Head of Financial Planning & Analytics, Americas


April 29, 2021

WeWork is looking for a talented leader to head up the Americas FP&A team. This individual will be a part of the Americas Finance Leadership Team and report to the Americas CFO.
The ideal candidate is a strategic, commercially minded team player who possesses exceptional problem-solving skills, communicates complex findings articulately and is a proven leader. This role will be a key business partner to cross-functional leaders across the organization, as these partners rely on the FP&A organization to provide reliable reporting, analytics and actionable insights to enable day-to-day decision making. At the core, you will review performance, anticipate obstacles and spot red flags, all with an eye towards forecasting the region’s future results. You will balance multiple projects at once and partner with various operating and analytics teams. The ideal candidate is analytical, motivated, resourceful and eager to dive into the data. To succeed in this role, you must have strong leadership, communications and relationships skills as well as strong problem solving and analytical skills. You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment which includes managing expected and unexpected deadlines. You possess a high level of EQ and can influence stakeholders around the organization.
Responsibilities include:

  • Lead and manage a high performing team with focus on individual development, efficient prioritization, and delivery of high quality output

  • Serve as a strategic business partner to regional functional leads to assist them with understanding drivers and trends in their business, identify and develop growth opportunities, and ensure functional goals align with overall company objectives

  • Lead forecasting and budgeting processes through close collaboration with central, regional and territory stakeholders

  • Analyze and monitor forecasted revenue inputs against financial targets; proactively identifying both risks and opportunities

  • Run monthly business reviews and reporting, surfacing insightful analytics and potential areas of opportunity for the regional and territory leadership teams

  • Lead the process for development of long term strategy as well as fiscal-year goals, set direction, and drive resource alignment

  • Evolve and refine business metrics and reporting providing insightful information to leadership and design dashboards to provide transparency on important KPIs

  • Identify, create and drive process improvements and scale across business stakeholders, global finance, and accounting

  • You will live the mission and values of WeWork at all time and model the leadership behaviors you expect to see in the function. You act as a thought partner to the CFO and regional finance team

Who we are looking for:

  • Extensive experience in management consulting, finance or business operations at high-growth companies

  • 10+ years of experience, preferably 5+ years of working directly with senior executives

  • Significant FP&A, people management and project management experience

  • A strategic thinker with excellent business judgment

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and improve processes and organizational design

  • Highly motivated and willing to take on multiple responsibilities at once

  • Experience consistently influencing teams to successful outcomes

  • Resourceful and relentless. Independently capable of seeking information, solving conceptual problems, corralling resources, and delivering results in challenging situations.

  • Highly Innovative problem solver: possessing strong interpersonal, multi-tasking, organizational, and project planning skills, and demonstrating ability to meet aggressive deadlines.

  • Excellent communicator who can effectively manage multiple stakeholders

  • Strong problem resolution, analytical and quantitative skills; detail-oriented strategic thinker

  • Quick and scrappy learner who adapts well to a fast-moving environment and gets things done, combines creativity, problem-solving skills, and a can-do attitude to overcome any obstacle

About WeWork
WeWork is the platform for creators, providing hundreds of thousands of members around the world with space, community, and services that enable them to do what they love and create their life’s work. Our mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living, and our own team members are central to that goal.
Our mission doesn’t end with the small businesses and entrepreneurs that call us home. We believe in empowering our team to create their own life’s work. We move fast and we challenge each other, but we look after each other and care about our culture, which makes working here extremely rewarding. There’s a lot of work left for us to do, and we couldn’t do it without a single member of our team.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.