Senior Director FP&A at Ceridian (Atlanta, GA)

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Ceridian is a global leader in Human Capital Management technology. Simply put, we allow our customers to do the most complex things well (HR, Payroll, Benefits Administration, Workforce Management and Talent Management) and do them to scale.

Makes Work Life Better™ is our brand promise, not only to our customers, but to our employees as well. Our flagship platform, Dayforce, helps leaders make smart decisions based on data, strategy and intelligence that create value and maximize productivity.

How do we make work life better?
  • By delivering an award-winning product, conceptualized and developed by award-winning leaders, that result in award-winning customer employee experiences
  • By hiring highly innovative, diverse talent that fully embraces and embodies our core values in everything they do: Customer Focus, Equity, Shared Ambition, Agility, Transparency, Optimism
  • By using modern technology, such as voice-activation with Dayforce Assistant and access to your money as soon as you earn it with Dayforce Wallet to stay in rhythm with the evolving demands of our 4 million global users
We understand that no matter where you are, choosing a new employer is always one of life's most stressful events. We encourage you to check us out at Ceridian.com to learn more about how we are impacting the world of work for our customers, employees and you!

Location: Work is what you do, not where you go. For this role, we are open to remote work and can hire anywhere in United States

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis ("FP&A") the Sr. Director/ Director of Corporate FP&A will be responsible for all the monthly reporting and variance analysis process , Quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting process. He/ She will lead a team of 2-4 financial analysts. In addition to the above this role will also be the finance business partner lead for all G&A functions and will work with the analysts and executives to support the needs. Finally this role will be a valuable partner for the the strategy and M&A organizations as well as Investor relations . This role will be preparing the reporting and analysis for monthly executive and quarterly board reviews. This leader will also work in close partnership with other FP&A leads to bring the story together and work with accounting and global teams to develop accurate , timely and actionable reporting. This is a highly visible role supporting a critical function to Ceridian's growth objectives.

What you'll get to do

  • Financial Planning and Analysis
    • Lead financial analyst(s) responsible for financial planning and analysis in revenue including monthly actual versus forecast reconciliation, budget target preparation, and benchmarking analysis.
    • Collaborate on a monthly basis to create the flash financials for executive leadership as well as quarterly business review materials.
    • Lead the long-range planning and annual budgeting processes.
    • Prepare materials for the CFO, CEO and assist in creating board materials. Drive KPI based analysis.
    • Lead the team to define and institute standard schedules to simplify the digestion of corporate results and enable smooth communication with investors. Manage the analysis, reporting and development of communication materials. Integrate with FP&A processes.
    • Consolidate, analyze and interpret financial and operational data. Accountable for generating management reporting while providing improvements to drive consistency in reporting across all business units.
    • Coordinate FP&A team to ensure all groups are on the same page with regard to monthly reporting, financial analysis, and developing presentations to communicate financial results and challenge variations to the business plan.
    • Accumulate generate insights into business performance to help drive improved financial results and facilitate fact-based decision making. Provide recommendations on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, and policy matters.
    • Manage and monitor the quarterly financial forecast, reviewing whether the predicted outcome is within the stated financial goals. When variances occur, work with the finance leadership team to develop operational and financial adjustments as necessary to achieve the company's goals.
    • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the Head of FP&A and IR, Corporate Controller, and CFO informed of all critical issues.
    • Continuously look for ways to automate tasks, allowing the function to scale as the business grows.
    • Supervision of direct reports is required in this position.
  • Global Reporting
    • As Ceridian continues to expand globally, this role will serve as a key component to develop and report revenue reporting allowing for insight into Global reporting
    • A trusted partner with leadership in various geographies, like UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Mauritius, or Asia, to help nurture and support global revenue streams.
    • Develop and maintain financial models to track performance for global business lines
    • Lead segment level analysis to be able to analyze performance across customer segments, geography, product lines etc.
    • Maintain key metrics associated with global P&Ls to allow for internal and external benchmarking and reporting.
  • Financial Systems
    • Responsible for implementation, maintenance, and optimization of financial systems to facilitate FP&A activities
    • Responsible for development of custom reporting to aid in the analysis of business strategies and initiatives
    • Provide financial system training on the use of financial systems and serve as a subject matter expert on financial systems within FP&A and the broader finance organization
    • Actively contribute to financial system and process re-engineering efforts within FP&A
    • Configure financial systems and create system specifications to meet financial planning requirements
    • Partner with IT in the implementation and support of finance systems and initiatives
  • Relationships and Influence
    • Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
    • An ability to inspire trust and followership in others through compelling influence, powerful charisma, passion in his/her beliefs, and active drive
    • Encourages others to share the spotlight and visibly celebrates and supports the success of the team
    • Creates a sense of purpose/meaning for the team that generates followership beyond his/her own personality and engages others to the greater purpose for the organization as a whole


