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Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2018 7:16 PM

**Unit Description**
Sodexo has an exciting job opportunity for an experienced Finance Director. The role will serve as the Finance Director with full accounting and finance responsibilities supporting major Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) accounts in the Mid Atlantic to the NORTHEAST US.
The accountFinance Director s role is to provide contractual and client insight to drive the contract/site performance in accordance with the financial terms of the contract with the support of the Regional CS and transversal finance teams. Whilst providing the conduit to the client for financial issues e.g. overdue debt follow-up, change control, etc.
The commercial aspects of the contract are challenging with a rigorous savings plan, but with opportunities for significant growth and expansion of service scope (e.g. Projects) and deployment of additional client sites. The position will provide the opportunity to deliver real value both to the Client and Sodexo whilst ensuring the basics around reporting to the management of Sodexo, and the client, as to the progress of the contract. The Finance Director is specifically responsible for driving the financial and commercial performance of the contract in NORAM alongside the Global Account Director and ensuring risk mitigation plans are in place.
**Key responsibilities include** :
+ Contributing to the key growth drivers of the account:
+ To develop and deliver contract training, to ensure all resources understand the contract requirements, levers and process and when to use them and ensure contract compliance to the financial terms;
+ Supporting the mobilisation of sites, financial ownership for key milestone sign off including baseline validation and solution, working with Mobilization finance manager, account and country teams (including Service Operations) to deliver client requirements and Sodexo Gross Profit;
+ Implementation of management control system and reporting protocols, to ensure cost controls are in place from day one, including the implementation of Pilot for purchase order control;
+ Ensure adequate, potentially automated, documentation and speed of execution of change control process, including client budget review whilst ensuring Sodexo financial returns ;
+ Overseeing all legal and financial aspects of Contract under the MSA, including CPI/KPI performance, margin delivery and communication with the client;
+ Implementation of innovation (ability to monitor and report) and Strategic accounts best practices; and
+ Continually demonstrating to the client the true value added by Sodexo in supporting their business needs, for example, but not limited to, savings.
+ Implementing and driving the financial function across the account and to support the delivery of the overall account objectives as a minimum Group Investment Committee:
1. With specific ownership focused on projects and out of scope services both pricing and pipeline management (to be deployed as part of contract training process);
2. Supporting the growth of the Food Services P&L , by working with Marketing and Operations to adapt retail techniques, such as category management and value pricing.
+ Ensuring appropriate internal governance, in line with Delegation of Authority and ensuring internal governance is aligned to the contractual governance framework, including ensuring that the Central Account and above site team budgets are managed effectively and efficiently.
+ Delivering management reporting, in line with Strategic accounts standard practices, with particular focus on:
1. Tracking initiatives related to savings commitments in line with the contract and other contractual changes;
2. Operational performance metrics, early warning issues and corrective action plans;
3. Optimising revenue and profit opportunities across the account; and
4. Working alongside operational colleagues to ensure ownership across the account and supporting functions.
+ Deploying with Client and Sodexo financial processes in line with the Global Contract, specifically liaising both with the internal and Client s contract management teams/individuals
+ Leading all financial activities on the account with the support of the Corporate Services Finance teams and Regional Transversal teams: internal control, planning, risk management, cash management, providing respective Regional CS CFO with commercial insights and improvement initiatives in line with the contract
+ Deploying existing Strategic accounts tools Sodexo Connections as appropriate to support the deployment of the Contract with the support of Strategic accounts Finance team and leveraging existing Global process toolkits from Service Operations.
+ Managing relationships with Client stakeholders, with a proactive attendance of client meetings (workshops, regional reviews), negotiating day to day changes/Annual Budgets etc as appropriate.
+ Supporting business reviews: monthly site/regional reviews, and ad hoc reviews.
+ Completion of ad-hoc Finance-related studies/ missions/ presentations as requested.
+ Supervise the performance of Unit Controllers who will be providing field accounting support to multisite locations
**Position Summary**
Supports an Regional Vice President or Senior Vice President (typically accountable for $100 - $300M). Reports into a Senior Director, Finance. Provides analytical support. Develops budgets and financial statements. Provides financial analysis and recommendations to sr. management. Develops strategy within the region. May have divisional responsibilities. Accountability for implementation of internal controls, and the monitoring of the internal control environment and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
**Qualifications & Requirements**
Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree
Basic Management Experience - 5 years
Basic Functional Experience - 5 years in accounting, finance or a related field
Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.
**System ID** _69010_
**Category** _Finance_
**Relocation Type** _No_
**Employment Status** _Full-Time_
Associated topics: chief financial officer, chief investment officer, director, director finance, financial director, general manager, operational manager, president finance, senior director, staff


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