This is an exciting opportunity to join the Digital Media (DME) Finance team as we continue to build a top-class FP&A team that provides analytics insights and strategic business partnership and actively continue our rapid topline growth and margin expansion.
In this highly visible and impactful role, you will own & support both strategic deliverables such as the 3 year plan, budget and product portfolio analysis;
as well ensure optimal day-to-day execution with analytical forecasting, comprehensive investment analysis and development of automated reporting using state-of-art tools & visualization, to enable self-serve decision making for our operating teams.
Key responsibilities will include :
You will own and support all key planning deliverables for the Digital Media business. This will include defining the expected P&L and margin profile, developing and communicating investment targets, developing frameworks & processes to consolidate & evaluate scenarios and create highly effective presentation to CFO / CEO to enable decision making.
You will have direct ownership of investments and margin and work closely with sales finance teams to ensure alignment with topline and development of the full P&L.
Planning cycles include in-quarter rolling-forecast, annual budget and 3-year strategic plan, each with a different focus of strategy & execution optimization
Process Excellence, Forecasting & Close
You will lead monthly forecasting & consolidation of the multi-billion Digital Media P&L. This will include quarterly close, monthly outlooks and detailed quarterly rolling forecasts.
You will need to develop & coordinate an efficient process across all divisional controllers and BU teams, have a clear framework to evaluate investment needs / movement and, clearly explain asks and changes in forecast to the divisional CFO and Corp. FP&A.
You will independently communicate and present all forecasting / close and day-to-day decisions with the divisional CFO.
Investment Analysis & Insight
You will need to develop models & metrics around all core investment items (inc. variable marketing, transaction costs, sales channel efficiency, telecom, product / sales / PMM headcount, etc.
and have a strong point of view around requirements and / or changes in investments.
You will support the CFO with key investment decisions and allocations
You will own & lead key investment reviews for DME including the monthly initiative reviews to evaluate ROI for our key programs, the quarterly org & workforce review and the bi-annual investment lookback with the Adobe CEO’s staff.
You will also develop and establish the creation of product level P&Ls to help understand & optimize investment allocation at a granular level.
This is a new operating mechanism and will require an end-to-end understanding of the business, an extremely analytical approach and an ability to work with teams across the business.
Systems, Reporting & Automation
You will be the primary finance contact with the Adobe systems team and coordinate maintenance, updates and improvements of key finance systems including Anaplan, SAP and Cognos.
You will be also identify opportunities to simplify and automate reporting to enable self-service of information to our business partners and coordinate with the systems team to build the same
Coaching & Mentoring
In addition to your direct team, you will coach and mentor the extended finance analysts and controllers including establishing regular cadences to exchange information & requirements
You will establish best practices for the wider finance team and jointly create training and process material
You will be considered an SME for all areas of investment margin management and own all investment communication including ad-hoc requirements such as analysts day and BOD materials
Track record of working in complex business environments, demonstrated ability to drive insights and ability to communicate simply and effectively at an executive level
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with peers while influencing to achieve the necessary team goals
Requirements for the Role :
10+ years relevant experience preferably with 2-5 years experience in a core FP&A and / or consolidation role
Deep business acumen to quickly understand a complex business, and connect topline and investment needs
Experience managing a multi-billion dollar P&L and ability to establish process and operating process to efficiently & effectively provide insights
Expert level competence with finance and analytics systems such as Hyperion, Cognos, Analplan, SAP, SQL
Strong analytics and an ability to use data and tools in practical applications including forecasting, ROI evaluation, modeling etc.
Excellent verbal, written and communication skills with the proven ability to manage the message at all level (from juniors, to peers to senior management)
Ability to quickly learn a new business and flexibility to adapt to evolving objectives and situations.
Bachelor's degree in business, finance or related field; CPA / MBA preferred
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