• Director, Segment Finance

    Location US-NJ-Rahway
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  • Unit Description

    Sodexo has an exciting job opportunity for an experienced Finance Director. The role will serve

    as the Finance Director with full accounting and finance responsibilities supporting a major

    Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) account in Life Sciences and Pharma.



    Provides a leadership role within the Finance function and support the Account Vice President of Operations in driving the financial performance of the contract including significant client interaction at a site as well as Regional level. Responsible for reviewing and analyzing financial reports related to the operational activities of the contract to drive performance management. Analyzes, reviews and implements processes for finance and operations to ensure work order management costs is in line with site budgets. Oversee the contract administration in the performance of the contract. Develop internal and/or external relationships to ensure maintenance and delivery of financial reports and information. Contributes to the tactical and strategic direction of the account and internally to the NorAm finance function.


    Some of the responsibilities include:

    • Drive performance improvement processes and standardizations in the financial processes at the unit level and ensure compliance on internal controls
    • Develop and deliver contract training to ensure all resources understand the contract requirements, levers, and process; and ensure contract compliance
    • Oversee all legal and financial aspects of the contract under the MSA including Change Controls, KPI performance and tracking of savings initiatives
    • Support the mobilization of all sites by working with Mobilization Sr. Finance Manager to deliver transition and stabilization milestones to ensure profitability from deployment
    • Ensure cost control and cost management processes are deployed at the basic level of operations to identify and mitigate overspend risks.
    • Develops and maintains planning and budgeting systems to prepare project budgets and forecast, including analysis and interpretation of trends
    • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of financial data, reports, and statistics, including Operating and Administrative budgets and communicating business planning reports to client per contract requirement
    • Assist management with developing and monitoring account financial goals, forecasts, key performance indicators and resource needs. Present findings and specific recommendations to senior management.
    • Provide support to Site Directors and Account VPO by providing relevant financial reports in order to ensure better service delivery, monitoring and spend control.
    • Reviews and analyzes financial statements and data, and other appropriate financial information to monitor attainment of financial goals and ensures accountability for financial performance, processes, and policies.
    • Oversee the period end closing process, ensuring that related expenses and revenue are reported in accordance with GAAP.
    • Perform ad hoc financial analysis (e.g., capital expenditures, cash flow cost/benefit, lease vs. buy).
    • Maintain the budgets and forecast functions, taking into consideration actual performance, previous expenditures, and estimated expenses and income.
    • Conduct and document quantitative analysis of financial data needed in planning, budgeting, cost control, project control, etc.
    • Supervise the performance of the Finance Team (Unit Controllers/Financial Analysts and Sr Finance Managers) who will be providing field accounting support to site locations

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience

    • Educated to a minimum of bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance or equivalent standard and relevant accounting qualification
    • Proven track record in finance with experience in an international and multicultural environment
    • Significant financial exposure impacting key P&L and Balance sheet lines, the experience to be a business partner to operations - gravitas and experience to challenge, for example Project costing, pricing and accounting
    • Relationship builder both internally and externally, with ability to influence and negotiate externally
    • Experience in financial modelling
    • Process orientation and implementation experience
    • Hands-on pro-active approach with an ability to work well autonomously
    • Excellent communication skills (Sodexo finance regional teams, client finance team) and proven ability to work in a collaborative way


    Position will support portfolio of business in multiple states across the US; with primary volume in the East Coast. Candidate must reside in proximity to the Rahway and Kenilworth NJ sites given the breadth and significance of project activities at these two sites.

    Travel up to 25% will be required


    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 - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
    Basic Management Experience - 5 years
    Basic Functional Experience - 5 years 

    Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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