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FP&A Manager (Temporary)

Location: Huntington Beach
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: Apr 03


Boardriders is seeking a highly motivated Manager to join the Global FP&A team for a temporary period (8 months). The successful candidate will be responsible for providing strategic planning and financial analysis to the Element Brand Lead. Reporting to the VP of Global FP&A, this person will play a key role in ensuring the best commercial, operational and financial decisions are made for the Element Brand, while maintaining a strong focus on strategic business planning support, cost management and optimization, historical performance analysis, and complex forecasting.  The individual will assist in managing the budgeting and planning process, analyzing data, and developing strategy for the company’s financial planning and analysis functions. 

This role is highly visible and requires strong communication, analytical, and decision-making skills. The successful candidate is a proven Manager with enthusiasm to drive the business, who embraces change, offers new perspectives, and constantly looks for new and improved ways to achieve results.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Consolidates financial reports and analysis from the Regions in order to provide Global Financial Analysis to Element Brand lead on a monthly basis
  • Perform weekly sales tracking and reporting (versus Budget and Forecast) to Element Brand lead
  • Perform monthly SG&A tracking and reporting (versus Budget and Forecast) to Element Brand lead
  • Forecast Wholesale Sales and Margin as well as direct SG&A for Element business in North America
  • Assist VP of Global FP&A in providing guidance and coordinating the Regions in the context of:
  • Monthly Business Reviews
  • Quarterly Forecasts
  • Annual Operating Plan
  • Long Range Plan
  • Participates in integrating the budgeting and financial planning function of the legacy Billabong group, from a system and organizational perspective
  • Provides Ad hoc financial analysis, notably for the company’s major initiatives
  • Conduct excel financial modeling for ad hoc projects


  • 5+ year’s work experience, preferably in FP&A group at an apparel company
  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills combined with a solid understanding of business strategies and drivers
  • Demonstrated skills in fact-based analysis and presentation
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with cross-functional teams and multiple stakeholders
  • Possess sound judgment and know when to escalate issues
  • Experience and ability to develop and maintain complex financial models generate and key insights
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to effectively juggle competing priorities and demands using good time management and communication skills
  • Maintain a positive, flexible, client-service attitude with business teams
  • Highly advanced excel and PowerPoint skills
  • A hands-on, take-charge financial professional with strong financial and analytical skills
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
  • Strong business and common sense
  • Knowledge of SAP and BPC is preferred
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