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Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting

| Chicago

Position Description: This position description provides the minimum job requirements as additional duties may be assigned by supervisors. The requirements listed are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities to qualify for the position. This job description is not a contract and does not change the employment "at will" relationship. FTD reserves its right to amend the job description at any time at its discretion.

Purpose of Position: Responsible for certain portions of the financial reporting, planning and analysis functions for the US Consumer finance team. Responsibilities will be focused on specific business lines within the division and will include monthly close, improving and maintaining financial controls, addressing audit requests, budgeting and forecasting, and accounting/financial analysis of operational projects which have accounting/financial implications. Work closely with all other functional areas within the US Consumer business unit. Interact with finance personnel from the other divisions within the company.

Review and supervise the work of 3 to 4 financial analysts with direct reporting responsibility (includes day to day supervision, review of their work, goal setting, career development, performance appraisals).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for certain monthly financial close activities including, but not limited to, the preparation and review of month-end accounting reports, journal entries, accruals, variance analyses, cost center reviews, and account reconciliations. Meet with department managers to ensure the accuracy of monthly results and to understand and document variances to budget, forecasts and prior periods.
  • Responsible for the review and direct supervision of 3 to 4 financial analysts, including a review of journal entries, account reconciliations and analysis performed. Draft and communicate annual goals and performance appraisals for these individuals.
  • Management of financial processes and the interaction with supporting systems such as JDE.
  • Research as needed accounting guidance and recent pronouncements that may have an impact on the financial reporting of the company. Possess the ability to understand and communicate to staff and management the implications of the applicable accounting guidance.
  • Partner with department managers to update applicable monthly forecasts that account for the market, economic and strategic changes, and current conditions. Document and explain changes in forecasts and variances in performance.
  • Through assisting the auditors and an on-going review of Sarbanes Oxley procedures, ensure strict adherence to Sarbanes Oxley and other internal control procedures. Contribute to controlling remediation projects by recommending and documenting new controls, processes, and policies. Bring any issues to the attention of your manager. Serve as the point person for interactions with the internal and external auditors, including coordination of PBC requests for all FTD.com business unit subject areas.
  • Coordinate, review and assist in the preparation of the monthly variance analysis for actual results and forecast changes which identify business issues that are impacting the company's ability to execute the operating plan.
  • Advise management of financial and operational risks and opportunities that you become aware of in your work.
  • Maintain strict integrity on all occasions without any compromise in all that you do.
  • Direct and indirect responsibility for the annual operating financial planning process working closely with department managers in developing challenging but reasonable budgets for the fiscal year. Contribute in both an analytical and leadership role to annual budgets, quarterly forecasts, mid-range plans, and ad hoc management reporting, including all required corporate submissions for assigned areas of accountability; determine the reasonableness of ongoing budget forecasts and metrics analysis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • BS/BA in accounting or finance.
  • CPA and public accounting experience strongly preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in accounting, internal controls, financial reporting, financial budgeting/planning and analytical projects in a medium or large size company.
  • The position is located in Downers Grove but must be able and work in our downtown Chicago office occasionally, as needed.
  • Must be PC literate; fluent in MS and familiar with ERP platforms.
  • Must be an outstanding communicator with the poise and presence to interact with a diverse group of constituents in a challenging matrix management environment.
  • Must possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and have the confidence to challenge the status quo in various situations.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to set clear expectations, hold others accountable and provide timely feedback and measurement of performance.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
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    • 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 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

Senior Director of Product Management

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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