VP, Financial Planning & Analysis

About this role:

Gartner is looking for a well-rounded VP, Financial Planning & Analysis who can provide key leadership support for critical financial and budget related projects with in our Human Resource, Finance, Legal, Information Technology, Real Estate, & Corporate business units. The candidate will be responsible for supporting Executive and Operation Committee members with respect to budget forecasting, financial management, reporting, analysis, business strategy and mission critical priorities.

What you’ll do:

  • Partner with senior leaders in the business on executing key priorities
  • Lead and Manage Finance team to effectively support BU executive management and extended leadership teams
  • Lead one or more business unit's budgeting and forecasting processes; establish targets, create work plans, manage key deliverables, and coordinate with key stakeholders including the BU executive team
  • Own all aspects of financial reporting for business unit(s); including the design, creation and management of the monthly report package, monthly corporate reporting, sales reporting, quarterly earnings, board of directors and other ad hoc requirements
  • Provide insights to key performance drivers and participate in incremental investment decisions
  • Actively manage the P&L in partnership with the BU executive team
  • Ensure timely, accurate reporting
  • Analyze financial performance and key performance drivers


  • BS in Finance or Accounting & MBA; CPA desired
  • 10+ years of experience in public and or private industry accounting with emphasis on financial reporting (internal and external)
  • Ability to interact with senior level management
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong management and supervisory skills with the ability to mentor and roll up sleeves
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, planning, communication and processing skills
  • Spreadsheet expertise; Oracle & Hyperion proficiency a must; Access database a desired
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, i.e., Excel and Word
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and GAAP
  • Experience operating in a global environment (multi-national, multi-cultural, FX).
  • Capacity to perform detailed analysis while understanding the big picture implication(s)
  • Flexibility for some travel

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