1900 Colonel Sanders Lane

Associate Manager, Financial Planning

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Associate Manager, Financial Planning
1900 Colonel Sanders Lane
Louisville, KY


The KFC Associate Manager, Financial Planning will support driving the Brand's profit performance by leading the planning, forecasting and reporting of all G&A and Franchise Direct Expense (FDE). Support of these efforts include: P&L analysis, development of initiatives/processes and measuring progress against key targets. This position is integral to helping the Brand achieve profit growth targets.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for financial management of approximately $80MM of G&A costs, including employee-related costs, project costs, T&E and soft costs. Also responsible for approximately $40MM of FDE, including franchise advertising, bad debt and all types of franchise support expense.

* Planning and Analysis (40%) –

o Support achievement of organization's financial targets for G&A and FDE by actively participating in building the Annual Operating Plan

o Identifying and communicating risks and opportunities, period/quarterly forecasting & analysis, preparing quarterly cause of change walks for KFC Global, reviewing G&A spending with the KFC leadership team (LT) members to promote stewardship and achievement of KFC's operating profit target

o Responsibilities include employee-related costs (salaries, benefits, bonus), project costs, T&E and soft costs

* Franchise Royalties, Forecasting, Analysis and Reporting (30%)

o Plan and forecast approximately $180MM of Franchise Royalties including working closely with various teams to include the impact of SSS growth, rent income and development (e.g. New/Closure) activity

o Partner with the Control team to explain Franchise Royalty variances to forecast and identify and communicate risks/opportunities

o Support digital technology efforts through regular cross-functional collaboration (primarily with IT) to ensure we're accurately forecasting and tracking digital funding and expense

* Period Close Process (20%) – Assist Manager, Financial Planning and Finance Team with period close duties, including working with Control team to identify variances, minimize risks and maximize opportunities related to Operating Profit and performing trend analysis. Convert analysis into actionable plans and influence cross-functionally to implement.
* Ad Hoc Reporting (10%) – Assist Manager, Financial Planning and Finance Team on various ad hoc initiatives including analysis and presentations for KFC Global updates, LT Project Reviews, AOP and various franchise meetings

Knowledge & Skills Required:

* Education/Certifications – Undergraduate Degree from accredited 4-year university in Finance, Accounting or Business Management required; MBA or CPA preferred
* Experience

o Years of Experience – 4+ years Corporate experience working with financial management, specific experience with restaurants and financial planning a plus.

o High degree of self-motivation, initiative, integrity, and strong influencing style

o Demonstrated ability to effectively multi-task and generate actionable recommendations

o Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality

o Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

o General knowledge of above-store and restaurant-level P&L's

o Experience with Hyperion, JD Edwards (Reports Now Query Application) and Microsoft Power BI preferred

o Must be proficient/advanced in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point

o Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate effectively across all layers of the organization

Additional Info:

KFC restaurants across the US are commonly operated by independent businesses owners called Franchisees. They have a contract with KFC allowing them to sell our products and have all operating responsibility for their restaurant, including being your employer. As a result, independently-owned franchised or licensed locations may have different requirements.

Please keep in mind, this is just basic information and you’ll find out more after you apply. At KFC, what you do matters! So if you want to be part of a winning team, find out now why Life Tastes Better with KFC. Apply today!

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