What's in it for you

  • Encouragement to be the best version of yourself at and away from work:
    • YOUnity diversity and inclusion programs
    • Amazing time away from work programs
  • Support for your total well-being through our Live Well, Work Well programs targeting all aspects of your life
  • Recognition for your contributions through excellent pay, perks, and rewards
  • Giving where you're living: volunteer days, Ceridian sponsored events, and our very own charity, Ceridian Cares
  • Opportunities to fuel your career growth through numerous internal and external programs and events


Skills and experience we value

  • Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
  • An ability to inspire trust and followership in others through compelling influence, powerful charisma, passion in his/her beliefs, and active drive
  • Encourages others to share the spotlight and visibly celebrates and supports the success of the team
  • Creates a sense of purpose/meaning for the team that generates followership beyond his/her own personality and engages others to the greater purpose for the organization as a whole
  • Lead and energize direct reports and colleagues, building a high-performance team and culture
  • Evaluate talent and manage performance of corporate FP&A team
  • Continue to optimize the appropriate org structure
  • Bring a collaborative, hands-on approach to the work, and focus on team members' careers and professional development
  • Promote a strong sense of urgency for reaching goals and key deliverables develop open communication and productive work relationships with senior leadership and the broader finance and accounting teams
  • Be an inspirational leader for finance team members and the broader Ceridian team
  • Manage team's work-life balance while still delivering results and driving high performance, leading by example.
  • The ability to attract and recruit top talent, motivate the team, delegate effectively, celebrate diversity within the team, and manage performance; widely viewed as a strong developer of others
  • The ability to persevere in the face of challenges, and exhibit a steadfast resolve and relentless commitment to higher standards, which commands respect from followers
  • A leader who is self-reflective and aware of his/her own limitations; leads by example and drives the organization's performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement


What would make you really stand out

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration is required, with 10+ years related Financial Analysis, Management experience and/or training; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Management experience within Corporate FP&A function and MBA is preferred.
  • Candidate must have proven experience leading a multi-unit budget and forecast managing multiple stakeholders. Demonstrated experience linking business requirements to corporate needs utilizing the appropriate level of detail to provide consistent, reliable analysis
  • Self-motivation.
  • Able to plan and execute with limited direct supervision.
  • Problem solver.
  • Interested in discovering opportunities for improvement and creating new processes/procedures to eliminate or mitigate identified issues.
  • Goal oriented.
  • Enjoys establishing goals and continuing to drive towards the desired end state.
  • Interested in working with various levels of the organization while performing research, defining new policies, testing new procedures and transferring knowledge to other team members #LI-Remote


Ceridian is fueled by the diversity of our talented employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and consider and embrace ALL individuals and what makes them unique. We believe our employees should be happy and healthy, with peace of mind and a sense of fulfillment. We provide our employees with comprehensive benefits for various life circumstances and needs, great opportunities for career development, and a balanced lifestyle to achieve personal and professional success. We encourage all individuals to apply for positions that fit their passions.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a Ceridian Recruiter with a @ceridian.com email directly from our organization.
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More Information on Ceridian
Ceridian operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Minneapolis, MN, Fountain Valley, CA and St. Petersberg, FL. Ceridian was founded in 1992. It has 7000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees, Daily sync and Open door policy. To see all 62 open jobs at Ceridian, click here.
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