Friday, December 11, 2009

Sr. Financial Analyst - Bacardi USA - Coral Gables, FL

Sr. Financial Analyst – Sales Ops FP&A – temp to perm hire

Position Overview
Bacardi U.S.A. is actively seeking an accomplished financial analyst to support financial planning and forecasting for our field sales operations in the U.S.
This is a temporary contract assignment and could last anywhere from 1 month and beyond. 35 – 40 hours per week, regular business hours, at our corporate office. This is a direct contract with our company, and we will not be working with any staffing agencies.
The Senior Financial Analyst will act as a business partner to other departments in the organization by providing financial analysis and value added business support. Individual is expected to develop and provide accurate and relevant financial analysis and recommendations to senior management. The Senior Financial Analyst is expected to work closely with internal and external customers to understand their needs and provide relevant support. This person is a member of the team that submits budgets and LEs.
The candidate must possess excellent collaboration skills and demonstrate the ability to work cross-functionally at many levels within Bacardi. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) are essential.
• • Collaborate with Senior Management in each Corporate and Field Department on annual plan and forecast submissions and presentations
• • Compile and report annual plan and forecasts for all Corporate overhead items, working in coordination with all departments, ensuring integrity and accuracy of the information submitted.
• • Gather financial information and generate reports that compare actual overhead cost vs. plan, forecasts and prior year and update all relevant overhead cost components in a Risks and Opportunities analysis on a monthly basis.
• • Provide insight and recommendations on findings resulting from Structure Cost analysis to all key stakeholders
• • Analyze key P&L components for assigned brands (Volume, Price, Cost of Goods Sold, Distributor and Retailer Margins, Advertising and Promotion, Size and Mix Profitability as well as Inventory Days) and summarize findings/results on a monthly basis.
• • Review and ensure integrity and accuracy of brand P&L for assigned brands
• • Ensure integrity and accuracy of advertising and promotion spend and update forecast in coordination with the Financial Analyst or the Financial Coordinator.
• • Understand and coordinate budget transfers within the brands and to the field, as well as, document and communicate changes to the brand budgets on a timely basis.
• • Take leadership role in initiating, managing and executing ad-hoc projects.
• • Active involvement in plan and forecast submissions and special projects including Business Plan/Strategic Plan presentations as required.
• • Continuously look for opportunities to improve processes, identify issues and provide recommendations for improvement.
• • Work with peers to develop standard analytical approaches that can be applied across all brands.
Minimum requirements and qualifications
• Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Finance and/or Accounting. MBA designation preferred.
• Work experience requirements - 4 to 7 years of related work experience in finance.
• Ability to work independently and in a group environment.
• Advanced Excel skills are required. Working knowledge of other Microsoft Office Products, as well as Lotus Notes.
• Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment.
• Strong analytical, quantitative, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills a must.
Apply for this opportunity
If you meet our qualifications and would like to explore becoming part of the Bacardi U.S.A. family, please apply online or email a copy of your resume to Catherine Roman at

About Bacardi USA:

Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., a United States distributor and marketer of premium beverage alcohol products, is a subsidiary of Bacardi Limited. We boast a brand portfolio of some of the most recognized and top selling spirits in the world. Bacardi U.S.A. is best known for BACARDI rum, which has been the number-one selling spirit in the United States for more than 25 years.
In addition to BACARDI rum, the Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. portfolio includes: GREY GOOSE vodka, the world’s favorite super premium vodka; DEWAR’S Scotch, the top selling blended Scotch in the U.S.; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin, the top super premium gin in the U.S; .MARTINI & ROSSI vermouth, the favorite vermouth in the world; CAZADORES blue agave tequila, the top selling 100% blue agave tequila in the world and other notable brands and labels.

Direct applicants only. This search is being managed internally, and will not be outsourced to any outside recruiting firms. Bacardi USA does not accept or honor unsolicited resumes from third party agencies, and will in no way be held liable for any fees to any firm sending resumes, or other candidate information sent to any Bacardi employees, that our Human Resources department has not expressly requested.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hollywood Dave & Buster’s to host alcohol-free New Year’s Eve

For a fun, safe and truly unique New Year’s Eve experience, gather up the kids and head over to Dave & Buster’s in Hollywood for the Third Annual Family New Year’s Eve.

The event promises nonstop entertainment in a festive setting from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring a magician, a face painter, a DJ and dancing, unlimited video game play, billiards and shuffleboard, and all-night buffets – all included in the admission charge of $59.99 for adults and $39.99 for children ages 5 to 12.

