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