Director Finance Planning & Analysis

ID: 576197
Type: Contract
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact Email: mlawandales@judge.com
Salary: 160-180K
Our client is currently seeking a Director Finance Planning & Analysis in Los Angeles

Director of Finance Planning & Analysis
$160k-$180K max

Company Overview
Leading cannabis firm based in Los Angeles, with cultivation, production, distribution and retail operations across North America. Client offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a collaborative, exciting start-up work environment in an emerging market (HUGE EQUITY). This is a ground floor opportunity to join a leading player in an industry that is poised for massive growth in the coming years.

Summary
The Director of Finance Planning & Analysis will contribute to client’s success through providing strong financial thought leadership and direction within the company’s financial planning & analysis team. The Director will contribute to the development and maintenance of a reporting architecture that provides transparent and consistent performance reporting across the business. This role will also add value through serving as a key financial liaison on strategic projects and initiatives.
 
The Director of FP&A will assist in the hiring, developing, mentoring and leading of client’s financial planning & analysis team and will build capacity and capabilities for the company by providing timely, relevant and sound strategic and financial information. To be successful in this role, this individual must have strong FP&A experience and be highly analytical. This person should also have strong presentation, reporting building and financial analysis experience, with a strong work ethic.
 
Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  

·         Partnering with the VP, FP&A to deliver key financial information and analysis throughout the organization.

·         Prepare clear, metric-based, financial plans/forecasts including projections, annual budgets, long range plans, and related updates.

·         Analyze financial and operational results versus forecast and plan, investigate significant variances, and communicate findings to senior management team.

·         Organize financial benchmarking, including executive reporting of key performance indicators.

·         Identify trends, summarize findings, and provide recommendations from analysis, including research and collaboration with non-finance personnel.

·         Support internal and external financial and management reporting.

·         Collaborate with cross-functional teams on major company initiatives from the financial perspective, including but not limited to, operational efficiency evaluations, cost saving opportunities, capital expenditure decisions, vendor selection and negotiation, etc.

·         Develop consulting relationship with senior management and provide value-added financial analysis and support of business reviews and decisions.

·         Provide coaching, direction and leadership support to junior FP&A staff in order to achieve team, department and company results.

Competencies

·         Detailed understanding of financial budgeting and forecasting concepts and modeling. Ability to employ complex analytical tools and statistics to perform analysis and forecasting of financial and other business information.

·         Demonstrated ability to use technology to gather, clean, extract and transfer information/data.

·         Able to make quantitative and qualitative assessments of data.

·         Comfortable working in a fast-paced, continuously changing, environment.

·         Commitment to the leadership and development of team members while fostering a positive, collaborative work culture.

·         Demonstrated ability to work within ambiguity, identify and solve complex problems.

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience interfacing with senior management.

·         Ability to effectively handle multiple competing priorities and manage deadlines under pressure.

·         Works with integrity in a manner consistent with Client’s values and ethics.

·         High accountability that delivers on commitments and holds others to same.

 
Education and/or Experience

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or similar quantitative field of study; Master’s Degree preferred.

·         8-12 years of financial planning and analysis experience, with public company experience preferred.

·         Strong knowledge of consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, distribution or retail industries preferred.

·         Strong experience in the development of business reporting infrastructure.

·         Strong ERP systems experience, Advanced Excel skills are a must.

·         Advanced knowledge of GAAP. Experience with IFRS preferred.


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