Senior Vice President of Finance

Location: New York City Metro area
Type: Full-time
Industry: For-Profit

Job Description

Our client is a public relations firm in the New York City Metro area.  The client has experienced a tremendous amount of growth across all practices and is looking for a Senior Vice President of Finance who can help it to continue to grow.    

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide strategic direction, support and counsel to the office leadership and finance team regarding financial performance, planning and applicable operating issues for the growing New York market
  • Responsible for the leadership, development and growth of finance team
  • Setting vision and expectations for departmental and individual performance
  • Act as the primary strategic finance and operational business partner and leader to management and staff.  Initiate, review, discuss and execute initiatives, actions, and decisions along with training opportunities as applicable
  • Evaluate the financial position of the operating unit by assessing all aspects of the health and profitability of the business on a real-time basis.  Communicate findings to senior management
  • Direct and coordinate all budget and forecasting processes from a daily to annual basis
  • Partner with managing director and human resources to direct salary planning process.  Create and maintain staff cost tracking and forecasting tools to monitor costs, trends and ensure levels and ratios are in line with budgets  and acceptable targets
  • Ensure strategies are in place as it relates to staffing capacity and utilization
  • Work closely with managing director and CFO on capital expenditure budgeting process in accordance with the needs of the business

Role Requirements

  • 20+ total years of financial experience, with at least 8 in a leadership role
  • Experience managing multiple brands or agencies is a plus
  • Experience managing and growing talent
  • Current professional/client service industry experience is required.  Public Relations, Advertising and/or Marketing agency experience is a plus
  • Champion of diverse talent, proactively cultivates and inclusive culture, and uses cultural competence to drive agency and client’s business forward
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance

For immediate consideration, please contact Mia Chisholm at mia@chisholmconsultingllc.com  or (301) 996-9275.