Comcast Senior Director, Finance in New York, New York

FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, comprised of FreeWheel Publishers, FreeWheel Markets, and FreeWheel Advertisers empowers all segments of The New TV Ecosystem. We are structured to provide the full breadth of solutions the advertising industry needs to achieve their goals. We power the technology, data enablement, and convergent marketplaces required to ensure buyers and sellers can transact across all screens, across all data types, and all sales channels, in order to ensure the ultimate goal results for marketers. With offices in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, Beijing, and across the globe, FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, stands to advocate for the entire industry through the FreeWheel Council for Premium Video.

The Operations Finance organization within FreeWheel's Global Finance Group manages all financial forecasting and reporting functions for several FreeWheel business units, including the COO group, the Client Services group, and the operational components of the FreeWheel Publishers and FreeWheel Markets business units. Reporting directly to the CFO of FreeWheel, the Senior Director of Finance will lead efforts related to forecasting, analysis, reporting, and strategic support for our growing global support operations. This role will require constant collaboration with all functions in the operating business units, including regular communication with key executive leaders in the COO group, Client Services, and Publisher and Markets business units. It also serves as a central interface for determining, collecting, and tracking the key performance metrics for these groups. The focus is to provide increased visibility to FreeWheel/Comcast executive leadership on overall business performance in these areas and to be a leader in implementing operational and strategic improvements as we continue our global expansion.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for forecasting and reporting financial results for the COO group, the Client Services group, and the operational components of the FreeWheel Publishers and FreeWheel Markets business units
  • Primary ownership of operating support metric calculations, including management of calculation process and development of related tools and tracking/auditing procedures
  • Modeling and financial support for all strategic analysis, M&A opportunities and executive ad hoc requests
  • Liaison to other FreeWheel business units for global analyses and reporting
  • Lead cross-functional strategic evaluations of new business opportunities, with a focus on assessing support and delivery resource and investment requirements in various geographies and market segments
  • Ownership of comprehensive business reviews to report on BU performance, as well as recommendations on and implementation of strategic and operational improvements to increase operating efficiencies and decrease costs
  • Support for all hiring and employee resource decisions, including close collaboration with Human Resources and various FreeWheel Business unit leaders
  • Support for third-party supplier contract evaluations and negotiations, including close collaboration with legal to review and execute investments
  • Design, implementation, and monitoring of Global KPI's and development of executive facing dashboards to track performance of the various FreeWheel operating units
  • Financial consolidation and performance reporting to key FreeWheel corporate functions and Comcast leadership

General Requirements: Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in finance or another analytical discipline
  • 5 years of experience in a financial management capacity
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task to manage daily workload while working under tight deadlines on high priority tasks
  • Sound analytical and decision-making abilities related to various investment and resource opportunities
  • Ability to independently structure and build presentations at all levels of insight across all functions (e.g., executive level strategy, in-depth data readouts, pain-point identification)
  • Ability to identify areas for operational improvements through quantitative analysis and drive implementation of recommendations
  • Proven experience working with complex datasets and building tactical and executive facing dashboards
  • Strong financial analysis skills, ability to extract data where it may not be readily available, and translate complex metrics into actionable insights for revenue driving / cost saving decisions
  • Excellent business judgment, communication, and interpersonal skills that result in the ability to work effectively and efficiently across all functions in the business and all levels of leadership
  • Passion for building new businesses and working in an entrepreneurial, rapidly changing market
  • Familiarity with the customer and technical support operations infrastructure, components, and best practices a plus.
  • Generally requires 12 years related experience
  • Bachelors Degree or EquivalentFinance, Accounting

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