Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis

Irvine, CA 92618

Posted: 08/12/2019 Job Titles: FIN - Finance Manager, FIN - Sr. Financial Analyst Job Number: 2714 Pay Rate: 140,000

Position Overview

The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will be supporting all aspects of FP&A with a focus on driving achievement on financial objectives.  These  responsibilities will span the spectrum of forecasting and budgeting to variance analysis, systems development, ad hoc work and M&A support.  The primary focus will be the development of a cadence of regular analytics to support an understanding of the business and its performance to forecast and plan.  This role requires a team orientation and cross-functional teamwork skills.  Strong communication skills supporting research and development, marketing, sales, renewal operations, and contracting are a must.

Key  Responsibilities

Participate in financial planning, budgeting process, business performance analysis and reporting with the goal of driving achievement financial objectives. Routinely provide outlook/interim forecast/plan.  Optimize expense management, identify efficiencies and develop processes and systems to support appropriate control of operational costs across functions. Support strategic planning including review of near-term business opportunities and long-range planning, with analysis of financial risks and opportunities.  Partner across functions in support of Sales & Operations Planning process.

Desired Experience & Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in related field required; MBA preferred.
  • 7+ years of related and progressively more responsible experience in finance in SAAS software industry  including private equity backed companies. 
  • 5+ years experience interacting with accounting to close the books and conduct regular FP&A processes such as variance analysis, forecasting and GL research.
  • Experience with forecasting and annual operating plan builds with particular focus on revenue and COGS.
  • Experience supporting KPI reporting and trend analysis as well as understanding the strategic implications for the company.
  • Solid experience with systems implementations and report building. Desired (not required) experience include Netsuite, Adaptive Insights and SalesForce.
  • Ability to build complex Excel models (advanced formula development and usage along with scenario analysis) and distill the key points of those models and make concise recommendations for leadership.
  • Ability to deliver quality, thoughtful analysis under severe time constraints.
  • Ability to interpret, communicate, and present financial information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Prepare presentations in support of board and investor meetings.


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