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3 Feb 2024

Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

🇺🇸 Seattle, WA, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.
US$105,000 – US$135,000 per year

Position: Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis
Department: Finance
Reporting To: Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Our Purpose:
We are building a championship organization that serves our fans, community and business partners through world class sports and entertainment. We believe that Winning Matters, our Fans come first, with risk comes reward, great teams can achieve unimaginable results, honoring the Pacific Northwest is our duty and driving the business is our responsibility. 

Since the team was awarded in 2018 through to our first puck drop in 2021, the Kraken brand has become one of the most recognized and beloved in the NHL. Playing at Climate Pledge Arena, the most sustainable arena in the world, we want to provide a memorable experience every night and make fans for life. Our joint foundation, One Roof Foundation aims to advance equity and sustainability by increasing opportunities to thrive for our most vulnerable young people and communities.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hiring:
The Seattle Kraken aspire to write a new playbook in sports and entertainment that includes everyone. In alignment with this vision, if you don’t meet every job requirement listed—or if you haven’t played ice hockey before or are still learning about the sport—we still encourage you to apply. We understand you may bring other relevant experiences and expertise to help us become the highest performance organization we can be. One of our core values is ‘Make Us Better’ and we recognize diversity, equity and inclusion as a critical business strategy.
If you’d like to request an accommodation in the application or interview process, please let us know by emailing: [email protected].

Position Summary:
The Seattle Kraken is seeking a Senior Manager, Financial Planning Analysis who is proactive, driven, curious, and passionate about pursuing a career in the sports industry. The ideal candidate will have the desire to apply finance and accounting knowledge acquired through prior roles to the unique challenges of financial analysis at a professional sports franchise. This position will report directly to the Director, Financial Planning & Analysis and will support a variety of FP&A-related efforts, including but not limited to the following:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage weekly, monthly, and quarterly revenue reporting to the NHL for team revenue streams, including ticketing, sponsorship, food & beverage, and retail.
Support the preparation of key financial reports for internal and external stakeholders, including the Team President, CEO, and ownership group. Key financial reports include board materials, reforecasts, budgets, and other ad hoc analyses.
Analyze historical data related to ticketing, sponsorship, and other facility revenues and incorporate trends to improve future forecasts and budgets.
Build, update, and maintain revenue models related to ticketing, premium, and sponsorship revenue streams.
Assist with design and maintenance of financial reporting in Anaplan, Seattle Kraken’s FP&A software, and become a subject matter expert in the Anaplan software. This includes operating existing modules to support the Finance & Accounting team’s budgeting, forecasting, and monthly close processes, and building new models to create efficiencies with internal board reporting, external hockey-related revenue reporting, revenue recognition, expense allocation, and financial statement audits.
Create new and revise existing forecasts based on actuals and changes in the business landscape as needed.
All other duties assigned.

Required Experience & Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or quantitative field is required; MBA preferred
3-5 years’ experience in financial planning and analysis, public accounting, management consulting, or investment banking
Expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel; experience with Anaplan a plus (financial reporting software)
Working knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and financial modeling
General knowledge of sports business or prior industry experience
Ability to learn quickly, open to change, and enjoy the challenge of unfamiliar tasks
Strong organizational skills, great attention to detail, ability to communicate and collaborate with varying levels of employees and management

Total Rewards Package
In accordance with Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunity Act, the starting salary range for this role is $105,000 to $120,000. The full salary band for this level is $105,000 - $135,000. Actual base pay will depend on employee’s experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.
Bonus eligibility
Monthly cell phone stipend
Benefits & Perks:
Company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, including premiums for eligible dependents enrolled in the plans.
Company-paid life insurance and short- & long-term disability insurance
Company-paid employee assistance program and Headspace subscription
Flexible spending accounts and voluntary accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity insurance available
Company-paid Orca card
401k (pre-tax and Roth) with Company match up to 4%
10 vacation days, 3 personal holidays, and accrued sick time.
Minimum 11 paid holidays per year
Paid parental leave.
Kraken ticket stipend and employee only pre-sale opportunities to non-Kraken events
Discounts at the Kraken Team Stores, Kraken Community Iceplex, 32 Bar & Grill, and other partners.
Company-wide recognition platform
Corporate office located at the Kraken Community Iceplex in Northgate; within walking distance of the Northgate Light Rail Station and Northgate Transit Center; free parking.

Working Conditions:
This role is based on-site in our Seattle office and requires work to be performed in person. However, we do value flexibility as the business will allow, and offer occasional opportunities to work from home.
Minimal Travel (<10% travel): May be required to travel. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, nights and holidays required.
Frequent bending, lifting 15-20 pounds, sitting, exposure to multiple external elements, extensive walking through the building including inclines and stairs.

Seattle Hockey Partners, LLC and Seattle Arena Company, LLC are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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