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Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis

Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis

Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis

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Atlanta, GA

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Join us in Telling the Stories of Santa’s North Pole!

The Lumistella Company is looking for an exceptional Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis to join our team! The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis oversees all financial planning, analysis, and projections for The Lumistella Company.

He/she is responsible for working with the Controller/Director of Finance to manage the company’s budgeting and forecasting, variance review, and financial analysis and reporting processes. He/she assists the Controller/Director of Finance with analyzing the financial statements and other financial reports in addition to providing data and reports to assist in critical business decision making. The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis prepares projections related to cash flow and financial models. He/she participates in financial planning processes to be used in assessing and driving the financial performance of the organization.

The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis works closely and in conjunction with the Controller / Director of Finance and Accounting team. Successful performance in this role requires the gathering of confidential information from individuals and teams across the organization. As such, the Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis must demonstrate strong communication skills and high levels of discretion.

If you want to be one of us...

The ideal candidate will bring:

  • 10+ years of related experience in an Accounting or Finance department, with a minimum of 5+ years of financial planning & analyses experience;
  • Thorough understanding of revenue tracking and analysis; Strong working knowledge of financial modeling;
  • Firm grasp on ERP systems and their functionality; Experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central and/or a budgeting and forecasting software similar to Prophix is preferred, as well as a working knowledge of Power BI;
  • Demonstrated ability to create engaging presentations which incorporate visuals and text in a concise and clear manner relevant to the presentation of key financial analytics and conclusions;
  • Exceptional technology skills in the operation and functioning of all programs used by the organization; Intermediate to Advanced skills in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Quality oriented, demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, and attention-to-detail with the ability to link financial results to business strategy and trends; and
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Essential Job functions include:

  • Works with the Controller / Director of Finance and Accounting team to manage the company’s annual budget planning and monthly budget-to-actual review processes; Participates in monthly budget-to-actual meetings with all departments; Conducts detailed variance analysis and provides executive leadership with updated forecast and detailed variance reporting
  • Works with the finance team to establish procedures for collection and reporting of multiple lines of revenue including hard goods (licensing and owned), digital and royalty-based; Ensures data is captured and reported consistent with GAAP and in a way which provides for the best long-term reporting and analysis of those revenue streams;
  • Assists the licensing department and others as needed with audit and calculation of royalty reports, ensuring that agreements are followed as outlined;
  • Assist with the development of management presentations and reports for executive-level audience; and
  • Builds financial models for decision-making; Evaluates and analyzes financial data, interprets results, and provides recommendations.

Who are we?

The Lumistella Company is a house of global brands driven by story. We have a passion for storytelling focused on the rich characters and timeless narrative of Santa’s North Pole. From this world born of ancient lore, the company creates joyful moments for all ages through products, entertainment and experiences. The Lumistella Company exists to preserve and elevate the magic and goodwill of Santa's North Pole universe for generations to come.

We are a family-owned company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Launched in 2005, The Lumistella Company is home to the bestselling Christmas tradition, The Elf on the Shelf®, as well as a number of other products and brands including Elf Pets® and Elf Mates™. We are in the business of Creating Joyful Family Moments and strive to bring the characters and stories of Santa’s North Pole to families worldwide through consumer products, immersive experiences and entertainment-based content. At the core of our business are the values that make us an exceptional place to work, known here at the North Pole as F.I.R.E. (Family Focus, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence.)

Despite rapid expansion, we have maintained and continue to offer a strong culture of creativity, fun, learning and respect. We believe that our employees drive our success, and we encourage both individual growth as well as extensive collaboration in a team-focused environment. We are constantly seeking talented team members who enjoy a fun and fast-paced work environment where the magic of Christmas thrives year-round!

Because of the dedication and creativity of our employees, we have continued to grow in popularity with footprints in United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Malta and South Africa.

Want to Know More?
Working at the North Pole is like working with family. We regularly host employee events, birthday celebrations, and social activities to give us an opportunity to get to know one another and take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the North Pole. Each year, (at the discretion of our owners), our office is closed from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day, and our full-time employees are paid for this time. We recognize the need for some R&R after a busy holiday season!

We also offer competitive compensation and a robust and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k)-plan including profit sharing, short and long-term disability, a flexible spending account for medical and care reimbursement, basic and voluntary life insurance, and a bonus plan.


The Lumistella Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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