Director of Strategy and Finance

US-MI-Farmington Hills
Company
Smile America Partners
Job Type
Full-Time
Category
Operations

Overview

The Director of Strategy and Finance will report directly to the CFO and interface with the CFO and CEO in almost all aspects of the business. The Director will play an essential role in virtually all aspects of strategic decision making, financial operational analysis, and interface regularly with the senior operators across all functions of the company. The Director will also interface regularly with the multi-billion dollar Private Equity owner and be tasked with special projects designed by members of the Board of Directors. This position with regularly interface with the company’s equity sponsor and may potentially engage with other outside stakeholders (i.e. lenders, auditors, regulators)

 

Essential Functions:

  • Economic Strategy & Forecasting: Responsible for leading and/or supporting financial forecasting, performance analysis, modeling and planning: projecting the short and long-term financial picture of the company.
  • Limited Controllership Duties: Assist the Controller, when necessary, in presenting and reporting financial information of the company in compliance with GAAP and other agencies, including lenders.
  • Serve as the critical partner to the ops team in bringing analytics to management of the company,– key areas include field team productivity, recruiting, staffing, and all internal operations

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop timely and accurate financial reports and analysis on performance, financial trends, and budgets in order to assist the CFO/CEO, the Board and other senior leaders
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of the introduction of new programs/strategies.
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization; i.e., evaluation of potential alliances acquisitions and/or mergers
  • Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the CFO/CEO/Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
  • Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within and outside of the financial function. The ability to interface with operators with limited financial acumen is critical.
  • Continual improvement of the forecasting and budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets.
  • Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Ability to work with disparate systems and incomplete data to create meaningful reports and analytics.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Self-starter with first-rate analytical and critical thinking; Must also possess a high EQ.
  • Clear upward mobility and executive presence for promotion to a senior leadership role.
  • 5+ years of work experience, including three years of recent / relevant experience working in a finance leadership role or Investment Bank; Two years of operations (particularly at a healthcare or healthcare related company) experience is a plus. Strategic / operational management consulting experience a plus
  • Willingness to do what it takes to achieve the objectives of the role and the organization, including occasional overnight travel to New York City
  • Relationship-building skills to positively influence and direct others without direct line authority;
  • Entrepreneurial mentality and flexibility to succeed in a demanding yet innovative environment; Experience interacting with individuals across a range of backgrounds and tenures, including middle and senior management

 

Educational Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; an MBA or advanced degree is a plus.
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Expert Level Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

 

Who We Are

Smile America Partners is the nation's leading in-school dental program founded almost two decades ago by two moms, who happen to also be dentists. The founders saw a tremendous need among underserved school aged children who did not have easy access to dental care and who often suffered from poor oral hygiene, tooth decay, pain and associated medical problems. Knowing that many parents could not take their children to the dentist due to issues including time off from work and transportation challenges, they sought to bring the care to the need. Today, through its dental partners, Smile America Partners provides preventive and restorative care to approximately 500,000 children per year.

 

Tooth decay is the most common, and preventable disease among children, more common than asthma. In fact, each year, over 51 million school hours are lost due to oral health related issues.

 

Smile America Partners affiliates with state licensed dentists, hygienists and assistants who use state-of-the-art portable equipment to provide all services onsite, directly in the school or in a self-contained mobile dental facility on site at the school. If portable equipment is used, classrooms, auditoriums or other school venues are literally transformed into fully functional dental offices for the day. Our expertise, obtained through years of experience bringing mobile dental care to schools, as well as through our highly qualified staff, enables us to bring exceptional care with minimal disruption to the normal school routine.

 

Smile America Partners is currently active in 20 states and has ongoing strategic partnerships with over 8,000 school districts, including 21 of the 25 largest school districts in the country.

 

Given the ongoing lack of access for many underserved children across the country, our services are in great demand and we are always looking for caring, compassionate professionals to join our team and play their part in making a difference in the lives of today's underserved children.

 

Rewarding Work. Competitive Compensation. Smile America Partners.

 

Smile America Partners is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

 

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