Director Finance
Thomas Nelson - Nashville, TN

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The major responsibilities of the Director of Finance include development of the annual operating budget/plan, ongoing business forecasting, management of daily financial operations, evaluation of operational and financial performance, monthly financial closing and reporting, leading and developing various business financial analyses for business growth and improvement. This role is also a key member of the Live Events leadership team and is required to develop broad and effective working relationships within Live Events and all divisions within Harper Collins Christian Publishing. Job duties are, but not limited to:

• Manage and lead division’s annual budget/plan process including departmental budgets and provide input into strategic direction and planning.
• Preparation and oversight of monthly financial closing/reporting for inclusion in consolidated results and provides management with timely review of organization’s financial status.
• Prepares monthly budget vs actual analysis of financial performances including financial quantitative and qualitative analyses for Live Events Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers as well as Live Events Executive leadership.
• Responsible for recommendations, implementation and compliance with corporate policies as adopted and signoff on authority levels as approved including oversight of the on-site cash team.
• Evaluates departmental performance and identies cost savings and profit improvement opportunities for division; challenges Live Events leadership team to champion and implement change, where appropriate. Be a change leader.
• Provide financial insight into negotiation of contract terms for Live Events sponsors and partners and talent/artists. Perform work on additional special projects as directed and deemed necessary. Be the financial strategic thought leader for the Live Events business.
• Maintain an active relationship with the HCCP/CFO in order to communicate business risk, forecasts and deploy best practices.

Preferred candidate skills will include: Active CPA license, Above average experience in working with Microsoft products, with a heavy emphasis on Excel, Strong and effective management skills including cross-functional, Effective communicator, Experience in working with various accounting/general ledger packages, Experience in developing financial analyses and metric management

3-5 years experience in major public accounting firm (optional)
7-10+ years experience in key financial management role in industry desired but not required

Candidiate will poses a 4 year college degree in Accounting/Business
A MBA-Finance desired but not required.

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Thomas Nelson, Inc. is a leading publisher and distributor of books emphasizing Christian, inspirational and family value themes and is the...