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Merlin Entertainments. Serious About Fun!

Do you have the Magic in you to create memorable experiences all for the love of fun? Do you wish to cast a spell of laughter and enjoyment to the people around you? Want to join a team that creates smiles and memories globally on a daily basis? Then you have the magic to be Team Merlin at our Northeast Attractions!

About The Role
Please Note: This role is based at Madame Tussauds New York in Times Square but will manage the finances of our Northeast attractions.

You will be in the middle of the magic, supporting the strategic business objectives of our exciting and dynamic attractions by providing quality management information and maintaining efficient and effective financial controls in a customer focused environment.

You will provide a positive financial control environment, business support and oversight to the Northeast Region of our Midway North America attractions and support the Regional General Manager and Midway North America Finance Director in exceeding EBITDA targets and maximizing the return on capital investment.

*Relocation available within the US.

- Support the senior management team by attending region-level business reviews and providing effective analysis to ensure effective decision-making and a clear picture of what is driving performance in terms of volume, yield, and cost base, working capital and capital expenditure.
- Ensure the regional Finance team meets all financial reporting deadlines and assist General Managers in delivering the financial targets of their attractions.
- Maintain strict balance sheet control to ensure the accuracy of Regional reported EBITDA.
- Establish and maintain a culture of strict cost control to ensure a cost ring-fencing plan is in place.
- Champion the Regional Control Environment; seek continual improvement to maintain Group standards. Deliver pass scores in Group Internal Audit visits. Coordinate North East Profit Protection strategy with the Divisional Profit Protection Manager
- Develop and deliver Capital Plans, Business Plans, Annual Budgets, and Forecasts in line with the planning cycle.
- Ensures compliance of Health, Safety & Security within the workplace and in line with the Group Policy (HS001).
- Oversee the preparation of Regional management accounts for each entity ensuring submission to Group according to the reporting timetable.
- Perform monthly balance sheet review for all balance sheet accounts
- Review the monthly business review documents and prepare FD commentary for each attraction.
- Along with the attraction General Managers review all capital applications to ensure best return on capital investment.
- Ensure post investment appraisals are completed on all major projects, the results of which can be used to drive future projects.
- Daily responsibility to directly / indirectly manage up to 15 exempt and non-exempt employees, including management of employment issues including performance feedback

About You
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance. CPA/CMA or similar certification required.
- Minimum of 5-7 years of strong financial and management reporting, preferably in hospitality and/or tourism industry.
- At least 2 years of experience in management of teams, including assisting in training and development of team members.
- Experience with general ledger functions and month-end/year-end close processes, journal entries, internal controls, and external audits.
- Experience in budgeting, financial modeling, and analyzing data in order to identify trends, issues, or exceptions to drive improvement.
- Strong computer skills. Ability to utilize standard software applications to include MS Office suite and advance excel skills.
- Excellent knowledge of accounting software.
- Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and multi-task as necessary.

About The Benefits
In return you will find a competitive salary and benefits package (including a medical, vision, dental, life insurance and 401(k) matching plan offering), share program opportunities, and benefit from free entry to all of our Merlin attractions which also extend to family and friends. In addition, you can expect continued growth of joining an exciting, global organization.

About Us
LEGOLAND Discovery Center is just like jumping into a giant box of LEGO® bricks with an abundance of all things LEGO-tastic! With two exciting LEGO rides, MINILAND featuring the iconic landmarks of the USA, a 4D cinema complete with three films, themed LEGO play and building zones, there are simply more LEGO bricks under one roof than you could ever imagine.

Merlin Entertainments, plc is a business built on fun. We are the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. We operate over 100 attractions, eight hotels and three holiday villages in 22 countries across four continents and we run some of the best known names in global leisure. These include the likes of SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, the Dungeons, the Eye brand, and LEGOLAND. Whether you are serving delicious food, working in the office, maintaining the attractions, entertaining guest or operating rides, the objective is to provide a truly memorable experience and a great day out for all members of the family.

We offer flexible opportunities, in a totally unique environment. We know this is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it, click on ‘apply’.
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