Position Summary:This position works closely with the VP IT finance on coordinating the following between IT and Financial Management:o Partnership on the strategic IT plano Financial analysis and management reportingo Long-Range expense target settingo Annual operating budgeto Monthly global estimate processo Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (including SOX monitoring and reporting)o Development of key service performance metrics and allocations methodologieso Financial rigor over business case / ROI supporting IT initiativeso Operational ExcellenceKey Roles & ResponsibilitiesPartner with the VP IT Finance in developing the framework of the strategic plan for IT, with emphasis on the return on investment and value contribution of IT investments and services.Lead and develop global IT cost center spending budgets and estimates with leadership teams. Review and provide explanation of variant spending and productivity on a regular basis. Provide counsel to leadership teams on project accounting and funding as needed.Oversee monthly financial close process, ensure consistency of inciteful and impactful IT financial reporting, and approve the monthly global financials for IT (accruals, actual spending verification, balance sheet positions for prepaid, assets, liabilities).Work with key external IT support providers including Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service and other Outsourced IT Service providers to manage financial process and optimize value.Ensure internal control environment is properly designed, reviewed and maintained for global IT organization. Consider and implement process improvements to enhance the controls.Lead and develop performance metric reporting; provide advice, counsel and support on allocation methodologies for all functions to ensure cost center spending is appropriately charged to legal entities, brands, regions, channels, segments and affiliates in accordance with corporate guidelines for profitability analysis and statutory reporting.Work with Indirect Procurement and the IT Vendor Mgmt. Office to drive procurement, contract and payment processing efficiencies.Communicate issues for consultation/disclosure to finance, tax and investor relations teams.In conjunction with the global Finance Organization, financial and IT management, develop framework for evaluating IT spending and socialize the approach with impacted parties. This includes taking a leadership role in educating and influencing stakeholders on the adoption of new disciplines and procedures.EXPERIENCE & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:Previous experience in showing sustainable continuous improvement and innovation.Ability to act as the Connecter between large transformational projects.Strong influencing and persuasion skills, ensuring points of view are delivered in a concise mannerUnderstands how to leverage best practice within the context of Estee Lauder culture and also shows innovation in approach to meet the business needs.Successful track record of working in a cross-collaborative way able to develop relationships with all stakeholders.Must be a high energy and an effective hands-on leader, with strong business acumen.Able to develop and drive effective strategies and to implement them tactically.Fact based decision maker, pragmatic, resourceful, and proactive.Resilient and decisive, with excellent problem-solving skills and a strong team orientation.A proven effective communicator who is self-motivated and able to inspire confidence and respect, motivating both direct and indirect reporting organizations via a coaching and development mentality and focus.Ability to think strategically but is detail oriented when necessary.Ability to challenge the status quo and has the experience and characteristics to respond quickly to the changing environment.Able to effectively build and proactively leverage internal and external networks.Must have a can-do and will-do attitude with respect to accomplishing goals and satisfying the needs of internal and external customers.Must exhibit professionalism and a strong ethical approach.Ability and confidence to take calculated risks and ability to foster a culture of change experimentation and cross collaboration.High level of learning agility that can result in an open approach to challenges.Motivated and successful in leading change and displaying a Challenger Spirit.JOB REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS10+ years experience in IT finance, including project prioritization (business case assessment), portfolio management and project finance (Experience in cosmetics and/or consumer goods preferred)Strong working knowledge of Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a service and other IT Services and related contracts, accounting rules and cost modelingExperience with Hardware and Software purchases and related maintenance agreementsExceptional financial forecasting, analytical and problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and business advisory skills.Strong leadership and interpersonal skills including ability to build relationships globallyAbility to work in a dynamic, global and matrix environment.Ability to manage resources across multiple geographiesMinimum Education level:Undergraduate Degree (MBA Preferred)Licenses or Certifications: Professional Accounting Qualification (CPA - Preferred)
Associated topics: audit, budget, cfa, credit, director finance, expense, financial controller, invest, investment banking, kpmg
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