Finance Manager

Are you a self-motivated, resourceful problem-solver with a “we’re all in this together” attitude? Are you passionate about connecting 417-landers to what’s best and what’s next in our community, helping them to fully enjoy their life in 417-land? Are you looking for opportunities for growth and advancement based on your individual strengths?

We are searching for a dynamic team member that loves financials and impacting the fiscal success of a business. If this sounds like you, apply for our Finance Manager position!

The Finance Manager is responsible for overseeing all company financial activities.

• Actively contribute to and participate in strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. Champion the Great Game of Business financial operating system.
• Guide the company to improve efficiencies, strategic revenue focus, overall growth and improve profitability.
• Oversee and track the annual budget and pacing for improved business intelligence and profitability.
• Prepare for financial review meetings, set the agenda, provide resources and information to help the team carry out the annual budget.
• Manage Finance Assistant and oversee day to day fiscal responsibilities. Handle and/or review payment of credit cards and accounts payable including credit card reconciliations.
• Develop and maintain a consistently successful invoicing and accounts receivable collections program.
• Maintain positive, long-term business relationships with our clients. Proactively use the CRM platform for collections and ensure accurate client data and contract accuracy.
• Handle commission report monthly and payroll memo bi-weekly.
• Manage company benefits and insurance.
• Work closely with the Remote CFO on major financial projects.
• Maximize CRM system and accounting software to the fullest of its abilities for internal efficiency by always adapting to new technology as it becomes available. Update processes and procedures, as needed.

Education Requirements and Work Experience:
• Bachelors in a Business Related Field
• 5+ years work experience

Skills and Strengths:
• Strategic with long term and holistic thinking about revenue, expenses and strategic budgeting tactics
• Data driven with the ability to analyze, and most importantly, understand financials. Data must be used to tell a story, fuel strategic thinking and optimize profitability.
• Relationship driven with strong communication skills. Solid working relationship with (and the respect of) the clients and internal teams.
• Revenue and results driven to understand the importance of tracking all efforts to results, metrics and ultimately, revenue.
• Proven knowledge in financial reporting and analytics
• High skill level in Excel and Quickbooks (or similar platform)
• Experience working in a CRM
• Organizational skills and is detailed oriented
• Intrinsic motivation to work independently yet still be a team player
• Comfort with following direction and receiving feedback as required
• Management of a workload with multiple projects and competing deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal skills that strike a balance of highly assertive and super charismatic
• Unparalleled customer service
• Creative thinking, ability to offer input in meetings and confidence to share ideas
• Critical thinking, negotiation, decision making and problem solving skills
• Ability to work quickly and pivot quickly in a rapidly changing environment
• Oh—and last but not least, a passion for excellence

Benefits and #417culture:
• Comprehensive health benefits for employees, disability insurance, SIMPLE IRA match, profit-sharing plan, professional development, flexible work environment, holidays and personal days
• Family-owned
• Through our commitment to being Great Game of Business practitioners, we take ownership of our work, mistakes, actions and wins. We understand we have a stake in the company's—and our own—future.
• Key culture competencies include being a self-motivated, resourceful problem-solver with a “we’re all in this together” attitude who is also willing to pitch in and answer the phone. Team member must be dependable and efficient in his or her work and must have an innovative mindset.
• Did we mention we have a fun committee?
• We promote from within, so there are opportunities for growth and advancement.

Evaluations and Outcomes:
• The position will be evaluated after 90 days with reviews every 120 days.

Environmental Requirements:
• Mainly sedentary in an office environment with the exception of event days
• Valid drivers license and reliable transportation required
• May be required to lift up to thirty (30) pounds
• Flexible in working extended hours.

We’re 417, a life-enrichment company in Springfield, Missouri, serving more than 325,362 audience members monthly across our titles of 417 Magazine, Biz 417, 417 Home and 417 Bride. In addition, we have robust digital properties to support each title, produce award-winning publications and have a custom publishing division, a ticketing platform and an event-planning division. While we're at it, we host parties and events for movers, shakers and everyone in between.

417 provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants. Employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or unlawfully affected by virtue of an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, medical status, pregnancy, marital status, military including veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other class protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of recruitment, employment, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, assignment, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment.

We’ve been doing this gig for 25 years, but there’s even more to come—we promise. Want to be part of it? Submit cover letter and resume to