Manager of FP&A in Bradenton, FL at First Watch Restaurants

Date Posted: 5/5/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    8725 Pendery Place
    Bradenton, FL
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Restaurant
    *First Watch Corporate Office

Job Description

Job Summary

The Restaurant-Level FP&A Finance Manager is responsible for leading a team of analysts who provide finance and decision support for First Watch’s portfolio of over 400 restaurants. This includes developing plans and forecasts, providing routine performance reporting, and creating ad hoc analyses.

This role requires a self-starter with excellent business modeling skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to challenge conventional thinking in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is able to work seamlessly across multiple functions, including marketing, culinary, supply chain, and operations, to evaluate and influence decisions/programs that affect operations in our restaurants, drive demand, and manage costs.

Across all disciplines, the Restaurant-Level FP&A Manager demonstrates a keen attention to detail and focus on time management.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions in this job description are not all-inclusive of this position’s duties and responsibilities.  Reliable and dependable attendance is required.

  • Leads and develops team of Finance professionals
  • Manages short term forecasting and annual long term planning process; building and maintaining complex financial models focused on Restaurant-Level P&L performance for a growing organization
  • Articulates business performance through data-driven insights and effective bridging/storytelling
  • Develops ad hoc analyses and delivers presentations with a key focus on storytelling that will inform and influence financial and strategic decisions
  • Collaborates with various internal partners to evaluate business initiatives and optimize results


  • Bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of corporate financial planning experience required, preferably for a publicly traded company
  • MBA/Graduate Degree a plus
  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting, consolidations/financial modeling and overall financial analysis
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI, and SQL
  • Ability to understand First Watch’s business model through metrics and analysis that drive to insight and action
  • Effective style of presenting solutions to senior executives and staff at varying levels across the organization

First Watch is an equal opportunity employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, First Watch will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 

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