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Digital Realty


Director, Finance

  10 post office square, Boston

Position Title: Director, Finance

Location: Remote


Your role

The Director of Finance will serve as a strategic advisor, steward for improving data quality, evangelist for the role that analytics can play in improving public external reporting, operational performance, decision making and business outcomes for the organization. Using data driven insights to improve effectiveness is essential to our organization’s ongoing growth and transformation strategy; as such, this is a critical role with significant interaction to people throughout the organization including the executive leadership team.

Their team will focus on further developing the processes and information flow into our core systems of management, building out and making accessible, recurring reporting as well as spearheading complex ad-hoc analysis and quarterly earnings preparation.

This role will function as the finance organization’s advocate for best-in-class statistical data governance, structure, availability, and analysis.


What you’ll need

The successful candidate will excel at operating in a fast paced, fluid environment, and will be crucial in advancing insights and solutions through analytics and data science. Requirements include:

  • Ability to problem solve with great attention to detail as well as the ability to work with little supervision, multi-task, and learn quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in high-pressure situations
  • 8 to 10 years of experience performing typical FP&A responsibilities including month/quarter end reporting, trend analysis and result presentations
  • 5+ years of direct management experience
  • Work collaboratively across organizations, developing creative solutions and aligning diverse viewpoints around goals
  • Work effectively with others to achieve shared goals through cooperation, sharing knowledge, joint problem-solving, and celebrating success
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – including ability to effectively present complex data to senior management
  • Strong experience with the Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint and Excel a must), as well experience with business intelligence systems (e.g. Oracle BI, PowerBI)
  • Digital Realty cares about the health and safety of its workforce, customers, and vendors. Digital Realty encourages all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated by their start date. Employees who are not fully COVID-19 vaccinated will need to comply with our weekly COVID-19 testing requirements, subject to applicable workplace accommodation requirements.


What you’ll do

Develop and execute a long-term strategy for statistical data, reporting and analytics the organization. Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Leading a reporting team, with a core focus on reporting leasing and occupancy-based statistics as well as building out mechanisms for the information to be accessible, widely and globally.
  • Teaching and coaching users of the reports and dashboards that are created
  • Developing a standardized set of reports or dashboards that help support quarterly earnings presentations
  • Executing a standardization policy including identification and definition of KPIs
  • Work with management to develop standardized processes to allow for accurate and consistent measurement of business performance
  • Interfacing with the IT organization to ensure alignment between data and analytics platforms and the business requirements
  • Collaborating and partnering closely with functional leadership and business analysts to guide the identification of prioritized business questions and approaches to uncover new insights
  • Enabling the adoption of data governance, data stewardship, and data capture/reporting standards to improve data quality and the insights obtained from analytics
  • Shaping, establishing and guiding Digital Realty’s data and analytics strategy, roadmap and platforms from evaluation to implementation, aligning with the needs of internal stakeholders and customers


A bit about us

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 290 facilities in 49 metros across 24 countries and six continents.


A bit about our Finance team

Our Finance team works in one of the world’s fastest growing and most exciting business sectors. We use our financial expertise and commercial awareness to support and develop an international, publicly listed organization. From managing budgets to financial planning, we deliver a full range of finance and accounting services to help our business stay on track and meet our goals. We also have other specialist areas of expertise including Portfolio Management and Lease Administration.


What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers.

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us.

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

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