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Director Financial Planning and Analytics

Oakland, CA, USA | Delta Dental

  • Industry:
    Insurance - Health & Life
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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Reporting to the VP of Financial Operations, the Director Financial Planning & Analytics will play a leadership role in business planning, operational finance, and business analytics functions across the Enterprise. This role will work side by side with the Director of Financial Planning & Administrative Support, Data & Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) teams, and Enterprise Leadership to provide analytical insights and financial models to support strategic business decisions and operational efficiencies. You will recruit, manage and develop a diverse group of finance professionals while providing a strong leadership presence across Finance and the Enterprise. As the leader of Financial Planning and Analytics (FP&A), you bring strong quantitative skills, strategic thinking, sound business judgment, and a successful track record of leadership success. You are skilled at communicating a compelling and inspirational vision of the future of FP&A, inspiring and motivating team members and employees, and sharing the vision consistently and clearly to stakeholders.


• Build trust, credibility, and positive relationships with key business partners within the organization

• Create transparency into financial results by working with business partners to understand trends and drivers to tell compelling stories that will drive business decisions

• Partner with Director, Financial Planning & Administrative Support, Data & Analytics and BI teams to design and improve finance reporting tools/solutions

• Drive financial discipline by designing, implementing and leading planning and forecasting cycles that drive alignment between investment dollars and the company’s strategic objectives

• Partner with functional leaders, process owners and Technology to validate business cases by preparing financial analysis to aid in demonstrating and explaining costs, benefits/business outcomes, and return on investment (ROI) for strategic projects using a variety of reporting and presentation formats

• Develop and execute on FP&A's operational excellence and long-term strategy, anticipating business growth and complexity

• Bring strong leadership skills with demonstrated success in mentoring, developing and growing teams

• Partner with executive leadership to improve business performance by providing insightful reporting and analysis, identifying key issues, and driving accountability


• 12+ years w/Bachelor’s degree; 3+ years leading teams

• MBA/CFA preferred

• Demonstrated track record of applying creativity and innovation to leadership opportunities

• Highly detail oriented with strong analytical and critical thinking skills - fluency in leading, performing and developing rigorous financial, statistical, and broad, data-driven quantitative analysis and models

• Excellent communication and relationship-building skills with an ability to work with various internal and external stakeholders

• Experience managing and building financial teams

• High EQ

• Outstanding presentation and communication skills

• Experience with ERP and corporate financial planning tools (Oracle, Hyperion, Crystal Ball)

• Self starter with a strategic approach who is comfortable implementing and championing processes where required

• Comfortable with rolling up your sleeves working on both strategy and subsequent execution

• Ability to synthesize details into a corporate-level strategic viewpoint

• Continuous process improvements mindset to achieve better results

Base Pay Information

The national base pay range is a good-faith estimate of what Delta Dental may pay for new hires. Actual pay may vary based on Delta Dental’s assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs), related experience, education, certifications and ability to meet required minimum job qualifications. Other factors impacting pay include prevailing wages in the work location and internal equity. $145,000 - $298,800

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