• Sr. Director, Finance

    Job Location US-TX-Lewisville
    Accounting & Finance
    Position Type
  • About Blackhawk Network:

    Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. Blackhawk’s digital platform supports prepaid across a network of digital distribution partners including retailers, financial service providers, and mobile wallets. Blackhawk’s Achievers Employee Success Platform™ enables social recognition, which dramatically increases employee engagement and drives business success. For more information, please visit www.blackhawknetwork.com or websites AchieversBlackhawk Engagement Solutions, CardpoolExtraMeasures, Gift Card LabGift Card MallGiftCards.com and OmniCard.


    This role provides leadership in terms of strategic, forward-thinking financial support, controls, decision support, and the operational know-how to help Hawk Incentives (a division of Blackhawk Network) achieve its business performance targets.


    This role will define the business performance standards and metrics, and create/drive internal financial processes and systems to be simple, predictive and accessible. He/she will ensure appropriate due diligence is applied to business decisions, maintaining the integrity of reported information, synthesizing that information into a strategic asset, and forecasting with a high level of predictability. He/she will need to be comfortable operating in an environment where perfect data is not available and assumptions are required to estimate short-term P&L implications as well as build long-term financial projections.  Additionally, the finance leader will need to attract, develop and retain talent within the organization.


    • Lead the Corporate Hawk Incentive FPA team and develop/maintain relationships with the Accounting, Sales, Account management, operations, IT, Customer Care, Marketing teams to ensure quality deliverables and proper information flow.
    • Direct the overall process for the bottoms-up development of the annual expense budget, resource planning analysis, and rolling forecast updates.
    • Oversee fiscal period and quarterly financial reporting, analysis, and forecasting of the consolidated Income Statement and all sub-entities
    • Oversee and providing reporting and variance analysis of fiscal period and quarterly results, strategic scenario planning, and other business analysis.
    • Partner with the business unit GM in the development of strategic (multi-year) long-term financial plans, encompassing investment plans and capital needs.
    • Ensure that all Corporate FPA and Executive requests are met in a timely fashion
    • Provide strategic insights to GM and GVP of Sales on client/division portfolio
    • Supervision of all FPA staff and the functions they perform, including development of individual growth objectives
    • Support quarterly external reporting, including earnings releases and earnings call support information.
    • Establish and maintain strong business controls; drive increased visibility into expense risk areas.
    • Provide a high level of thought process to recommend areas for improvement and lead projects to enhance the reporting and analytical infrastructure.
    • Enhance and/or define reporting requirements to support the business and operations - standardize them, - centralize delivery.
    • Help evolve methodologies to improve insights into the financial drivers of the business, especially at the client/product line reporting.
    • Make recommendations as changes occur in business drivers, reporting requirements, and organization structures.  Understand the implications on the overall company business model.
    • Provide management team with insightful decision support and drive executive level ad hoc financial analysis as required.
      Perform the role of finance coach/trusted business advisor to G&A organization leaders in growing and scaling the business.
    • Exhibit a fine balance of controls, strategy, planning and metric management.
    • Develop direct reports to grow, scale, and potentially rotate into different roles over time.


    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field; MBA preferred.
    • 15+ years of progressive finance experience leading corporate planning initiatives across global organizations with both business unit and geography based structures.
    • 10+ years of management experience.
    • Proven track record of effectively managing, leading and developing high performance teams to grow and scale with the business.
    • Strong budgeting, forecasting, and analysis experience required, with previous experience managing a Corporate FP&A function.
    • Familiarity with enterprise planning software, including design and on-going efficiency enhancements. Cognos and MS Dynamics experience preferred.
    • Experience serving in a key finance leadership position for a fast-growing company, preferably in the payments industry.
    • Has preferably played a critical role in helping a $1B+ business scale to $3-5B+ by driving forecasting and analysis efficiencies and process improvements.
    • Experience in driving the strategic, financial analysis and evaluation of potential M&A activity highly desirable.
    • Strong collaboration and team building skills, especially with the Accounting organization, U.S. business units leaders and country managers.
    • Experience as a strategic thinker, can effectively translate strategies into financial plans.
    • Has a proactive and constructive style of engagement with business leaders to earn credibility as a finance partner who adds value and helps drive business results.
    • Builds strong relationships.
    • Broad business acumen and problem solving skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional initiatives.
    • A self-directed leader able to adapt quickly to changes in priorities.
    • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
    • Roll-up-the-sleeves attitude and a hands-on approach.


    Blackhawk Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Blackhawk Network believes that diversity leads to strength.





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