The Director of Partner Finance manages all financial processes associated with vendor partner funding. This includes the identification, filing and full collection of all partner finance monies for the Company, as well as the accounting, planning, forecasting, and financial analysis thereof. This role oversees a combined volume of partner finance programs in excess of $1 billion dollars, with transaction volumes averaging over 10,000 per day. The position is responsible for providing financial business support to the Product & Partner Management function, including delivering C-suite and senior management information through regular business performance reporting.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Responsible for financial support to Product & Partner Management.
Thought leader for partner finance team, developing vision and strategic direction, driving ad-hoc finance and accounting projects.
Provides full financial analysis on all sources of partner funding, including recommendations to the business to leverage potential opportunities.
Manages the identification, filing and timely collection of all partner finance claims of CDW within the US.
Ensures proper financial controls and requirements of Sarbanes Oxley in the partner finance area.
Identifies areas of process improvement and optimization of all partner finance system capabilities. Makes appropriate recommendations and drives to execution.
Manage partner finance team, providing leadership, guidance coaching and development opportunities.
Creates strategy to maximize partner funding through the identification of further opportunities and partnering with CDW stakeholders to align the relevant business actions.
Presents high level reporting and analysis to upper management on partner finance, including DSO, aging, write-offs, adjustments and monthly dashboards.
Collaborates with external vendors and proactively works to build and maintain positive working relationships.
Works cross-functionally to successfully communicate, track, and collect on partner funding programs.
Minimizes write-off losses through the identification of trends leading to root causes, and the implementation of cross functional solutions.
Builds bench strength to provide succession and future leaders for the company.
Education and/or Experience Qualifications
Other Required Qualifications
Demonstrated strategic thinker and leader, with the ability to create and execute on goals.
Demonstrated excellent knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices, with ability to