Blockchain Jobs - Chief Financial Officer & EV Associate Director Midwest Region, 1768

at ExecuNet
Location Chicago, IL
Date Posted January 5, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


People in the Innovation & Thought Leadership career track drive asset innovation and marketplace reputation within a specific area of expertise. They grow into thought leadership roles, by increasing the depth of their expertise and reputation as an expert or innovator, and can progress either in role, laterally, or upward.

Management Consulting professionals design and implement process and change interventions that integrate strategy, technology and people to enable process improvements that create value for clients.

The Associate Director contributes to assets/ offerings and thought leadership to enhance Company's marketplace reputation applying deep expertise in business process reengineering within a particular subject area, deep human capital, organization and change expertise.   

Your Role

A professional at this position level within Company has the following responsibilities:

  • Identifies, assesses and solves complex business problems for area of responsibility, where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Helps define the strategic direction in partnership with senior leaders when establishing near-term goals and effectively cascades and integrates with their teams
  • Interacts with senior level (C-suite, SVP, VP, etc.) clients and/or within Company on matters where they may need to gain acceptance on an alternate approach
  • Has high degree of latitude in decision-making
  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures to deliver against assignments
  • Decisions have a major day to day impact on area of responsibility and/or across client project team
  • Manages large-to-medium sized teams of diverse backgrounds, skill sets and technical/functional knowledge and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Company

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Lead project teams engaged in the successful delivery of a wide range of Digital Finance initiatives aligning finance with business strategy in support of the broader organization’s future vision
  • Develop Digital Finance strategies by assessing a client’s business challenges/needs/gaps, diagnosing the root problems and recommending an innovative approach leveraging Company assets
  • Create strategies and blueprints that define the overall finance operating model and end-to-end finance processes (e.g., Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, Record to Report) while harnessing the power of robotic process automation, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence to accelerate performance
  • Lead the blueprinting and functional design of end-to-end Cloud ERP and Enterprise Value business solutions for our clients to transform their Finance function
  • Develop a finance application roadmap and strategy that helps companies implement technologies to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness, compliance, and to capture new revenue opportunities (e.g., FinTech applications, blockchain technology, virtual & augmented reality)
  • Refine and optimize the CFO's ability to organize and analyze financial, operational and external information to create substantial shareholder value
  • Manage engagement risk, project economics including planning and budgeting, define deliverable content, and ensure buy-in from senior leadership at client
  • Collaborate across the global CFO & EV practice to share lessons learned and best practices
  • Develop and maintain contact with C-level clients, be a trusted advisor to senior executives and/or management on their business needs and issues, and organize and leads proposal pursuit teams
  • Encourage innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career goals to fruition
  • Identify and support business development initiatives; participate in and lead all aspects of the proposal development process
  • Develop thought capital and disseminate information around current and emerging trends
  • Maintain an understanding of advancements in technology and innovations which are happening across digital, analytics, the CFO ecosystem, and broader marketplace

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of combined finance and strategic consulting experience.  Experience must include:
    • Significant engagement management as well as business, practice, and people development
    • Designing finance, accounting, planning, forecasting, reporting solutions
    • Solid understanding of the Finance function, operating models and supporting organization structures, and process best practices
  • Minimum 10 years of working knowledge and expertise in analytics, forecasting, and Finance technologies (process, planning analytics, core Financial)
  • Experience leading a project and leading a project team of at least 10+ resources
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate with clients, document requirements, and articulate the value proposition and business case for digital finance solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to lead key requirement workshops with clients
  • Bachelor's Degree. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • ERP technology understanding (SAP / Oracle / Workday) 
  • Experience with other Finance technologies such as Anaplan, Cognos, Hyperion, OBIEE, Tableau, Fusion, etc. desirable
  • MBA degree
  • Consumer Goods & Services, Retail, Life Sciences, Automotive or Industrial Equipment manufacturing industry experience 

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with senior level (C suite) clients individually and as a member of an engagement team
  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage dynamic consulting projects with heavy client engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to understand client needs, develop proposed solutions and deliver high impact change initiatives
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment and structured decision-making
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects/assignments/responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong competence in developing presentations required (MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel))
  • Highly motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced, high energy and complex problem-solving environment (both with clients and within the organization)