Western Union Senior Manager, Finance in San Francisco, California

Job Title: Senior Manager, Finance

Requisition #: 1802342

Western Union is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we’re on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved – billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and businesses. So, if you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you.

Right now, we are seeking a Senior Manager, Finance based at Western Union’s Digital headquarters in San Francisco, California.

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • Responsible for the $430M Digital P&L which is integrated in the regional P&Ls

  • Coordinates with the regional Finance teams for the annual GMT Digital financial plan and the associated budgeting, forecasting and R&O processes; key contributor to the GMT Digital strategic planning process, including the LRF and financial analysis of long-term investments

  • Manages ongoing reporting cycle to ensure routine dissemination of business performance and discussion of results with GMT

  • Digital management Partners with GMT Digital & Regional leaders to support key business decisions; define clear leading indicator drivers of financial outcomes

  • Owns the management / financial tracking related to GMT Digital pricing investments and strategic investments; maintains an up-to-date workforce plan

  • Supports effort to reduce commission rates, bank fees and other distribution costs; accountable for driving productivity efforts and minimizing agent losses

  • Aligns to GMT Digital business priorities (e.g. new business efforts, org. changes, work-force planning, zero-based budgeting, product/channel cost attribution, etc.)

  • Codifies know-how and ways of working, ensuring consistency and accountability in adherence to defined policies and practices, reducing exceptions and variation

  • Focuses on continuous end-to-end process improvement for areas of accountability

What you will need to succeed:

  • Minimum 7 - 10 years of relevant finance experience.

  • A Bachelors’ Degree is required; an MBA degree is preferred.

  • The ideal candidate will have relevant Financial Services industry experience (e.g., cross-border payments, foreign exchange products) and will have had prior exposure to similar global and highly matrixed/organizational environments (e.g., size, global scope, structure), as well as broad experience in, or knowledge of, other CFO functions.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • High degree of financial acumen, understanding of impacts on financial statements, links with accounting, tax, treasury, etc.

  • An understanding of the company’s value delivery chain with the customer in mind and is able to build efficiency and effectiveness across the organization

  • Strong financial and strategic aptitude and proven track record of successfully leading a project from start to finish.

  • Strong analytical skills and detail oriented

  • Able to have transparent and productive relationships with peers and collaborate successfully across the organization

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills to effectively motivate a team and partner with cross functional teams and senior management.

  • Demonstrated ability to engage and influence others

  • Self-starter, willingness to accept challenges, will take the lead and execute

The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrated integrity, honesty, and discretion.

  • Committed to core values and ethical business conduct.

  • The ability to work effectively with business and functional leadership and the fortitude to stand up for what is right.

  • Excellent team player; can build strong relationships and leverage internal and external alliances.

  • Understands organizational interdependencies, able to leverage and build relationships.

  • Strategic thinker yet practical problem solver who can drive change with strong verbal and written communication skills who builds teams and enjoys a fast pace working environment.

  • Strong communication skills and executive presence.

  • The ability to clearly and succinctly report key issues, business impact, and recommendations for improvement.

  • An ability to communicate complex plans and issues in language appropriate for non-technical audiences.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and people manager capabilities with the ability to set a strategic direction with priorities for the FP&A function within a complex business.

  • Solid project management skills.

  • Demonstrated track record of attention to detail, successful time management, and ability to strategize and prioritize based on business plans and anticipated legal, financial, and strategic risks.

  • A flexible problem-solver.

  • Can manage a large and diverse portfolio of projects and issues and rapidly assess situations with multiple outcomes and consequences.

  • A confident, proactive self-starter What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.

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