Group Finance Director

Emerald Expositions Events, Inc.

New York, NY

New York, NY, US
New York, NY
30+ days ago

The Finance Director will be involved in all aspects of the Emerald financial planning and analysis function with focus on operational and analytical reporting, budget and rolling forecast cycles, monthly financial accounting, and various planning and analytical initiatives.

To best support a large portfolio of brands at Emerald, our team needs someone proactive who can effectively own their assigned Portfolio and departments with a confident, inquisitive mindset and engage in meaningful strategic conversations with senior and executive-level leaders. The best candidates will have the ability juggle competing priorities effectively, investigate anomalies to resolution with a strong dedication to accuracy and attention to detail, and enjoy the challenge of working in a fast-paced, dynamic, and highly collaborative organization. As a true business partner, this position offers the opportunity to contribute directly to the success of the business units it supports, and offers growth and advancement opportunities for those seeking a long-term impact.


Partner with executive leadership of a given Portfolio or centralized function, to provide ongoing visibility and decision making support

Drive cost efficiencies and strong cost management at the brand and show level

Proactively identify and promote best practices from brand teams through analytics and KPIs

Lead functional teams in accurately budgeting and forecasting the latest expectations for each business line

Develop and improve financial forecast models on a consistent basis

Thoroughly analyze budget and forecast submissions and provide multiple variance analyses to the show teams and the corporate consolidation teams

Lead the month end close process/accruals working closing with various departments

Consolidate actual performance results and prepare variance analysis to the corporate and executive teams

Liaise with the Accounting organization to ensure accurate financial results are recorded

Prepare exec presentations to communicate performance to leadership teams and convey changes in business drivers

Partner with corporate team to develop analyses for Board presentations and reporting

Constantly improve reporting packages to provide visibility and insights for the teams

Lead financial analyses of target M&A transactions and integrations relating to your area

Special projects as assigned


BS/BA in Finance/Accounting; MBA is a plus

5-10 years of experience in corporate finance with demonstrated financial modeling, reporting, and analytical experience in a corporate environment, with at least 3-5 years in planning and analysis role

Exposure to data mining and working with large and complex data sets

M&A experience a plus

SaaS experience a plus

Expert level in Excel required

Hyperion Planning experience a major plus

Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Epicor, JDE)

About the Company

Emerald Expositions Events, Inc.