Senior Finance Manager-FP&A (Stamford, CT)

Reporting to the Vice President – Finance, the Senior Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for all financial planning and management reporting requirements. This position will be responsible for preparing the annual and long-term financial plans, forecasts, budgets, monitoring and analyzing performance to plan, quarterly reforecasting, communicating results to management, and disseminating timely and relevant financial data to support decision making. The right candidate will deliver value added business analyses and will introduce processes and tools to facilitate a highly efficient and effective analytical planning process. The ideal candidate must also be assertive, self-directed, innovative and driven by details and deadlines.

Duties, Responsibilities and Expected Contributions

• Business/Functional Results

• Drive an efficient, effective and comprehensive process for developing financial plans and analysis that links to strategic objectives

• Manage the financial planning process which includes monthly forecasting and annual budget. Act as project manager for the entire budget process setting timelines, ensuring all budgets are accurate, comprehensive and completed on time. Create, implement and produce a monthly reporting package that includes full financial statements, operational Dashboard reporting, analysis of key business trends, and comprehensive executive level explanations of variances and trends.

• Create sophisticated financial models that provide financial analysis and decision support to senior leadership on key business components. Advise business leadership of opportunities and risks impacting business performance. Propose potential solutions to complex problems.

• Lead the preparation of financial analysis, commentary and presentation materials for executive review meetings.

• Review, analyze and compare monthly and quarterly operating department financial results and key performance indicators against plan and other internal benchmarks, including working capital and cash flow analysis.

• Managing Execution

• Demonstrated ability to understand business and financial information with the ability to drive business performance in a high growth environment

• Identifies opportunities to improve and develop the business

• Anticipates planning, forecasting and operational issues; determine the impact, develop and implement an appropriate plan of actions

• Monitors results of key strategic initiatives to ensure cost benefit projections are being achieved or plans are adjusted accordingly

• Develop processes and structure to support robust and flexible Activity Based Cost reporting and analysis

• Develop processes and structure to support robust and flexible Fixed/Variable reporting and analysis

• Establish benchmarks and scorecards to assist leadership in managing the fiscal discipline of their functions.

• Effectively partner with business unit leaders to create solid understanding of key financial metrics and how to track for desired results

• Ensuring appropriate amount of support (time & resource allocation) for top initiatives

• Strategic Leadership

• Execute strategic initiatives for the sub-function (Finance)

• Partner with business units to ensure support of strategic objectives for all internal customers.

• Support, provide guidance with customer issues relating to cost/value

• Foster thought leadership within account team

• Demonstrate an understanding of the Private Brand landscape and best practices within Finance.

• Lead best practice sharing and development across region

• Managing Relationships

• Exceptional communication skills with ability to present analysis and findings in both verbal and written formats to all levels of management.

• Able to work in a collaborative fashion that garners positive influence across a matrix environment to drive revenue enhancement and expense management initiatives that ensure relationship building and performance results are met

A) Experience Required

• Bachelor’s degree Finance or Accounting required; MBA/Graduate Degree preferred

• Budget management and consolidation at the Division or Corporate level

• Hyperion Planning Experience preferred

• CPA preferred but not required

• 7+ years of progressive experience in Finance or Accounting

• Public company experience preferred with skill at writing MD&A section of Quarterly and Annual reports

• Merger and acquisition experience a plus

• International finance exposure a plus as well

B) Functional Knowledge and Business Expertise Required

• Credibility, ethical, full disclosure and clean financial history

• Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with superior attention to detail.

• Good GAAP and financial reporting technical skills

• Strong working skills in calculating ROI, buy or lease analysis and other key financial metrics

• Excellent writing skills required

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

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Senior Financial Analyst-FP&A / North Jersey (Media/Entertainment)

This position’s primary responsibilities will be maintaining and updating the Company’s leverage and balance sheet forecast models as well as analyst model and assisting in the preparation/compilation of analyses surrounding the company’s monthly, quarterly and annual reporting packages to senior management and ownership groups for the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Department.

The individual will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Leverage and Balance Sheet forecast models

  • Update on a monthly basis with revised forecast
  • Update for new debt offerings as required throughout the year
  • Update with long range business plan on an annual basis
  • Summarize results generated by the leverage and balance sheet forecast model
  • Prepare GAAP financial forecasts for monthly/quarterly reporting packages
  • Prepare analysis of quarterly forecast to actual comparison

Monthly and Quarterly Analysis

  • Consolidate and prepare analysis related to monthly forecasts
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly forecast reporting packages that are provided to senior management and ownership groups
  • Assist in consolidation and preparation of  analytics commentary for Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  • Analysis and reporting of divisional forecasts
  • Preparation of Audit Lead Schedules
  • Support External Reporting Team with reports and analysis for quarterly financial closes
  • Assist in the preparation of CFO earnings script
  • Compile support and analysis for earnings call support book
  • Work closely with divisional FP&A departments
  • Ad Hoc Requests
  • Ownership data requests

Annual Analysis

  • Planning Process
  • Consolidation of divisional business plans
  • Analysis and reporting of divisional budgets
  • Tax Reports

Challenges include maintaining expertise in multiple reporting and analysis software packages, dealing with requests from multiple sources and setting priorities, meeting stringent deadlines on a monthly and quarterly basis.  In addition to providing ongoing support to the planning and analysis group, the candidate will participate in other mission critical financial projects as well as identifying continuous improvement opportunities.
Requirements:

