VP FP&A Digital & Technology

Published
January 8, 2021
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

COMPANY Digital & Technology, a fully liquidating entity which costs get allocated across the enterprise, supports Enterprise, Cyber Security, Media & Broadcast, Ad Tech and Digital efforts across all Company Corporation, and we are looking for a Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis to join the Digital & Technology Finance team as a key player.

You will lead, coordinate, and consolidate all FP&A activities across COMPANY Digital & Technology, including but not limited to managing budgeting and forecasting calendars, creating standard, dynamic and automated input files, consolidating all financial information, managing centralized cost databases, identifying and monitoring key operational metrics, performing periodical financial and management reporting, managing and communicating allocations to Networks, supporting the preparation of executive presentations, leading key companywide initiatives such as Digital P&Ls, and other ad hoc analysis.

In addition, this role is a key Business Partner and be the main point of contact to functional stakeholders and executives in supporting their businesses for financials information and analysis, new business initiatives and negotiations assessment, cost tracking, headcount management among other activities. You will have the opportunity to lead a team of eight financial professionals and oversee a budget of approximately $684M OPEX, $230M CAPEX & 900 FTE’s.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Business Partner & Team Leadership

  • Partner with functional stakeholders and executives on all FP&A related activities and become a trusted leader and a source of financial advice to the decision-making process
  • Develop a deep understanding of COMPANY Digital & Technology operations and organization for each division, identifying and interacting with key players, participating in meaningful discussions on business-related matters, and offering financial insights to business/operations related matters
  • Lead a team of eight finance professionals; seek professional development and growth of team members and identify emerging talent and gaps in skillset and training needs

Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Oversee the Forecasting, Budgeting, and LRP process for Company Technology, including coordinating timing and deliverables with Company Technology executives, Corporate office, and Network
  • Improve the forecasting accuracy and process through new analytics, increased automation, and process optimization
  • Coordinate with dedicated finance teams across the organization to set deadlines, design templates, and maintain the integrity of reporting requirements for the broader finance organization's deliverables
  • Direct consolidation efforts of all financials and calculate allocations to internal stakeholders in a fully liquidated environment
  • Identify and implement state-of-the-art systems and processes to facilitate transparency, consolidation, and "best in class" business and financial planning processes
  • Build and iterate on complex financial models covering all aspects of Company Technology operations that will enable effective decision-making regarding cost structure and capital expenditures

Management Reporting

  • Drive monthly and quarterly management reporting - analyzing financial results, distilling/synthesizing trends, and communicating key messages to internal stakeholders
  • Prepare quarterly and monthly reporting packages for presentation to executive management
  • Produce management reporting tools assessing the financial performance of various business segments and solutions
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive repository of financial data
  • Design and maintain Digital P&Ls by Product, Platform, Sale Channel by leveraging multiple data sources and financial and operational reports from internal systems and vendor-generated reporting

Headcount & Cost Tracking

  • Partner with Human Resources to maintain fully reconciled headcount records, the accuracy of WorkDay information, and track position assignment for approved roles
  • Maintain Contractor Workforce tracker, approve new additions, track commitments and comparisons to Forecast/Budget for all Digital & Technology Divisions
  • Collaborate with Accounting team on Software Development Labor Capitalization efforts
  • Perform ad-hoc scenario analyzes on labor-related cost initiatives

Financial Systems

  • Scope and lead implementation of FP&A planning software

Digital P&Ls

  • Direct consolidation efforts for monthly reporting of Digital P&Ls across all networks as well as forecasting and budgeting efforts
  • Coordinate with Corporate, Ad Sales, and Network finance teams in the standardization and alignment of financial reporting of revenues and cost associated with digital operations
  • Perform profitability analysis on the Digital portfolio of businesses

Ad Hoc

  • Assist on other ad-hoc projects for the FP&A team

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance or accounting or MBA; CPA required
  • 15-20 years of experience leading an FP&A function and people management
  • Experience in technology, entertainment media, and digital industries
  • Experience working cross-functionally, both inside and outside of Finance, to collaboratively develop budgets/plans and promote financial discipline
  • Expert technical knowledge of financial statements and financial modeling and reporting techniques
  • Extraordinary Excel, PowerPoint, financial modeling, and analytical skills
  • Exceptional knowledge of Financial Systems, HR processes, ERP systems, and implementations
  • Significant analytical and financial modeling experience and, data mining knowledge
  • Ability to work and lead creation and maintenance of databases
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the aptitude to communicate with all levels of management
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to make sound business decisions leveraging data analysis
  • Ability to identify key business drivers to align finance department resources against the most important needs of the business
  • Ability to lead and influence a broad team including those not in your direct reporting line
  • Effective people management skills with success in setting-up and managing through matrix structures while fostering a high level of team engagement

ABOUT YOU

  • You are willing to roll up your sleeves
  • You have a collaborative leadership style with a proven ability to effectively communicate with functional leaders across the business
  • You are a self-starter who brings ideas, creativity, and solutions to the table
  • You see the “big picture” while managing the details
  • You have an impeccable character, integrity, attention to detail, and work ethic
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