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IT Finance Manager

| Chicago

At FTD, we are continually evolving the business by promoting customer solutions driven culture, while undergoing a strategic transformation. Are you looking for significant opportunity for continuous learning and professional growth? 

In this highly critical new (IT Finance Manager) opportunity, you will play a highly visible key role, serving as the primary financial and accounting resource for the IT organization, with regular interaction with senior leadership and other Corporate and divisional areas. Do You Have Experience as the Finance Lead for an IT Organization with Large Operational & Capital Expenditures?

You will support the IT organization by assisting with budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting, contract reviews, capital expenditure project justification & analysis, management of approval processes, capitalization analyses, project cost tracking, as well as analysis of significant categories of spend. 

What We Seek:

  • 6+ years' experience in Accounting/Finance, including at least three years in one or more business support roles (IT support experience highly preferred)
  • Produce Analytical metrics such as financial reports, budgets, forecasts, and variance analysis to assist senior management
  • Manage development and submission of annual division budget and mid-year forecast by partnering with IT operations leaders and institutional financial leaders
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or Finance with demonstrated accounting expertise
  • Experience in a highly transactional, agile/product management based technology company preferred
  • Solid organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sound business acumen, judgment, and the initiative and drive to get the job done
  • Fast learner, interesting in learning new businesses and technology drivers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to interact effectively with executive management and all levels of the organization across functional areas
  • Strong work ethic with a hands-on approach
  • Self-starter, able to work effectively under pressure and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline-driven environment
  • Results-oriented, able to resolve issues independently while also knowing when to ask for help 

 What You Will Contribute:

  • Serve as the primary financial and accounting resource for the IT organization.
  • Work closely with the Accounting team to ensure all costs are appropriately accounted for in the proper periods and that budgets/forecasts reflect management's current plans.
  • Review and approval of all capitalized time for software development projects in accordance with GAAP requirements. Work closely with time system administrator regarding requirements and any proposed system, timing or procedural changes--help optimize the best approach to satisfy all financial requirements while also enabling engineering.
  • Review all IT contracts and capital expenditure requests from accounting, budgetary and financial returns perspectives. Seek guidance from the Corporate Accounting/Finance team as needed for new or unusual situations.
  • Assist with analysis and preparation of capital expenditure requests to ensure that all components of the project are appropriately addressed and that the justification for the project is well articulated.
  • Responsible for tracking of actual and budgeted/forecasted spend for capex projects, challenging assumptions and helping to shepherd review and approval by the appropriate levels of management. Be the "go to" person for queries into actuals across different functions and initiatives.
  • Assist as needed with negotiation of contracts to help obtain the best outcome for FTD.
  • Identify and implement improvements in reporting to enable tracking and analysis of significant categories of spend.
  • Work closely with IT leadership and HR to track headcount, open requisitions and contractors to ensure personnel-related costs are closely managed.
  • Maintain a strong working relationship and regular communication with the IT and Corporate and Divisional Finance teams.
  • Ensure that internal control procedures are appropriately followed and identify and recommend changes as needed to improve controls and/or adapt as business processes change.
  • Review work flows and drives continuous process improvements. Act as a change agent to increase operational effectiveness.
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis as requested by management. 

What We Offer:

  • Career opportunities! Those that have a positive approach and impact have a very bright future as we change, grow and explore new and exciting experiences for our global customer base.
  • Lines of business ready to embrace your role and the business value it brings.
  • Blending of cultures across multiple cities and 3 continents where you can be a part of helping shape our future.
  • Enjoy all the benefits of working for a publicly traded company (stock purchase plan, competitive compensation and total rewards program, 401K plan with healthy company match).
  • Annual bonus opportunity up to 10% of your base salary. 

About FTD Companies, Inc.: 

FTD Companies, Inc. is a premier $1BB + ecommerce floral and gifting company. Through our diversified family of brands, we provide floral and gift products to consumers, primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. We also provide floral products and services to retail florists and other retail locations throughout these same geographies. Our portfolio of brands includes the following trademarks: Interflora, ProFlowers®, Shari's Berries®, Personal Creations, Cherry Moon Farms, Sincerely and Gifts.com. 

FTD's mission is to inspire, support and delight our customers when expressing life's most important sentiments. We strive to be the leading and most trusted floral and gifting company in the world.

 Company Address

3113 Wood Creek Drive, Downers Grove, IL. We are conveniently located off of Route 355 and Butterfield Road.

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Technology we use

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

Location

In the heart of the Loop! We also have an office in Downers Grove, IL.

An Insider's view of FTD Companies

What does your typical day look like?

Every day looks different when you’re on the social media team. Our jobs involve interacting with our brands’ communities, staying up-to-date on the latest social trends, developing content and optimizing campaigns. Since social media is always changing, there’s always something new to learn or test.

Marissa Metzler

Manager: Social Media Marketing

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 Companies Perks + Benefits

FTD Companies 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 date of hire.
Our benefits offerings include medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, a company contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA), Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 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 Companies, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. We offer very generous employee discounts on our diversified portfolio of brands such as ProFlowers, ProPlants, Shari’s Berries, Sincerely, etc.

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
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% on the first 6% of your of pre-tax or post tax deferral. To maximize the employer match, you will need to contribute 6%. Vesting is at 25% each year
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) provides employees with an opportunity to share in our growth and to purchase shares of our common stock without payment of brokerage costs, at a 15% discount.
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!
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).
Pet Friendly
At some locations, employees can bring their dogs to work.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $2,500 after one year of employment
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