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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis - UFC (Las Vegas · NV)

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Become a Champion with us:
Just like the way our fighters prepare with their training partners to be the very best, here at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) we encourage that type of teamwork. A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded and willing to put in the time necessary to be world-class. With a team of champions in the office, the UFC has fought relentlessly to break into the sports world with undeniable success. Our growth both in and outside of the Octagon has revolutionized the fight business and made the UFC the world’s leading mixed martial arts promoter and largest pay-per-view event provider. We are universally recognized for our action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. Come join us as we progress at a rate never-before-seen in the professional sports world.

The UFC, owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, has additional offices in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Moscow, and Shanghai.

The Ultimate Opportunity:
Our Las Vegas office has an on-site Cafe serving healthy, delicious breakfast and lunch and a state of the art Performance Center that employees have access to. And, all employees receive UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription service with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, original content, The Ultimate Fighter television show and more!

Position Overview:
The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis works alongside operational leaders and supports operations and management in the company’s success.  The FP&A Manager is responsible for annual budget creation, monthly forecasting, financial reporting, implementation, review and improvement of department processes, and conducts various ad-hoc analyses. This position works with key stakeholders and partners across the company to standardize and develop new profitability and cost measures, create and deliver management reports, and further automate our forecast/budget processes.  The FP&A manager also serves as a liaison between finance/accounting and operations to fix processes and discuss and clarify complex financial matters.

Essential Functions:
  • Partner with department heads to build annual budgets and forecasts in a fast-growing organization. 
  • Evaluate previous budgets and analyze expenditures to develop and implement future budgets.
  • Utilize BI tools to deliver meaningful insights into business performance.
  • Analyze financial and operational results and communicate to senior leadership the reasons behind the department performance and results vs. budget and forecast.
  • Create monthly and ad-hoc reporting to support operational and financial needs.
  • Review business operations and identify and recommend new productivity or cost savings initiatives.
  • Communicate and provide insights to senior leadership on improvements that will lead to cost reduction, revenue generation and streamlining operations.
  • Prepare business cases to support new investments, strategies, and other business decisions.
  • Work closely with operations and accounting to ensure monthly financials reflect consistency with operational activities/forecast.
  • Streamline existing FP&A processes and systems while maintaining a high degree of data quality.
  • Develop and streamline FP&A processes to find value within the business and mitigate risk.
  • Assists in development of policies, procedures, and practices for budgeting and/or forecasting processes.
  • Provide analytic support for strategic projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business or finance.  
  • CPA or international equivalent and/or master’s degree preferred. 
  • 5-7+ years of experience in an accounting, finance, or business analyst role.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including pivot tables, macros, data tables, simulations & solver, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP.
  • Strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), preferably in the field of media and entertainment.
  • Ability to extract and utilize data from various software applications, such as spreadsheets, databases, for reporting and/or analytical purposes.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and ability to communicate effectively with other team members and company leadership in both written and verbal form.
  • Experience working in high-growth environments with strong processes and controls, superior project management and documentation skills.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to apply analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail and passion for accurate, high-quality work, and problem-solving skills.
  • Technical skills and experience in financial reporting and cash flow management.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook and ability to learn other basic computer programs.
  • Experience with JD Edwards, Hubble, SAP, or other ERP system is a plus.  
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.

Zuffa, LLC conducts pre-employment background and drug screenings.
Zuffa, LLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. 

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