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Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager

Midtown Athletic Club

This is a Contract position in Chicago, IL posted January 7, 2021.

About Our Company
We work at Midtown to inspire people to transform their lives—and we do our job well. Our members stay longer than any other major athletic club chain in North America because we are committed to providing resort-like environments, personal attention, and strong communities at every one of our clubs. We believe all three of those pillars start with attracting and growing rock star talent at every level of our organization.

Who We Want
We’re looking for people that share our core values: kind individuals who want to win together, see things as the glass half full, are passionate about helping others, and strive to always be better than yesterday.

The Position
If you are highly analytical individual who is energized by the idea of working with a talented team to analyze financial and operational data to improve the financial performance of a leader in the health club and fitness industry, this is the role for you. The FP&A Manager will work closely with the CFO, executive team, and cross-functionally to drive the development and management of near-term and long-term financial and strategic planning. This role will have high visibility across all levels of the organization up to the Board. We are in the midst of a financial systems transformation that includes a significant investment in financial planning and visualization tools. You will be successful in this role if you are able to analyze large amounts of data to generate timely, relevant, and actionable insights using these tools and are able to clearly communicate these insights to the team, ultimately helping us deliver a better experience to our members and better financial outcomes across each of our clubs.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work collaboratively with the CFO, Executive Team, Club General Managers, and other cross-functional team members to provide relevant financial analyses that will aid each team member’s decision making
  • Develop and deliver on a consistent basis, key performance indicators, tracking tools and dashboards to meet financial and operational needs across each functional area
  • Analyze financial data, including operational metrics, and utilize financial planning software (Workday) to develop granular monthly budgets and forecasts for each club
  • Prepare monthly budget versus actual variance analyses, work with club operators to identify drivers for such variances, and clearly communicate insights to CFO and management team
  • Establish and manage process for capital projects prioritization, including calculations of ROI and tracking of spend versus budget
  • Assist with development of tools and templates to track compliance with loan covenants and other third-party requirements; proactively identify areas where we may be off-track
  • Create monthly reporting package highlighting financial and operational performance and present to CFO and other management team members, as needed; assist with Board meeting presentations
  • As this FP&A role is a new and important focus for Midtown, contribute to the creation of and consistent improvement of standardized best practices

Requirements

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA or MBA a plus
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in a financial analysis role, including at least 2 years in a Corporate finance/financial analysis role (FP&A or similar)
  • Demonstrated ability to create detailed financial models and budgets; ability to distill large amounts of data into concise actionable insights
  • Excellent work ethic with impeccable attention to detail and pride in accuracy of work
  • Very strong communication, organizational, and presentation skills
  • Team player who has the interpersonal skills and ability to form productive collaborative relationships cross-functionally and within all levels of the organization
  • Experience utilizing financial planning software to communicate insights (Workday / Adaptive Planning experience a plus)
  • Experience working in a multi-location fitness/retail/hospitality industry a plus
  • SQL experience a plus

Associate Benefits

  • Members of the Midtown team receive:
  • Complimentary club membership
  • Discounts on Midtown products and services
  • Access to hundreds of free courses for professional development
  • Health insurance for eligible full-time associates (30+ hours a week)
  • And more

This job description is intended to describe the general requirements for the position. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as necessary to ensure the proper operations of the department.

MIDTOWN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Type: Full-time.

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