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Senior Director of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis in Rockaway, NJ at Party City Corporation

Date Posted: 9/6/2022

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Rockaway, NJ
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  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
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Job Description

Job Overview

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Enterprise FP&A, the Senior Director of Corporate FP&A will lead the financial support for PCHI corporate including consolidation of results from PCHI’s retail and consumer product business segments. This highly visible and influential role will partner with key functional leaders across the entire organization to provide analytical support and proactively identify, analyze, and interpret business drivers and opportunities for enhancements in the overall realization of financial targets.

Key responsibilities include influencing and guiding both the short-term execution and long-term strategy of the entire PCHI organization through data-driven insights. Other responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, and providing end-to-end support for business leaders in understanding financial results, detailed diagnostics on variances, and management of the cash flow forecast process to ensure an accurate forward view of anticipated liquidity needs. Reporting needs will include both management and board of director presentations.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a seasoned financial executive with strong business acumen and analytical skills, experience leading and developing a team, and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities and Duties


Building and leading the Corporate FP&A function:

  • Provide management oversight and support, establishing a culture of accountability.
  • Evaluate needs of the organization and align team talent and structure to ensure business requirements are met.
  • Develop talent and foster an environment of engagement, motivation, and support


Drive business results through partnerships with organization leadership:

  • Provide critical business analysis and leadership necessary to drive key business opportunities through fact-based financial data and analytics.
  • Develop and report against integral targets and KPI’s to ensure initiatives meet or exceed necessary returns on investment.
  • Lead efforts related to financial models and analyses to support new strategic growth.

Lead planning and forecasting functions for the consolidated PCHI organization:

  • Partner with PCHI business leaders to deliver accurate financial forecasts, annual business plans, and long-range financial targets.
  • Deliver reporting of actual results including in-depth analysis and detailed diagnostics of variances to expectations and prior periods.
  • Lead the detailed forecast of cash flow across PCHI, ensuring an accurate assessment of the liquidity needs of the organization.

Identify opportunities to improve efficiencies of business processes:

  • Interpret competitive landscape and business trends necessary to understand impact on business today and in the future.
  • Challenge the status quo of both finance and operational processes.


Leadership Influence

The Senior Director of Corporate FP&A will lead a team of finance professionals, with multiple direct reports, some of which will have team members reporting into them. The sphere of influence for this role will be large as this role will be charged with supporting in the development of the overall strategy of PCHI, partnering with the Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Experience and Marketing Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Information Officer, as well as other leaders within the PCHI organization.

Job Requirements

Skills Required:

  • Highly analytical and influential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • Creative problem-solving skills

  • Oracle experience

  • Excellent business analysis skills



  • 10+ years of finance experience (FP&A and Business Support)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics (MBA Preferred)

  • Consumer Products and Retail experience as well as consolidation of multiple segments
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