Sr Director Financial Planning & Analysis

VSE HQ Alexandria, 6348 Walker Lane, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America Req #341
Monday, January 11, 2021

SUMMARY:VSE Corporation is seeking to add a Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis to help lead the creation of an FP&A function that drives streamlined communication with stakeholders, aligns budgets and forecasts, and assists senior management in key M&A decisions.As VSE continues to grow, we’re seeking a candidate that can marry process rigor with excellent financial analysis to make more informed corporate-level capital allocation decisions.

The FP&A organization is newly created in VSE and will report to the Vice President of Treasury and Investor Relations and dotted lined to the CFO.This Senior Director role will set the foundation for consistency and accuracy of forecasting and reporting for our three unique business segments.This new leader will also be responsible for directing our organizations efforts to implement a new consolidation and planning tool which will standardize our reporting for all stakeholders including our debt and equity holders. This person will be expected to coach business unit leaders and finance personnel across the company on best-in-class modeling methodologies to improve existing near-term forecasts and establish a long-range financial plan for each business unit.

This person will also be accountable for the creation of a long-term capital plan for the corporation, partnering closely with the CEO, Business Unit Presidents, V.P. Treasurer, and external capital providers (debt and equity).This individual will partner with the most senior representatives of the company and our Board of Directors and will be responsible for owning enterprise-wide strategies and results to drive strategic planning, assess opportunities and risks to frame decision making and lead our operating and capital planning and prioritization.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop strategic capital planning and manage capital allocation decision framework (including M&A).

  • Lead financial forecasting processes with a focus on highlighting insights and providing decision support to align resources with strategic priorities.

  • Synthesize financial communications with all necessary stakeholders including senior management, Board of Directors, investors and creditors.

  • Lead implementation team for new corporate-level planning tool that drives standardized financial reporting and analysis for all business units.

  • Provide ad-hoc decision support for growth opportunities (capital plan sensitivities, underwriting support, executive communications, risk analysis) focusing on delivering value creation aligned to strategic priority areas.

  • Play a critical role on the extended CFO leadership team. Combine best-in-class financial analysis and people leadership to help build a culture focused on shareholder value creation, financial integrity, and people development.

  • Leverage newest technology to deliver faster, more actionable insights for executive leadership team.


  • Enterprise-level financial planning: At least eight years of experience leading financial planning and analysis including annual operating budgets, financial reporting, and financial forecasting. Strong understanding of both corporate and operational finance.Proven operational finance partner.

  • Financial Expertise: At least eight years of experience assisting operating leaders on financial modeling for complex, diversified businesses.Excellent understanding of income statements, cash flow statements, debt and equity funding.Comfortable developing models and owning sensitivity analysis for executive leaders.

  • Financial Communications: Experience with investor relations support and proven strengths in communicating complex financial topics with executive leaders and Board of Directors.Demonstrated proficiency in strategic financial communications including crafting quarterly and ad-hoc presentations.

  • Leadership: Experience leading finance professionals focused on career development.Confident in leading others and assessing strengths and development opportunities.Leverages a broad range of people development skillsets in order to develop talent and build careers across various functions in finance.

  • Financial Consolidation Tools: Experienced in leveraging financial tools (e.g., consolidation tools) to drive operational rigor across finance and operating functions.Proven at partnering with other financial stakeholders (e.g., Accounting, Investor Relations) in order to define standards for reporting and measurement (e.g., chart of accounts, non-GAAP metrics).

  • Education: Outstanding academic credentials including Undergraduate degree is a must.MBA, graduate finance degree and/or CFA, CPA preferred.


  • Education: MBA or graduate finance degree preferred or a CFA/CPA.

  • At least 10 years of experience in corporate finance.


  • The selected applicant will be subject to a background check and drug testing.

Think Analytically, Effective Verbal Communication, Effective Written Communication, Make Decisions, Observe/Examine Details, Remember Details, Interpret Data, Concentrate of Tasks, Adjust to Changes, Handle Stress/Emotions

Regular Attendance, Maintain Work Schedule, Irregular Hours, Attend Meetings, Meet Deadlines, Keyboard/Type, Handle Confidential Info, Use Math/Calculations, Stay Organized, Direct Others

Push or Pull, Balance, Reach, Talk, Hear, See, Repetitive Motion, Eye/Hand Coordination, Fine Manipulation

Dust/Dirt, Noise

VSE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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  • VSE HQ Alexandria, 6348 Walker Lane, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America