Corporate Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Corporate Ohio Sandusky, OH

About the Job


We make it rewarding to deliver FUN!  

We’re Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world with 13 locations in North America.

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Cedar Fair is seeking a Corporate Director, Financial Planning & Analysis at the Corporate office in Sandusky, OH. Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, the Director FP&A will lead a team of professionals responsible for FP&A decision-making platform to include reporting & analysis, planning & budgeting, forecasting and financial modeling. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Finance or Accounting
  • 10+ years public accounting or combined public accounting and industry-related experience
  • Demonstrated background in financial analysis or related activities
  • Demonstrated work productivity in both office and remote environment
  • CPA or CMA designation desired
  • Multi-location, multi-departmental experience or equivalent desired.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Oracle financial suite, with Hyperion and JD Edwards desired

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  • Partner with CAO to build a dedicated FP&A function including development of FP&A vision and organizational design.
  • Insure alignment of FP&A strategy with overall finance and company strategy.
  • Actively manage near and long-term FP&A including budgeting, forecasting, capital allocation, resource management and multi-year financial planning.
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives.
  • Provide financial consulting and strategic support for new business opportunities and acquisition analyses.
  • Develop and maintain effective processes and best practices in modeling, financial tools, communication, and coordination for the FP&A role.
  • Manage scope of FP&A work and insure proper allocation of FP&A resources to priority and higher value analyses.
  • Develop framework to monitor effectiveness of FP&A team development and quality of FP&A team output.
  • Transition from current annual budgeting process to continuous/perpetual budgeting and forecasting.
  • Identify and implement toolsets and software necessary to transform and automate FP&A capabilities.
  • Partner with new business intelligence function leaders to insure alignment and leverage business intelligence technology platforms.
  • Review and advise finance and accounting teams on appropriate key performance indicators.
  • Support accounting and finance teams with operational reporting and related analysis.