Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, Digital Gaming in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 3/21/2020

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Please Note: If you are a current Spin Master employee with access to Workday, apply to this job via the Workday application.

Are you looking to further your career with an industry leading, global children's entertainment company? 

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you! 

What's it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; we are building a legacy and welcome individuals with a proven track record of driving results.  

Job Description:

The Role:

This position will be responsible for producing relevant and timely high quality financial analysis, the annual Budget and quarterly Forecasts & 5 Year Model Projections. The Director is a key financial business partner supporting Toca Boca and Sago Mini’s senior management. This position is a member of Spin Master’s Finance team and will report to the Spin Master VP, Financial Planning and Analysis.

  • Partner with senior Toca Boca/ Sago Mini management to provide clear visibility to operational performance and all future financial planning. Close involvement in strategy setting and decision support.
  • Financial Lead for Toca/Sago Mini on the annual Budget process and quarterly forecasts.
  • Work with the financial reporting team to analyze and provide insights into financial performance relative to budget and forecast.
  • Build and own the 5-year model.
  • Lead the justification of all inputs to the model for annual goodwill impairment testing. Provide support as needed to Financial Reporting team in all audit queries relating to the model.
  • Build analytical tools and reporting to measure business results, key success metrics and efficiency, leveraging existing infrastructure as appropriate and creating new capabilities as required.
  • Provide financial insights and recommendations in the development of new initiatives, customer strategies, and effective promotional investments.
  • Partner with IT in the implementation and continuous enhancements of financial systems as required by the organization.
  • Work with Partnerships team on deal structures to achieve revenue and profitability goals.
  • Set up proper revenue and cost tracking for new and existing initiatives and assist in the formation of team structures.
  • Provide monthly summary of financial results (scorecards) to management, as well as forecast updates including variance analysis with commentary and explanations for significant variances.
  • Provide weekly cash forecasts to Treasury team.
  • Act as a go-to person on financial matters for all stakeholders across the organization.

What we can expect from you:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail with a strong emphasis on accuracy
  • High sense of urgency and time management
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple requests with shifting timelines.
  • Advanced Excel skills, including Pivot tables and V-lookups
  • Demonstrated judgment, influence, leadership, strategic thinking
  • A High degree of flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and demands of business partners

You should apply if you have the following:

  • Prior experience in a digital gaming or D2C environment is highly preferred.
  • University degree coupled with a professional accounting designation or MBA
  • Demonstrates business partnership building
  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years of post-qualification related experience in a decision support role.
  • Strong knowledge of Financial Planning, Forecasting, Budgeting, Reporting, and variance analysis.
  • Experience with SAP and SAP BPC an asset.
  • Advanced user of Excel, including financial modeling, data manipulation
  • Ability to distill large amounts of data into meaningful insights; understand the audience and provide the right level of detail and analytics.

What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:
•    Integrity
•    Open Mindset
•    Innovation
•    Partnerships
•    Collaboration
•    Driving Results
•    Entrepreneurship

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.