Director, Corporate Strategy & Reporting

| Greater LA Area

Job Description

We are seeking a Director, Corporate Strategy & Reporting to join a high-growth technology company. Reporting to the VP, Corporate Development & Strategic Finance, this position is highly visible and requires the ideal candidate to perform multiple roles within the company. The candidate will develop and drive the long-term strategic vision at LegalZoom, execute corporate finance initiatives, and evaluate global acquisition and investment opportunities that fit within the company's strategic goals. In addition, the candidate will bring thought leadership and business partnering to senior executives across the organization by supporting a wide range of management reporting, strategic analysis, and decision-making as well as proving key insights and analytics to our institutional investors. 

 

Responsibilities:

Corporate Strategy: You will assist with the development of our long-term strategic vision, execute corporate finance initiatives, and evaluate global acquisition and investment opportunities. Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as a thought partner to the CFO and VP of Corporate Development & Strategic Finance, executives and business leaders of the company to help provide a strategic perspective on critical questions, such as new business opportunities, lines and products;
  • Lead and execute high-priority corporate finance initiatives such as M&A, debt and equity transactions;
  • Identify and develop a robust funnel for potential acquisitions and investments;
  • Manage proposed transactions, including serving as an active participant in deal negotiation process, preparing term sheets, managing extensive due diligence, developing definitive agreements, disclosures, and other deal documents as well as provide support for acquisition integration;
  • Develop presentations on transaction proposal, business rationale, markets, and acquisition and investment opportunities for the executive management team and Board of Directors;
  • Lead the creation and development of detailed business models of proposed strategies and/or valuation scenarios, including market forecasts, competitor share forecasts, investment needs, and evaluate revenue and cost-saving synergy opportunities;
  • Drive the implementation of key strategic initiatives, including development of roadmaps, support processes, and organizational requirements;
  • Partner closely with and act as a trusted advisor to stakeholders across LegalZoom Work to lead and conduct analyses to identify opportunities and support the strategic initiatives recommended;
  • Develop and execute treasury initiatives such as FX and interest rate hedging strategies; and
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and lead cross-functional projects that drive revenue growth, increase profitability and/or strengthen performance

 

Reporting: You will be responsible for the delivery of financial reporting and KPIs to the executive management team, Board of Directors, institutional investors, and lenders, ensuring a high degree of quality, timeliness, and accuracy as well as highlighting key business insights. Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the preparation and delivery of presentations and memorandums discussing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial results and KPIs to the executive management, the Board, our institutional investors and lenders;
  • Develop insightful reporting packages and presentations that summarize data and help facilitate decision-making for our business partners as well as senior leadership team;
  • Bring thought leadership, creativity, and alternative solutions to the function, as appropriate, including analyzing and recommending new metrics and performance indicators to help identify trends and deliver insightful and actionable metrics;
  • Continually improve processes, lead change and elevate the level of reporting and analysis;
  • Collaborate with the Finance team to deliver information for planning, actuals, and analysis to drive business performance;
  • Assemble and summarize data to structure sophisticated reports and presentations on financial status, opportunities, and risks;
  • Supervise, mentor and develop direct reports; and
  • Provide ad hoc analysis of complex data and make recommendations for action as well as lead various other reporting projects including decision support, metrics and analytics

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or a quantitative discipline;
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive finance experience with a preference for technology company experience;
  • Work experience in investment banking, private equity, investment management, consulting, e-commerce, internet or subscription businesses;
  • Understanding of digital content, devices and subscription businesses;
  • Familiarity with the key performance metrics used to evaluate internet businesses including subscription products;
  • Extensive experience partnering with senior leadership both in Finance and cross-functionally as well as ability to work in a collaborative and team-centric culture;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to manage a high-performing team by setting goals and helping people succeed in their careers;
  • Strong work ethic with ability to multi-task and perform in a self-managed environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to package and present complex analysis and recommendations clearly;
  • Advanced Excel skills, and strong skills in Word and PowerPoint;
  • Demonstrated excellence in business analytics and tools with systems experience such as Tableau, Planning Systems (Hyperion) and Oracle Financials being highly desirable; and
  • Energized by a challenging and highly demanding role, forward-thinking, credible and dedicated to producing high quality work

LegalZoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to diversity.

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Beautiful downtown Glendale, CA. Tons of restaurants and shopping.
101 N Brand Blvd Ste 1100, Glendale, CA 91203

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