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Sr Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

Company: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants is a modern, polished casual Napa-inspired full-service restaurant with a scratch kitchen, full bar, winery-inspired private event space and an artisan retail market. We currently have over 48 locations in 10 states throughout the U.S. with over 5,000 team members, and we will continue to grow those numbers! Home to the largest wine club in the world with over 540,000 members, Cooper's Hawk is a lifestyle brand centered around wine and focused on creating memorable moments that enrich lives.Due to our growth, we are looking for a Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. In this new role, this person will help lead and guide the Restaurant Operations FP&A team. This position reports to our VP, Financial Planning, Analysis & Strategy.Responsibilities:

  • Working directly with and supporting the Restaurant Operations Leadership Team to gather and articulate data by enhanced reporting to provide business insights and potential efficiencies.
  • Prepares weekly and monthly reporting materials for the Restaurant Operations Leadership Team as well as Restaurant Operations board materials, presentations, and quarterly forecasts.
  • Manages the monthly, quarterly, and annual restaurant operations FP&A processes, including management reporting, variance analysis, forecasting, and scenario planning.
  • Ensures consistent monthly, quarterly and annual communication of results, forecasts and action plans to executive management, department heads, and other business partners.
  • Acts as an expert and resource for others on financial modeling, processes, and systems.
  • Drives improvements in reporting, analytics and dashboards to support business leadership decision making and implement best practices related to various ad hoc analyses. Continually optimize financial tools with view to efficiency and faster insights.
  • Advances the insight and understanding of business KPIs to drive further alignment and accountability across the company and provides data-driven analysis and recommendations for decision support.
  • Develops financial business cases for proposed programs, projects, and initiatives to help organization leaders make timely and appropriate business decisions
  • Identifies risks and opportunities and recommend strategies to achieve company financial goals (monthly, quarterly, annual, and long-term).
  • Work closely with CFO and VP of FPA & Strategy to build the financial infrastructure to support the company's current and future business requirements.
  • Own and improve current systems and processes to increase productivity and develop the existing Restaurant Operations FP&A team
  • Provide critical financial perspective and thought leadership for business strategies/decisions and build deep and trusted partnerships with senior leaders across the organization.
    • Must represent Cooper's Hawk values
    • BA/BS degree in finance, accounting, economics, or another related field. MBA is preferred.
    • 10+ years of applicable finance experience with majority of time spent in FP&A.
    • Strategic thinker who can translate financial data into meaningful metrics / analysis that drive business value
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way
    • Strong collaboration skills and ability to influence and drive alignment among stakeholders across all levels and functions.
    • Ability to recommend and promote change to processes to be more efficient
    • Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong analytical, project management and presentation skills
    • Advanced financial modeling skills
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
    • Experience with Oracle ERP/EPM and Power BI a plusCooper's Hawk is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Downers Grove , Sr Director, Financial Planning and Analysis, Executive , Downers Grove, Illinois

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