst for performance driven culture by establishing a regular operating review rhythm with the businesses emphasizing performance accountability.
Continuous operational analysis and improvement on existing and future businesses.
Update and implement all policies and procedures relative to core areas of business process responsibility.
Develop and mentor staff to achieve short term and long-term goals of finance organization.
Supports fellow managers by keeping abreast of the overall business activities of the organization, analyzing a broad range of management and operational information and identifying issues to be addressed and initiatives to be undertaken.
Supports fellow managers by ensuring that they have the tools and information necessary to develop and implement their business plans.
Ensures management team is up to speed on emerging business trends and assist them in modifying business plans and practices to take advantage of opportunities and mitigate risks.
Performance Management & Accountability:
Together with other members of the management team, maintain a performance management system that stresses accountability, clearly articulates expectations and facilitates effective decision-making.
Together with other members of the management team, develops key business indicators and ensure that management has access to the information needed to make quality business decisions.
Oversees the identification and monitoring of financial and operational risks, and the development of strategies to address those risks.
Here's what you bring:
7-10 years' experience in a commercial financial planning & analysis capacity in mid/large public company.
Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance required. MBA or CPA highly desirable.
Solid proven experience in a multi-unit, matrixed business environment.
Complete understanding of executing financial strategies through planning, forecasting and analytical methods.
Extensive knowledge of financial and accounting principles, practices, and procedures. Working knowledge of US GAAP and financial statement preparation.
Ability to interpret, report, and provide advice and partnership on a variety of accounting and financial management matters; ability to produce concise and complex financial statements and reports.
Analytical, with the ability to receive and interpret information, analyze multiple variables and make effective decisions under pressure, in a high-volume, fast paced matrix business environment.
Proven excellence in financial process and operations. Demonstrated competence and experience in implementing and managing rigorous, disciplined financial processes, controls, systems and measurements.
History of leading and managing high-performance teams across diverse workflow activities.
Organized, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet critical deadlines
Ability to be hands-on as well as strategic.
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Advanced technology skills. Proven experience with advance finance and analytic tools. Prefer strong IBM TM1 experience or comparable enterprise planning software applications.
Understanding the Business: Knows the business and the mission-critical technical and functional skills needed to do the job; understands various types of business propositions and understands how businesses operate in general; learns new methods and technologies easily.
Making Complex Decisions: Can solve even the toughest and most complex of problems; great at gleaning meaning from whatever data is available; is a quick study of the new and different; adds personal wisdom and experience to come to the best conclusion and solution, given the situation; uses multiple problem-solving tools and techniques.
Getting Work Done Through Others: Manages people well; gets the most and best out of the people he/she has; sets and communicates guiding goals; measures accomplishments, holds people accountable, and gives useful feedback; delegates and develops; keeps people informed; provides coaching for today and for the future.
Focusing on Action and Outcomes: Attacks everything with drive and energy with an eye on the bottom line; not afraid to initiate action before all the facts are known; drives to finish everything he/she starts.
Being Organizationally Savvy: Maneuvers well to get things done; maze bright; knows where to go to get what he/she needs; politically aware and agile; knows the right thing to do; presents views and arguments well.
Communicating Effectively: Writes and presents effectively; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; strongly gets a message across
What We Offer:
Our success is built on the drive and dedication of our people. As we grow around the globe, there will be many opportunities to advance your career we've proven this throughout our 55 years in business. And, we'll take care of you along the way. Here's how:
Base salary performance bonus
Comprehensive medical and dental benefits.
401(K) and an Employee Share Plan, both with company match.
Ongoing training, professional development and tuition reimbursement.
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Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. Operating in a multitude of sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, mining, and forestry, the company's selling channels include: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer offers live auction events with online bidding; IronPlanet, an online marketplace with featured weekly auctions and providing its exclusive IronClad Assurance equipment condition certification; Marketplacee, an online marketplace offering multiple price and timing options; Mascus, a leading European online equipment listing service; and Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty, offering privately negotiated sales. The company also offers sector-specific solutions including GovPlanet, TruckPlanet, Kruse Energy Auctioneers, and Cat auctions, plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services. For more information about the unprecedented choice provided by Ritchie Bros., visit RitchieBros.com.
Ritchie Bros. is an equal opportunity employer and ensures nondiscrimination in all activities in accordance with all applicable laws. This position is open to all qualified applicants who are legally entitled to work in the country in which this job is located. Candidate selection is made by Talent Acquisition. Only electronic applications can be accepted. No agency calls please.