• Director, Finance

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    Becker Professional Education
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The Director of Finance at Becker Professional Education plays a key role in the financial management and growth of the organization. The individual directly supports and reports to the President of Becker Education, with dotted line reporting to the Professional Education Vice President of Finance & Strategy, and manages the Becker finance team. The individual is responsible for providing vision, leadership, management and execution of the financial and strategic planning processes, and guiding teams to implement the identified objectives.


    Responsible for the overall finance function for the organization, and leading a team to accomplish the following:

    • Develop annual operating budgets, mid-year forecasts and monthly projections including capital.
    • Create timely, detailed, and accurate analysis of monthly actual results to budgeted results, financial reports, and financial trends.
    • Develop metrics or models to improve business operations, budgeting and forecasting process.
    • Perform financial analysis and modeling to identify resource and investment alternatives
    • Provide financial support to leadership team.
    • Leads the development of analysis or other special projects to support strategic and executive management decisions as assigned by the President and/or Vice President including pricing, operating model changes, etc.
    • Leads analysis of past trends and future demand; proposes strategic direction, provides thought leadership and engages senior leadership and other influencers as needed.
    • Responsible for delivering the 5-year strategic plan with supporting detail and financials to Becker and Adtalem executive leadership.
    • Evaluates and advises management on the impact of short-term and long-range initiatives and plans.
    • Ensures continuous improvement of all financial processes including planning, planning software utilization and alignment with enterprise reporting operations.
    • Works with cross-functional project teams to solve business problems and can succeed in a matrixed operating environment.
    • Partners with strategy team(s) on the prioritization of strategic initiatives and evaluates investment opportunities for strategic and financial value. 
    • Completes other duties as assigned.


      • Bachelor's degree in Finance or related field; MBA required
      • 7-10 years financial planning & analysis experience required with demonstrated leadership of planning and forecasting cycles and P&L financial management prior experience with TM1 is a plus
      • Superior quantitative and qualitative analytical skills combined with outstanding written and verbal communication skills required
      • Demonstrated management and supervisory experience required, with proven success in talent development
      • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and secondary research skills needed.  Ability to synthesize and clearly articulate information a must.
      • Excellent leadership and management capabilities to train and develop staff.

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.


    Who We Are

    Becker Professional Education, is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting and finance, project management, talent development, international business and healthcare professions. See why professionals around the world prepare to advance their careers through our CPA Exam Review, ACCA® Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP® Exam Review, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) courses and USMLE® Review. Our industry leading experience has also resulted in life-long partnerships as LMS providers to fit your businesses needs - whether it's Lean Six Sigma Certifications or Continuing Professional Education courses. Throughout our more than 50-year history, Becker has earned a strong track record of student success through world-class teaching, curriculum and learning tools that enable its students to develop the knowledge and performance skills necessary to stay ahead in an ever-changing business world.


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