FP&A Director - Lifestyle

| New York, NY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 160,000-180,000 Annually
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Who We Are

Authentic is a global brand development, marketing and entertainment platform.  Authentic elevates and builds the long-term value of more than 50 consumer brands and properties by partnering with best-in-class manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. We are a Lifestyle and Entertainment platform comprising value-driving business models and global brands.  Authentic creates sustainable revenue streams through brand development, strategic partnerships and digital innovation.

 Why Authentic

 You’ll be able to access the resources and scale, while leveraging innovative technology and nimble environment. What we’re saying is, this isn’t your average day job. If you’re hungry to drive ideas into action and own your career, let’s chat. Our team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future of our brands. With the help of some of the brightest minds in retail, marketing, licensing, legal and more, we are building the intersection of digital and experiential marketing to help achieve that mission. We reimagine, evolve and transform brands! At Authentic, we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought and expertise drive competitive advantage. Our global teams are built by go-getters who contribute unique perspectives and push the boundaries of creativity and innovation. Headquartered in New York City, Authentic has offices in major metropolitan cities including Los Angeles and Miami, as well as Toronto, Mexico City, London, and Shanghai.

What You’ll Do 

The FP&A Director - Lifestyle will join the Lifestyle division at Authentic. Reporting directly to the Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Director, the FP&A Director will be responsible for collecting, compiling, and managing the presentation of business performance data for our Lifestyle licensing group. The Business Controller will manage the information and data needed to make business decisions.

What you’ll be working on

Business & Strategic Analysis

  • Monitor new business developments across the portfolio and seamlessly factor those developments into our models
  • Develop ad-hoc projections for brands, categories, geographies, and other business components to inform decision making and business planning
  • Partner with business development teams to identify new revenue opportunities
  • Leverage modeling to evaluate and prioritize new strategic options. Understand returns profiles of existing projects
  • Collaborate with partners within your areas of responsibility and act as a financial thought leader to the business

Forecasting, Budgeting, & Reporting

  • Support and actively participate in the budgeting process; work closely with business unit leaders and brand managers to develop and refine revenue  projections
  • Assist with the monthly and quarterly financial reporting process to identify trends and variance to budgeted performance
  • Own budgeting and forecasting processes and analyses for assigned internal business units involving frequent interactions with executives and business  unit owners. Assist in developing the company’s annual budget at a department and strategic initiative level
  • Assess the accuracy and predictability of existing financial models
  • Prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly reports for business unit leaders and company executives
  • Assist with preparation of executive and board presentations

Business Support

  • Develop and prepare presentations to the company’s executives and external partners, including the Board of Directors and other investors
  • Work closely with Group President of Lifestyle Brands to compile and prepare revenue data for licensing partners
  • Attend and actively participate in partner meetings, confidently and professionally provide insight and clarification into data presented


  • Manage our partner licensee revenue database, ensuring that contract terms are accurately incorporated into our models and that revenues are closely  recorded, tracked, and reconciled with finance
  • Review all new license agreements and update models accordingly
  • Oversee onboarding of newly acquired brands
  • Assist in the implementation and management of financial planning software and other tools and resources, as required
  • Work on ad hoc financial projects

Must Haves: 

  •  6-8 years of experience working in FP&A, investment banking, or consulting role combined private and public accounting experience preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Highly skilled in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to go deep into the details, then compile key information for business stakeholders. Identify variances or unusual trends that will require further investigation
  • Capacity to work across departments and interact with employees who range from the junior level to the executive level
  • Strong in financial modeling
  • MBA preferred

Primary Location Salary Range:

$160,000 - $180,000

Authentic is an equal-opportunity employer and we value and embrace the diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, national origin, disability, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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