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Manager, Finance

Date: Apr 12, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

As The Weather Channel Television Network, we have heightened focus on innovation, first-class storm coverage and hyper-localized weather information available through our various TV platforms including: The Weather Channel, Local Now and Pattern. For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel television network has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms.


We are one of the most widely distributed television networks and the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive real-time programming of any media outlet, with trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather.


Weather is inherently fascinating, and we share our passion through the stories we tell to our audiences through our programming. The more our viewers engage with us, the more our stories illuminate how weather impacts almost everything.


We’re always looking for new talent to keep us on top—like someone incredible to fill the job listed here.

Position Summary

The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager primary role is providing analysis, business insights and financial support to executive management and functional partner groups. This position will serve as the financial expert for the functional partner groups’ business and will be a proactive catalyst for change, while also supporting the functional group in the achievement of their financial objectives. This person will be an integral part of the planning process by playing a key role in the budgeting and forecasting. This role provides a great opportunity for cross functional exposure as the position interfaces with several teams at multiple levels across the organization. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Serve as an expert in partnerships with the business.
• Play a significant and influential role in business decisions pertaining to the group by anticipating executive management and partner group's financial and informational needs and provide relevant information as required.
• Develop thorough business case models to justify and prioritize potential investments;  assess operational and financial performance of projects and investments.
• Track capital projects and assists in developing capital requests.
• Coordinate periodic reforecast efforts with each department head.
• Produce and publish monthly financial reports and dashboard metrics. 
• Prepare company level analysis and reports, as appropriate.
• Assist in administering and maintaining OLAP based financial system.
• Work with partners to assist in management of monthly departmental accruals.
• Work with partners to manage headcount reconciliation process. 
• Review monthly departmental financials with department heads.
• Thoroughly understand the company's accounting policies, procedures and methodologies and support communication of them to the internal organization.
• Identify opportunities to improve business, accounting and budgeting processes, policies and methodologies; implement improvements.

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent.
  • MBA strongly preferred.
  • 5-7 years of diverse experience in corporate finance, accounting, or business; experience within a media company is a plus
  • 3 years experience in a partnership role between finance and other departments, experience within a cable network or other media company preferred
  • Experience working with Enterprise Performance Management tools (Host Analytics)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated capability in financial metrics (e.g., ROI, IRR, NPV), reporting and modeling (e.g., sensitivity scenarios)
  • Extensive planning and budgeting capability, to include capital planning.
  • Knowledge of advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Ability to analyze and conceptualize strategically.
  • Ability to present information in unique and understandable ways to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to work closely with department heads and executives to define issues and business needs and to influence change; very strong business acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate multiple tasks and able to react to spontaneous changes in priorities
  • Ability to see big picture while also willing to work at detail level
  • Interpersonal skills to work with all levels of customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capability to use change management to improve business performance.
  • Self-directed and driven to accomplish goals and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstration of proactively in identifying and resolving partner group’s financial challenges and opportunities
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback openly and objectively.
  • Ability to express views in a diplomatic manner while also being able to challenge others and influencing change.
  • Extremely ethical.


Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.


PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.

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