Director, Financial Planning & Analysis - Technology

Recruiter
Fox Cable Network Services, LLC
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
28 Oct 2020
Closes
29 Oct 2020
Ref
R50012611
Sector
Digital
Experience level
Director
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
Fox Corporation

Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world's leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the Fox Network, and the FOX Television Stations. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox Corporation is looking for a Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) to join the Technology Finance team based in Los Angeles, California. The Tech Divisions provide support for our Consumer Product Engineering, Growth & Delivery, Ad Tech, and Enterprise teams.

Your primary responsibility for this role is to lead all FP&A activities for the Tech Divisions, including but not limited to forecasting and budgeting, cost tracking, performance analysis, and month-end close support.This is a highly visible role that is expected to become a subject matter expert in all aspects of Tech operations, such as platform-related licenses, enterprise technology, ad sales and financial systems as well as all overhead cost drivers that support the operation to name a few.

You will play a critical role in linking business activities and strategic initiatives with financial reporting and be an essential part of the day-to-day and long-term operations of the business. You will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with business executives, operational, and other finance teams as well.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead division planning cycle including the long-range planning process, annual budget and monthly/quarterly forecasting processes
  • Establish and develop best-in-class forecasting and reporting processes
  • Understand and highlight drivers of change within the financial results and present results to the senior management team to inform strategic decision making
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders across the organization to implement processes, frameworks, systems, and developing KPIs that allow us to capture and utilize timely and accurate data across the business for tracking performance and make better decisions
  • Drive the strategy and execution of complex financial modeling
  • Closely manage and monitor all cost drivers and advice on incremental commitments towards budgeted spending
  • Be a thought leader and partner cross-functionally to drive operational efficiencies and strategic initiatives
  • Responsible for preparing complex financial analysis and reports
  • Create and deliver financial narratives and supporting analytics; deliver regular and timely financial analysis, insights, and relevant commentary to the finance and executive leadership team
  • Partner closely with the broader Finance and Accounting teams, proactively seeking opportunities to improve processes and forecasting accuracy across all areas of FP&A
  • Lead and mentor FP&A Tech team by providing financial leadership and analytical support while also driving actionable insights that drive strategic decision making for the senior management team


WHAT YOU WILL NEED
  • BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics or another highly analytical/quantitative discipline
  • MBA and/or relevant professional accreditation would be great, but not required
  • 10-15 years of progressive experience in financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting in complex business environments
  • A combination of work experience in FP&A, finance, strategy or accounting at tech companies, streaming / digital properties, ad tech, or management consulting is preferred
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, and the aptitude to communicate with all levels of management
  • Significant analytical and financial modeling experience and, data mining knowledge
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, financial modeling, and analytical skills
  • Systems power user with a high skill level in managing financial dataflows and databases. i.e. JDE/Hubble/Workday financials
  • Demonstrated success driving decision-making through influence and cross-functional collaboration across various levels and functions
  • Ability to think creatively, critically, and strategically, and thrive in a dynamic and often ambiguous work environment
  • Possess excellent business judgment
  • Effective project management skills; highly organized, independent, and self-motivated
  • Practical hands-on experience in a fast-paced, rapidly growing, and evolving business environment
  • Experience building strong teams through active development and recruitment of incredible talent as well as building positive relationships with people and teams across a broad, diverse organization


ABOUT YOU
  • Passionate about using your financial knowledge and analytical skills to navigate complex challenges
  • Data-driven and goal-oriented; you measure success, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and understand the importance of both
  • Highly motivated and willing to take on multiple responsibilities at once
  • You are a team player with a "no task is too small" attitude and are able to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • You are resourceful and are able to independently seek information, coordinate your own priorities and those of others to meet multiple objectives simultaneously and delivering results in challenging situations


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.