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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Job ID 7007 Date Posted 03/16/2023 Location Orlando, Florida Airport Lake Nona, FL Company Signature Flight Support LLC Job Type Full time Job Level Standard
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Job Description

The Director of Financial Planning leads the Financial Planning team and is responsible for the delivery of all the financial business decision-support across Signature Aviation worldwide. This includes supporting the KPI management, budgeting, and forecasting activities across all lines of business.

Financial Planning under the Director is delivered to the business via a dedicated team of Regional Finance Managers. Station General Managers also have access to a BI tool for standard reporting needs. Regional Business Managers serve as a single point of contact for their assigned Regional Operations SVPs on all finance-related matters.

The role involves responsibility for the delivery of strategic finance support across Signature Aviation worldwide and ensuring that the Finance team is regarded as a value-adding business partner to key stakeholders. This will involve overseeing the support provided by their team from the FBO level to the boardroom, and the role-holder will need to deploy gravitas and experience-backed insight to put finance firmly at the Center of corporate decision-making.

The role will involve managing a team of three that works across the regions and direct interaction with the Field Support Center and EMEA region. It will require considerable organizational abilities to manage a geographically diverse team.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing the delivery of strategic finance and business-decision support
  • Supporting the annual budgeting and planning cycle
  • Working closely with the Corporate Planning team in delivering the strategic planning cycle and reporting, internal management, and corporate forecasting
  • Participating in monthly operations reviews to ensure support for short- and long-term budget tracking
  • Updating the Balanced Scorecard for Signature monthly
  • Identifying new and emerging reporting and analytical needs from the business; developing and preparing strategic financial performance metrics and variance reports (i.e., labor analytics, station analysis, etc.)
  • Supporting SVP of FP&A in responding to queries from senior management and the board
  • Managerial duties include managing three direct reports, conducting regular appraisals, feedback, and training to staff, and recruiting and training new finance staff as required
  • Talent management activity, including identification and mentoring of future finance leaders
  • The role-holder will report directly to the SVP of FP&A.

Supervisor and Financial Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of 8-10 global team members comprised of Managers and Analysts

Job Qualifications

Minimum Education and/or Experience:

  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related; MBA preferred
  • Must have 8 - 10 years of FP&A experience

Additional knowledge and skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. The team's outputs are expected to maintain a high-level quality in commentary and analysis, and the ability to convey coherent arguments succinctly is essential.
  • Excellent analytical skills with a commercial bias, an excellent understanding of business drivers, and a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Proven influencing skills
  • Experience in aviation services preferred
  • Ability to self-motivate and manage and prioritize workload
  • Management experience essential
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required
  • Experience with financial planning programs, including SAP BPC, preferred

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vets

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