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VP of Financial Planning & Analysis

Hartford, CT, USA | LAZ Parking

  • Industry:
    Real Estate
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for the strategic planning support, budgeting and forecasting, and will play a key role in analytics for LAZ Parking.S/he leads a team of about 5 people, promoting the company’s people-first, - servant leadership culture while meeting company needs around analysis, budgets and planning.


Leadership & Strategy

Develop and lead a robust budgeting and planning process, looking for continuous process improvement.

Provide leadership and vision to the FP&A team in the development of Business Performance, metrics and deployment of BI initiatives.

Develop talent of the FP&A team and assist in streamlining processes to foster a more data-driven culture.

Working with the FP&A team, this person will be responsible for leading internal reporting, including reports on performance against objectives and provide predictive analyses and rolling forecasts.

Understand and mandate processes and value drivers in each of our business functions, working closely with department heads to develop their annual work plans and budgets.

Advise and collaborate with the executive team on strategic, financial and operational decisions and risk mitigation.

Strategically manage data model including all relevant location dimensions needed for key analyses collaborating with other Home Office departments as necessary.

Recommend process improvements to data collection and structure of in-house software used to house key dimensions when needed.

Works with regional leadership teams to support the onboarding of new locations, primarily portfolios or major transitions.

Participate collaboratively with key stakeholders in the definition and management of our corporate data model while we embark in the deployment of a new ERP.

Financial Reporting & Department Operations

Maintain and develop insightful financial and operational metrics.

Assists the CFO and regional leadership teams as needed in annual budget preparations & quarterly updates.

Produces content for weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual Home Office newsletters and updates.

Documents areas of improvement from P&L calls and initiates action items.

Maintain and develop insightful financial and operational metrics.

Assist in financial analysis and preparation of Mergers and Acquisition and Due Diligence reporting.

Be proactive as a Key Business Partner to support growth though financial insight and business performance management.

Drive an efficient, effective and comprehensive process for developing financial plans and analysis that links to the strategic objectives.

Manage all ad hoc analysis projects.



Up to 10%, depending on business needs.


Bachelor’s degree in related field required; MBA preferred.


5+ years of demonstrated success in a leadership role and proven management influence.

10+ years in financial analytics and/or reporting role.

Passion for developing and building teams and processes.

Proven excellence in operational strategy.

Experience using Power BI preferred.

Experience using Cognos and/or Microsoft Navision Dynamics is a plus.


Ability to seek improvement and create an environment of idea-sharing and creative problem-solving.

Strong customer service skills, practical experience of client relationships.

Ability to be approachable and facilitate coaching conversations with employees and managers.

Ability to mitigate and lead others to overcome challenges (Never Ever Give Up Attitude).

Ability to encourage open expression of ideas and opinions.

Excellent team-building and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work independently and multi-task.

Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with all levels of the organization and with clients.

Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and standard business practices.

Demonstrates a sense of urgency and timeliness.

FLSA Status: Exempt

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