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Director of Financial Planning and Analysis



Accounting & Finance
Bethesda, MD, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024
About 3E:
We are a mission-driven company with the purpose to enable a safer, more sustainable world!
3E provides a comprehensive suite of data, analytics, and software solutions for enabling and improving workplace & chemical safety, product stewardship, supply chain management and sustainability. With over 35 years of experience, and 15 locations across North America, Europe, and Asia, 3E helps more than 5,000 customers in various sectors to achieve safety, sustainability, and speed to market.
Are you ready to shape the future? Come join us!
We are excited to invite an experienced Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) to join our finance team at 3E. In this critical role, you will leverage your extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, particularly within the SaaS environment, to drive our company’s profitable growth. Your efforts will provide invaluable visibility and operational insights, increase efficiency, and support our strategic planning processes. By joining us, you will be instrumental in steering 3E toward a future of safety, sustainability, and business excellence.

What You'll Do

  • Strategic Financial Planning:
  • Lead and oversee the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes.
  • Develop and maintain long-term strategic financial models to support company-wide decision-making.
  • Collaborate with executive leadership to align financial plans with organizational goals.
  • Financial Analysis & Reporting:
  • Conduct detailed financial analysis, including variance analysis and KPI tracking.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for senior management and stakeholders.
  • Provide actionable insights based on financial trends and results.
  • Drive operational efficiency with a focus on constant improvement, leveraging AI where possible.
  • Ensure financial reports meet the requirements of internal stakeholders and external regulations.
  • Accurate Forecasting & Variance Analysis:
  • Ensure accurate forecasting by developing robust models and methodologies.
  • Perform monthly results variance analysis to identify and explain deviations from forecasts.
  • Collaborate with departments to ensure timely and accurate data collection for forecasting and analysis.
  • Increase the financial acumen of business partners so that deeply understand the full business impact of both their small and large decisions.
  • Develop and implement advanced forecasting techniques to improve the accuracy and reliability of financial predictions.
  • Team Leadership:
  • Lead and mentor a team of on and off-shore FP&A professionals, promoting a culture of excellence.
  • Provide training and development to enhance team skills and capabilities.
  • Implement performance measurement frameworks to track business performance.
  • Identify key financial and operational metrics to drive performance improvement initiatives.
  • Set clear performance expectations and provide regular feedback to team members.
  • Conduct performance reviews and develop individualized development plans.
  • Drive cross-functional collaboration and ensure alignment of FP&A activities with other functional teams.
  • Operational Support:
  • Be a trusted business partner to department heads; understand their objectives, goals, and key initiatives.
  • Offer financial guidance on cost management and investment prioritization.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive understanding of business needs.

What Makes You a Great Fit

  • Minimum Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or a related field.
  • 8-10 years of experience in FP&A.
  • 3+ years of experience managing a team of finance professionals
  • Other Required:
  • Proven track record of leading financial planning and analysis in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to thrive in a less structured, rapidly changing environment, and adapt quickly to new challenges.
  • Strong understanding of SaaS business models and industry trends.
  • Proficiency in financial modeling, forecasting, and data analysis.
  • Exceptional analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying complex financial information clearly and effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor, and develop high-performing teams.
  • Experience working with senior leadership and cross-functional teams to drive strategic initiatives.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to translate financial insights into actionable recommendations.
  • Proficiency with financial planning software and advanced Excel skills.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and a focus on accuracy.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation.
3E is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. 3E is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. For applicants who would like to request accommodation please send an email to recruiting@hr.3eco.com
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