Director of Financial Planning & Analysis – Digital & Ad Tech

Job Number: R50016442

Brand: Fox Corporation

Job Type: Finance / Accounting, Management, Digital

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Posting Date: October 25, 2021

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox Corporation

Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the Fox Network, and the FOX Television Stations. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox Corporation is looking for a Director of Financial Planning & Analysis – Digital & Ad Tech to join the Digital & Technology Finance team based in Los Angeles, California. The primary responsibility for this role is to lead all financial planning and analysis activities for the Digital & Ad Tech Divisions, including but not limited to forecasting and budgeting, cost tracking, performance analysis, and month-end close support.  The Digital & Ad Tech Divisions provides support for our Consumer Product Engineering, Growth & Delivery, and Ad Tech teams which main activities include product management, engineering, software development, PMO, marketing, customer care, and research activities across our apps and third-party platforms.

The successful candidate will play a critical role in linking the business activities and strategic initiatives with financial reporting. The role will be an essential part of the day-to-day and long-term operations of the business. This is a highly visible role that is expected to become a subject matter expert in all aspects of the Digital and Ad Tech operations, with deep understanding of platform-related licenses, usage-based cost (streaming, ad serving, CDN, etc.), customer care contact center, CRM, as well as all overhead cost drivers that support the operation.

This role will collaborate closely with business executives, operational and other finance teams, be passionate about using your financial knowledge and analytical skills to navigate complex challenges.

Director FP&A – Digital & Ad Tech reports the VP Financial Planning & Analysis

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead Digital & Ad Tech division planning cycle including the long-range planning process, annual budget, and monthly/quarterly forecasting processes

  • Establish and develop best-in-class forecasting and reporting processes

  • Understand and highlight drivers of change within the financial results and present results to senior management team to inform strategic decision making

  • Collaborate with business leadership across the organization to implement processes, frameworks, systems, and develop KPIs that allow us to capture and utilize timely and accurate data across the business for tracking performance and making better decisions

  • Drive the strategy and execution of complex financial modeling

  • Closely manage and monitor all cost drivers and advice on incremental commitments towards budgeted spending

  • Be a thought leader and partner cross-functionally to drive operational efficiencies and strategic initiatives

  • Responsible for preparing complex financial analysis and reports

  • Author and deliver financial narratives and supporting analytics. Deliver regular and timely financial analysis, insights, and relevant commentary to the finance and executive leadership team

  • Partner closely with the broader Finance and Accounting teams, proactively seeking opportunities to improve processes and forecasting accuracy across all areas of FP&A

  • Lead and mentor FP&A Digital & Ad Tech team by providing financial leadership and analytical support while also driving actionable insights that drive strategic decision making for senior management team

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics or other highly analytical / quantitative discipline

  • MBA and/or relevant professional accreditation

  • 10-15 years progressive experience in financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting in complex business environments

  • Must have prior experience in FP&A, finance, strategy or accounting at tech companies, streaming / digital properties, ad tech, or management consulting

  • Must be data driven and goal-oriented, and measure success both quantitatively and qualitatively, and understand the importance of both

  • Extraordinary Excel, PowerPoint, financial modeling, and analytical skills

  • Systems power user and a high skill level in managing financial dataflows and databases

  • Demonstrated success driving decision-making through influence through cross-functional collaboration across various levels and functions. Proven ability to develop and manage a team

  • Ability to think creatively, critically, and strategically, and thrive in a dynamic and often ambiguous work environment. Possesses excellent business judgment

  • History of building positive relationships with people and teams across a broad, diverse organization. Proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels in the organization.

  • Effective project management skills; highly organized, independent, and self-motivated

  • Must be resourceful with the ability to be independently capable of seeking information, coordinate own priorities and those of others to meet multiple objectives simultaneously, and deliver results in challenging situations

  • Practical hands-on experience in a fast-paced, rapidly growing, and evolving business environment

  • Highly motivated and willing to take on multiple responsibilities at once

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment. Team player with a "no task is too small" attitude. Experience building strong teams through active development and recruitment of incredible talent

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands. 

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