Advantage Solutions VP Finance in Irvine, California
Vice President Finance
The Vice President of Finance will lead the areas of forecasting, planning, business decision analysis, and operational and business reviews for the organization. This position will also provide business consultation to the COO, CFO, and other Executive leaders and provide meaningful insights and business analytics. Apply today for a chance to join the largest sales and marketing agency in North America, Advantage Solutions!
Partner across the organization to develop short and long term financial operating plans; drive implementation of these plans and measure effectiveness
Prepare annual operating budgets, working closely with division leaders, to ensure budgets are well thought out and within strategic guidelines.
Develop high quality presentations for Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors.
Identify the business financial strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and make recommendations to address these areas.
Lead FP&A team as a mentor, advisor and manager.
Develop financial models to support analysis of a variety of financial and operating activities.
MBA or CPA strongly preferred
Strong finance business partnership skills with all levels of the organization
15+ years corporate financial planning and analysis experience
Preference for public company experience
Strong financial modeling skills required
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
The VP of Finance is responsible for monitoring financial performance, forecasting event count and financial results, building financial models to evaluate business case opportunities, and coordinating with the Accounting & Controls team on budgeting and P&L management for each of the business reporting segments.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepares timely, accurate and succinct reports which summarize, analyze and forecast the division’s business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses and earnings based on past, present and expected operations; and presents such reports to management.
• Oversee the client and supplier profitability analysis for the Sales and Operations divisions for external and internal margin optimization.
• Enhance the financial support of operations through financial analysis, contract review, ROI computations and various other metrics.
• Communicates results and expectations to leadership with appropriate background information.
• Consults with management concerning major economic objectives and policies.
• Supervises Finance personnel and performance for the division.
• Coordinates with segments on new business development and performs business case modeling.
• Provides ad-hoc reports and analysis to management as requested.
• Attends divisional leadership meetings on a weekly/monthly basis.
• Liaise with other corporate departments – Accounting, Analytics, Technology, Legal, Human Resources, Sales, and Operations.
• Assists with preparation of budgets.
- Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources
- May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
- Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job. However, some travel will be required
Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
(Preferred) MBA Degree or CPA or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience: Finance
12+ years of experience in Finance 8+in a leadership capacity. Retail experience preferred.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
Strong prioritization skills
Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance
Decision making skills
Strong analytical and research Skills
Team building Skills
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, procedures and standards policy and procedure development techniques
Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to federal and state tax code not appropriate at this level
Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people
Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
Demonstrated ability to provide cross-functional leadership
Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
Ability to develop strategic plans to grow the business
Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships
Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications
Intermediate level knowledge of PC software applications and strong understanding of PC operating systems
Solid conflict management skills
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Office / Sedentary Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws including Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinances. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.
Primary Posting Location : City Irvine
Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2019-212065
Position Type Full Time
Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)