Manager, FP&A (Vancouver, CA)


About the role:

The FP&A Team is responsible for examining, analyzing, and evaluating the entirety of PayByPhone’s financial activities, and mapping out the company’s financial future. The Team provides management with analysis and advice regarding how to most effectively utilize the company’s financial resources to increase profitability and grow the company at an optimal rate, while minimizing serious financial risk for the company. The Team supports management planning and decision making by identifying, maintaining, and evaluating information, then recommending actions.

The Manager, FP&A oversees the Financial Planning and Analysis Team in order to achieve the Team’s and Company’s goals and objectives. The Manager, FP&A is responsible and accountable for the Management Reporting operations of the company and for supporting all parts of budgeting, business planning, and financial reporting.

Here's what you'll do:

  • Team Management
  1. Develop and manage the FP&A team
  2. Oversee the operations of the FP&A team adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives
  3. Support the organization of the FP&A function to support business objectives
  4. Define team roles & responsibilities, document on confluence and create and manage monthly task list and calendar to organize activities and manage priorities of the team
  5. Management, coaching and training of FP&A team members. Including job descriptions, lead the hiring process and produce a procedure document (a mini training manual of key risk areas)
  6. Manage FP&A team by working in partnership, hold regular meetings as a team and 1on1s
  7. Be the primary point of contact for escalation and resolution of problems, allocating work, coaching and development, objective setting and performance reviews
  • Overall responsibility for the preparation and distribution of management reporting ensuring that results are professionally and clearly communicated and presented
  • Overall responsibility for the preparation of the Market Review Meetings
  1. Ensure presentations are distributed in advance, as per documented guidelines
  2. Ensure that presentations include the required content, as per documented guidelines
  • Overall responsibility for cost & performance controlling, including
  1. Oversight of spend and performance analysis.
  2. Create analytical working papers and reports to appropriately track and control costs
  3. Ensure accountability by all budget owners. Ensure that full year spend for all budget owners are on target. Determine budget shortfalls and ensure management is aware.
  4. Management of the Global Finance’s ‘Product Support’ Service Desk
  5. Management of the Global ‘Product’ Repository
  6. Propose /prepare Direct cost analysis
  • Analysis & Business Operations
  1. Analyze monthly financial results to explain business operations and variations from plan
  2. Interpret financial results in order to identify performance or potential issues
  3. Communicate critical analysis findings to leadership
  4. Define financial situation by completing quantitative analyses; evaluate options by identifying outcomes and potential returns
  5. Consider opportunities for the company to grow
  6. Propose /prepare product profitability analysis
  • Planning
  1. Project manage the planning processes by directing and coordinating budget activities
  2. Ownership of the budgeting & forecasting templates
  3. Generate five year business plans
  4. Assist with creating reporting processes and procedures to collect financial information from the local finance teams
  • Financial modeling
  • Creation, template management and preparation of financial models
  • Ensure accuracy of financial models (including assumptions and business use)
  • Including:
  1. Software Development effort calculation and analysis
  2. Product profitability modeling
  3. Technology tool modeling and forecasting
  4. People cost calculation, analysis and controlling
  5. Incremental people costing
  6. Supporting the Product & Technology Teams

The must-haves:

  • 5+ years in FP&A
  • Experience working in a tech / software development company preferred
  • Experience in a fast-paced and dynamic environment helpful
  • Proficient in financial planning principles
  • Understanding financial and accounting policies and procedures and accounting practices (through experience or education)
  • Able to complete a large volume of tasks quickly
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, and a love of Excel (super user)
  • Finance related degree or equivalent business experience preferred
  • Project management education would be an asset

To be successful in this role, you likely have:

  • Prepares reports to the highest standard and on time and identifies business issues and offers solution options
  • Planning rounds are well planned and organized, and project managed
  • Financial models are professionally developed
  • Business strategy is clearly understood and incorporated into all models and plans
  • Demonstrate powerful business acumen skills in all reports, models and presentations
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