Director FP&A


Novato CA


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Job ID: EB-2837491125
Category: Accounting & Finance
Location: Novato, CA

The Company is an industry leader of smart, stylish, innovative and environmentally responsible pet products. Founded over 20 years ago, the company’s pet products are available across multiple retail and online channels throughout the world. The Company has created a collegial culture, a beautiful office location in Marin County, opportunities for career growth and competitive compensation and benefits. Come join the team and help design the future of the company.
We provide a fun and pet-friendly working environment, as well as a hybrid work schedule.

The Company is seeking a Director FP&A to lead data analytics and segmented finance, operations, and strategic planning with high-level of exposure across the organization. In this role, you will be responsible for all facets of corporate and consolidated financial planning and analysis. You are a key contributor to business planning and forecasting, including the development of annual operating budgets and support ad hoc projects. The FP&A lead will provide integral support to the CFO, Sales Directors, Operations, and the CEO.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Key contributor providing clear insights into drivers of business growth, risks, and opportunities
• Contribute to quarterly close, forecast and budget planning cycles
• Gather, consolidate, and analyze operating and financial results, including preparing internal and external reporting deliverables and analyzing and explaining trends & drivers
• Identify and drive initiatives to continuously improve, automate and scale forecasting and reporting tools/systems
• Assist with ad hoc strategic and operational projects as required
• Enhance transparency of profitability by segment and suggest improvements
• Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly deck for internal meetings as well as for meetings with private equity sponsor
• Support key functions in procurement and annual price reviews
• Participate in the development and maintenance of performance metrics, methods, and targets
• Review product costs and analyze impacts to pricing, make recommendations to sales and leadership
• Work closely with Sales to interpret market data and make recommendations
• Ability to identify trends and discern root cause from large sets of data using creative solutions
• Conduct analysis and data interpretation to be able to explain the “why” behind variances and trends
• Provide variance analysis and research financial irregularities
• Provide analysis and assistance where needed with respect to monthly financial close
• Strong presentation, reporting and communication skills
• Assist with special projects as requested and prepare ad hoc analysis as necessary
• Ability to work effectively independently and work under deadlines


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, or related field required
• CPA / MBA preferred
• Minimum of 7+ years of related experience
• Any transaction related experience preferred
• Individual should be a power user in excel and have strong experience with pivot tables, matches, sumifs, and other key formulas
• PowerBI experience
• ERP system experience, Sage experience preferred
• Experience in a PE backed environment preferred
• SQL knowledge preferred
• MS Office and other applicable financial software applications – excellent excel and PowerPoint skills
• Significant experience with three statement models and iterative reference preferred
• Excellent communication skills and with the ability to interact at all levels within the organization
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

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