Sr. Manager - Finance in Clearwater, FL at PODS

Date Posted: 5/21/2022

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Job Description


Responsible for preparing and compiling financial projections and operating metrics for business unit reviews, identifying and analyzing budget and forecast variances, providing financial support in development of corrective action plans to achieve business unit goals and assisting in all strategic decision making for the company



  • Analyze the financial and operating results of the respective business unit
  • Prepare financial projections and assess performance against budget, forecast, and prior year
  • Prepare the annual budget and regular forecast (cadence determined by business unit) with a high degree of accuracy.  Predict long term trends through completion of five-year forecasts.  
  • Prepare detailed analysis of performance as well as aggregated presentations of financial and operating results for senior management.  Be a “data storyteller” while having in depth details and analysis.
  • Prepare and maintain complex financial models providing technical accounting expertise as well as detailed operational requirements
  • Solve complex and ambiguous business concerns bringing structure and rigor through both quantitative and qualitative decision making and analytics
  • Provide financial support to business unit leaders to achieve business unit and corporate goals
  • Support the business unit leaders with the development of corrective action plans and strategic investments
  • Provide assistance and guidance to accounting with all monthly close responsibilities and act as financial stewards within the operational teams
  • Manage the tracking of business initiatives and corrective action plans
  • Lead or assist with ROI preparation and post mortem.   Consolidate lessons learned from all post mortems and share with all finance team members for incorporation into other models and decision making
  • Lead or assist with acquisition due diligence
  • Drive transformation initiatives throughout the finance organization
  • Lead or assist with process improvement and automation, and other special projects as necessary
  • Manage others through coaching activities, performance management, compensation reviews and other techniques
  • Provide ad-hoc reporting and analysis
  • Be a valued business partner
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned



  • Typically reports to Management.   Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: Director-Finance
  • Job is responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management).

Job Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Essential Skills, Abilities and Example Behavior(s)

  • BE ANALYTICAL: Able to effectively gather all relevant information; Able to identify key issues; Able to qualitatively and / or quantitatively process data; Able to identify relationships, draw logical conclusions and interpret results for use in decision-making
  • ORGANIZE: Able to assemble appropriate resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; Able to manage multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish goals; Able to schedule and coordinate work of others; Able to establish efficient work procedures to meet objectives; Able to form the right structures and teams to enhance productivity
  • PLAN: Able to develop short- and long-term operational and / or financial plans that are appropriately comprehensive, realistic, and effective in achieving goals; Able to anticipate obstacles and define alternate strategies; Able to integrate planning efforts across work units
  • BE STRAIGHT-FORWARD: Able to communicate directly (to-the-point) and rely on fact-based positions; Able to avoid the use of ambiguous language or statements that contain hidden or double meanings; Able to avoid being deceptive 
  • DELIVER QUALITY RESULTS: Able to deliver top quality service to all customers (internal and external); Able to ensure all details are covered and adhere to PODS’s policies; Able to strive to do things right the first time; Able to meet agreed-upon commitments or advises customer when deadlines are jeopardized; Able to define high standards for quality and evaluate products, services, and own performance against those standards 
  • SOLVE PROBLEMS: Able to apply both rational and creative processes and approaches to identify root causes of problems and solutions
  • THINK STRATEGICALLY: Able to see the "big picture" and be future-thinking; Able to anticipate future trends and consequences accurately; Able to take a broad perspective; Able to create a vision of organizational objectives; Able to make decisions based on long-term company goals
  • DEMONSTRATE SOUND JUDGMENT: Able to make appropriate decisions and has the vision to understand their impact; Able to use factual information to develop logical assumptions; Able to examine alternatives and consider resources, constraints and risks before committing to action
  • ACT WITH INTEGRITY: Able to demonstrate uncompromising adherence to ethical principles; Able to demonstrate honesty in all actions; Able to admit and correct mistakes promptly; Able to assume full responsibility and accountability for own actions
  • MULTI-TASK: Able to manage and prioritize multiple projects with quality results
  • MEET DEADLINES: Able to demonstrate ‘get done’ attitude and commit to deadlines
  • SELF-MOTIVATED: Able to complete work with little supervision; Able to proactively identify opportunities for improvement beyond work assignment
  • BUILD EFFECTIVE TEAMS: Able to promote team cohesiveness, cooperation and effectiveness; Able to actively seek the ideas and help of others, and contribute own ideas and actions to achieve team goals; Able to consider feelings and needs of others when working together to meet common goals Pasting Images Not Allowed, Please Use Image Upload ButtonPasting Images Not Allowed, Please Use Image Upload ButtonPasting Images Not Allowed, Please Use Image Upload Button
  • ADVANCED COMPUTER USER: Able to use required software applications to produce correspondence, reports, presentations, electronic communication, and complex spreadsheets including   formulas and macros and/or databases. Able to operate  general office equipment including company telephone system


JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required; MBA/CPA preferred but not required
  • 6-8+ years of relevant experience is required
  • Possess math skills sufficient to perform required duties
  • Advanced level Excel skills required
  • Intermediate level SQL skills required
  • Data analytics (Power BI, Tableau, Amazon Quicksight, Domo, etc) required

Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience


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