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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

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Position Overview

The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for managing and providing leaders the financial and business level support, analysis and advice at both operational/tactical and strategic levels. This will be accomplished by planning for and reporting on business results and trends with ongoing in-depth and long-term analysis, financial modeling, budgeting and forecasting support, risk and opportunity identification and management, and other ad-hoc analysis all using both written and direct communications.

Qualifications Include

  • A minimum BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, or related field, plus 5-7 years relevant and practical FP&A experience preferably in publishing, subscription, marketing and/or membership, including extensive knowledge and demonstrated success in financial modeling and analysis, budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting and business writing.
  • Must have demonstrated solid financial modeling and analytical skills, and experience in circulation, membership and/or business modeling.
  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting, and long range planning; including the ability to build complex financial models from high level/executive assumptions, and to condense large volumes of data into usable models.
  • Detailed oriented, analytical, with the critical thinking ability to recognize inconsistencies in data, including ability to work with and organize data to get to underlying data and/or business issues.
  • Proven track record of being an effective team player working constructively across departments through collaboration to deliver on team and organizational goals and objectives.
  • Results oriented, self-starter.
  • Customer service orientation with leadership/influencing skills able to manage multiple projects/responsibilities and drive results meeting deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation communication skills required.
  • High proficiency with MS Office (Excel (power user), PowerPoint and Word), as well as hands on experience with Budgeting & Reporting Package (such as: TM1/Hyperion/Cognos).
  • Proven ability prior experience in managing and developing staff is a strong plus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages the integrated relationship, business planning process, and financial analysis for assigned areas of the business.
  • Provides overall business intelligence and close partnership support to assigned business leaders including modeling new product or service launches, assessing existing products/services within portfolio, evaluating test results and pricing strategies, exploiting customer database info, monitoring current business trends and impacts.
  • Oversees preparation of annual budgets and rolling, long-range forecasts working with circulation model outputs, financial status, trend identification, cost analysis, ROI analysis, fiscal allocations, and business recommendations. Coordinates and manages the communication of key performance indicators, metrics, financial results, and reporting for assigned areas. Helps determine the right metrics to track given the organizational goals. Reconciles actual financial results to budget, forecasts, and prior year.
  • Partnering with appropriate business leaders, ensures Long-Term Value models and
    Full-loaded P&Ls are used for better business decisions. Develops and updates as needed. May supervise the work of others with-out having direct reporting responsibility.
  • Perform other tasks as required.