Gartner Senior Director, Finance Transformation - FLEXIBLE LOCATION in United States

Senior Director, Finance Transformation - FLEXIBLE LOCATION

Arlington, Virginia

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What makes Gartner Research & Advisory a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a leading-edge team that values expert insights, bold ideas and intellectual courage. You’ll deliver must-have research through compelling client interactions, and contribute to our double-digit growth by providing clients the unbiased insight and advice they need to make the right decisions every day. Through constant learning, discovery and collaboration, you’ll help clients deliver on their mission-critical priorities, grow your career and increase your industry impact. We value hard workers — and reward you with unlimited opportunity. If you’re looking to explore what’s next in technology and business, Gartner is looking for you.

We’re looking for aSr. Director of Finance Process Re-Engineeringto help CFOs and senior finance leaders effectively design, improve, and transform finance and accounting processes. The Gartner Finance Practice, with the recent acquisition of CEB, is synonymous with frame-breaking research in the finance domain on initiatives including, but not limited to, financial strategy, cost optimization, tax & accounting processes, finance technology optimization, and budgeting, planning & forecasting. The team works with more than 1000+ client organizations, spanning every major industry vertical, across the world. Our research helps CFOs and their direct leadership teams address their unique challenges by relying on original primary research, benchmarks, insights and analysis delivered through an advisory model.

If you’ve spent a good part of your career leading and studying finance transformations and business process improvement and want to share your expertise with senior executives grappling with tough decisions and challenges and advise clients across industries outside the traditional consulting engagement model, then this is the role for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an authority on finance process re-engineering

  • Research and represent thought leadership and advise senior Finance leaders on best practices in the finance process re-engineering space, covering aspects including:

  • Using Lean / Six Sigma to drive continuous process improvement

  • Maintaining of updated process maps for every process and sub-process

  • Defining a critical path for every finance process

  • Designing SLAs or OLAs to enforce quality of process handoffs

  • Decomposing 3-5 year improvement targets into quarterly goals

  • Setting distinct improvement targets for governance and guidance

  • Enforcing global process standards in an end-to-end model

  • Using in-process analytics to identify productivity improvements

  • Provide direction to senior finance leaders.

  • Develop and extend advice and frameworks through written research.

  • Create materials for and deliver both face-to-face and video-based presentations and discussions with clients.

  • Help rapidly expand the expertise domain for a high-growth practice area.

  • Ensure integrity of our research and maintain Gartner independence.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field

  • 10+ years of experience in finance roles

  • 10+ years of experience overseeing and working on process improvement initiatives

  • Broad-based finance and process improvement experience. The ideal candidate will have served in a variety of finance operations, finance transformation, process re-engineering, and/or related roles.

  • Knowledge and experience working with innovative technologies is preferred.

  • Stellar writing and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a self-motivated manner but within a collaborative team environment.

  • Strong communicator who is able to explain complex concepts both concisely and simply to senior executives.

  • Strong willingness to challenge conventional norms and views, persistence and intellectual curiosity to evaluate leading approaches.

  • Credibility to represent Gartner research methodology and strategies effectively at a senior level.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Masters or PhD

  • Experience running a sub-function in finance

  • Broad-based industry experience as this role serves multiple industries

Job Requisition ID:31131

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