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Director, Finance Job at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group – 3.3 in California

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Director, Finance

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Position Title

Director, Finance

Position Summary

The Finance Director will work with divisional (operational) and financial management, department heads and operating personnel to review financial results of operations, analyze KPI’s and business trends, identify potential cost savings opportunities, develop and standardize reporting data, evaluate new business opportunities/expansion efforts and provide financial support for client and vendor deal negotiations, develop forecasting and budgeting tools, and create/report on operating and financial metrics. Position will report to the divisional SVP of Finance.

This position is responsible for: financial reporting including appropriate business metrics which relate to financial performance, financial budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis including Capital expense administration and management and ad hoc analysis and duties as assigned (e.g., transitioning finance function of acquired companies).

The position will partner with Business Unit Directors and Division operating management at all levels in an effort to provide the very best financial analysis support and leadership. In addition, this position will assist the SVP Finance, the corporate CFO and the President and affected business units in identifying and developing business unit, global, cross business unit, and cross corporate / business unit financial process improvement strategies.

Main Duties

Facilitating forecasting and budgeting across all operational departments

Liaise with international Finance counterparts to generate consistency and meaningful consolidated worldwide data

Provide local staff with accurate and timely information and support such as cost analysis and justifications, monthly financial reports, business unit variance reporting, analysis of actual versus budget performance, generation of analytical reports at the business unit (BU) and departmental level

Interface with Corporate Finance staff to provide accurate and timely reporting as required

Review and analysis of P&L’s with operating management personnel

Ongoing analysis of subcontracted vendor spending, including intercompany activity

Identify and help to implement vendor cost control opportunities, invoice approval, rate negotiations

Facilitate weekly and monthly metrics tracking/reporting

Involvement in client deals, RFI’s, RFP’s and new business opportunity negotiations from a financial perspective, including financial modeling

Management and dashboard reporting of business metrics (monthly management reports, periodic reports on vendor spend, resource utilization, product mix, customer mix, project volumes, etc.)

Assist in the development of financial models and pricing for client proposals, new business and product initiatives, and capital expenditures

Management of AFE capital expenditure process, from development of proposals to preparation of submissions, budgeting, and ownership of the approval flows

Analyze and develop opportunities for business expansion

Ongoing analysis and data standardization of financial and non-financial systems, including recommendations for improvements and/or replacements

Rate card management, coordination, and review

Oversee billing (Order to Cash) processes, including operational activities through invoicing efforts, building automation where possible, reducing unbilled volumes and accelerating cycle time (order completion to invoicing)

Perform special projects and prepare ad-hoc operational and financial analyses as required by management

What You Bring

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, experience, and skill sets:

BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or equivalent required

MBA and/or CPA preferred

In-depth knowledge of accounting, including GAAP

Significant experience with and understanding of Localization businesses

Minimum 10-15 years of Finance/Accounting experience at an advanced level

Good decision making and problem-solving skills, with the ability to be innovative and creative in resolving issues and improving processes

SAP accounting software experience and familiarity

Familiarity with/experience using Xytech, Filemaker, DL3, OMS, 4D and other post-production software packages

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) or similar consolidation software experience required

Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required; experience with database and web applications preferred

Proficient in all standard PC applications, specifically intermediate to advanced experience with Excel, including mastery using pivot tables, functions, formulas, and graphs

Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills, with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with different personality styles and build relationships; must possess confidence in communication style, as position will interact with various levels of management, executives and third parties

Ability to prioritize, organize and plan well in order to meet deadlines

Can work independently acting as primary owner of individual projects, analysis and process while also working cross-functionally outside immediate work group and as part of a team

Comfortable working in a demanding fast-paced environment, taking on new tasks with high levels of difficulty

We offer competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental & vision coverage, vacation & sick leave, 401(k), and more.

About the Company

Deluxe, a subsidiary of Platinum Equity, is a global leader in media and entertainment services for film, video and online content. Since 1915, Deluxe has been the trusted partner for the world’s most successful Hollywood studios, independent film companies, TV networks, exhibitors, advertisers and others, offering best-in-class solutions in post-production, distribution, asset and workflow management, and cloud-based technologies.

With headquarters in Los Angeles and offices around the globe, the company employs over 3,500 of the most talented individuals, developers, and industry veterans worldwide. For more information, please visit www.bydeluxe.com .

Diversity Statement

Deluxe is committed to inclusivity, fostering an environment where every employee feels comfortable bringing their full selves to work. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against, on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Deluxe will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and federal law.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Deluxe. Please inform the company’s HR representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

About the Company

Company: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group – 3.3

Company Location:  California

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About Deluxe Entertainment Services Group - 3.3