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Head of Financial Planning - New York, NY

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Position Overview MSCI is seeking a senior manager to lead the financial planning process at MSCI. This leader will be responsible for managing a team of professionals split between New York and Mumbai. Collectively, the team will drive the financial planning process and analytical agenda to enhance decision making among business leaders and firm management by implementing disciplined processes, focusing on relevant financial information and driving accountability. Where appropriate this leader will also participate in the due diligence piece of M&A transactions, and will assist in the implementation of systems developments. The appropriate individual will need to demonstrate a strong acumen in financial management, financial processes and business analytics. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced financial manager to play an integral role in enhancing the company�s operating decisions and to become a key member of the finance organization. The position will report to the Head of Strategy and Financial Planning & Analysis. Scope of Responsibility Drive financial planning processes, including annual operating plan, forecasting and long term strategic plan Implement and lead regular financial review meetings, and establish framework to report on and focus discussions on key metrics Establish and monitor key performance indicators for the business and provide financial analysis to senior leadership on key business trends and market environment. Report on all operating, income statement, balance sheet and cash flow metrics Analyze business performance (year-over-year, sequentially, vs. forecast) in various formats to facilitate internal financial discussions or decisions to drive business results Identify and communicate opportunities and risks impacting business performance Support preparation and development of key executive presentations Lead process improvement projects to reduce process cycle times, improve financial forecast quality, and enhance information provided to leadership for business decisions. Responsible for leading and developing financial planning and analysis staff. Specific Knowledge/Skills Proven skills in developing financial forecasts and driving financial execution Strong financial analysis capabilities: ability to interpret financial reports and data to understand business performance and identify trends, risks and opportunities. Demonstrated experience in project management; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously Strong verbal and written communication/presentation skills: comfortable interacting and communicating with executive and senior management levels Solid interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to develop strong, cross-functional relationships Demonstrated leadership skills, integrative thinking Self-motivated with ability to work independently Exceptional multi-tasking capabilities: professionally handles the pressure of meeting multiple, high-priority deadlines Desired Experience The ideal candidate should have at least 10 to 15 years minimum in leadership positions within finance. Core financial competencies are a requirement along with strong leadership and management skills. Strong preference for FP&A and financial management experience. Desired Qualifications Excellent financial modeling and analytical skills Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint Ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment Ability to function independently, be a self-starter and make decisions with minimal supervision Strong attention to detail Familiarity with financial systems and financial planning tools
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