Manager, Financial Planning & Analyst

  • U.S. Soccer Federation
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 12 May, 2024
Full time Finance Leadership & Management Scout / Analyst

Job Description

Description

U.S. Soccer Overview 

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team.
 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.
 

The Federation’s core principles set organization-wide standards to identify and foster our culture and inform how we interact and hold each other accountable. These principles guide U.S. Soccer: We Win Together. We Aim High. We Champion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. To be successful as a USSF employee, it is critical to demonstrate and live up to these principles every day and with every interaction with peers, stakeholders, and partners.
 

The Federation’s core values are the individual attributes and characteristics that staff embody to uphold the organization’s principles and succeed. These values guide our employees: Integrity. Commitment. Teamwork. Respect.

 

U.S Soccer is currently building a National Training Center in Fayette County, GA. This role will be reporting to the office in Fayetteville, GA.

 

Position Description
As a contributing member within the Finance Department, the Manager of Financial, Planning & Analyst (FP&A) serves the organization's staff, department heads, senior leadership, and Federation members through financial planning, reporting, forecasting, analysis, and operations. This position supports the management and presentation of the annual budget to support the organization’s strategic objectives. This role performs data analysis and develops reports across several areas including federation/departmental financial performance, national team games, and travel & expenses, while assisting with projects and analysis as necessary.

 

The Manager of FP&A is expected to lead day-to-day responsibility for managing and controlling various revenue streams and expense drivers. This role will support accurate planning, reporting and analysis of the Federation’s operations. This position entails increased scope and complexity including strategic special projects. Must be able to fulfill ad hoc requests from various internal and external sources to support decision-making and provide necessary insight to executives, managers, department heads and personnel. Individual must be flexible, proactive and able to work with ambiguity. Individual must be able to commit to the time requirements of this position, which may demand extended hours as required.
 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Lead and prepare the month-end, quarterly and full-year forecast/reports, including developing and supporting reporting packages for various internal and external stakeholders while ensuring forecasts are properly reflected in planning tools and systems 
  • Develop and manage the consolidation and reporting of annual long-range plan including department detail, summaries, while creating presentation decks through various approvals
  • Analyze financial trends and corporate activity for strategic decision making and forecasting while working with the strategy department on framework for U.S. Soccer’s five-year projections.
  • Support the administration of the Financial Forecasting system and interconnectivity to ERP
  • Perform complex special projects at the request of Management
  • Work with Department head to develop and oversee the work product of more junior financial analysts in the group and provide training and guidance as required. 
Requirements

Minimum Qualifications 

  • 4-year degree in a business-related field with 4 to 7 years business-related experience and demonstrated success in finance or business operations.
  • Thorough computer-based analytical skills (e.g. Access, Excel, Power Point, database management)
  • Experience with various financial and technology software including, but not limited to, Sage Intacct, SAP, Oracle, Martus, Chrome River, Concur, and Stripe
  • Exposure to accounting principles, financial metrics and financial statement relationships
  • Exceptional attention to detail, analytical & ability to prioritize workflow
  • Ability to deliver high quality work and execute under pressure and deadlines
  • Strong verbal, written and in-person communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills

 

Desired Qualifications 

  • MBA/CPA
  • Expertise in financial reporting software and systems 
  • Experience in Financial modeling 
  • Prior experience working at sporting organization, financial services, or public accounting firm

 

U.S. Soccer is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, military status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected under the law. This policy applies to all our employment practices within our organization.
 

We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA, veterans, parents, and persons with disabilities to apply.