The only thing you won’t find at this local New Year’s Eve bash is alcohol – and that’s the whole point of the family friendly event, at the 70,000-square-foot Dave & Buster’s in the Oakwood Plaza.

In the spirit of a New Year’s Eve celebration, virgin specialty drinks, or “mocktails,” will be available for an additional charge. All-night buffets will feature a variety of hot and cold selections, including vegetarian dishes, salads, desserts and 'kid-friendly' finger foods.

The Hollywood Dave & Buster’s also hosts and co-sponsors, along with the Hollywood Gazette, the monthly ‘Party with a Purpose’ series. The happy-hour event, which will continue in the New Year, spotlights and benefits a different local charity each month, providing invaluable funding and exposure for various nonprofit organizations and their causes, as well as serving as a networking opportunity for local professionals who are committed to making a difference in their community.

The Third Annual Family New Year’s Eve at Dave & Buster’s will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at 3000 Oakwood Blvd. in the Oakwood Plaza, located at Interstate 95 and Stirling Road. Admission is $59.99 (plus taxes and gratuities) for adults and $39.99 for ages 5 to 12. There is no charge for children younger than 5. Admission includes all entertainment, video game play, all-you-can-eat buffets, soda, tea and coffee.

For tickets or additional information on the Family New Year’s Eve at Dave & Buster’s, call 954-923-5505.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


JOB OPENING: SALES & MKTG REP/Plum TV/Miami Beach: Creative, aggressive, ad sales pro familiar w/local/regional area. 7+ yrs exp in cable TV, or other nat'l media. See full posting (

Job: 4 audit

I need big 4 audit
It's a perm position.

Send me people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jasmina Risteska

Staffing Consultant

Accounting & Finance

The Mergis Group

701 Waterford Way, Suite 720

Miami, FL 33126

Office: 305-265-5300

Fax: 305-265-5310


Casting Call

Casting Call: TV Land is hosting an open casting call December 12 in New York City for the third season of original competition series She's Got The Look. Women aged 35+ are encouraged to attend the casting call held at Hotel Pennsylvania (Gold Ballroom) from 11a-4p (line-up begins at 10a). Candidates must bring a photo ID to the audition and those approved to the next round must also be available for call-back interviews on December 13. Information about the show can be found at . For more information about the casting call, please contact Mitchell Squires at mitchell.squires at or Kelly Kearns at kelly.kearns at

Daily Candy- Basel

Looking to buy? Nonprofit Bakehouse Art Complex gathers more than 70 working artists in 33,000 square feet. Get some air at World Gardens, an interactive installation by landscape architect Harry Nelson at Midtown’s Art Park (36th Street, at Midtown Boulevard). At night, bribe your way into Art Asia’s private soiree at architect Chad Oppenheim’s house (complete with a first look at Yi Zhou’s film The Ear, starring Pharrell Williams).

photo miami!Friday
The Design District is known for its art studios, but all you see are throw pillows. Take a guided tour of resident artists’ work spaces at 10:30 a.m., starting at Locust Projects. A few blocks north, infamous photographer David LaChapelle displays new works at Wolfgang Roth & Partners Fine Art gallery. For celeb sightings: Beg an invite to the private Photo Miami fundraiser (hosted by Usher) at Viceroy. At 10:30 p.m., NY transplant Fountain Art Fair boasts a live show by G.Love (no word on the Special Sauce). And at 11 p.m., W South Beach hosts We Rock the Arts, a poolside bash with performances by Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Jesse Yusef Murphy (Brazilian Girls).

the box!See Scope’s newest addition, Covent Garden, a marketplace with fashion, goods (books, records), and projects (tattoo design by local talent Santiago Rubino), curated by Miami’s own Karelle Levy. Stop by The Webster for a first look at artist Jeff Koons’s line of watches for Ikepod. Get tipsy and hit The Box. NYC’s risque burlesque show migrates to Nikki Beach with aerialist acrobats and anatomically, um, innovative acts.

botanic garden!Sunday
Nurse that hangover with fresh air at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, where you can see avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama’s garden exhibit. Conclude your Basel frazzle at an alternative fair like O.H.W.O.W.’s It Ain’t Fair, an offbeat display of 30 international artists.

Burgeoning ecosensitive aesthetic? Check.


