Senior Manager, Finance Business Partner

Published
March 25, 2021
Location
San Jose, CA
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About CDK Global, Inc

CDK Global (NASDAW:CDK) is a leading provider of integrated data and technology solutions to the automotive, heavy truck, recreation and heavy equipment industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end, omnichannel retail commerce through open, agnostic technology, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers and original equipment manufacturers, serving nearly 15,000 retail locations in North America. CDK solutions connect people with technology by automating and integrating all parts of the dealership and buying process, including the acquisition, sales, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit cdkglobal.com.

Position Summary

This Sr Mgr, Finance Business Partner position is a key role that has responsibility for managing several key business areas. The primary objective of this position is to optimize business financial results and revenue development by proactively monitoring financial trends and key performance metrics and responding with value-added analysis to facilitate decision making. This position manages the active contributors to the development of overall business strategies and the day-to-day operations of the businesses. Specific activities include guiding commercial analysis, operational reviews, pricing, financial planning and forecasting, support of strategic initiatives, insight for customer contracts and negotiations, business expansion and providing value-added financial insight to the business leaders. The successful candidate will use their knowledge of the business and finance to coach, collaborate, and challenge their leaders while providing unique insights through use of established analytics, reporting and information processes

Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

  • Manage a team of Finance business partners and/or Analysts
  • Maintain strong interpersonal relationships with Director level leadership
  • Ability to influence senior leadership through financial interpretation and explanation
  • Understand the business (es) to provide business trends and insightful analysis of the details and summary level information to allow the leadership team to make informed and prudent business decisions to improve the financial performance of the business unit.
  • Supporting the business in its growth initiatives from organic to strategic investments and acquisitions
  • Own and manage all aspects of the annual and monthly planning, forecasting, and reporting processes for several key business units. Including:
    • Deliver comprehensive analysis of the financial results and key metrics of the business unit to leadership about the status of the business with respective comparisons to budget, prior year, and outlooks
    • Understand the impact of unusual items that skew the interpretation of the true financial performance
    • Investigate results that do not line up with expectations and follow up on any corrections and long term root cause resolution needed.
    • Create presentations for senior management
    • Develop financial models for special projects to provide support for decision making
  • Ensure the team understands where and how the business unit is expected to grow (price, new business, erosion, market growth, etc.); commitment (along with the business unit director) to deliver the budget commitment every year for each business unit supported (revenue, operating income, and operating income margin)
  • Collaborate globally and across peers to drive consistency and best practices
  • Challenge conventional ideas in a group and one on one settings
  • Partner closely with other groups (Operations, Audit, Accounting …etc.) to improve processes and increase controls. Includes following up with groups to ensure changes occur.

Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related discipline
  • 7+ years of experience in financial analysis and/or accounting
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • Prior experience with Hyperion and Oracle systems
  • Highly proficient in the use of the Microsoft Excel and solid proficiency in the other Microsoft Office suite (Power Point, Word).
  • High level of attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Solid quantitative, written, and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence Senior leadership
  • Strong communication skills and comfortable in interacting at all levels, both internal and external to the organization
  • Strong financial analysis
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively manage priorities and projects in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

PREFERRED ATTRIBUTES & Qualifications

  • CPA/CFA or MBA preferred
  • Experience working with teams in multiple locations

CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work. You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well. All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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