• Financial Planning and Analysis Principal - B2C

    Job Locations US-TX-Addison
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    ID
    2018-1191
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    Apple Leisure Group (ALG) is a vertically integrated private equity portfolio company in the travel and hospitality space, focused on packaged travel and resort/brand management in Mexico and the Caribbean. ALG currently operates 7 subsidiaries, including a resort and brand management company, 2 tour operators, an online travel agency and a loyalty program.

     

    Responsible for financial analysis, planning, forecasting, and reporting of ALG’s B2C brands including CheapCaribbean.com, Beachbound.com, Southwestvacations.com. Unitedvacations.com, Funjet.com and Applevacations.com’s business operations; including supporting Annual Operating Plan, driving expense control, performing variance analysis and ad-hoc modeling and analysis.  This position will work directly with operational leadership to drive an environment of financial accountability, while striving for improved accuracy and efficiency of timely reporting.

    Responsibilities

    • Analyze volume and profitability against prior year, plan, and forecast
    • Monitor, measure, and analyze key performance metrics as part of periodical variance analysis (weekly, monthly, yearly)
    • Perform complex financial analysis functions including financial modeling, risk mitigation and promotion analysis
    • Develop weekly business review dashboards; lead/co-lead weekly review sessions with brand leadership
    • Develop, enhance and automate weekly & monthly BI dashboards (Birst)
    • Develop monthly EBITDA forecast by coordinating inputs from Revenue Management, Marketing, Accounting, Call Center and Product. Track forecasting accuracy on multiple metrics and reporting scenarios
    • Assist with development of monthly forecast and business review presentations for ALG Distribution leadership
    • Responsible for SG&A expense planning, monitoring, and business decisions. Support hiring decisions based on forecast & budget availability
    • Partner with Call Center leadership to track agent turn-over and assist with new class hiring
    • Ownership of budgeting and forecasting activities including SG&A, capital planning, shared ALG expense coordination
    • Develop analysis and proforma P&L on business cases; present details, and provide recommendations
    • Support multiple projects throughout the organization
    • Design and develop financial models

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a financial related field; MBA preferred
    • 4-6 years applicable experience
    • Strong Excel skills with modeling experience. Hyperion and/or Birst experience preferred
    • Strong problem solving and communication skills
    • Ability to react quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong cultural fit
    • Knowledge of Travel Industry preferred

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