United States, Georgia, Atlanta

DLV Finance and Accounting

25-Mar-2022

Ref #: 13724

How you'll help us Keep Climbing (overview & key responsibilities)

OBJECTIVE

Apply business and analytical skills towards insightful financial analysis and practical business solutions on projects in corporate planning and business development, financial planning, capital planning, budgeting, forecasting and operational performance assessments. Work throughout the company to capture new business opportunities and improve internal processes to provide long-term value to DLV through financial analysis that supports effective management decision-making.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develop operating targets for revenue and direct selling expenses associated with the annual budget process. Develop budget models and forecasts in conjunction with internal departments. Analyze actual results to budget and forecast and prepare written analyses.
  • Perform economic analysis and opportunity assessments related to potential business ventures. Evaluate business strategies for developing profit-enhancing partnerships and alliances. Work with business area experts to evaluate new business opportunities.
  • Prepare economic models to demonstrate the impact of external factors upon DLV and vacation tour operators in general. Prepare statistical models to brand volume as a function of schedule planning and passenger projections.
  • Evaluate proposed changes to internal processes and business strategies for incremental costs/benefits. Analyze revenue enhancing or cost-reducing opportunities related to reservations, inventory management, scheduling, product distribution and hotel/car vendor relationships.
  • Evaluate overall tour sales strategy, including assessing optimal economic positioning for branded products and their market mix.
  • Perform financial analysis on capital and expense project proposals leading to quantification of benefits, prioritization of competing proposals, and prepare presentation packages for Delta corporate as required. Perform post-implementation audits on capital and expense projects as required.
  • Prepare and develop monthly total company profit and loss forecasts that incorporate all known changes to the airline schedule, booking curves and revenue build, and any other applicable variable.

HIGH ACCOUNTABILITY FUNCTIONS

  • Apply business and analytical skills towards insightful financial analysis and practical business solutions on projects in corporate planning and business development, financial planning, capital planning, budgeting, forecasting and operational performance assessments. Engage various departments across the company to improve internal processes and provide long-term value to Delta Vacations through financial analysis that supports effective management decision-making.
  • Analyze consolidated reporting on actuals, forecasts, and prior year in order to prepare meaningful reporting of variances to aid in decision making. Responsible for timely submission to internal and external parties.
  • Develops financial modeling, financial statement analysis, decision modeling, reporting and ad-hoc analysis to support strategic initiatives.
  • Prepare analysis of DLV’s revenue and selling costs forecast.
  • Evaluate proposed changes to internal processes and business strategies for incremental costs/benefits.
  • Analyze profit-maximizing opportunities related to reservations, inventory management, scheduling, product distribution and hotel/car vendor relationships.
  • Support, analyze and assist in the preparation of the annual operating plan in conjunction with internal departments.
  • Evaluate current and historical financial data in order to prepare written analyses.

OTHER DUTIES


  • Assess, develop, validate and complete reports and manuals pertaining to assigned responsibilities.
  • Conduct ad-hoc analyses on issues throughout DLV as assigned.
  • Perform financial performance reporting (internal) as required.
  • Comply with all corporate and departmental policies/procedures and applicable governmental regulations.
  • Attend and participate in meetings that pertain to assigned responsibilities.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and solve problems in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple projects/deadlines simultaneously
  • Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate with management and staff as well as demonstrate sound judgment/reasoning skills
  • Must have strong organizational and analytical skills

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITY

n/a

WORK ENVIRONMENT

DLV Corporate Headquarters, Atlanta GA

POSITION TYPE/STANDARD SCHEDULE

Full-Time Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend may be required as job duties demand

TRAVEL

n/a


What you need to succeed (minimum qualifications)

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or equivalent work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years of accounting experience preferred
  • Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong mathematical aptitude required
  • Strong PC skills including MS Word and Excel required
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft, SAP or Essbase preferred
  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Delta Air Lines, Inc.

What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications)

HIGH ACCOUNTABILITY COMPETENCIES

  • Must possess strong financial and analytical skills. Strong ability to work independently to identify problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and solve problems in a timely and accurate manner
  • Strong ability to plan, prioritize, and successfully manage multiple projects/deadlines simultaneously.
  • Versatile, broad airline/tour marketing and planning background preferred
  • Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate to management, staff, suppliers and customers as well as demonstrate sound judgement/reasoning skills