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Finance: Controller/Director of Finance
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis - Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) (Las Vegas, NV)

Become a Champion with us:

Just like the way our fighters prepare with their training partners to be the very best, here at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) we encourage that type of teamwork. A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded and willing to put in the time necessary to be world-class. With a team of champions in the office, the UFC has fought relentlessly to break into the sports world with undeniable success. Our growth both in and outside of the Octagon has revolutionized the fight business and made the UFC the world’s leading mixed martial arts promoter and largest pay-per-view event provider. We are universally recognized for our action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. Come join us as we progress at a rate never-before-seen in the professional sports world.

The UFC, owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, has additional offices in London, Toronto, Singapore and Sao Paulo.

The Ultimate Opportunity:

Our Las Vegas office has an on-site Cafe serving healthy,delicious breakfast and lunch and a state of the art Performance Center that employees have access to. And, all employees receive UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription services with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, original content, The Ultimate Fighter television show and more!
 
Strategy for Winning:

This role’s main responsibilities include leadership of FP&A efforts in delivering relevant and insightful business analysis, reporting that enables effective decision-making from the senior leaders, and improved overall performance.

The position will lead budgeting, monthly/quarterly forecasting and multi-year financial modeling efforts across the company to provide the highest quality financial information that is accurate, comprehensive and insightful. It will also lead FP&A’s processes roadmap and implementation to automate and manage data more effectively and efficiently, and implement other procedures to improve efficiencies across FP&A and individual departments.

This is a critical and highly visible position which works closely with the CFO, senior management and the Finance & Accounting team and reports into SVP, Strategy. It requires extensive experience in financial analysis and business modeling, ability to form strong working partnerships with senior business leaders and to effectively problem solve in a fast-paced environment. This position is a people manager position.

 Responsibilities:

1.      Works closely with CFO, SVP, Strategy and SVP, Finance and other members of the senior management team in developing short-term and long-range plans.

2.      Leads budget and forecasting activities across the company, including all departments and territories, establishing linkage to the company’s goals and ensures strong cost control.

3.      Identifies key risks and effective mitigants to achieving the annual budget

4.      Supports departments in the formulation of departmental budget requests, including necessary documentation, investigation, and related budget impact studies.

5.      Leads the collection of information required to develop, analyze and/or modify financial plans, which include the monthly and quarterly forecast, and the annual operating plan.

6.      Leads financial modeling capabilities for real-time analysis of operational efficiencies to improve the Company’s financial performance and financial scenarios to explore long-term strategic plans.

7.      Provides information and analysis for management to support strategic decision making.

8.      Works in a collaborative manner with department leaders to develop recommendations for resolution of problems.

9.      Leads, supports and improves monthly financial routines: e.g. analysis and reporting of financial forecasts, management reporting, departmental and territory reporting, budget vs. actuals analysis, development of Management Description and Analysis (MD&A), key performance indicators (KPIs), re-forecasting, etc.

10.  Assists Finance & Accounting teams with month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing process by identifying variances between actuals and budgets to help identify potential errors in the monthly close.

11.  Leads the development, documentation and maintenance of internal controls for FP&A

12.  Assists with auditor requests such as providing official company forecasts, explaining key assumptions used in constructing forecasts, evidencing adherence to internal controls, etc.

13.  Works closely with FP&A team at parent company to share information and support budgeting and forecasting functions related to UFC.

14.  Perform ad-hoc analysis and projects as deemed appropriate.

15.  Directly supervises employees.

Skills & Experience:

1.      Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting.

2.      Strong analytical and financial modeling background and experience.

3.      10+ years of work experience in related field

4.      5+ years of FP&A leadership work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.      Master’s degree and/or CPA or international equivalent.

2.      World-class organizational skills, encompassing an extremely high attention to detail, strong ownership ethic, and intense focus on accuracy and accountability.

3.      Strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), preferably in the field of media and entertainment.

4.      Energy and passion to deliver results in a fast-paced environment.

5.      Expert level skills in Microsoft Excel (i.e. pivot tables, macros, data tables, simulations, etc.).

6.      Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.

7.      Personal presence and ability to clearly communicate compelling messages in written and verbal communications.

8.      Creative and innovative problem solving skills.

9.      Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix environment and partner across multiple departments.

10.  Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

11.  Technical skills and experience in financial reporting and cash flow management.

12.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook, and the ability to learn other basic computer programs.

13.  Experience with JD Edwards, Hubble, SAP, BPC, and databases.

14.  Ability to maintain discretion and confidential information.

15.  Prior management experience.

Zuffa, LLC conducts pre-employment background and drug screenings.

Zuffa, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What is your experience with financial modeling?
2. Do you have 5+ years of FP&A work experience?


