23 days old

Associate Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Cognizant
Teaneck, NJ 07666
  • Job Code
    00042019431

The Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) will work closely with the North America Executive Team and Operational Senior leaders to execute the Companys strategic objectives. S/he will serve as the primary consolidated support for North America CFO as it relates to all North America strategic and financial planning, financial reporting, long-range forecasting and budgeting functions. Key deliverables include consolidated presentation of monthly budget vs. actual, development and reporting of important metrics that track and monitor progress of the business, monthly/quarterly forecasting, and reporting/analysis of key company initiatives.



Experience and successful track record in a Fortune 500 company is highly preferred.



Role and responsibilities



Primary responsibilities for this role will be to bring agility, consolidation and leadership to the FP&A function. Specific responsibilities include:



  • Business Planning & Financial Analysis: Responsible for the companys budgeting and forecasting; business analysis and cost analysis to advise business leaders. Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, expenses and other business drivers. Ensure effective use of financial modeling processes/tools to support strategic decision-making. Given the stage of the rapid growth and the Companys maturity, awareness and consensus building on the value of financial navigation will be the key to success.

  • Oversee and prepare analyses for use by Senior Management to evaluate North America performance. This includes:

  • Performing analysis of consolidated P&L results against budget and forecast targets and prior results

  • Reviewing and coordinating all aspects of the budget, forecast, analysis with the commercial FP&A leads

  • Responsible for other tracking of key North American performance metrics

  • Preparing routine and special reports for senior management as necessary

  • Critical role requirement is proficiency with Microsoft Office and other company applications such as Oracle Business Intelligence as well as strong attention to detail, formatting and numerical accuracy.

  • Corporate FP&A Interaction: Frequent communication with Corporate FP&A team to ensure full alignment on reporting, budgeting, forecasting and other key deliverables to CFO and Executive Committee.

  • Business Strategic Planning: Provide senior management with insights regarding financial issues that might affect operations and growth. Play a critical role in the consolidated planning of the business and long-term financial planning. Build relationships and partners across departments to thoroughly understand how all the pieces fit together, how better information can be used by functions within the business.


Our strength is built on our ability to work together. Our diverse backgrounds offer different perspectives and new ways of thinking. It encourages lively discussions, inspires thought leadership, and helps us build better solutions for people. We want someone who thrives in this setting and is inspired to craft meaningful solutions through true collaboration.



If youre comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, wed love to hear from you.



Why choose cognizant



It takes a lot to succeed in todays fast-paced market, and Cognizant Technology Solutions has become a leader in the industry. We love big ideas and even bigger dreams. We stand out because we put human experiences at the core.



We help clients engage customers by envisioning and building creative products and services. But we dont stop there. We develop go-to-market strategies and invent entirely new business models, ensuring that every company we work with walks away with both inspiration and a plan.



Everything we do at Cognizant we do with passionfor our clients, our communities, and our organization. Its the defining attribute that we look for in our people.











Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-04-24
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