B.S. in Accounting, CPA a plus

3-5 Years of Public/Private accounting experience

Working knowledge of Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flows

Prior experience working with debt instruments and debt structure a plus

Strong/Advanced Excel background including vlookups, pivot tables, macros, IF statements

Good working knowledge of Word and Powerpoint

Ability to prepare presentations for Senior Management

Financial Modeling

Knowledge of Oracle Financial Applications and Business Objects reporting tool a plus

Ability to work in a fast paced environment, handling multiple tasks

Good interpersonal skills and team player

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Financial Compliance Manager (North Jersey)

  • Ensure financial statements and accounting practices are in compliance with set standards
  • . Responsible for maintaining effective internal controls over financial processes.
  • Coordinate financial audits with Corporate Internal Audit and external auditors
  • Ensure SOX compliance for internal controls over key business processes.
  • Research technical accounting guidance to ensure proper accounting treatment in accordance with GAAP.
  • Establish, maintain and review processes to ensure effective internal controls over key business processes (e.g., reviews of balance sheet reconciliations for timeliness and accuracy, segregation of duties and Oracle access, sales order review etc.).
  • Work with other departments across the division to influence business practices which support SOX and GAAP compliance (e.g., purchase order approval limits, revenue recognition, payroll approvals, etc.).
  • As requested, assist in financial reporting for monthly closes, quarterly and year-end schedules, statutory vs. management reporting, projects and budgets.
  • Review monthly reconciliations. Work closely with senior finance management and other finance personnel to ensure integrity of accounts.
  • Collaborate with IT Compliance to ensure General IT Controls are in place.
  • Work with IT department to ensure financial integrity is maintained after any program and data changes.
  • Assists with related special projects as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance.
  • CPA license required.
  • 7+ years of Accounting/Finance experience required.
  • Public accounting and audit experience preferred.
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and internal controls over financial reporting
  • Strong working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley and the COSO internal control framework.
  • Significant knowledge of GAAP and GAAS.
  • Oracle environment experience preferred.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated customer service and analytical skills.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Finance Manager (North Jersey)

Support the business initiatives of the assigned Business Unit by providing both proactive and reactive financial insight, analysis and perspective.

• Provide financial guidance and assistance.
• Prepare business plans, including annual operating plans, periodic forecasts, strategic plans, and product introduction financial plans.
• Create and translate operating plans and forecasts into financial plans and projections to ensure that the organization achieves its financial targets.
• Recommend and follow through on appropriate corrective action.
• Prepare appropriate price-volume analyses to identify market trends and profitability impacts of marketplace factors.
• Provide timely explanations of variances between actual results and forecasts/budgets.
• Perform a financial review of all CER and DAR requests.
• Coordinate the development, monitoring and implementation of inventory objectives.
• Assist in the preparation of and explanation of the P&L to management.
• Develop and periodically generate financial reports.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related field of study. Prefer Master’s Degree in Business Administration and/or CPA.
• 5+ years finance experience in a professional business environment; prefer healthcare (SPS only)
• Prefer accounting experience gained in both the public and private sectors
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint
• Demonstrated proficiency in providing accurate financial analysis in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment
• Demonstrated internal and external customer service skills

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Finance Director-Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy (Jersey City)

The Financial Reporting and Accounting group is responsible for financial reporting (subsidiary & consolidated results), regulatory reporting, internal controls, and supporting accounting activities.

Position Summary:
The Finance Director, Finance Reporting and Accounting is primarily responsible for the global direction and coordination of:
• Financial Reporting (subsidiaries and consolidated results)
• Regulatory Reporting
• Accounting Policy and Control
• Technical accounting guidance, etc)
In addition, the Director, Financial Reporting and Accounting is responsible for:
• Managing a staff of 15 employees
• Financial Reporting: Timely and accurate financial reporting, supporting internal/external stakeholders
• Regulatory Reporting: Timely and accurate regulatory reporting, supporting internal/external stakeholders
• Accounting Operations: Support and Drive high performing operations (month end close, etc)
• Transparency: Co-lead monthly finance operations meetings; Deliver stakeholders with highlights / information
• Internal Controls: Build/maintain a superior control environment (risks, control activities, communicate, and monitor)
• Risk Management: Proactively identify and mitigate risks; Ensure adequate awareness across team
• Accounting Policies: Create and maintain global accounting policies (US and Local GAAP)
• Technical Accounting: Proactive research/analysis on matters impacting corporate financial performance
• Audits: Co-manage relationship with Audit firm; successfully support all audit activities (through annual report)
• Compliance: Support all internal/external compliance activities
• Department Operating Performance: Measure and manage efficiency & effectiveness; continuous improvement
• People: Responsible for effective people management (manage, development, hiring, feedback, engagement, etc)
• Organization Design: Ensure design optimizes group performance
• Present, update, and/or advise sr. management, committees, Board on critical matters
• Ad hoc: numerous activities associated with supporting FP&A, Tax, Treasury and other groups

Experience and Knowledge Required:
• Bachelor’s degree, CPA and Big 4 experience required. MBA a plus
• Minimum of 15+ years’ experience financial reporting and accounting (public and private mix)
• 8+ years Big 4 experience highly preferred
• Ability to effectively lead operations and maintain a strong control environment.
• Strategic perspective: conceptual and innovative thinking skills.
• Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
• Financial control and Accounting experience in a company with multiple Legal entities (domestic and international).
• Thorough understanding of US GAAP and exposure to IFRS.
• Ability to develop and manage staff.
• Ability to work cross functional as well as leverage members of the team that may not be direct reports.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884