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Director, FP&A

Vice Media Group

Brooklyn, NY 08-29-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Role x You:

The Director, Financial Planning and Analysis will support the Virtue line of business and manage operational finance activities in the North America region. Reporting to the VP of finance, this role will be involved in special projects coming from the executive team in the US, as well as assist the VP of finance in strategic imperatives pertaining to driving profitable growth. The primary purview of the role will be focused on P&L budgeting and forecasting, KPI monitoring, rolling financial performance analysis, margin management by product and cost control across the North America.

Responsibilities:
• Setting annual budget (and Quarterly Reforecast) targets for North America (NY, LA and Toronto), leading pertinent departmental/business unit heads through the budget process to produce the annual financial budget to be presented to global executive management.
• Building budgeting and forecasting models and further lead the continuous improvements
• Maintain a dynamic monthly financial forecasting model including pipeline analysis and risks/opportunities.
• Support decision making by identifying necessary actionable steps in response to key financial or KPI variances. Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to manage ongoing business needs.
• Be a key strategic business partner to the MD and the Heads of Departments
• Partner with accounting in managing monthly and quarterly close processes to ensure accruals and rev rec are accurate.
• Ensure P&L accuracy and variance context is assessed on a timely basis in line with monthly close, operational reviews, and JV partner requests and reviews
• Improve operating teams' understanding of financial statements with consistent, timely, and actionable analysis. Collaborate with the operating leads to provide recommendations on how to improve profitability and operating efficiency.
• Assessing budget to actuals performance by project and clients across agency operations
• Build, constantly improve and leverage financial and non-financial reporting based on reporting calendars
• Lead resource for Virtue financial reporting and the key partner for Corporate Finance and Accounting to achieve automation of reporting such as detailed P&Ls, margin focused project reporting, resource utilization, T&E management, and more for the region
• Review and approve pricing and margins
• Contribute to the development of the overall pricing strategy
• Lead procurement conversations with clients, representing finance and negotiate the best payment terms, discount models for VMG
• Assist VP of finance with strategic imperatives such as business model redesign, vertical consolidation, restructuring operations, etc., and become a master of the business model and develop into a thought leader on structural improvements that can be made to improve EBITDA
• Ad hoc analysis and projects at request

You have these:
• Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, or other business-related field
• 7 or more years of combined accounting, finance and strategic analysis experience
• Demonstrated excellence in financial analysis and model building
• Media & entertainment industry experience preferred
• Advanced excel skills
• Function effectively in an especially fast-paced, high growth operating environment, managing time effectively to address high priority items in a timely manner
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate with peers, subordinates and executive management.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

VICE Media (VICE.com, VICE Studios, VICE TV, Virtue, VICE News, Refinery29, PULSE Films, i-D) is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual, and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it's about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique, and that's what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.

This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rzjozq-18-208-187-128-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Vice Media Group

VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994,VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world.