The Children's Place Stores, Inc. -

VP FINANCE

2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-29014
# Positions
1
SECAUCUS
New Jersey

Overview

The Vice President, Finance is managing and leading all work streams related to Investor Relations and Treasury. In addition, they will provide leadership oversight to the overall budgeting, forecasting, planning, and financial analysis functions.   The position will lead the development of an investor communications strategy and operating plan and will work closely with the executive team and board members. This leader will develop an IR strategy and provide the investment community with an accurate portrayal of the company’s performance and prospects. This position will require the ability to interact with all levels and must have the ability to direct and mentor staff members.  This position will need to understand the department’s financial needs and be able to develop and manage the process and its deliverables to the department users

Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities:

Investor Relations:

  • Responsible for the company’s Investor Relations program, reporting to the CFO, and working closely with the CEO & COO.
  • Serve as a key company spokesperson to the financial community by establishing and maintaining strong relationships investors
  • Plan and manage quarterly earnings releases and conference calls. Develop key themes and issues to be presented and work closely with executive staff to communicate strategies.
  • Develop and execute on a long-range investor targeting plan to maintain current investors and develop prospective investors
  • Provide final feedback and approval for all external press releases and key business announcements
  • Broaden awareness and interest in the Company through financial conferences, road shows, analyst days and company visits/meetings
  • Work closely with key members of senior management (and corporate communications as appropriate) on public responses to time-sensitive issues impacting the company’s financial performance
  • Direct and execute the collection, analysis, and presentation of feedback to the company of investors’ perceptions and opinions, relative stock price movements, and periodic ownership analysis
  • Competitive analysis track and summarize market intelligence and competitive information.
  • Regulatory filings: collaborates with CFO, General Counsel, CEO to provide communications input on all regulatory filings
  • Prepare Quarterly Board of Director updates for the CFO

 

Treasury:

  • Provide executive support on all workflows of the Treasury Department, including bank relationships and bank borrowing, wire transfers, ACH and information reporting
  • Oversee the company’s international growth initiatives and engage with the proper banking and internal partners to fully support the supply chain initiatives and corporate finance related goals.
  • Ensure documentation is in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Lead the company’s Investment Policy and meet annually with the Audit Committee to review the policy and the internal controls embedded in that policy

 

Financial Planning:

  • Provide leadership oversight for the annual financial plan and the monthly financial forecast processes to provide a realistic assessment of the near term financial future
  • Direct timely and accurate reporting and analysis and ensure that the operational teams comply with corporate financial policies and procedures
  • Drive strategic initiatives including productivity enhancements and cost saving programs
  • Identify, scope, and complete special projects that will result in streamlining existing processes for greater efficiencies throughout the organization
  • Lead meetings and other opportunities to prepare, organize, and interpret financial information in multiple contexts to drive decision making

Qualifications

Skills and Behaviors:

  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills with the ability to convey company strategy and messaging
  • Solid understanding of financial statements, strong analytical skills
  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated track record of success
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and work proactively with other functions to understand the company's story and vision
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent judgment and ability to motivate and lead a highly functioning team
  • Must be extremely well organized and able to handle changing priority
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the current regulatory environment
  • Possess a high level of integrity and sensitivity to confidential information

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field;  CPA, CFA or MBA preferred
  • 15 + years of experience in finance, investor relations for a retail organization or multi-product manufacturing company
  • Experience in other functional areas e.g Treasury / Corporate Finance preferred
  • Experience managing staff with a proven record of developing staff level employees

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