Organization Overview: The Florida Panthers are a community focused organization led by an authentic management team that served our country and now serves the South Florida community. The organization is on the rise and is experiencing success both on and off the ice. Led by General Manager Bill Zito, the Panthers had their best season in franchise history. Off the ice, the business team is seeing growth across all key metrics including ratings, social engagement and a busy Fall 2022 concert schedule. Meanwhile the organization is expanding outside of FLA Live Arena and are renovating the FTL War Memorial in Downtown Fort Lauderdale to build a new practice facility and concert venue.
Job Summary: The Florida Panthers are seeking a Strategy Analyst who will be involved in budgeting, forecasting, reporting, financial analysis, and variance report preparation. This position will assist in the development of financial models, perform strategic financial analysis, and communicate findings. This position will also be responsible for providing analytical support for ongoing business activities including risk assessments, ROI analysis, and building out P&L’s.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Strong working knowledge of PC-based software applications, including Microsoft Office – with extensive experience building financial models and a “power user” within Excel.
Build various long-range strategic planning and project feasibility models. Construct financial models that facilitate sensitivity analysis with key assumptions, scenario planning, and that incorporate appropriate analytical techniques to validate results and measure risk.
Understand financial statements and their interrelationships, financial system data, metadata, and hierarchies. Utilize independent thinking skills and best practices to analyze financial statements to aid in developing projections.
Experience working with financial reporting systems such as NetSuite
Assist in full P&L experience for specific business units
Assist in annual budgeting and forecasting with understanding of key financial and operational drivers
Works closely with Finance and Accounting to ensure monthly financials reflect consistency with operational activities / forecast
Collaborate with other functional areas in development of planning processes and financial models that produce timely, accurate and relevant financial information for making informed business decisions.
Participate and lead process improvements that deliver more efficient and effective financial models and business process.
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or related field
1-2 years' experience in corporate financial planning and analysis, public accounting, investment banking or consulting
Advanced Excel proficiency is required; experience building complex Excel models and utilizing advanced formulas, pivot tables, and queries
Experience with Netsuite is preferred
Strong organizational and prioritization skills
Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task within a fast-paced environment
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is an exempt position. Must be able to work flexible hours, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
At the Florida Panthers, Arena Operating Company, Panthers Ice Den, and Sanza Food Service we strive to make every employee feel valued and respected for who they are and the unique contributions they make. We believe that a diverse and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful company, which is why we aim to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) into all aspects of our culture and our business.
We welcome all to apply and join our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.