Wolters Kluwer Director of Finance, Journals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Director of Finance for Journals partners with executives and senior leaders within finance, publishing, and operations in support of business expansion efforts by providing key financial and strategic decision making support. He or She will drive key financial processes and initiatives including business development, forecasting, budgeting, multi-year strategic planning, and project management. In addition to providing strategic support for growing the business, the Director is also responsible for managing a professional team of six.

Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Drives improved financial performance for over 300 publications/products by providing proactive analytical support and guidance through an understanding of the business and how that translates into financial results

  • Partners with key leaders across the business to ensure financial results are accurately reported and analyzed so strategic decisions are made within the context of financial objectives and performance

  • Provides proactive business partner support in communicating financial and business objectives to external customers

  • Builds and provides oversight for budgets, forecasts and reporting with analysis and recommendations for identifying risks and opportunities based on a deep understanding of business operations, drivers of success, competitive knowledge, and how our business aligns with WK objectives

  • Partners with the legal department, publishing, tax and accounting to provide guidance and oversight in the drafting and negotiating of legal agreements with third parties to limit the financial exposure of third party partnerships

  • Provides financial support in the exploration and development of new products

  • Leads and develops a professional team of six with direct and indirect oversight

  • Leads or participates in key initiatives for the senior leadership and/or executive teams

Job Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting or equivalent experience.

Experience: The equivalent of 7 years' of business, finance, or management experience.

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills with the ability to think critically and creatively to achieve business objectives during both normal and challenging times. He or She will be high energy with the ability to motive others to see beyond the status quo to aid the organization in moving forward in dynamic times.

Travel requirements

Approximately 15%


Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


The individual may be exposed to private and confidential information, including personal health information, and is expected to adhere to company policies and all relevant laws regarding handling of such information.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at 888 (4985) 4771.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and requirements.

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