Home Depot Director-Merchandising Finance in Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSEThe Director of Finance provides total financial leadership, direction and analysis to the functional management team by driving functional financial metrics, controlling costs, and working closely with the Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Functional Leader in order to achieve goals and add shareholder value. This person will be the key driver of the Strategic, Operating, and Resource Planning (SOAR) process.MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIESConducts financial planning and forecasting for the functional area. Conducts Pro-Forma Financial Analysis. Develops and executes cost controls. Identifies process improvement opportunities to drive profitability and develops improvement strategies. Responsible for appropriate selection, performance appraisals, termination and professional development of assigned staff.NATURE AND SCOPETypically reports to the Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Functional Leader Accountable for the management of a department or functional group through subordinate supervisors/managers and for all personnel issues -- including selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development of subordinates.ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTSEnvironment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.Travel: Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSMust be eighteen years of age or older.Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.Education Required:The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.Years of Relevant Work Experience: 8 yearsPhysical Requirements:Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.Preferred Qualifications:MBA Financial planning and analysis experienceKnowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Knowledge of Finance and Accounting Principles and Practices. Business Planning/Strategy Setting experiencw. Budgeting, Financial Planning and Financial Modeling skills. Knowledge of International Business and Finance. Ability to Interact with all levels of associates.