Manager – Financial Planning & Analysis

Finance West Hollywood, California


Manager – Financial Planning & Analysis

Whalerock Industries is seeking a talented Manager – FP&A to join its Corporate Finance team. This role will have heavy impact and high visibility to essential, business-critical processes and will partner with senior leaders throughout the organization. The FP&A Manager will work closely with stake holders to develop financial projections for the quarterly forecasts, the annual budget, and the long-range strategic plan. In addition, this individual will prepare presentations for senior management and our investors, provide analyses and recommendations to assist with decision-making, and support the Controller and CFO with special projects as needed. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare financial projections for long-range strategic plans, annual budgets, and interim forecasts
  • Develop timely, on-going reporting and analysis of actual financial results compared to projections
  • Assess actual results and trends relative to forecast to ensure a thorough understanding of variance drivers
  • Apply understanding of GAAP and finance theory to help assess the financial implications of potential business decisions
  • Create business models, analyses and presentations for current business, potential growth initiatives, product launches, and consulting projects
  • Develop detailed, analytical business plans to support Whalerock’s expansion
  • Leverage information systems to increase efficiency and effectiveness of forecasting and analysis
  • Drive process improvement and standardization

Critical Competencies

  • Passionate about financial, digital, and media analytics
  • Analytical and a problem solver
  • A self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity and is adaptable and flexible
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Comfortable with "hands on" involvement with data retrieval, manipulation, analysis and insight generation
  • A multi-tasker with ability to juggle various concurrent projects
  • An Excel wizard - be able to create advanced reports and visualization as well as build and maintain financial models
  • A clear communicator with solid presentation skills

Ideal Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting; CPA or MBA preferred
  • 5-8 years relevant work experience
  • Strong financial acumen including extensive experience with budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis
  • An excellent grasp of corporate finance fundamentals
  • Oracle systems experience (Fusion/Hyperion)
  • Technology or Media and Entertainment background