Director of Corporate FP&A
Global EagleLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
The Director of Corporate FP&A, will be responsible for leading key aspects of the financial planning and reporting function at GEE. This role will help set the tone for financial processes, which include the development of our annual operating plan, rolling forecast, long range plan and overseeing key aspects of the monthly and quarterly close. Additionally, this role will look at ways to enhance the utilization of our Hyperion financial system and help standardize reporting requirements across the organization. This position will be responsible for preparing the monthly financial reporting package that provides meaningful insight about our business as well as actionable recommendations to improve bottom line results. Other areas of responsibility will include working with treasury on our debt covenants compliance agreements, as well as supporting the Investor Relations group in preparing of our quarterly earnings release material. The ideal candidate is an experienced, self-motivated, hands-on leader with excellent organizational and project management skills, along with the ability to set and meet strict timelines. The ideal candidate will partner with segment FP&A teams and accounting to create a collaborative environment to drive on-going improvements in the business. This role will report to the Senior Director of Corporate FP&A.
•Lead the monthly and quarterly close process/consolidation and work with the segment finance teams to pace results and articulate and communicate the story on performance to plan and prior year.
•Establish management reporting tools and analysis that provide insights on the performance of the business as well as processes and timelines on how and when information is to be provided to corporate FP&A and ultimately packaged in final form for our executive leadership team.
•Work with operational leadership to formulate a vision for metrics reporting so we can track, measure and optimize our business performance across our product offerings.
•Translate and interpret our financial results into operational recommendations to improve the profitability of our business.
•Provide financial modeling and analysis support on ad-hoc strategic projects as required by the business.
•Support the Senior Director of FP&A on building and managing a high-performing team by setting goals, timelines and creating a cross-department collaborative culture to drive excellence in performance.
•Establish, communicate guidelines and planning/reporting calendars as it relates to monthly performance reporting, forecast and the annual budget process
•Build and maintain strong, cross-functional relationships with senior leadership and operational managers across the organization.
•Lead monthly finance results review with the Finance leadership team focused on overall key drivers, identifying opportunities and action plans to improve our performance.
•Minimum of 10+ years of experience within finance and accounting, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership roles
•Ability to effectively translate financial data into insightful and actionable operational information
•Experience in leading and mentoring to create a team work environment
•Not afraid to be hands-on and dive into the detail
•Excellent organizational and process skills with experience driving forward multiple, time-sensitive projects in parallel
•Must be very detail oriented, self-motivated and works well with all levels of management.
•Strong analytical skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change
•Adaptable/Flexible: being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situations
•Must be very detail oriented, self-motivated and works well with all levels of management
•Able to ask inquisitive questions but see beyond obvious answers
•Strong financial modeling capabilities. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft products is mandatory
•Must have experience with financial systems/applications such as Hyperion and Oracle
•Able to build and effectively navigate relationships
•Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
•Ability to manage projects teams, drive meetings and maintain accountability to ensure initiatives are driven from start to finish
•Sound knowledge and understanding of GAAP. Understanding of financial statement (P&L, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows)
•Strong PowerPoint skills; technical and strategic: ability to build executive narratives
•Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting, Economics or Statistics. MBA preferred
•The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
•This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.
Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Global Eagle is a leading provider of satellite-based broadband connectivity, television and entertainment services, content and data analytics to aviation, maritime, enterprise and government markets. Global Eagle offers a fully integrated portfolio of rich media content and high-speed connectivity solutions for airlines, private jets, cruise lines, commercial ships, super-yachts, ferries, enterprise, government and military installations worldwide with proprietary performance-enhancing technologies and exclusive access to premium media. With 1,500 employees on six continents and leading global satellite and ground networks, the company delivers exceptional service and concierge support to its customers.
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