Reporting to the VP, FP&A, the Manager, Operations Budgeting and Forecasting has strong dotted line relationships to the Chief Operations Officer (COO) and the IT and operations management teams. The position includes responsibility for a team of analysts providing all aspects of finance support for the, Warehouse Operations, Collections and IT organizations. Overall responsibility for financial management and control processes including financial planning, forecasting, reporting and variance analysis. This role is a key member of the business management teams in providing financial consulting, developing and monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) and will attend and actively participate in business management meetings and initiatives. There is also strong partnering with Corporate Accounting and Finance.
1. Budgeting and Forecasting - oversee the budgeting, forecasting and analysis processes for the Operations and IT functions :
Ensure complete and accurate financial modeling and alignment of key business drivers and expected financial outcomes, variance analysis
Facilitate management’s understanding of financial performance including primary expense drivers
Review and challenge as appropriate key assumptions, drivers and metrics used to develop forecasts and plans
2. Monthly Reporting - lead the monthly close and reporting processes for the assigned functional areas:
Conduct monthly variance analysis and reporting for assigned business units
Partner with Accounting and IT to ensure accuracy of financial results and comprehensive understanding of variances
Oversight and review of key IT project management activities and reporting metrics including time tracking and reporting
Prepare and analyze monthly journal entries
3. Financial Modeling - create financial models and spreadsheets to and perform analysis for business leaders and finance management. Management Consultation - provide consultation to
4. business owners on financial matters and FTE management:
Financial analysis to support key business decisions, including capital expenditures, lease vs. buy analysis, etc.
Work as a liaison between the Project Managers, IT Management, and FP&A management for project financial reporting & analysis.
Provide consultation to business owners on all aspects of financial management
5. Identify and implement process improvements.
Qualified candidates must be innovative, self starter, proven performers with a history of delivering results.
Excellent analytical, financial modeling (Excel) – demonstrate critical thinking, ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable recommendations.
Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively in a matrix organization.
The candidate must be able to deliver results under tight deadlines and at times with minimum direct supervision.
Strong PC skills including MS Excel, MS Office products required. Able to thrive in a fast-paced, growing, entrepreneurial environment.
Not intimidated by ambiguity – resourceful and action oriented.
B.S. / M.S. in Finance, Accounting, Computer Sciences or other applicable majors.
8-10 years of finance, accounting, business analytics or planning experience with progressive responsibility.
Experience managing people and demonstrated ability to set and achieve challenging goals, both personally and for the team
Hyperion Essbase experience preferred.
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