Finance Director
Cline Davis & Mann - New Jersey

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New Jersey

Business Unit:
CDM Group


CDM…always [thinking]…always [original]…always [creative]…never generic.

CDM has continued to experience tremendous growth and has no plans to slow down!

Be part of a team that thinks great work, fun and [creativity] are key ingredients to your success.

See how our [core values]—substance, style, conviction, and grace – come to life and set us apart from other agencies.

Work with the best and brightest in an exciting, [challenging], opportunity-filled, and [passionate] environment.

Work with clients and brands that are top [leaders] in the healthcare industry.

Come learn, [grow] and be challenged. There’s no better place to experience the Joy of Science

The CDM Group LLC is one of the world’s largest global healthcare advertising agencies [and growing], with more than 1,200 talented individuals located in offices across the United States and Europe.

Maintain and control compensation budget; including salary and related, freelance, staff allocation and utilization including working with Managing Directors and Human Resources for new hires and terminations.

Create and maintain financial models for budgeting, forecasting, and reporting.

Manage the revenue reporting and recognition process.

Assist in monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close for financial reporting.

Position requires oversight as well as hands-on preparation of analyses and forecast scenarios.

Provide excellent customer service to all employees, clients, and vendors.

Partner with and lead financial meetings with SVPs and Managing Partners

Manage comp committee – approval of open positions with full knowledge of sows, utilization, revenue, including approval of freelancers and impact on profitability

Manage quarterly salary reviews and payroll budgets for assigned divisions

Prepare and maintain regular financial planning reports; Monthly profit and loss forecast by department actual vs. budget);

Active involvement with leadership team to prepare and review client profitability and provide recommendations and strategies on how to improve the margin throughout the year

Develop and execute analysis of various business initiatives (e.g., opening new operations, asset acquisition, new service launches).

Develop and maintain capital budget.

Work closely with Procurement Account team and CFO on contract negotiation

Hire, train, and manage finance team members. Lead by example, can create and foster a high functioning, collaborative finance team

7-10+ years of related industry experience,

College degree required, CPA or MBA preferred

Proven experience in managing people and in working cross functionally across an organization

General management experience with bottom line P & L responsibility for a business with revenues reaching at least $50 million per annum

The ability to collaborate with executive team members, clients and other business stakeholders to ensure the integrity of company standards and operations.

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; including strong presentation skills.

Strong project management and performance management skills.

Demonstrated financial management experience, including the development of financial projections, budgets, resources and managing to these appropriately.

The ability to successfully manage multiple initiatives/projects in a deadline-driven environment.

A positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a collaborative agency environment.

Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other basic desktop applications (i.e. MS Outlook, Exchange, internet tools, etc.) is assumed.

Solid analytical problem solving.

Strong interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills

Outstanding organizational skills

Ability to collaborate effectively at all levels and functions

Strong client-service orientation

Track record of leadership, coaching and mentoring abilities

Proven ability to manage projects to successful completion, multi-task, and work within tight deadlines.

Sound business acumen; strategic skills; common sense

Ability to lead a team effectively and provide direction to other members on the team

CDM is an equal opportunity employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package to its employees.

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The CDM Group is the world's largest, fully integrated, global healthcare communications company, and is a proud member of the Omnicom...