Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager Jobs in Orlando, FL at Merlin Entertainments Group

Title: Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Company: Merlin Entertainments Group

Location: Orlando, FL

Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
Midway Attractions North America, 8529, South Park, Suite 200 Orlando, Florida, 32819 United States
A job with Merlin isn’t like a job anywhere else. With attractions worldwide, from rollercoasters to wax figures, we don’t trade in suits, handshakes, or briefcases. We trade in the fun. In smiles, shrieks, and spine-tingles. In Memories. In magic. But there are no tricks behind our magic. Instead, there are people like you. Hardworking, dedicated people committed to ensuring our worldwide attractions and guests’ experiences are the best they can be.

We are looking for a Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to join our Finance Team. This is a Hybrid position based in Orlando!

As Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, you will lead insight and reporting to support Midway North America (MNA) Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to deliver strategic objectives for the division: Bring analysis to the heart of Midway North America. Using our data to investigate & interrogate to give insight into the drivers of performance using KPIs, statistical techniques, graphs, & commentary. Be key in moving our reporting from Excel to PowerBI and the latest data analytics tools. Preparation of the financial elements of our Business Review presentations to Senior Leadership. Drive business improvement in partnership with the SLT through data-driven analysis and insight, particularly in growing revenue streams through increasing yields, RPCs, understanding commercial opportunities, and assessing CAPEX investment. Responsible for Midway North America revenue reporting, ensuring reports are focused on our strategic KPIs and meet user needs. Lead Midway North America budgets, forecasts, business plans, and CAPEX through planning & delivery. Influencing rounded business solutions with insight and bringing numbers to life with confidence. Role model within the business and custodian of the Merlin Way, demonstrating our fundamental values, taking ownership, driving innovation, and ensuring we do it all for the love of Fun.

Occasional travel to Midway North America Attractions. Sunday working is required, with time in lieu.


Own, craft, and develop MNA revenue reporting focused on our strategic KPIs, transitioning the division from Excel to PowerBI.

Ensure revenue reporting is robust and that there is ‘one version of the truth, be the Division superuser for our revenue system TM1.

Prepare the finance elements of our business review presentations, bring the numbers to life, and give insight-driven commentary.

Lead Midway North America budgets, forecasts, business plans, and CAPEX through planning & delivery. Builds tools to support budgeting and review and keep the Vice President of Finance in the presentation of plans.

Provide financial modeling and appraisal of our CAPEX investment projects, and support delivering board papers.

Prepare weekly commentary on our revenue performance on behalf of the Divisional Director.

Support Vice President Finance by producing sophisticated/bespoke analysis that requires sound business acumen and understanding of business trends.

Produce reporting for our key vendor partners, for example, for our photo and VR partners, that are robust and accurate. Assess their performance and identify areas of opportunity.

Support division revenue management strategy to identify areas of opportunity in pricing, yield, and ticket hierarchy of sales.

Work with Marketing Director and Customer Insight Manager to match internal and external data to drive the marketing team’s accurate marketing activity to improve demand and yield objectives.


Driving Partnerships

Analysis and Decision Making

Questioning and Challenging

Communicating Optimally

Motivator for change

Mentors partners of the functional areas to drive performance for their respective regions;

Knowledgeable of all the levers of finance and their impact on business performance;

Uses technical and professional skills to mentor others to make effective and timely decisions.


Qualified finance professional desired;

– US:- CPA, MBA qualification or equivalent

– UK:- ACA, ACCA, CIMA or US:- CPA, MBA qualification

3yrs+ experience within a Commercial Finance role;

Knowledge of PowerBI and Data Analytic tools

Experience in running and performing budgeting or forecasting processes;

Providing financial support that drives commercial decisions;

Experience in a consumer-facing organization with a continuous improvement agenda;

Excellent analytical ability with good attention to detail;

Strong communication skills with the ability to present plans to support business decisions to both finance and non-finance partners

**Compensation rates dependent upon skills and experience related to the opportunity $100,000 – $115,000

In return, you will find a competitive salary and benefits package including affordable and robust medical, vision & dental plans, company-paid life insurance and 401(k) matching plan offering, and free entry to all of our Merlin attractions worldwide – which also extend to family and friends, and much more. In addition, you can expect continued growth by joining an exciting, global organization.

Everyone Matters at Merlin.

At Merlin, we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts daily and want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities, and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters! Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we’ll always be learning and growing, we aim to be our industry’s most inclusive and flexible employer.

We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to perform their best at the interview, so if you have any additional requirements due to ill health or a disability, please contact our friendly team to have a discussion. You can get in contact at [email protected]

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