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Director, Finance ~ Schools

Seattle, WA 98104
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Unit Description

Sodexo Schools Segment is seeking a Director of Finance to develop, drive and execute its business strategy by providing financial support, influence and leadership in the areas of control, planning, financial analysis, reporting, auditing, and accounting. The position will cover the Schools Western accounts covering the states of WA, OR, CA, AZ, CO, OK and TX


Ideal candidate will have the following strengths:

  • At highest levels responsible for partnering with Segment SVP/VP senior leaders on Finance strategy for the assigned regions within the Segment.
  • Responsible for providing oversight and direction to Unit Finance.
  • Team focused work style, self-initiated drive to grow within position, and motivation for increasing scope of job, with the ability to work independently as needed.
  • Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges.
  • Quality driven, not afraid to work the hours and get the job done.
  • Excellent planning skills, ability to initiate and manage projects, detailing deliverables, and coordinating with multiple people and teams within and outside of finance/organization. Recognizing critical paths, milestones, predecessor events, and importance of staying within timelines (or early).
  • Superior data analysis and forecasting skills, rollup sleeves in all phases, ability to gather & clean data, assimilate multiple sources/formats of data, consolidate, summarize, analyze, and employee multiple methods to provide potential forecasts and answers.
  • Quick learning curve, with skill in many existing tools and receptive to learning new tools and techniques.
  • Responsive and polished communications skills, ability to use all means of communications available (e.g. written, verbal, phone, text, email, etc.).
  • Finance acumen, including but not limited to P & L, Balance Sheet, Operating Statement, Fixed Assets, Proforma & Investments, Key Results Indicators/drivers as related to business performance, etc.
  • Accountability for implementation of internal controls, and the monitoring of the internal control environment.
  • Develops budgets and financial statements.
  • Ability to adapt to the team/level of interface and necessary presentation and communications style ranging from Executives to Analyst, in nearly all functional areas of organization (e.g. Strategy, HR, New Sales, Retention, Supply Mgt., Risk mgt., Marketing, FP&A, Operations & Support, Field Finance, etc.\u2026).

Expectations of the role:


  • Business partner mentality
  • Maturity/Professionalism
  • Quality of support
  • Ability to challenge with humility
  • Meet Timelines
  • Quality of work
  • Solutions mindset
  • Having a sense urgency
  • Forward Thinker
  • Analytical thinking / Proactively identify risks and solutions
  • Ownership and Accountability

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Position Summary

Manages professional employees and/or supervisors or individual contributor that supervises strategic large, complex support, production or operations function. Has accountability for the performance and results of a team or complex area within finance in assigned Segment. At highest levels responsible for partnering with Segment senior leaders on Finance strategy for the assigned Segment. Handles general accounting and financial reporting, cost accounting, auditing, budgeting and forecasting, and systems individually and in consultation with Centers of Excellence as appropriate. Responsible for providing oversight and direction to Unit Finance. Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Decisions and problem-solving are guided by policies, procedures and business plan; receives guidance from senior manager. Provides technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experienceBasic Management Experience - 5 yearsBasic Functional Experience - 5 years Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Posted: 2021-06-01 Expires: 2021-07-02
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