Be a part of the nation’s newest showcase festival and conference for emerging musical acts ( and be on the inside of Miami’s largest ever new music event. Participate in a major music festival and gain hands-on experience with an organization presenting 600 performances on three stages over three days.
Volunteers may be asked to help with ticketing and stage management or to serve as production assistants.
Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and respond via email to lisa @, or via phone 305.860.0571 X 125 by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8th to schedule an interview. Orientation will take place on Wednesday, December 9th at which time volunteers will be provided with festival materials, including job description, information sheet, tee shirt and credentials, protocols and procedures.

Daily Candy Miami - The Weekend Guide‏

December 3, 2009 | Miami

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend
kiki valdez!

Prefer culinary art?

The Art of the Gourmet
What: Renowned chefs pair a seven-course meal with an artist’s exhibit at a private penthouse.
Why: Get $100 off dinner or $25 off brunch with coupon code dailycandy.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: 3301 NE 1st Ave., penthouse 2, Midtown. Tickets online at Map It

Poem Depot at Bardot
What: The speakeasy hosts the Miami Poetry Collective, whose members write verse on demand for spectators using old-timey typewriters.
Why: Witness stanza.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 34th St. & N. Miami Ave., entrance in back alley, Wynwood (305-576-5570). Map It

Maitardi Brunch Launches
What: The outdoor pizzeria debuts the most important meal of the weekend, like smoked salmon and Brie quiche and oven-baked eggs.
Why: The first mimosa’s free.
When: Sat. & Sun., noon-3 p.m.
Where: 163 NE 39th St., Design District (305-572-1400). Map It

Neiman Marcus Designer Sale
What: Peruse a ginormous selection of women’s and men’s designer apparel, accessories, shoes, and more at prices up to 50 percent off.
Why: Half off means it’s on.
When: Thru Dec. 10.
Where: Find the store nearest you online at

Get Styled, Give Smiles
What: Get 20 percent off your entire purchase when you take a toy to a participating local boutique, including Savvy Girl, The Dressing Room, and M-M Couture.
Why: Toys go to the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation.
When: Thru Dec. 18.
Where: For participating boutiques, go to

The Grill at The Setai Reopens
What: The swank resto got a face-lift and new seasonal menu complete with small plates like caviar-topped oyster beignets and foie gras with gingerbread.
Why: Ready, Setai, go.
When: Wed.-Sun., 7 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 2001 Collins Ave., South Beach (305-520-6400). Map It

Did you order extra Basel? Check out DailyCandy’s guide to the arty party. Art Basel - The Weekly Yelp
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SoBe Santa Pub Crawl

It's that time of year again, yelpers! And no, we're not just talkin' the holidays. Art Basel Miami Beach's eighth year is finally upon us, so get ready for an artistically-fueled, deliciously-odd rest of the week. Go ahead, call in sick to work, grab your most colorful outfit, and read through this Weekly as we paint you a pretty picture of the days ahead.

Treasured local museums will be dishing out an optical feast in the form of new exhibitions. Whitney R gets her fix of sweet, sweet eye candy at Miami Art Museum, a veritable institution for "innovative and contemporary art." And during Basel, be sure to catch MAM's unveiling of Shepard Fairey's new outdoor public art project! Meanwhile, Elizabeth P is "blown away" by Bass' "thought-provoking and unique" artwork, and you will be too – especially now, since Dzine has decked its halls with a blinged-out mix of street art and Chicano lowrider bike culture. Talk about hot wheels!

Joseluis A and other lovers of emerging visual work will be thrilled to know that Gen Art's Vanguard is setting up shop this year inside Aqua Art Miami in Wynwood for a booth-style fair concurrent with Basel. This is, of course, a very welcome addition to the art warehouse district that already boasts the Margulies Collection, Rubell Family Collection, and Bakehouse Art Complex – all of which will be flaunting their best! BAC will host bac:23 complete with a daily comped breakfast (so much for starving artists), and while you're in the 'wood, peek into Miami Art Space to see Satellite Art + Design's out-of-this-world show.

After taking in the magnificent m̩lange of fairs including Design Miami, Scope, and Pulse, prepare to party. Paula E admits she's "addicted to the Vagabond... it never gets old!" Be sure to pop in post-Basel to find "adventure lurking around every corner of this club." At the Viceroy, Talisha M feels as if she is in a whimsical "Alice in Wonderland dream," doubly delightful now that Art Viceroy has popped up! And lastly, a little birdie named Adriana D told us on Talk that she's really looking forward to the annual F*CK Art, Let's Dance party at the Electric Pickle. Shake it, yelpers Рit's Basel time!
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