Director (VP) of Finance & Credit

Job Overview

Our client in the Princeton area of NJ has an excellent opportunity for a Director (VP) of Finance & Credit!  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Defines department business strategy to align resources and priorities that are in agreement with strategic company-wide objectives.
  • Reviews and approves the financial & credit analysis of corporates under his level of delegations. Is responsible for producing the risk assessment and recommendation on large exposures. Maintains and develops relationship with the Risk Underwriting teams.
  • Uses Business Objects or other statistical packages to monitor results regularly and report information in a timely manner. Experience in analyzing, manipulating and interpreting large amounts of data to articulate business insight in a clear and consistent manner, including internal financial controls and forecasting.
  • Drives results by managing a strong team and consistently contributing to the motivation of the team members.
  • Reviews, updates and coordinates the risk assessment strategy on companies to ensure an efficient and effective credit assessment and monitoring process
  • Liaises with the other services of the company (Underwriting, Organization, IT, etc.) on risk assessment and monitoring projects and enhancements and drive projects to completion.
  • Manages the sourcing and purchase of information within the allocated budget.
  • Oversees and manages the activity by defining and monitoring objectives and taking the necessary measures to ensure consistent levels of production and quality at every step of the information process.
  • Main point of contact in other countries and works to strengthen communication with other entities to optimize the relationships.
  • Follows up and handles anomalies in the processing of requests received as well as ensures that turnaround times are respected. Balances the workload amongst team members. Manages escalations and appeals within appropriate delegations.
  • Is in direct relationship with the information providers. Reviews periodically their performance; controls the activity, optimizes and improves the supply of information from information providers.
  • Willingness to travel within the United States and or abroad (approx. 10%).

 

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with a concentration in Finance or Risk Management. MBA is preferred.
  • 10 years related work experience in the finance field, preferably financial analysis or risk underwriting.
  • Knows perfectly the business information market and credit insurance market.
  • Very good understanding of the economy.
  • Strong process and analytical skills; intellectually curious.
  • Significant knowledge and education/training in financial analysis and credit management.
  • Experience with the development of policies and internal controls.
  • Strong Excel spreadsheet skills.
  • Proven leadership, extensive team management experience (10+ years).
  • Good negotiation skills, tactful when dealing with sensitive issues.
  • A high level of responsiveness toward internal and external clients and suppliers.
  • Strong organization and multi-tasking capability.
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