Director, Finance Business Partner at Pontoon Solutions

Pontoon Solutions

Director, Finance Business Partner

Virtual, United States

Job ID: 8759


The Finance Business Partner is a strategic role that provides financial insight and complex analysis of the operating results of the assigned Vertical(s). This role requires a forward-looking individual that will connect financial outcomes to the strategy associated with each of the assigned clients.


  • Develops deep knowledge and understanding of assigned clients/Vertical to provide fiscal and organizational advice regarding programs, service offerings and objectives.
  • Partners with operational management to formulate client/Vertical budgets and forecasts.
  • Partners with Commercial Finance on pricing of new and existing business.
  • Effectively communicates with Pontoon Corporate accounting and forecasting to ensure Vertical profit and loss statements are accurate.
  • Identifies, creates and applies financial performance metrics to measure the expected profitability/return on sales for assigned clients.
  • Leads the creation, running, preparation, and analysis of various reports on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually or ad hoc basis.
  • Utilizes financial management systems, databases and tools, including the development, analysis and distribution of a variety of customized financial reports.
  • Recommends and assists with identifying, developing and deploying short- and long-term plans to improve profitability and operating results.
  • Partners with management in the execution of process performance assessments, identifies areas of potential enhancements, and implements solutions.
  • Stays abreast of leading economic, business and industry trends, analyzes operational impact and produces summarizing reports for management.
  • Assists with and supports the administration of the division’s annual operating budget(s), including performing forecasting and financial analysis for key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Provides coaching and mentoring to less experienced team members.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business or a related field.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of financial analysis experience.
  • Six Sigma certification: Lean Certification and/or Green Belt preferred, but not required.
  • Experience working with Big Four Accounting Firm preferred, but not required.


  • Skilled in communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously while meeting assigned deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively influence others at various levels within the organization.
  • Ability to effectively and accurately gather, interpret, report, and use data and other information in conducting responsibilities.
  • Highly accurate and detail-oriented with the ability to meet deadlines and adapt to change.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of processes, develop improvements and/or recommend changes or alternatives.
  • Ability to identify existing and new trends as well as evaluate and predict their impact on the organization.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to understand and apply General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial analysis principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures, as well as the ability to prepare and monitor budget information.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to utilize automated financial systems and tools, such as Hyperion and Oracle Financials.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook.

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