Finance Director, Financial Athlete Program (Business Partner)
OBJECTIVEWe are embarking on a new program that provides the opportunity for Oracle's Global Business Finance Division to become familiar with and uncover top tier financial talent. We have intentionally left the scope ambiguous to allow us to evaluate candidates based on certain skills, experiences and attributes that have proven to be impactful and successful within Oracle; rather than focus on linear and stringent position requirements.Our overall objective is to create a talent community of financial "athletes" that are agile and can add value in several facets of Oracle. The idea being rather than a candidate fitting a specification we find candidates and assess where they could provide instant value, credibility, improvements or fulfill strategic gaps. Below we have summarized attributes and competencies that are key to being a successful Executive Financial leader at Oracle. PROFILE SUMMARY:Classic business partner to large Sales and/or Operations Trusted advisor and influencer to operational/sales leadersManaging teams at scale; as well as managing across and up Forward leaning finance leader with a passion toward operational excellenceTechnology sector experience to include but not limited to; sales finance, services sales, cloud and cloud infrastructure. Strong analytical and problem solverOutstanding project management and organizational skillsAbility to thrive in an environment with ambiguity and changeExcellent verbal and written communication skills Demonstrated ability to work well in a cross–functional teamSelf–directed, proactive with ability to multi–task TARGET COMPETENCIES:CORE COMPENTENCIESDEFINITIONCHANGE AGILITYPIONEERING CHANGEInitiates strategic change initiatives in anticipation of a changing external environmentChampions organizational change initiatives in a way that helps people understand, appreciate, and support themGuides the organization to remain flexible in a changing, competitive environmentFosters creativity, measured risk–taking actions, and entrepreneurial thinking in othersCOLLABORATIONCREATING BUSINESS SYNERGIESFosters collaboration between business leadersFacilitates consensus among diverse stakeholders with opposing viewpoints on critical issuesDrives a diverse and inclusive culture throughout the organizationInstills a sense of common purpose, joint mission, and mutual responsibility to create and support business outcomesAligns strategic priorities of own area with the direction and priorities of the broader organizationCOMMUNICATING FOR IMPACTSTRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONSEnsures clarity around organization's strategic intent and business objectivesChampions strategic initiatives in ways that generate organization–wide understanding and supportBuilds confidence and inspires support through a convincing presentation styleCOMPLETIVE EDGEDEVELOPING NEW OPPORTUNITIESPredicts changes in customer expectations; takes advantage of opportunities to shape and re–shape market propositionsBuilds long–term business valueCreates a culture of innovation and encourages entrepreneurshipStrategically develops a range of options/paths to achieve business objectives within a changing environmentINSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIPDELIVERING ENTERPRISE LEADERSHIPEstablishes and models authentic leadership across internal and external boundariesBuilds internal and external reputation as a strategic business leaderInspires and empowers others toward achievement of goals and strategiesEmploys and develops the right talent at every levelMASTERING COMPLEXITYSTRATEGIC DECISION–MAKINGMakes decisions about the long–term strategy to sustainably grow the businessCreates an environment that shapes and supports cross–functional analysis of problems and decision–makingActively supports the resolution of ambiguous, complex problems that cross organizational boundariesCreates an environment of personal accountability and ownership for problem–solvingPERFORMANCE DRIVE & EXECUTIONENTERPRISE EXECUTIONHolds self and others accountable for delivering shareholder valueCreates and instills a performance driven, results–orientation culture based on data and factsTakes full accountability for the achievement of organizational resultsDelivers audience–appropriate messages about financial performance and future expectationsDetailed Description and Job RequirementsServes as a financial advisor and business partner in managing the activities of the financial analyst staff. Ensures that global business processes and practices are followed in providing accurate financial analysis in support of Oracle's business to facilitate decision making and future business strategies. Manages a professional staff. As a member of Oracle's finance organization, you will manage the finance team and drive key cross functional business practices such as management of the budget and forecasting processes. Your will prepare, administer, and direct the control of the budget. Review and approve recommendations for financial planning and control. Monitor divisions and subsidiaries adherence to budgets. Develop, implement, and integrate financial practices across multiple organizations and locations. Develop, recommend, and implement financial policies, practices, and process changes. Assists in the development of short, medium, and long term plans to achieve strategic objectives. Regularly interacts across functional areas with senior management or executives to ensure unit objectives are met. Ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Serves as process owner; ability to identify cross–functional issues. Demonstrated leadership skills. 10 years relevant experience and BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance preferred. CPA/MBA desired.Oracle is an Affirmative Action–Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.