Senior Director, Global Products FP&A

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world’s leader in digital payments technology, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You’re an Individual. We’re the team for you. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

Visa is looking for a strategic finance leader to join our Global Products Finance team.  This Senior Director will collaborate with a key members of Visa’s executive leadership team to develop financial strategies and drive analytics to enable business decision making.  They will drive the long-term planning, forecasting, and budgeting processes for the businesses they support including Real Time Payments, Tokenization, Secure Remote Commerce, Global Network Processing, ATM and other key platforms.  In addition, they will provide detailed monthly reports and analysis on the performance of the businesses.  The position involves driving important insights with senior finance leaders and executive management and require strong influence management skills.  The Senior Director Global Products Finance will mentor and manage the team to provide top notch business partnership.  The ideal candidate will have a deep background in financial and general business analysis, preferably with a public company, and demonstrated experience managing teams and collaborating with various functions.


Basic Qualifications:

  • experience with a Bachelor’s Degree; 10 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters/MBA/JD/MD); or a minimum of 5 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, engineering or relevant technical field
  • MBA strongly preferred
  • Investment banking and/or management consulting strongly preferred
  • At least 10 years of professional experience or equivalent with 5-7 years of relevant experience in a well-disciplined organization where best practices are integral to the management of the business
  • Experience leading a Financial Planning & Analysis (or similar) team with a thorough understanding of financial accounting and management reporting
  • Proactive, strategic thinker
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Superior problem solving skills with ability to communicate effectively with executive management
  • Must be detail oriented to ensure accuracy and quality of output
  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills
  • Ability to work effectively with other functional areas and understand the operational and cultural issues relevant to achieving superior results
  • Client focused with tenacity to resolve issues and conflicts
  • High energy and enthusiasm required to partner with multiple stakeholders
  • Able to work in a dual reporting

Additional Information

Essential Functions:

Strategic Advice and Partnership:

  • Partner with head of business to develop long term financial plans
  • Develop and present strategic insights about the business
  • Align functional goals and strategies to broader global initiatives
  • Lead performance diagnostics, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting
  • Become a trusted business partner to all business units and executive management

Financial Management:

  • Lead preparation of the annual business plan and analysis
  • Interpret and present key findings for senior leadership audience
  • Enable management by providing timely, accurate information
  • Understand business drivers and recommend measures to further improve results
  • Establish efficient processes for monthly and quarterly performance reporting for optimal result

Project Management:

  • Spearhead ad-hoc projects to further improve the overall performance of the team and organization(s)
  • Decision support to senior finance leadership on investment / project decisions as well as strategic organizational and functional developments
  • Provide thought leadership and guidance over core processes building efficiencies and streamlining deliverables

Business Engagement:

  • Integration of finance into the business; attend team meetings /  understanding of the business
  • Tailored, effective presentations, analysis and dialogue with each business partner
  • Timely, meaningful views on their business
  • Dialogue around budget and spend to optimize budget and investments; return-on-investment discipline
  • Robust toolkit to help manage the business and enable management decision making

People Management:

  • Attract, recruit and train top talent into the Finance organization
  • Mentor and manage a team of high performing finance resources by helping to create a center of excellence and instilling best practices across finance
  • Influence, motivate and collaborate with key business partners and stakeholders

Work Hours:

  • Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours

Travel Requirements:

  • This position requires no travel

Mental/Physical Requirements:

  • This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

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