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Finance Director Technology u0026 Operations

Leawood, KS, United States

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Mar 31, 2021

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u003cpu003e**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a national leader in data driven, online educational solutions for learners, educators and employers in high-growth, licensure-driven professions spanning healthcare, fitness and wellness, skilled trades, insurance and financial services. We are passionate about accelerating learning while impacting job readiness, employment success and employee retention with the belief that our work changes lives.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eOur culture is intentionally results-driven and selfless with a relentless focus on our customers. We believe in trust, transparency, freedom and responsibility with a commitment to meritocracy, inclusion and diversity of thought. Continual investment in our over 1400 employees is also a core principal realized through ongoing professional development and providing opportunities to grow, develop and lead. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is headquartered in Burlington, MA with additional office locations and remote workers in cities across the U.S. and in the U.K.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eWe are seeking a Finance Director to work out of our Leawood, KS office. This position will have financial oversight for **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.u0026rsquo;s Technology u0026amp; Operations function as well as oversight for the organic investing process and related investing returns across the Company. This is a key member of both the Technology u0026amp; Operations and Finance leadership team and acts in an operational and strategic manner with constant awareness of market, operational and financial dynamics that affect technology, investments and returns.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eResponsibilities:u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu0026bull;u003c/pu003enu003culu003enu003cliu003ePartner with CTO and PMO leader to drive appropriate cash and capital investment allocation for Ascend and generate insightful investment returns analysis.u003c/liu003enu003cliu003ePrepare financial reporting and analysis for **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Technology and Operations (Tu0026amp;O) organization, including make vs. buy analysis, ROI analysis, cost and headcount productivity analysis and other ad-hoc analysis.u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eCreate cash basis view of technology spend and identify opportunities for improving spend efficiency and effectiveness. Perform financial analyses at multiple levels of complexity, including calculations of capital and expense performance comparison.u003cspanu003eu0026nbsp;u003c/spanu003eThrough analytics, identify cost leverage and savings opportunities across **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***..u003cspanu003eu0026nbsp; u003c/spanu003ePartner with Tu0026amp;O sourcing and BU finance leaders to deliver on potential savings opportunities.u003c/liu003enu003cliu003ePartner with CTO to drive regular refreshes of relevant benchmark analyses on our technology spend and capabilities and help generate insights for enhancing Ascendu0026rsquo;s competitive positioning.u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eThrough close collaboration with the Tu0026amp;O PMO leader, define metrics for planning, tracking and reporting projects for on-time and on-budget performance.u003cspanu003eu0026nbsp;u003c/spanu003eSupport corrective action planning and progress reporting.u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eLead standardization of ROI analysis of organic projects including developing a standard operating model to evaluate projects.u003cspanu003eu0026nbsp;u003c/spanu003eThis also includes creating a standard process to collaborate with BUu0026rsquo;s on business case input and establishing a follow up cadence to assess actuals against business cases and tracking corrective actions as needed.u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eDevelop appropriate reporting/dashboards to provide visibility into capitalization rates, trends and KPIs for early warning indicators on capitalization activity from a plan, prior year and policy standpoint.u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eProvide overall coordination for the newly implemented u0026ldquo;controllable Pu0026amp;Lu0026rdquo; assignment of Tu0026amp;O expenses to the BUu0026rsquo;s.u003cspanu003eu0026nbsp;u003c/spanu003eThis includes planning, forecasting, variance analysis and corrective action planning.u003c/liu003enu003cliu003eProvide direct line leadership for Tu0026amp;O finance manager including guidance, support and development.u003cspanu003eu0026nbsp;u003c/spanu003eProvide influential leadership across BU FPu0026amp;A teams of Ascend.u003cspanu003eu0026nbsp; u003c/spanu003eAct as finance business partner for Chief Technology Officer of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***..u003cspanu003eu0026nbsp; u003c/spanu003eu003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003cpu003eu0026nbsp;u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eSkills u0026amp; Abilities:u003c/pu003enu003culu003enu003cliu003eExcellent written and verbal communication skills with senior leadersu003c/liu003enu003cliu003eFPu0026amp;A presentation and visualization skills; turning data into meaningful informationu003c/liu003enu003cliu003eAble to u0026ldquo;roll up sleevesu0026rdquo; with accurate detailed work while also staying focused on big pictureu003c/liu003enu003cliu003eCollaborative in approach and working styleu003c/liu003enu003cliu003eProficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office applications essential; database and data visualization tools (e.g. Power BI or Tableau) a plusu003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003cpu003eu0026nbsp;u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eEducation u0026amp; Experience:u003c/pu003enu003culu003enu003cliu003eBacheloru0026rsquo;s degree in Finance, Accounting or a related fieldu003c/liu003enu003cliu003e12 years of progressive FPu0026amp;A experience that includes financial analysis of investments and technology spendu003c/liu003enu003cliu003eExperience in SaaS, software and/or digital learning a plusu003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003cpu003eu0026nbsp;u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eTravel Requirementsu003c/pu003enu003culu003enu003cliu003eSome Travel. Less than 20%.u003c/liu003enu003c/ulu003enu003cpu003eu0026nbsp;u003c/pu003enu003cpu003e**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employeru0026nbsp;(M/F/Vets/Disabled). No agency or search firm submissions will be accepted. Applications for U.S. based positions with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu0026nbsp;u003c/pu003enu003cpu003eu003cspanu003e#LI-MW1u003c/spanu003eu003c/pu003e,EqualOpportunityEmployerDescription:null,PayTransparencyPolicyStatement:null,MatchScore:1.0,HasApplied:false,ApplicationJobBoardName:null,ApplicationJobBoardId:null,DateApplied:null,Salaried:true,CompensationAmount:null,PublishingStatus:1,Links:[],BehaviorCriteria:[],MotivationCriteria:[],EducationCriteria:[],LicenseAndCertificationCriteria:[],SkillCriteria:[],WorkExperienceCriteria:[],JobBoardMemberships:[{JobBoardId:57b0d3c6-a250-9a6a-7787-1093a619de01,PublishedInternal:false,PublishedExternal:true,ExternalPostedDate:2021-03-31T16:16:32.312Z,InternalPostedDate:null},{JobBoardId:1584ac9c-71af-50ae-5ce8-fcc05fef0fe6,PublishedInternal:true,PublishedExternal:false,ExternalPostedDate:null,InternalPostedDate:2021-03-31T16:16:32.312Z}],AssessmentUri:null,AssessmentStatus:null,OpportunityIsClosed:false,TravelRequired:null,TravelDescription:null,SupervisorName:null,Assessments:[],ApplicationId:null,CompensationAnnualMinimum:null,CompensationAnnualMaximum:null,CompensationHourlyMinimum:null,CompensationHourlyMaximum:null,CompensationCurrency:null});

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