VP, Finance

Real Networks Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

RealNetworks, Inc. seeks a VP, Finance, to work closely with our businesses and CFO to build and drive our financial roadmap and to play an integral role in developing strategic and operational plans for our global business.

Reporting to our CFO, the VP is responsible for directing and managing financial planning and analysis, ensuring alignment with operational and strategic planning, and monitoring operational performance for the entire organization. This VP works in close partnership with executive management and business leadership to achieve growth and profitability, drive processes and cost efficiencies, and lead new strategic initiatives, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Our VP, Finance, is specifically responsible for:

  • Managing and developing a team of FP&A and purchasing professionals that support several diverse businesses;

  • Actively participating in formulating our overall strategic direction in support of our executive management team;

  • Leading planning processes, including the strategic plan, financial roadmap, capital budgeting, and forecasting;

  • Owning and innovating our analytical methods and systems;

  • Effectively communicating financial goals and corporate road-map across major lines of business, including the opportunities and risks inherent in our plans;

  • Developing impactful presentations to communicate our financial progress and key messages to stakeholders, including our BoD;

  • Ensuring analytical rigor and transparency in decision support affecting the company's finances, working closely with the accounting team to ensure reliability and accuracy of financial reporting and that compliance requirements are met;

  • Defining and communicating the evaluation of corrective action plans to ensure financial targets are met, as well as driving and engaging in cost optimization in all areas of the company;

  • Leading analysis of revenue streams and cost structures, and assisting in identifying opportunities for improvement in process, customer experience, and profitability growth; and

  • Leading additional analyses and reports as requested by the executive leadership.

To achieve success in this role will require:

  • At least a bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other related area; an MBA is strongly preferred;

  • 10+ years' experience in Accounting, Business Operations, and/or Financial Planning and Analysis, preferably at a global technology organization;

  • Outstanding analytical, quantitative, and organizational skills and abilities;

  • Proven ability to operate at a strategic level within a complex, dynamic business environment, remaining flexible and versatile as priorities constantly change and flex;

  • Demonstrated leadership and partnering skills, including success in influencing outside of direct reporting line;

  • Natural ability to effectively engage with/produce high caliber analytics and analysis for senior business leaders/executives;

  • Prior experience managing and developing a team;

  • Relentless commitment to win in the face of new, different, or changing requirements while conveying an appropriate sense of urgency to drive issues to closure;

  • Bias toward action in ambiguity, strong problem-solving skills, and sound business judgment driven by common sense;

  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively manage and deliver multiple projects and competing priorities with demanding deadlines; and

  • Expert-level applied knowledge of Excel and proven abilities using the tools of the trade (we use Oracle Financials, Essbase, Business Objects, SQL).

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