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Strategic Financial Manager

Department: Enablement - Impact Team
Location: Remote

WHO WE ARE

Opus Agency is a strategic event consulting firm advising some of the world’s most influential brands to design, create, and manage their most important events and experiential campaigns. We partner with our clients to build fully integrated, highly effective teams that create remarkable experiences and activations around the world. Opus Agency is known for fostering the growth and development of professionals who have a passion for the event industry.  In pursuit of that, we offer an extensive training program, resources, and mentorship with dedicated event professionals who have decades plus of experience.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Strategic Financial Managers are financial project managers responsible for understanding event operations on medium to large scale events. SFM’s track, report and consult on comprehensive event performance throughout the financial life cycle and actively work to develop the knowledge and experience to tackle projects confidently with little oversight. Budget sizes typically range between $5M-$50M of varying complexities and factors. SFM’s are resourced for both integrated strategic financial management and event specific strategic financial management. In both roles, the SFM drives financial project management by working directly with clients and various stakeholders, internally and externally, to collaborate on executing the world’s best events.

  • Integrated Strategic Financial Management- contracted as year-round financial project managers, SFM’s are deeply integrated with client finance, business management and senior leadership to define and implement a centralized financial model. The SFM team works closely with clients to consult and track forecasted and allocated spend across the fiscal year.
  • Event Specific Strategic Financial Management- contracted on a per-event basis, the SFM team manages individual event budgets. The SFM team drives financial project management of the budget planning process across many workstreams and provides comprehensive event budget updates directly to clients throughout the event lifecycle.

YOU SHOULD HAVE

  • Bachelor’s degree,1 to 3 plus years of relatable experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Client facing experience, experience working with forecasting, accruals and financial reporting

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Financial budget accountability to client and department on management of assigned programs
  • Analyze data, financial and non-financial, and succinctly present results to colleagues and clients
  • Create, establish, and implement financial best practices, streamlined efficiencies and program enhancements
  • Interface with account executives to launch new projects
  • Possess knowledge of program objectives, planned spend, seasonality & drivers to effectively influence budget decisions and performance.
  • Drive growth of existing clients through solid delivery and performance
  • Increased efficiencies gained through experience and expertise
  • Coordination, preparation, and compilation of data / information for clients
  • Develop and maintain communications in a timely, cooperative, and professional manner with all levels of staff and customers
  • Conceptualize and help implement strategic enhancements of client programs
  • Be available and provide onboarding and ongoing training and support for team

COMPETENCIES

  • Proficient in Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates effective negotiation techniques
  • Strong analysis and judgment skills
  • Accept changes with short notice and tolerate frequent interruptions
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team
  • Prioritize, manage multiple projects, and effectively perform within tight time constraints
  • Successfully perform in high stress, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent judgment and decisiveness, high integrity, enthusiasm, diplomacy, and tact
  • Financial management experience
  • Client management experience
  • Experience with corporate events or financial accounting
  • Experience managing foreign currencies
  • Exhibits a flexible and positive attitude when experiencing change
  • Successfully self-manages work/life balance
  • Displays a positive attitude, even when under pressure
  • Manages stress in a constructive manner
  • Understands when to escalate a situation to bring quick resolution

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IN RETURN

  • Full time position
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Health & Dental Insurance (choice of plans)
  • 100% Employer paid short-term disability and life insurance
  • Opportunity to elect additional life insurance and LTD insurance at employee expense
  • Paid parental leave
  • Opportunity to contribute pre-tax dollars to flexible spending accounts
  • 401(K) with employer match
  • Flexibility in work schedules
  • Generous time off

OTHER DUTIES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Like everyone else across the US and around the world – Opus/MAS/Tencue has and continues to monitor the on-going spread of COVID-19 – with the health and safety of both our teams and clients as a number one priority. Opus/MAS/Tencue implemented a policy that requires all employees (with limited exceptions) to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination prior to employment.

The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the employee/ candidate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of the position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

???????Opus Agency does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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