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Finance Manager - FP&A

| Chicago

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Job Description

This highly-visible role will support the consolidated Financial Planning & Analysis function as well as the Investor Relations function and lead the financial planning and analysis for the Corporate segment. This individual and team are responsible for consolidated internal and external reporting of forecasted, budgeted and actual results to senior management as well as providing timely support for the investor relations function. Additionally, this individual will be involved in various financial analysis activities to aid executive level decision-making. Along with these responsibilities, this role will also manage the reporting and planning of the Corporate segment's forecasted, budgeted and actual results to senior management.

Responsibilities

Work is typically performed under no supervision, with only guidance about overall goals and objectives. Usually receive minimal to no guidance about how to complete work objectives. Must be able to define work based on evaluation of short term and long term goals of the department. Able to independently evaluate processes, identify areas of improvement, and incorporate in to overall work objectives.

  • Lead the annual budget and monthly forecasting process for the company to drive improvements in accuracy and efficiency
  • Provide analysis of the monthly results to the budget, forecast and prior years
  • Provide support for the CFO presentations to Board of Directors and other audiences
  • Prepare ad hoc analyses for senior management to support their decision-making process
  • Prepare profiles on external companies including their history, financials, key product/service offerings and other relevant information gathered from accessible resources (Capital IQ, Factset, SEC, company website, press releases, etc)
  • Lead the Corporate segment's monthly forecast and budget process, prepare high-level analyses of summary results, and focus on key business factors driving financial performance, to aid decision-making by Corporate cost center owners and senior management
  • Partner with the Corporate cost center owners to understand their monthly results, as well as continually improve their forecasting processes and accuracy
  • Partner with other financial departments (tax, treasury, IT, consolidations, etc.) to improve internal forecasting and reporting and assist in external presentations of consolidated financial results

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 4-5 years of related work experience
  • Highly analytical and excellent problem solving skills required
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, time management and decision making skills required
  • Proven ability to respond within short time constraints and meet deadlines, while maintaining accuracy
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities with attention to detail and an ability to work independently
  • Proficiency in SAP BPC or relative financial systems strongly preferred
  • Ease in communicating and partnering with all levels in the organization
  • CPA / MBA a plus

 

 

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SAP HANADatabases
    • TeradataDatabases

Location

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s financial district, we are steps from all Metra stations, good eats and entertainment.

An Insider's view of DFIN

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I am working among an extremely smart group of people, of which I have created great friendships with. During lunch break we play board games and have interesting technical and financial discussions. It’s exciting to wake up and go to work knowing that I’ll be collaborating with some of the best colleagues I’ve had in my career.

Mahsa

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

In transforming and improving FinTech products, excitement comes from the challenge of knowing that the problems are complex, yet the solutions must be easy to use. When we start a new project, I can't wait to sink my teeth into understanding the problem space, talking to users, designing the solution, and seeing it through to release.

Dan

Principal Product Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of our team at DFIN is comfortable to work with or learn any part of the tech stack. They effectively communicate during meetings to help plan out our next projects as a team, and they ask other members of the team for support if they happen to get stuck while coding.

Christopher

Associate Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We have made tremendous investments in cloud native technologies, big data and machine learning and are seeing the benefits of those investments in our solutions. We are responsible for delivering enterprise quality solutions in the demanding financial services sector and look for contributors in all disciplines to help drive us forward.

Cynthia

Chief Technology Officer

What are DFIN Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
(Discuss our CTO?)
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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