Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

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Job Description has an amazing opportunity for an experienced Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis supporting the Marketing organization.  This highly visible position will report to the Marketing Director of FP&A and will be responsible for leading key financial/business performance reporting processes; including financial assessments, monthly and quarterly business reviews, monthly forecasts, annual operating plan development, and other related responsibilities. This financial leader will have excellent communication skills, established leadership experience, a firm understanding of finance and accounting concepts, superb analytical abilities and incredible attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities / Performance Requirements:

  • Preparation of monthly reporting packages
  • Experience with financial reporting, forecasting, and analysis across the income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows
  • Coordination and completion of the planning process, inclusive of annual budgets, forecasts, and long-term plans
  • Work with corporate functional managers to develop and build plans 
  • Maintain and develop standard business metrics for analyzing business performance
  • Maintain existing and develop new management information reports that report key metrics and communicate trends to appropriate management
  • Maintain and improve planning tools and processes 
  • Analysis and tracking of strategic initiatives, including development of supporting models and expected outcomes 
  • Report actual results versus plan, including variance analysis insights


  • BS in Finance, MBA is STRONGLY preferred (with equivalent Planning experience)
  • 7+ years of progressive relevant experience; minimum 3 years in a leadership role;
  • Strong business partnering skills and a holistic view of business strategy, processes and financial objectives
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, pivot table, report building skills
  • Strong analytical abilities with sharp attention to detail a must
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fun, fast-paced environment
  • Experience with TM1 and Oracle Financials or comparable technologies required
  • Excellent analytical skills, the ability to perform complex financial analyses and modeling
  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate and deal effectively with all levels of an organization.

Additional Information

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