Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
The Pokémon Company International is seeking a dynamic business professional to lead financial strategy and process with the leadership team. The Director of Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for financial planning and analysis for the company including budgeting, forecasting, analyzing, and evaluating opportunities to advise and partner with our business leaders. This position will influence the future of our company through strategic thinking, business planning, cross-business collaboration, and analytics.
What You Will Do
- Lead & develop team of financial analysts
- Works closely with the CFO and leadership team to execute TPCi’s company goals and objectives
- Act as a strategic business partner working with key stakeholders to develop a deep understanding of TPCi’s business drivers to improve financial performance
- Manage long and short-term financial planning processes
- Administer budget/forecast process and software
- Support cross-business projects for senior management with financial modeling, data mining, and executive-level presentations
- Participate as key finance stakeholder in cross functional teams
- Establish and publish weekly and monthly financial and operational performance metrics
- Oversee ad hoc financial analyses and new business development deals
- Partner with Accounting team to ensure financial accuracy
What You Will Bring
- Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or a related field. MBA preferred.
- 15+ years previous experience of relevant finance experience
- 7+ years previous finance management experience
- Strong track record of business partnership
- Advanced knowledge of Excel, budgeting, and ERP/accounting applications (e.g. Microsoft Dynamics)
- Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau
- Ability to safeguard confidential and sensitive information
- International experience is strongly preferred
- Knowledge of GAAP principles is preferred
How You Will Be Successful
- Communication: You have impeccable written and verbal communication with ability to translate technical information in a non-technical format.
- Bias for Action: You have an eagerness to take initiative and persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. You work to resolve requests and incidents with a high sense of urgency and ownership.
- Great people skills: You know the “how” is as important as the “what” and you aim to build effective relationships across the organizations, as well as externally with 3rd parties. You are mindful of diverse perspectives and engage clients in a professional manner.
- Passion and Pride in your work: You love what you do and how you can add value to your clients; You ensure consistency and quality of your work and take a methodical approach to troubleshooting and resolution.
- Logical and analytical: You’re able to distill and synthesize complex ideas into concise, meaningful information to clients. You’re adept at prioritization and project management with attentiveness to detail and consistent follow through.
- Growth mindset: You thrive in a dynamic and fluid environment because you are a self-starter who is eager to learn, grow and build something great together; building and enhancing programs appeals to you. You have a desire to stay current on trends.
What to Expect
We offer a professional, fun and creative work environment. While we maintain a good balance between work and life, additional hours may be required at peak times or for specific initiatives. Travel between office locations internationally will be required on occasion.
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.