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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Licensing Finance Coordinator - Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) (Las Vegas, NV)

Become a Champion with us:

Just like the way our fighters prepare with their training partners to be the very best, here at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) we encourage that type of teamwork. A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded and willing to put in the time necessary to be world-class. With a team of champions in the office, the UFC has fought relentlessly to break into the sports world with undeniable success. Our growth both in and outside of the Octagon has revolutionized the fight business and made the UFC the world’s leading mixed martial arts promoter and largest pay-per-view event provider. We are universally recognized for our action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. Come join us as we progress at a rate never-before-seen in the professional sports world.

The UFC, owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, has additional offices in London, Toronto, Singapore and Sao Paulo.

The Ultimate Opportunity:

Our Las Vegas office has an on-site Cafe serving healthy,delicious breakfast and lunch and a state of the art Performance Center that employees have access to. And, all employees receive UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription services with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, original content, The Ultimate Fighter television show and more!
 
Strategy for Winning:

Position Summary:

This position manages the licensing financials, reporting and payment for the Consumer Products business. This position is responsible for inputting, tracking, and updating licensing deal terms and financials, managing royalty reporting for all athlete IP licensing deals, and department budgeting and forecasting. This role requires a high level of collaboration with the Finance & Accounting teams. 

Essential Functions:

1.      Manages Consumer Products royalty reporting related to athlete merchandise; owns the athlete royalty payments process to ensure accuracy and timeliness of payments, and adherence to contractual commitments.

2.      Inputs new licensing contracts and manages existing licensing contract rights within software system, and is the expert voice on contract feedback as it relates to rights management.

3.      Reviews and provides input on new contracts from a financial standpoint.

4.      Works with licensees to ensure timeliness and accuracy of reporting, inputs, reviews and approves royalty reports.

5.      Teams with royalty accounting manager at WME|IMG on non-athlete IP licensing deals to ensure reporting, payments, and budget documents are up to date.

6.      Partners with finance/accounting team on accounts receivable, tracks and records payments in software systems, invoices licensees for guarantees and royalties as due, teams with legal and finance on past due payment notices and collections agencies as needed.

7.      Develops department budget, updates forecasts, variance analyses, risk/opportunity assessments, long-term planning, sales tracking, invoices/payments and financial models.

8.      Collaborate with licensing department leads and licensees to communicate rights status and updates in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.      Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in finance, accounting, or similar education   

2.      One to three years work experience, or more, in financial management, licensing and/or related business.

3.      Strong attention to detail, specifically in regards to management of extensive rights, financial acumen, and legal language.  

4.      Understanding of intellectual property rights is a plus.

5.      Some experience in working with contracts, amendments, legal notifications, and other important business communications.

6.      Understanding of P&L management, budgeting process, forecasting, and accounts receivable functions.

7.      Ability to synthesize and clearly communicate critical issues and identify opportunities for process improvements.

8.      Energetic self-starter with executive presence and the ability to work effectively in a highly matrixed environment.

9.      Motivated and ambitious team player with the foresight to predict and manage upcoming needs proactively and independently.

10.  Ability to influence and work successfully with varied audiences and personalities.

11.  Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

12.  Must live in or be willing to relocate to Las Vegas, NV.

Zuffa, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Zuffa, LLC conducts pre-employment background screenings

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have any experience with accounting for licensing or consumer products? If so, please provide an overview.


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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Financial Analyst - Financial Planning & Analysis - Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) (Las Vegas, NV)

Become a Champion with us:

Just like the way our fighters prepare with their training partners to be the very best, here at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) we encourage that type of teamwork. A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded and willing to put in the time necessary to be world-class. With a team of champions in the office, the UFC has fought relentlessly to break into the sports world with undeniable success. Our growth both in and outside of the Octagon has revolutionized the fight business and made the UFC the world’s leading mixed martial arts promoter and largest pay-per-view event provider. We are universally recognized for our action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. Come join us as we progress at a rate never-before-seen in the professional sports world.

The UFC, owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, has additional offices in London, Toronto, Singapore and Sao Paulo.

The Ultimate Opportunity:

Our Las Vegas office has an on-site Cafe serving healthy,delicious breakfast and lunch and a state of the art Performance Center that employees have access to. And, all employees receive UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription services with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, original content, The Ultimate Fighter television show and more!
 
Strategy for Winning:

The Financial Analyst role will be required to collaboratively work within the Financial Planning and Analysis team to assist with the day-to-day budget maintenance, month-end close results review, departmental P&L reviews and analysis functions. The candidate will contribute to revenue and expense analysis as well as assist with financial statement planning and analysis.

 Responsibilities:

Extract data from ERP system for reporting and analysis on revenue and operating expenses

Assist with data support for monthly MD&A reporting

Assist with compiling data for monthly management reporting and analysis package

Other ad hoc projects as directed

Skills and Experience:

Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

2-5 years of relevant experience, FP&A or financial consulting preferred

Strong Excel Skills required – Pivot tables, If formulas, VLOOKUP, PowerPivot, PowerQuery

Strong communication and organizational skills

Problem solver with strong attention to detail

Experience with JD Edwards, Hubble, SAP or other ERP systems

Zuffa, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Zuffa, LLC conducts pre-employment background and drug screenings

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What is your experience working with corporate budgeting?


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