Business/Finance Manager

Location
Boulder
Posted
Mar 01, 2013
Closes
Mar 31, 2013
Contact
Ms. SANDRA MATTHIESSEN
Duration
Full Time
Job Description:
As part of the Corporate Finance team, the Business Manager position will play a key role in driving the budget preparation, re-forecast, and review process for multiple business groups. The role involves providing business and operational analysis support to local group management, evaluating the financial feasibility of existing and new business initiatives, and proactively engaged in controlling overhead expenditures. The Business Manager will also serve as the key liaison between other support departments across the company in terms of information flow, reconciliation, research, and ad hoc analysis. This role will report to our Director of Finance and will be based in Boulder, Colorado.
Responsibilities:
• Responsible for annual operating budget and re-forecast process across three business groups
• Assist with monthly accrual process and provide budget-to-actual variance analysis with commentary • Play key role in commission planning, target development, and monthly reporting
• Monitor monthly overhead costs and identify key trends that pose a risk to group forecast
• Partner with sales and marketing departments to monitor budget and suggest cost-saving measures
• Maintain custom financial models for use in evaluating new business initiatives within groups
• Help drive finance department initiatives and support continuous efforts in operational efficiency
• Prepare ad hoc analyses as requested from group and executive management
Knowledge/Skills:
• 5 to 7 years of related experience preferably in the Publishing or Media industry
• Highly skilled in budgeting, forecasting, and financial modeling
• Knowledge of key accounting principles and practices
• Ability to partner with local management while keeping finance department directives top of mind
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills with experience working with people at all levels of an
organization
• Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to remain focused on core responsibilities • Must be self-motivated and able to work remotely with indirect supervision
• Strong business acumen and experience in startup operations a plus
• Advanced proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with MAS and FRX preferred
Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting • MBA or CPA designation preferred



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