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Vice President Financial Planning and Forecasting (VP FP&A)

Atlanta, GA ยท Information Technology
VP FP&A
This role will require a broad strategic mindset, excellent executive presence, and strong
financial planning process & systems experience. The role will be responsible for overseeing
commerce tools budgeting, forecasting, analytical processes and decision support. You will also
work closely with our executive team, department heads, and key stakeholders to develop and
implement short and long term financial models and strategies that align with the company's
growth and profitability objectives. Lastly, you will be expected to provide valuable analytical
insights and decision-making support to facilitate the achievement of financial targets and
driving overall business performance.
Key Responsibilities:
1. Financial Planning and Forecasting: Lead the development of strategic and operational
financial plans for the business, including standardization and automation of reporting
and analysis, planning simplification and data systems enhancements. Drive
accountability through the annual budgeting and rolling forecast process, coordinating
with department heads to set financial targets, measure progress, and proposing
corrective actions when necessary.
2. Reporting and Analysis: Develop and maintain extensive key performance indicators
(KPI) and financial models to support iterative decision making and proactive
management of the business. Prepare accurate weekly and monthly KPI and financial
reports along with variance analyses for senior management and the Board of Directors.
Conduct insightful analyses of business performance, financial results, and KPIs to
highlight trends and advise leadership of potential risks and opportunities impacting
business performance. Prepare and maintain both long term and short term financial
forecasts that support the business and its financial targets
3. Strategic Partnership with Business Leaders and investors: Collaborate effectively with
investors, business leaders and cross-functional teams to provide planned and ad hoc
financial analysis with insights to support their decision making in both tactical and
strategic areas. Ability to take complex business issues, analyze problems, propose
solutions in a simple to understand way for business leaders. Advise executives on
financial matters and provide data-driven recommendations to optimize operational
efficiency and profitability.
4. Growth and IPO preparedness: Work with the various internal teams to prepare from
an operational perspective for an IPO including creating a street model and forecast
cadence that prepares the team for the rigors of an IPO
5. Acquisitions, Capital Raises and Capital Allocation: Analyze new Investments
(acquisitions, product and business opportunities) & assess ROI through establishing
consistent financial modeling processes across the company. Aligning capital
investments with a growth strategy and holding the team accountable for financial
outcomes. Support the business leaders in potential acquisitions including integration
assumptions, pro forma, payback, and ROI analysis.
6. Team Leadership: Develop a team of FP&A professionals, providing guidance, coaching,
and mentoring to foster a high-performing and motivated FP&A team.
COMPETENCIES:
High level of analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills with the ability to
organize information, analyze large data sets and present in a clear manner.
Advanced MS Excel, Google Sheets, Tableau, NetSuite SQL coding, Pigment and FP&A
software tool experience preferred.
Experience implementing financial reporting systems with demonstrated ability to lead
projects with and without the support of outside consultants.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex
financial concepts in a simplified way to leaders.
Strategic mindset with a track record of providing valuable insights and driving financial
improvements across a business.
Strong multitasking skills with the ability to work on multiple, concurrent projects in a
fast-paced and dynamic environment with the capacity to handle multiple priorities and
deadlines.
A natural curiosity and energetic, creative and collaborative approach. Track record of
driving positive results in hands-on environments
Demonstrated success in consistently producing timely and highly predictable financial
models.
QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field. MBA or
advanced degree preferred.
15 + years of related experience, with increasing levels of responsibility and seniority
with most of this experience in the technology industry
Investment banking background preferred and at least 5 years of experience within
Software/Saas FP&A experience.
Experience within a public company or supporting a company in IPO preparation a plus
 

 

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