Sr. Director, Financial Planning & Analysis Sr. Director, Financial Planning & Analysis …

in Alexandria, VA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 May 21
in Alexandria, VA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 May 21
Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, with significant interaction with the Chief Financial Officer, YOU will be responsible for strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, and internal reporting. Primary responsibilities include the annual budget process, long-term plans, monthly forecasts, monthly departmental budget and cost analysis, and analysis of our financial results. This will be a leadership role within the team requiring strong managerial and collaborative skills. This individual should be able to work independently with little supervision and must be detail-oriented with a hands-on approach. LOCATION: Washington, DC / Alexandria, VA

Analysis and reporting

  • Serve as the organization’s primary financial advisor, including the ability to anticipate organizational needs and acting in a proactive manner to address them.
  • Build meaningful relationships with key leaders and hold them accountable for delivering against budget and forecast while challenging key issues, concerns, and discrepancies.
  • Lead the development and ongoing monitoring, analysis, and reporting of financial and operational KPIs in alignment with evolving business needs.
  • Lead the development and ongoing monitoring, analysis, and reporting of revenue stream gross margin analysis and product P&Ls.
  • Supervise the FP&A team.
  • Lead preparation of monthly forecasts, financial reviews, departmental cost management reports and other ad-hoc reporting as needed.
  • Prepare quarterly Board slides and draft monthly financial results memorandum to the Board.
  • Lead the annual budget and long-range planning process including the design, build and maintenance of financial models while incorporating a strong understanding of underlying revenue and expense drivers.
  • Prepare monthly analysis that highlights key drivers of variances to budget, forecast and prior results as well as analysis of operational and financial KPIs.
  • Assist in the development of quarterly MD&A analysis, press release, script, and reporting packages for earnings call.
  • Lead in-bound financial due diligence requests and assists in the assessment of acquisition targets including financial models.
  • Act as the liaison of Finance and Accounting throughout the Company providing financial support capacity to key business leaders and the executive management team.
  • Hire and develop personnel to ensure efficient operation of the function; grow and retain key talent; build capability in others by creating opportunities for growth.

Process optimization

  • Work closely with key business leaders to implement automation and business process efficiencies that support financial planning, reporting and analysis.
  • Oversee Adaptive Insights software tool for forecasting and planning.
  • Continuous assessment of existing processes and procedures to identify and implement tools, methods and process enhancements that are scalable and can accommodate evolving business needs.
  • Design and implement efficient, simple, and standard reporting processes to drive consistent, stable, and predictable reporting procedures across the organization.
  • Maintain compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley for areas of responsibility, with a focus on the mitigation of financial and operational risks.
  • Lead NetSuite dashboard initiatives to develop clear and concise KPI and cost management reporting for business leaders.


  • 10+ years of progressive experience in a financial planning role or financial analyst in investment banking. 
  • Strong background leading an FP&A function, ideally for a SaaS company. 
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP. 
  • High level of attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and ability to prioritize demands and meet deadlines. 
  • Clear and effective communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with senior and executive management viewing internal leadership as a client base. 
  • Ability to conduct and lead presentation of financial results with senior and executive management. 
  • Ability to work independently with little oversight. 
  • Must be highly analytical with demonstrated experience in critical thinking and analytical problem-solving. 
  • Experience hiring, leading, and mentoring a team. 
  • Highly proficient using complete Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) with strong knowledge and understanding of Excel. 
  • Asks questions and seeks input; curious; ability to think creatively with high standards of accuracy and precision. 
  • Ability to direct and influence resources without direct report relationships. 
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