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Financial Director for Client Coverage - New York, NY

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Position Overview:
  • Support the Chief Client Officer (Head of sales & marketing) to be highly successful

Scope of Responsibility /Expectation:

  • Create an operating rhythm for the CCO so that his communication with the other leaders helps to drive the direction at the firm
  • Partner with the Leaders in Sales & Marketing to deliver on stretch targets
  • Create a fully integrated financial infrastructure within the product & function construct at MSCI
  • Manage all the sales, cancels, “net new” of the firm.  This involves the planning, tracking and reporting to the entire firm. 
  • Manage the CAM (sales, cancels ) meeting with our CEO  and senior management participants
  • Lead on the calculation framework for Compensation incentive program (CIP), the variable program for the sales force
  • Manage all the expenses for coverage & marketing
  • Manage; and qlik related enhancements
  • Review and recommend changes as needed to the operational and financial metrics driving the sales & marketing teams
  • Lead the sales & marketing finance team to operate with very high effectiveness
  • Lead on pricing for the firm (this entails developing processes and policies to govern both new and exceptions to standard pricing)
  • Provide insightful analysis for the CCO and his team
  • Significantly strengthen planning and analysis processes within Coverage (the sales and Marketing teams at MSCI)
  • Work with CCO on his Board presentations, QBRs, MBRs and all critical communications
  • Work closely with controllership team to build a process around  accruals (mainly on the CIP), revenue recognition of new deals (working with other FDs)
Specific Knowledge and skills:
Financial Skills:
  • Proven skills in developing investment plans and driving financial execution
  • Experience providing business management with insightful, relevant and timely information ensuring financial targets (including revenue, sales analysis and overall expense objectives) are met
  • Lead monthly and quarterly operational & financial reporting
  • Experience with new business and product development & approval and working with Legal, Compliance, Operations and Technology to ensure appropriate controls and processes are established for new businesses development
  • Experience identifying and implementing expense optimization practices
Desired Experience:

Leadership Skills:

  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Experience managing though change with demonstrated leadership driving that change
  • Strong collaboration skills and comfortable providing indirect leadership
  • Comfortable working in a global environment
Desired Qualifications:
  • 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
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New York, NY
Full Time
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