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Manager - Finance/Value Creation

Company: Aeris Communications
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The "Internet of Things" (IoT) is expected to grow to $19 trillion over the next 10 years as 50 billion devices are brought online. Aeris is at the forefront of this industry, building networks and applications to enable Fortune 500 clients to fundamentally improve their businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Chicago, London, and Delhi as well as other markets, we rank among the top ten cellular providers for the IoT globally. We power critical projects across energy, transportation, retail, healthcare and more. -As a Manager on the Finance team you will work with senior members of the Finance Team as well as non-finance stakeholders to understand the story behind the numbers, assess monthly / quarterly risks and opportunities, and improve forecasting across the business. - You will have direct interaction with leadership and will influence the success of the company through both recurring continuous improvement activities and project-based value creation activities. -Financial Planning Responsibilities:Leverage a cross-functional FP&A approach to monitor the business and to identify and execute on opportunities for continuous improvementBudgeting & Forecasting

  • Establish culture of data-driven decision making by challenging assumptions and thought processes as appropriate
  • Partner with leaders across the company in developing operating budgets and key metrics to measure progress against goals
  • Support the development of long-term financial planning and incorporate company strategy into financial projection models
  • Track and evaluate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), financial metrics and benchmarks, including TCV, ARR, CAC, etc.
  • Leverage variance analysis to identify performance trends and think critically to develop recommendations for improvement
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting packages for leadership and Board of DirectorsAnalytical Tools
    • Leverage technology to build scalable processes that result in insightful and robust reporting
    • Work with IT counterparts to support the implementation and improvement of financial systems
    • Work cross-functionally to improve data integrity and ensure systems interface properly with relevant tools -Value Creation Responsibilities:Leverage a project based, consultative approach to support strategic decision making in partnership with executive leadershipStrategic Finance
      • Contribute to the development of the company strategy across all areas of the business
      • Develop business cases and provide financial thought leadership when evaluating organic and inorganic growth strategies
      • Identify and evaluate value drivers underpinning specific growth initiatives
      • Conduct research to test value creation hypotheses in support of investment decisions
      • Support Product and Commercial teams with market sizing, pricing strategy, and customer profitability insights
      • Provide analytical and execution expertise on M&A transactions from pre-acquisition due diligence through post-acquisition integration
      • Perform scenario analysis of financial outcomes based on a range of operational levers impacting the business
      • Evaluate and prioritize investment alternatives through financial lens of TAM, growth rates, and ROI, etc.Implementation
        • Contribute to project management efforts required to implement organic and inorganic growth strategies
        • Partner with VP Finance on components of larger transformational initiatives while leading smaller initiatives independently
        • Develop project scopes based on business requirements, key areas of investigation, inputs and analysis, and timelines required
        • Map out value creation plans, including timeline of capital expenditures required and prioritization of initiatives
        • Facilitate cross-functional status updates to drive alignment, identify interdependencies, and mitigate key risks and issues -Qualifications:Background
          • Track record of continuous progression in a finance or strategy function, performing strategic analyses, valuation, and/or long-term planning
          • 5+ years of total experience, with 2+ years of experience in investment banking, consulting, private equity, or corporate finance
          • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting or Business is preferred, MBA preferredQuantitative
            • Foundational proficiency in analysing operational and financial data to deliver strategic insights
            • Significant experience with financial modelling and business transformation efforts
            • Exceptional analytical and Excel/data manipulation skills
            • Process-oriented mind-set, continuously seeking ways to make processes more efficient and less error-prone
            • Working knowledge of GAAP accountingQualitative
              • Excellent interpersonal skills; effective in communicating financial matters to non-finance people
              • Executive presence and demeanour to work closely with leadership in a fast-paced, demanding environment
              • Proactive mind-set with the ability to prioritize effectively and work cross-functionally
              • Highly organized with an attention to detail and emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
              • Ability to connect the dots, draw appropriate conclusions from incomplete data, and simplify when appropriate
              • Experience or interest in technology preferred -Aeris walks the walk on diversity. We are a brilliant mix of varying ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages and professional/personal/military experiences - and that's by design. Different perspectives are essential to our culture, innovative process and competitive edge. Aeris is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. -*COVID-19 vaccination is required and Aeris will consider accommodations for disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs.Powered by JazzHR

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