Operations & Business Senior Manager

 

Sunflower Group & Field Marketing is hiring a Operations & Finance Manager (Financial Planning & Analysis) to be responsible for coordinating, consolidating, & assuring execution of key financial planning initiatives with full ownership of P&Ls. The individual will be responsible for leading the annual budgeting process, monthly reforecasting, company-wide revenue forecasting and partnering with accounting on the month end close while leveraging an ongoing data-driven decision support approach. This role will partner closely across the cross-functional account teams on preparation of the revenue and P&L forecast, as well as the Corporate Accounting team . A successful individual in this role will be a confident leader who has successfully managed P&Ls independently in a dynamic marketing services agency organization.

 

Responsibilities:

 

? Ownership and Preparation of annual budget and monthly P&L forecast

? Ownership and Preparation of all ad hoc operational reporting for business unit, including but not limited to metric reporting, KPI analysis, etc. with goal to find streamline and cost efficiencies where possible

     o Build and Implement new operational process where applicable

? Strategic Operational partner to Sunflower Group & Field Marketing Executive General Manager to advise on all financial aspects of Sunflower Group & Field Marketing

? Communicate to senior leadership Sunflower Group & Field Marketing financial position

? Provide financial management to departments, including annual budgeting, reforecast processes, long range planning and actuals reporting

? Develop management reporting to enable real-time information flow to budget stakeholders

? Partner with the accounting team to support monthly & quarterly close processes

     o Create month end reporting package for Sunflower Group & Field Marketing leadership-including but not limited to articulation of the material variances and driver’s vs forecast, vs budget, vs prior year

? Provide monthly variance analyses and executive summaries to budget stakeholders along with recommendations for any corrective actions needed

? Responsible for profitability analysis (rate card); analyze labor cost/ratios

 

Requirements/Skills:

 

? Agency background – digital, advertising, experiential agency experience a plus

? Strong experience in roles of financial, accounting and business

? Comfortable working in a decentralized environment across multiple locations

? 3-6+ years forecast and full P&L experience, preferably as a financial business partner within an agency or technology environment

? Management and people development skills

? Knowledge of digital marketing is preferred

? Operations and process improvement skills and mindset

? Excellent analytical skills; highly proficient in Excel and Google Sheets

? Ability to operate both strategically (big picture) and operationally (small picture)

? Must interact well in a team environment with a positive customer service attitude and strong partnering skills

? Experience working with Microsoft BI / Citrix AX is preferred

? Self-starter who is comfortable working within a fast pace environment

 

Key Interfaces (Relationships with other depts/groups): VP of Client Services, Sr. Account Directors, SVP Client Services, Corporate Controller, Executive General Manager

Operations and Business Senior Manager

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