Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Major League Soccer
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 21 Jul, 2024
Full time Finance Scout / Analyst

Job Description


The Director, FPA is a key member of the team managing financial planning and analysis for MLS and SUM. The individual will act as the Finance Business liaison for several departments within MLS/SUM specific to projections, long-range planning, and budgeting. The role should balance being a good business partner for the departments with ensuring sound fiscal process and discipline throughout the organization. This role will lead to comprehensive company-wide analyses, deliver critical financial insights, and support decision-making to propel MLS and SUM towards sustained growth and evolution.


  • Work continuously as a finance liaison with several departments providing monthly performance/expense management reporting as well as other key actionable metrics.
  • Coordinate and manage FP&A’s role in the month-end process to analyze actual results of sales and expense details versus the budget/forecast and provide explanations for variances for all team members.
  • Provide analytical, accounting and reporting support to the accounting group, including monthly fluctuation explanations of actuals vs. plan/forecast.
  • Support the maintenance of company-wide budgets & forecasts in Hyperion, including consolidated and company-by-company views.
  • Analyze business opportunities for viability and review contracts to determine financial impact.
  • Assist in building management reports for the Board and executive team.
  • Develop and coordinate various financial and accounting reports and projects. Gain deep understanding of department roles and responsibilities and ensure responsible fiscal management and effective spending.
  • Evaluate the impact of spending on a project basis across departments, ensuring proper fiscal management and effective spending across multiple team members.
  • Manage and mentor one FP&A direct report responsible for League Office departments.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree; MBA a plus
  • 12+ years of experience in the Accounting or Finance field


Required Skills

  • Extensive experience in FP&A.
  • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast paced, team environment and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally.
  • The role will require interaction with all staff levels, including C suite executives. A professional demeanor, the ability to negotiate sensitive matters and the ability to work collaboratively are a must.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


Desired Skills

  • High-level excel skills.
  • Experience with General Ledger systems such as Great Plains, NetSuite, etc.
  • Experience with Hyperion or other Financial Planning tools.
  • Experience in the sports industry.


Total Rewards

Starting Base Salary: $130,000 – 165,000. MLS/SUM base salaries are contingent upon several factors including individual qualifications, market financials, and operational business needs.

We are committed to providing a Total Rewards package that attracts, supports, engages, and retains talent through the following:

  • Benefits – comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a suite of programs to promote well-being including a $500 Wellness Reimbursement. A generous PTO offering, and hybrid Office/Remote Work Schedule are also offered to promote Work-Life balance.
  • Career & Professional Development – on the job training, feedback, and on-going educational opportunities to continue your personal and professional development.
  • Employee Engagement – office perks, discounts and employee events that go “beyond the traditional paycheck” to make you feel a part of our team and inspire you to elevate the Game.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.