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Greater Peoria, IL

Finance Senior Director (Assurance)



Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

We are the leading provider of professional services to the middle market globally, our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential. Our exceptional people are the key to our unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience and our ability to be compelling to our clients. You’ll find an environment that inspires and empowers you to thrive both personally and professionally. There’s no one like you and that’s why there’s nowhere like RSM.

As the senior finance leader to the Assurance (Audit) line of business, this role is part of the Finance leadership team and functions as an integral part of the P&L activities, oversees all financial and operational activities, directs preparation of current financial reports and summaries, forecasts for future business growth and general economic outlooks. This role is responsible for assessing and improving the financial performance of the Assurance teams and driving strategy, analysis, and planning, which includes directing and supervising the efficient operations of all FP&A as necessary; including but not limited to, budgeting, forecasting, pricing, and financial analysis.

Financial Management Operations

  • Drive the financial performance of the Assurance teams by providing input about business-critical decisions and strategies.
  • Collaborate with leadership to lead and define strategies and objectives that align with the overall direction of the firm, quantify the value of any opportunities, and assess progress against the Assurance teams financial goals.
  • Act as a spokesperson for all Assurance financial opportunities and oversee strategic and tactical matters as they relate to the Assurance budget, contract management, technology needs, cost analysis, reporting, forecasting, and M&A activity.
  • Participate in cross-department executive committees and other initiatives as the financial information expert.
  • Presents and tells a story to firm-level executive leaders regarding the financial performance, strategies, and opportunities for all Assurance teams.
  • Use creativity and imagination in creating cost savings ideas and benchmarks those ideas against outside agencies.
  • Manage Operating Expenses at the Enterprise level and take responsibility for forecasting, managing actual versus forecast variances, and ensure the spend in various categories is in line with desired benchmarks.

Long-Range Planning

  • Responsible for the validation, integrity, and in-depth comprehension of all financial reporting for Assurance teams.
  • Oversees the presentation of insightful operational analysis and reporting of key performance metrics of on-going results and takes a leadership role to drive top and bottom-line growth.
  • Identifies and utilizes the right data to help leaders see around corners and continue to grow the business with minimal disruption.
  • Understands the story behind the numbers and translates this into forward-looking narratives and forecasts which align with underlying business and market insights.
  • Accountable as member of the Assurance leadership team for forecasting and delivering financial plans that meet targeted revenue and profit goals.

Trend Analysis

  • Provides timely and accurate analytics to support actionable and strategic business decisions.
  • Creates ad-hoc financial analysis and reporting as required by senior leaders.
  • Coordinates with the Controller in the preparation of financial period close activities, journal entries and variance analysis.

Talent Development and Leadership

  • Motivate and develop a high performing global team of finance professionals.
  • Respond positively to changing circumstances, seek and implement change to drive business improvement, serve as a model of change.
  • Drive collaboration and communication throughout the organization and eliminate silo behaviors.
  • Create and maintain an environment to support Assurance financial strategic initiatives.

At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people. We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off. We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients. Learn more about our total rewards at https://rsmus.com/careers/working-at-rsm/benefits.

RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process and/or employment/partnership. RSM is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-274-3978 or send us an email at careers@rsmus.com.

RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). If you are a recent U.S. college / university graduate possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience in a same or similar role to the one for which you are applying, excluding internships, you may be eligible for hire as an experienced associate.

Compensation Range: $179,500 - $318,500

Individuals selected for this role will be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on firm and individual performance.