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Associate Mgr THX Finance

Posted Date:  Dec 2, 2022
Requisition Number:  116023

Title: Associate Finance Manager Licensing D2C

 

Open to Remote work/hybrid 

 

Function: THX Finance

 

The Associate Manager THX Finance plays a critical role for The Hershey Experience region with P&L and accounting responsibility, control oversight, project, and initiative support for the Global Licensing and Direct to Consumer businesses generating $85M+ in Net Sales. 

 

This position will focus on efficient and accurate management of all FP&A and accounting activities for the Global Licensing businesses including Balance Sheet and P&L oversight, risk and controls governance, and reporting requirements.  Strong managerial and leadership capabilities will also be required to optimize business processes and drive mindful business decisions.  Additionally, this position will partner with cross-functional teams to assist in the evaluation of strategic priorities, business objectives, and Licensing related projects.  The successful candidate will possess the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/areas of responsibilities in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of accuracy. 

 

This role will also support THX’s growing Direct to Consumer website (shop.hersheys.com) from a finance perspective, including FP&A and accounting activities. 

 

This role is an exciting opportunity to establish, learn, and operate multiple full P&L’s and businesses under the Finance function in a unique region!

 

Core Experiences from Finance Experience Map (for posting internally only):

  1. Risk Management, Governance & Compliance
    1. Apply technical accounting expertise in completing deliverables to maintain effective controls
  2. P/(L) and B/S Ownership & Improvement
    1. Meet financial targets of annual or strategic plan by managing risks and opportunities
    2. Perform variance analysis to explain differences in performance and make recommendations for improvements going forward

Duties & Responsibilities

 

Licensing – Accounting

  • Responsibilities also including Balance Sheet and P&L oversight, risk and controls governance, and reporting requirements
  • Owns execution of period-end accounting close processes including journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations, and financial reports
  • Participate in quarterly Financial Review Meetings including preparing and presenting balance sheet results
  • Establish and maintain policies and procedures in alignment with corporate guidelines, local regulations, and essential operating procedures to ensure compliance
  • Provide technical accounting and finance expertise to internal stakeholders

 

Licensing – FP&A

  • Responsible for day-to-day FP&A activities including sales reporting and monthly THX FP&A cycles/cadence for Global Licensing
  • Responsible for Global Licensing annual Plan process, annual strategic Plan process, and monthly business updates
  • Supports pricing analysis and profitability reporting
  • Responsibilities also including Balance Sheet and P&L oversight, risk and controls governance, and reporting requirements
  • Provide decision making support to management through financial analyses and presentations to facilitate mindful business decisions

 

Direct to Consumer – FP&A

  • Responsible for day-to-day FP&A activities including sales report and monthly THX FP&A cycles/cadence for Direct to Consumer
  • Responsible for Direct-to-Consumer annual Plan process, annual strategic Plan process, and monthly business updates
  • Supports with KPI tracking and P&L modelling for innovation

 

Strategic Priorities and Miscellaneous Analysis

Perform miscellaneous reports, special projects and analysis as required by business

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education/Certifications:

Bachelor's degree in Finance or business-related field required

 

Experience:

  • 4+ years’ work experience in accounting, planning, analytical and/or strategic capacity.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting. MBA or CPA preferred but not required.
  • CPG and/or other consumer-facing products experience preferred.
  • Experience in Licensing desired.

Skills / Knowledge:

  • Strong proficiency in US GAAP reporting, general ledger accounting and financial management reporting processes
  • Self-starter capable of taking the initiative with minimal direction and demonstrates initiative by working proactively by raising key opportunities and risks/issues to management teams.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/areas of responsibilities in a fast-paced environment under minimal supervision with a high degree of accuracy
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of models and businesses
  • Ability to leverage business systems (SAP, CFIN, etc.) and tools (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.) to support business execution and measurement of results
  • Strong ability to work cross-functionally and understand resource constraints/obstacles
  • Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of employees
  • Works effectively in a team environment
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP systems and processes
  • Proficiency in using PowerBI, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, Veteran Status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected category recognized by state and federal laws.

 

 

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