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Director, Finance & Accounting

| Chicago

Director, Finance & Accounting

Purpose of Position:

The Director of Finance & Accounting will be responsible for the accounting and financial reporting function for our Consumer Division (ProFlowers and FTD.com) including monthly close, implementing and maintaining financial controls, addressing audit requests and accounting/financial analysis of operational projects. Aside from planning, budgeting, and forecasting responsibilities, the Director will manage, mentor, coach, train, and provide an experienced team opportunity to grow and advance their knowledge.

If you possess the demeanor and patience to maximize the productivity of a team, the poise, and confidence to challenge management as appropriate in all situations requiring financial involvement, then this role is for you. Our Finance team plays a critical role in the operations of the business, and this person must enjoy and embrace actively participating in all facets of the business!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct responsibility for the monthly financial close including, but not limited to review of month-end accounting reports, journal entries, accruals, revenue recognition, variance analyses, and cost center reviews with senior business leaders.
  • Research as needed accounting guidance and recent pronouncements that may have an impact on financial reporting. Must possess the ability to understand and communicate to staff and management the implications of the applicable accounting guidance.
  • Direct responsibility for the annual operating financial planning process working closely with all department managers in developing challenging but reasonable budgets for the fiscal year.
  • Partner with business leaders to update monthly forecasts that account for the market, economic and strategic changes, and current conditions.
  • Identify operational shortcomings within the division and work with the respective operating managers in those areas to ensure strict adherence to key controls and procedures. In the event, they are not, work with the operating group to develop a plan to correct those issues identified.
  • Prepare monthly bridges for actual results and forecast changes which identify business issues that are impacting the company's ability to execute the operating plan.
  • Communicate actual results and forecast challenges to management and development opportunities that allow the company to achieve its operating plan.
  • Advise leadership team of risk and maintain strict integrity on all occasions without any compromise. Possess the tools (JDE & TM1) and insight to identify potential problems before they arise.
  • Increase departmental productivity through performance measurements and motivational activities that challenge the group to raise its standards.
  • Attend various planning meetings with the multiple cost center managers and assist in their financial development.
  • Work with external and internal auditors and ensure all audit requests are completed accurately and timely and that questions or issues are addressed.
  • Complete review of Controller's checklist to determine any changes during the most recent reporting period.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BS/BA in accountancy or finance
  • Ten+ years of experience in accounting, internal controls, financial reporting, financial budgeting/planning and analytical projects in a medium or large size company required
  • Must be an outstanding communicator with the poise and presence to manage a diverse group of constituents in a challenging matrix management situation.
  • Must possess excellent analytical skills and have the confidence to challenge management in various situations.
  • High energy, positive, collaborative, approachable work style, and ability to see all tasks through to completion with a very high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Possess a high sense of urgency; prioritize as appropriate; work to streamline processes while improving quality, timeliness, and accuracy.
  • Be a leader by setting an excellent example for your staff and all those you work with.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases


We also have an office in the heart of Downtown Chicago at 200 N LaSalle

An Insider's view of FTD

What does your typical day look like?

As Brand Manager, I am constantly working to ensure we are engaging with our consumers and living out our brand vision via all channels. My day is 100% collaborative, between meeting with channels managers, reviewing new campaign launches - building a brand takes teamwork. When you have an online business, your consumers are shopping with you 24/7,

Kristin Byrne

Brand Marketing Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

I have had the opportunity to build a platform from the ground up. Opportunities like these are few and far between in this day and age. FTD has been like a master class in leadership for me, and it has produced a fundamental mind shift for me on what leadership means.

Dimple Rao

VP of Product Management and UX Design

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

On our FOL team, we are creating a feature complete platform migration for all of our florist sites. This is a rather large task in that most of our florist sites look like they were created in the .COM era of the internet. Our new platform will provide huge UX boons. In addition to self-improvement, it may also attract new florist partners

Michael Walsh

Software Engineer

What are FTD Perks + Benefits

FTD Benefits Overview

FTD is dedicated to you and your family. We work hard to provide a wide range of competitive and affordable health care benefits that reflect your changing needs. Our goal is to empower you with the resources and flexibility you need to live well, be well. The benefits you elect will start the first day of the month following the date of hire.
Our benefits offerings include medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, a company contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA), life, accident, and disability insurance, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. We are committed to providing fair compensation to all of our employees, including performance-based compensation incentives for many of our positions. FTD, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. We offer very generous employee discounts on our FTD.com and Proflowers brands.

Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
If you are eligible for benefits, you can enroll in an FSA regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in FTD’s medical plan.
Disability Insurance
FTD offers short and long term disability at no cost to you. The disability benefits will replace up to 67% of your weekly base income up to $2,500/week for STD and up to $10,000/month for LTD.
Dental Benefits
FTD offers two great dental plans through Aetna. A Dental HMO with co-pays where you choose your Primary Care Dentist and a Dental PPO which has benefits in and out of network.
Vision Benefits
FTD offers vision coverage through Eye Med which offers a broad network of nationwide providers to choose from to meet your vision needs. Retailers such as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, , and JCP
Health Insurance Benefits
FTD offers three medical plans through Aetna to choose from including one EPO where you choose a Primary Care Physician and two PPO High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)
Life Insurance
For employee coverage of 2x base salary up to $600,000. *Per IRS regulations, the cost FTD pays for coverage above a certain level is considered “imputed income,” and is included on your W-2.
Wellness Programs
We know how important wellness is to your overall success. The FTD Wellness program is here to help you identify and achieve your health and wellness goals.
Onsite Gym
Our One North Dearborn location offers an onsite state-of-the-art fitness center, cycle center and bike room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on the department and role, FTD offers some scheduling flexibility. We also offer summer hours so that our team members can enjoy extended weekends and fun in the sun with family and friends
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Care for yourself or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year and allows employees to take time off for vacation, personal responsibilities and sick time.
Paid Holidays
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
FTD allows employees to wear casual workplace attire every day, not just Fridays!
Commuter Benefits
Take advantage of the pre-tax benefit, you may elect up to the IRS limit of $260/month for transit and $260/month for parking.
Free Daily Meals
During FTD’s peak season such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas FTD often provides lunch to thank employees for their hard work (along with the occasional just because lunch).
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Some Meals Provided
We provide food during Peak Season.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $2,500 after one year of employment
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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