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Senior Director, Finance (FTC)

London, WC2N, GB
Closing date
15 May 2022

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Job summary Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes. ABOUT THIS ROLE Audible is seeking a Senior Director of Finance in a fixed term contractor role, reporting to the Head of Global Finance & Accounting. This role serves as a senior stakeholder that will work closely with the UK/CA business leadership and their core functional senior leaders, including local Country Managers and Content teams, to support, grow and scale Audible's business globally. This position is located in our UK office and will be a critical and integrated business partner responsible for financial planning and analytics. You will translate rapid business growth to operational support needs and financial implication and provide decision support for initiatives focused on supporting growth across multiple businesses and geographies while delivering best in class customer experience. ABOUT YOU You have a demonstrated connection to Audible's People Principles and commitment to Audible's product and social mission. You have the ability to build trust and confidence and demonstrate sound judgement in your work. As a Senior Director of Finance, you will
• Partner with UK/CA Regional leadership teams to define and deliver business solutions as we move to a global product offering structure and re-establish local content hubs.
• Work with senior UK/CA leadership and Country Managers on long term strategic plan and translate strategic initiatives into multi-year roadmap.
• Own and coordinate all aspects of FP&A processes, including long range financial forecast, annual operating plan and quarterly guidance across products and territories.
• Provide in-depth financial management, analysis and strategic insights to UK/CA leadership, SVP Finance and CFO.
• Support the UK/CA Country Managers of all Audible services by leading all aspects of financial modeling and analysis and advising Country Managers, SVP Finance, and the CFO on investments and initiatives that drive business growth and profitability by evaluating LTV, ROI and other key financial metrics.
• In conjunction with the SVP, Finance and International business leadership, create global standards for financial reporting, processes, financial controls, and P&L management.
• Conduct analysis on new business initiatives to help UK/CA business leadership determine financial feasibility and prepare dynamic scenario analysis to facilitate discussion when faced with economic trade-offs.
• Synthesize large datasets to consumable executive summaries for stakeholders.
• Build and develop relationships with functional senior leaders and regional business and finance peers. Basic qualifications
• M.A., B.A. or B.S in Finance or Accounting.
• 10 years of increasingly senior finance experience.
• Extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative financial analysis. Experience using data, metrics and insights to drive business results.
• Superior experience with Excel and complex financial modeling. Preferred qualification
• Strong relationship builder with ability to influence outside of reporting lines, preferably through international or overseas experience.
• CPA or MBA.
• Prior experience in Subscription, Ecommerce, Media, Entertainment and Digital.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts and ideas in a non-technical, simple manner across different levels and geographies of an organization.
• High level of curiosity/passion for learning about new products/people/market segments.
• Ability to operate in a high-energy, high-intensity and rapidly evolving environment across a wide range of cultures.
• Exceptional business judgment capable of driving a diverse organization to the right results with a focused, pragmatic approach.
• Resourceful self-starter with an independent attitude and focus on excellence.
• Advanced analytical skills and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture.
• Demonstrated financial acumen and analytical capabilities with ability to model new growth scenarios to help business partners make sound financial decisions.
• Excellent project management skills with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple priorities in a fast paced, growing and ambiguous environment. ABOUT AUDIBLE At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, we've redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. The stories we tell have the ability to transport and transform everyday moments into meaningful experiences and it's our people who make Audible's service possible. We're listeners, storytellers, and problem-solvers. Our perspectives and experiences power our ideas and come together in our mission to unleash the power of the spoken word. Audible is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Audible. Please consult our Privacy Notice to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates. All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and successful background screening check. This will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a relevant criminal check.
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