TLA | Chief Financial Officer; New York, NY

Reporting directly to the CEO and accountable to the Group CFO on all finance matters, the Chief Financial Officer for North America (“CFO”) will be responsible for all financial, compliance and tax matters across the US business, operating as a core member of the senior management team. This person will optimize the company’s financial management landscape, implementing new financial controls and procedures that will streamline TLA’s expenditures and increase profit margins. The CFO will work collaboratively with business and departmental leaders to establish annual goals and identify future growth opportunities for the North American business. In addition to the oversight of all accounting and financial matters, the CFO will oversee the North American Human Resources division as well as direction and oversight for the Information Technology support for the organization.

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Background:

TLA is a leading athlete representation, event management and sports marketing group headquartered in New York with offices in the US, UK and Australia. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with more than 140 employees globally, the agency has grown considerably, now boasting three fully-integrated operating divisions:

  • Talent Representation: TLA represents over 600 prominent sports stars, broadcasters and media personalities associated with MLB, NFL, PGA TOUR, tennis, coaches and Olympians. Providing “cradle to grave” service for representation from an athlete’s playing career through broadcast, coaching and other post-retirement positions, as well as off-the-field marketing and endorsement opportunities.
  • Global Consulting: TLA engages in brand and media consulting, venue sponsorship and in-stadia advertising, sponsorship leveraging and strategy creation, consultation and execution. Additionally, the agency provides services including Sports PR and the development and activation of integrated marketing and media campaigns, events, merchandising, and licensing programs.
  • Event Creation, Ownership and Management: TLA’s Events Division creates, develops and delivers unique sporting events on a worldwide scale. Selected events include: All Blacks vs. US Eagles rugby match – Chicago, 2014; NCAA Football Season Openers – 2016 and 2017; Argentina vs. Brazil soccer – 2017.

In addition to headquarters in New York, TLA boasts offices in Newport Beach, San Francisco, Houston and Charleston, SC as well as offices in the United Kingdom and Australia.

TLA has engaged with Turnkey Search to identify a strategic leader to serve as Chief Financial Officer for North America, driving all financial and accounting operations for the largest market in the agency.

Summary:

Reporting directly to the CEO and accountable to the Group CFO on all finance matters, the Chief Financial Officer for North America (“CFO”) will be responsible for all financial, compliance and tax matters across the US business, operating as a core member of the senior management team. This person will optimize the company’s financial management landscape, implementing new financial controls and procedures that will streamline TLA’s expenditures and increase profit margins. The CFO will work collaboratively with business and departmental leaders to establish annual goals and identify future growth opportunities for the North American business. In addition to the oversight of all accounting and financial matters, the CFO will oversee the North American Human Resources division as well as direction and oversight for the Information Technology support for the organization.

Responsibilities:

• Provide strong financial control and day-to-day accounting services to the US operation which are compliant with both corporate policy and accounting regulations, including, but not limited to: AP/AR; budgeting; financial and cash forecasting; financial planning, analysis and reporting; and auditing.
• Create and implement an effective and timely reporting process and procedure to provide management accurate and actionable data including, but not limited to: monthly management accounts and reports, financial forecasts, annual budget and long-term business plans, statutory end-of-year audited accounts, etc.
• Manage and control the company’s assets, liabilities and systems with effective policies and procedures, including the implementation of new accounting and CRM systems.
• Monitor business performance through collaboratively-determined KPI’s to highlight key issues, opportunities and successes; analyze and interpret accounting data to assess operational results for profit, performance aligned with budget and fiscal success of the operation.
• Ensure that the company is properly-funded and cash properly and tightly managed.
• Manage relationship with the TLA US business bank and ensure covenant compliance.
• Provide commercial and analytical management information and advice to senior management and the US Operating Divisions.
• Manage, develop and lead internal US Finance and Accounting team.

Requirements:

• 7-10+ years of financial management and oversight experience in a corporate regulatory environment.
• CPA designation, ideally with formalized training from a large accounting firm.
• Diverse experience across a broad range of financial functions, including: financial planning and analysis, accounting and controls, budgeting, and tax.
• Experience in the media, sports, entertainment and agency industries, preferred.
• Strong communication skills across the business with the ability to collaboratively support both commercial and financial functions.
• Proven ability to develop and manage a financial and administrative team.
• Ability to travel as needed and required.

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