FP&A Manager (COGS/R&D)
We are looking for a Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis to serve as the primary business partner to our R&D, Product Management and Cloud Operations organizations. In this highly visible role, you will be responsible for a broad range of financial activities and analyses and will work cross-functionally to inform, influence and build alignment to improve the business. The ideal candidate has directly managed COGS expenses and Gross Margins at a SaaS business.
What You’ll Do
- Lead budgeting, forecasting and long-range planning for R&D, Product Management and Cloud Operations teams
- Define and implement monthly and quarterly management reporting – analyzing financial results, synthesizing key trends, assessing current and future business risk, and communicating key messages to senior management
- Develop a deep understanding of cloud costs and the cost structures behind our products. Create models that highlight how architectural changes and cost management will financially impact the business
- Provide timely analysis and data-driven decision making to effectively manage to gross margin and OPEX targets while driving organizational accountability
- Collaborate on product pricing analysis and decisions to support gross margin target achievement and individual product profitability goals
- Work with data source providers and technology teams to ensure that key decision data is accurate, automated and timely
What You’ll Bring
- BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics or similar field. MBA a plus
- 8-10 years of progressive experience in finance-related roles including business partnering
- Experience working in an enterprise software, SaaS, or other hi-tech company
- Previous experiences managing COGS expenses required. Cloud infrastructure experience preferred
- Core competencies in financial planning, financial modeling and analytics. Able to clearly link financial results to operational and market drivers – tell the story behind the numbers
- Comfortable working with senior management. Builds constructive, effective relationships and able to influence across all levels of the organization
- Advanced Excel and PowerPoint capabilities
- Experience with Hyperion or similar enterprise planning and reporting tools
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