Partner with Technology Team To Drive Financial Transparency & Help Flexport Grow!The opportunity:
Our Finance team is responsible for accelerating the growth of our business by identifying and implementing new opportunities and solutions. The FP&A Manager for the Technology will function as a key member of the finance team and be responsible for providing decision support for senior management through ad hoc analysis on a project basis and preparing periodic financial statements, analysis and metrics reporting. You will also be involved in identifying/tracking companywide strategic initiatives, monitoring company performance, and participating in the month-end performance management cycle.
You should have:
- Work within the corporate FP&A team and be the primary Finance point of contact for the Technology leadership team.
- Support the global technology leadership team with budgeting/forecasting, performance management, financial reporting, headcount management, reviews of key financial metrics, strategic decision making, business reviews, and ad hoc analysis of financial metrics.
- Lead near-term and longer-term improvements to the existing financial planning cycles to better support the matrixed organization.
- Work closely with senior technology executives to translate strategic initiatives into a multi-year operating financial roadmap. Support near-term and long-term expense and Headcount forecasts. Calculate the return on investment for proposed product launches and perform post audits on the performance.
- Prepare quarterly guidance and monthly financial update materials for the technology leaders and corporate planning teams to help leaders track to their annual targets.
- Be an expert at building financial models and manipulating data to better understand the complex relationships in our business and evaluate the economic implications and trade-offs of various business actions. Recommend changes or develop frameworks that optimize for the overall health of the business, rather than any single KPI. Prepare medium to long-term scenario analysis to facilitate discussion on long-term asset planning.
- Support on the annual and long term planning, forecast, and monthly reporting for Flexport overall. Including the P&L,balance sheet, and cash flow statements, while assisting senior leadership around the company to identify strategic initiatives and coordinate projects to address these opportunities / risks.
- Have a strong problem-solving ability combined with impeccable business judgment and the ability to communicate clearly and influence leadership teams.
- Be organized, strategically focused, detail-oriented, and able to deal with ambiguity in a constantly evolving environment.
- Develop ad-hoc reports and analysis to support the overall corporate FP&A team as needed
- Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field
- 7+ years of relevant professional experience in FP&A in complex business environments or fields like business strategy/analytics, business operations, business partnering, growth strategy, consulting, investment banking, or other analytically intensive roles at either high-growth technology startups or well-established companies
- Have a broad business view, high degree of curiosity, and ability to view the business and solve problems with an executive mindset
- Exceptional analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills with proficient with MS Excel and PowerPoint
- High level of ownership of assigned tasks and independent initiative, where appropriate, to achieve exceptional results
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to interact with various management levels
- Prior experience using SQL and Adaptive Insights is a plus
We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That's why it's our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 109 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital, and Y Combinator. We're excited about the three big ways we're moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.
Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?
- Don't be! We're building the first Operating System for Global Trade. That's why it's incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the freight forwarding industry forward.
- What's freight forwarding and why does it matter? Freight forwarding is the coordination and shipment of goods from one place to another and it's what makes global trade possible. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world and break down economic barriers.
- We know this industry is complex. That's why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one-week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation