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Job title : Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis
Function : Finance
Professional experience : Manager / Director
Parent Brand : Leo Burnett Group
Brand : Leo Burnett
Agency : Leo Burnett USA
Country : United States
Location : Chicago
job description:
Position Summary

Responsibilities include the coordination of forecasting, G&A Management, Reporting/Presentation, and Resource Management for Leo Burnett Chicago and affiliate offices.

• Manage and Coordinate Annual Plan and Quarterly Forecast process
o Manage and coordinate input from Client Finance, Shared Services, Department Heads, Operations, and affiliate offices
o Review and analyze inputs, questioning and pushing back where needed
o Act as point person for FP&A team for questions/communications with partners in affiliate offices
• Ensure that all Publicis Communications/Groupe requirements are met including submission due dates and variance analysis.
• Prepare Management Deck for CFO/CEO to communicate forecast changes/risks/opportunities

Management Reporting
• Develop and ensure accuracy and timeliness of management reporting. Includes process improvements and report format delivery as new systems/resources become available.
• Prepare monthly flash report and actuals vs. budget variance explanations for Affiliate offices. Help identify potential reporting issues and ensure accuracy of reported results.
• Partner with departments and shared services on financial and operational issues. Develop thorough understanding of all departments operations including policies, procedures, clients and controls.
• Ensure that all FP&A reporting procedures/deliverables documentation are developed and maintained.
• Work with Corporate Accounting to maintain internal controls.
• Manage and update top management regarding all financial risks and opportunities that could have a significant impact upon the agency

G&A Management
• Manage G&A budgets and spending in partnership with Agency Management
• Coordinate with Shared Services and Accounting on intercompany reconciliations and analysis

Resource Management
• Evaluate hiring needs against revenue, hiring budgets, and agency needs in coordination with affiliate office leadership and People & Culture teams.
• Analyze employee-related expenses and provide insight into agency needs and opportunities.

Profile of Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or related field
• Minimum 5 years’ progressive experience in Corporate Finance & Accounting
• Strong communication skills with ability to engage effectively up to the C-level
• Strong Microsoft Office skills, Microsoft Access experience preferred
• Ability to think strategically, anticipate future trends and evaluate risks
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