VP or SVP FP&A

Published
September 11, 2020
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type

Description

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic senior leader of Finance Planning and Analysis to help interpret and improve the economics of the business and shape the leadership team 's agenda for ongoing financial improvement at the Company. Reporting to the CFO, this individual will lead a team responsible for developing insights using broad-based advanced analytics skills to improve the financial results for Company. The successful candidate will spend 65-75% of his/her efforts using their advanced analytics and financial skills to directly improve the commercial success of the Company. This leader will work closely with the CFO and the Company 's department leaders to create a deeper understanding of the economics of the business and will help shape the direction to improve the financial performance for the Company. The remaining 25-35% of the employee 's time will be adding value via traditional financial forecasting and budgeting. The company is looking for an extremely detail-oriented individual who enjoys working in a dynamic environment.

The successful candidate is a motivated, hardworking leader who possesses an extremely high bar for themselves and the quality of their work product. This is an operationally-oriented leadership position that requires an individual with broad-based advanced analytics and data-driven skills and the ability to use those skills to improve financial results for the Company.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leading the Financial Planning & Analysis team providing consolidation of financials; weekly and monthly revenue management and operational metrics reporting including design and on-going optimization of operating dashboards; detailed department operating expenses management and analyses; and various ad hoc financial analyses to support deal negotiations and infrastructure investment decisions;
  • Partnering with Company 's SVP of Finance and Controller to ensure all financial statements and reports are prepared and presented in a timely manner including income statements, balance sheets, cash-flow statements and variance analyses
  • Supporting all functions, work with complex data sets to identify significant revenue trends, anomalies, and signals early, deliver an impartial point of view, and distill the most important insights into actionable messages and partner with business leaders to drive improvements across the business;
  • Directly supporting and partnering with the Revenue team. It 's critical to call out this function specifically, since FP&A will have the most immediate impact with identifying revenue and customer trends
  • Leading annual Budget and Reforecast processes which include leadership of the annual revenue plan development and ongoing rolling revenue forecasts based on detailed interaction with other company departments, review of department opex budget proposals, preparation of supporting documentation, and presentations to executive management
  • Leading Long-Range Planning processes including long-range financial models and scenario planning for the company utilized to support board, investor, and corporate development presentations
  • Collaborating cross-functionally on M&A opportunities with Strategic Finance and Corporate Development including performing opportunity assessment, valuation analysis, due diligence, and liaising with external advisors (bankers, accountants, and law firms)
  • Recruiting, leading, managing, mentoring and motivating a high performing small team of Finance personnel (currently 1 team member, but opportunity to grow department)
  • Demonstrating domain knowledge of advertising technology by staying up to date on the advertising and advertising technology industries as well as taking the lead on benchmarking vs other market participants and ad hoc market participant analyses

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will possess significant professional experience in financial analysis and financial revenue management roles. This person should be a thought leader with the ability to persuasively communicate a vision to all levels of an organization, with a proven track record of creating, championing, and executing revenue management and financial analysis strategies. This individual will be an innovative and creative problem solver and a driver of change, who can work effectively within a rapidly changing organization.

Additionally, we highlight the following personal and professional characteristics the ideal candidate will possess:

  • MBA or advanced degree in Finance, Economics, or related fields from a highly reputable institution
  • Minimum 10-15 years of broad operational finance experience including revenue management and FP&A experience in increasingly responsible positions
  • Proven successful track record working in digital media and advertising technology business models
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in building teams and business partnering with operating teams
  • Experience in financial planning systems (e.g. Adaptive Planning, Oracle), Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex data, identify significant trends and signals early, deliver an impartial point of view, and distill the most important insights into actionable messages
  • The ability to lead development and maintenance of complex revenue management and financial models that support management decisions to act upon corporate initiatives
  • Experience applying financial planning and analysis to a broad range of business problems and opportunities in a strategic and proactive manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work extended hours as needed

Personal Characteristics:

  • Inquisitive mind with superior intellectual and quantitative analysis capabilities combined with solid business and financial acumen
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent communicator in both oral and written settings
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and partner across the Company
  • An excellent team player who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills
  • High energy level; strong work ethic
  • Self-driven, independent thinker able to frame '" and answer '" the most essential questions a business will face
  • Innovative/creative problem solver and a driver of change
  • Self-confident and able to act on constructive feedback
  • Personal/professional integrity and proven discretion in handling confidential information
  • Team player, willingness to learn, who leads by example
  • Ability to work effectively within a rapidly changing organization
  • Ability to demonstrate intelligence, strategic sense and personal strength by articulating a merit-based, convincing point of view
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail should be complemented by a flexible approach to shifting priorities on multiple assignments
  • Creativity, adaptability, tenacity, a sense of urgency and a hands-on orientation
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