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VP - Index Finance Team Lead

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MSCI is seeking a Vice President of Index Finance to support the financial management for our Index Product Line. The Vice President of Index Finance will work as a business partner with the 3 Regional Heads of the Index Product Line, the 4 Product Line Leaders for the Index Product Line, and the Global Head of Index Product. The Vice President of Index Finance will be an instrumental member of the Index Finance team and be looked to help manage the human and financial resources across the product line. 



  • The Vice President of Index Finance will report to the Finance Director of Index. In this role s/he will provide advice and counsel to the Product Leadership team regarding business opportunities and challenges, using financial metrics and analysis. 
  • The Vice President of Index Finance will manage a team of 2-3 people. 
  • In addition to assisting with the day-to-day financial management of the Index Product line, the Vice President of Index Finance will work closely with the Index leadership team to develop the short-term and strategic financial plans. These plans will incorporate the development of both financial and operating metrics focused on driving the execution of the core investments to the Product line. 
  • The VP will develop systematic processes for measuring and monitoring the product line's pricing and the return on investment for its activities. 

Desired Experience:

  • Strong oral and written presentation communication skills 
  • Experience engaging, influencing, and working with senior management 
  • Experience in preparing and analyzing financial and accounting statements 
  • Proven skills in developing investment plans and driving financial execution 
  • Experience providing business management with insightful, relevant and timely information ensuring financial targets (revenue & EBITDA margin) including revenue, sales analysis and overall expense objectives are met 
  • Led monthly and quarterly financial segment reporting Experience with new business and product development & approval 
  • Ability to work cross functionally to develop financial plans. and working with Legal, Compliance, Operations, Technology and Sales & Marketing Candidate should have experience working as a strategic partner to technology and operational units and be innovative in ideas on managing a mixed cost base. 
  • Knowledge of product & client profitability approaches 
  • Experience identifying and implementing expense optimization practices 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Expertise in the operations and financial management of SaaS environment 
  • Operationally knowledgeable in developing and using SaaS metrics on profitability and growth 
  • Experience leading strategic initiatives and investments through understanding the competitive landscape, industry trends, market structure and the potential business impact 
  • Experience with product pricing and profitability review, large deal review & partnering with product & sales management 
  • College degree; Finance or Business Degree preferred, but not required 
  • MBA from accredited university preferred, but not required 



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