Sr. Manager International Finance

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Finance
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POSITION SUMMARY

The Sr. International Finance Manager is responsible for leading the department in forecasting, budgeting, development/transaction review, financial systems, operational modeling, and ad-hoc analysis for the international business segment to support decision making of the senior management team. This position will have no direct reports.


SCOPE AND MAGNITUDE:  CKE Restaurants, $3.5 Billion in system sales, 3,000+ restaurants worldwide


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

May perform any or all of the following duties:

Periodic Reporting (40%) – Partner with the International team to accurately report KPIs related to Sales, China JV P&L, Ops Balanced Scorecard, and other financial metrics on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis; identify variances to forecast, budget, and prior year utilizing “Bridge” methodology, and develop actionable insights; lead the quarterly forecast and annual budget processes for International inputs, including establishment and adherence to required timelines.

Franchise Health (20%) – Manage the collection of franchisee P&Ls and Balance Sheets, and perform financial statement analysis to detect risks proactively; summarize store-level P&Ls, establish benchmarking norms, and identify opportunities; finance point-person for new franchise business reviews.

Develop “Center of Excellence” (20%) – identify, develop, and promote best practices for the international franchisee system; partner with VP, International Marketing to establish guidelines for marketing analysis, menu pricing architecture, margin improvement, overall restaurant economics; partner with IT to improve sales data collection from various franchise stores.

Ad Hoc Project Support (20%) – Support VP, Finance and Pres, International on strategic projects, which may include joint ventures, M&A, direct investment; assist with improvements to existing franchisee new application/transfer process and rules.


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES

Undergraduate Degree from accredited 4-year university in Finance, Accounting, or Business Management required; MBA preferred

5-7 years of experience in Finance role or equivalent experience

Excellent communication skills, ability to partner comfortably with teammates and other departments

Able to develop actionable insights, even when faced with imperfect data sets; strong analytical mindset

Must be proficient/advanced in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and PowerPoint

Experience with databases and Business Intelligence tools is a plus; the ability to adapt quickly to technology changes is required

Demonstrated intellectual curiosity and desire to dig into the details to solve problems

General knowledge of restaurant business model

Experience in international company and/or multi-unit retail preferred


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Corporate Office fast paced and demanding environment


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Regular interaction with internal partners in person, by phone and/or electronic communications

Sitting for extended periods of time, using telephone, typing and/or operating a computer and/or mouse

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