Regional Director, Finance

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance



LEGENDS

Founded in 2008 as a hospitality management company, Legends has transformed into a holistic experiential services agency with more than 1,200 full-time and 30,000 seasonal team members globally. Legends has three core divisions operating worldwide: Global Planning, Global Sales and Hospitality, offering clients and partners a 360-degree platform to elevate their brand and execute their vision. Currently, Legends works with marquee clients across business verticals including professional sports; collegiate; attractions; entertainment; and conventions and leisure. We are the industry leaders in designing, planning and realizing exceptional experiences in sports and entertainment.

THE ROLE

The Regional Director of Finance will be a business partner for Legend’s West coast business units. They will provide timely, accurate and actionable business intelligence to allow our locations to make decisions that will improve financial results. The Regional Director of Finance is responsible for partnering with multiple locations for the day-to-day management of all accounting/finance functions in accordance with current Federal/State regulations and generally accepted accounting principles. Further, this position will provide financial management and analysis; overseeing, monitoring and analyzing capital and operating budgets, including monthly financial analyses, monthly forecasting, annual planning, cash forecasting, and ad hoc business analyses.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide leadership to a decentralized team of highly knowledgeable and skilled individuals in the Finance, Purchasing, and IT functions across our many Stadiums, Arenas, Amphitheaters, and Attractions locations we oversee.
  • Work directly with the Regional Vice President and SVP & Corporate Controller to develop plans that drive Legends’ initiatives and business performance.
  • Provide regional and location analysis and recommendations on weekly, monthly and annual reporting and forecasting.
  • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of all location financial reports, including the monthly close and client reporting.
  • Assist and counsel operational divisions in the interpretation of financial data and recommend courses of action to maximize profitability and ensure effective internal controls and procedures.
  • Support the business planning process ensuring tie in with strategic directives and the annual budgets.
  • Perform balance sheet and P&L analysis of critical balances at a region/unit-level.
  • Oversee and support outside financial audits as required and respond to information requests.
  • Support and partner with the broader Finance team on process improvement initiatives, cross regional analysis and other required ad hoc projects.
  • Support the month and year end closing procedures. Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations and related research.
  • Facilitates the understanding of financial results and underlying trends and advises executive management of various financial and accounting issues.
  • Coordinate preparation of annual budget for review by internal and external parties.
  • Build solid working relationships with business leaders.
  • Support of all teams in the analysis and evaluation of various business opportunities to ensure we are driving profitability.
  • Provide strategic planning and business management support.
  • Oversight and management of Capital plans and projects.
  • Train & develop DOFs and accounting teams as needed in region on systems, SOPs, finance & accounting duties.
  • QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty above at the highest levels. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years in Financial, Accounting leadership role; preferably in the hospitality industry.
  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, or related field required.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel including macros, pivot tables, etc.
  • Ability to train & develop staff members, setup systems and reporting.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and attention to detail essential.
  • Demonstrated financial knowledge and strategic planning experience.
  • Must be highly analytical, can think creatively and to understand complex business dynamics.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Knowledge of Food & Beverage and Retail Merchandise point of sale systems a plus.
  • Must be flexible to travel and work extended hours due to business requirements including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to travel in-market up to 50%
  • Ability to travel & task force to locations as needed for temporary vacancy or project support.
  • COMPENSATION

    Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, and 401k plan.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking diverse, qualified candidates to join our team.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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