The Muse

Sr. Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

2 months agoNew York, NY
The Muse is a values-based job search platform used by over 70 million people annually to connect with companies and find a career that matches their values. Founded in 2011, we were named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World. We have a highly diverse userbase of Millennial & Gen Z jobseekers who we help connect with companies as wide-ranging as Apple, Nike and the FBI, on the strength of those companies’ values, cultures, and employee experiences. Our users come to TheMuse.com for original career advice from prominent experts, access to the best coaches, and a behind-the-scenes look at job opportunities. Smart companies work with us to attract today’s top talent, giving candidates the information they need to find the company that is right for them. Why? Because life’s too short to hate your career.

Position Description: The Muse is looking for a Sr. Director of FP&A to play a pivotal role in scaling the organization. The Sr. Director will manage all FP&A activities, lead the reporting, forecasting, and financial planning processes across the organization, and serve as a valued and trusted advisor to the COO/ CFO and senior leadership. Additionally, this role will be critical in assessing and integrating M&A targets. The Sr. Director must have prior experience driving FP&A efforts and experience scaling growth stage software/technology companies. 

Responsibilities: Develop and implement FP&A best practices, procedures and processes to drive best in class forecast & planning, business insight and analysis to support key members of the senior leadership teamDrive financial analyses to evaluate the company's operational and strategic decisionsSupport all financial aspects of M&A including deal model review, valuation/benchmarking, financial due diligence, and post-merger tracking and reportingDirect preparation of weekly, monthly quarterly, annual company financial performance reporting, metrics and analysisDrive the development of presentations and analyses for internal management and Board of Director presentationsLead annual and multi-year financial strategic planning Monitor and report on the momentum of the business against forecast and against plan. Oversee analysis for strategic decisions with regards to new business models, strategic partnerships, fundraising, as well as the preparation of business analyses, trending analysis, and other ad-hoc projects as neededIncrease the fluency of the business around financial metrics, analysis and financially-driven thinking in making decisions.

Background / Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance or related discipline. MBA and/or CFA preferredMinimum 5 years of financial, business and strategic planning experience in a technology/software business required; Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model experience preferred. Experience driving FP&A efforts in growth stage $20-50MM+ business, including driving process improvements in growing financial organizations. Willingness to operate as a player / coach; knows how to do work as much as how to coach others to do their best work. Deep knowledge of the business metrics that are critical to the evaluation of an organization's performance and valuation. Advanced financial modeling and quantitative skills with a passion for using data to drive better decision-making. Strong knowledge of GAAP. Strong track record of building and managing successful teams. Ability to build partnerships with all levels of management and across business units. Excellent presentation and communication with C-level executives, laterally with colleagues and down with direct reports or more junior employeesProficient w/ NetSuite, Salesforce and Marketo ideally (in order of importance).

You are: Someone who cares about getting the details correct. Motivated by the  mission of the Muse and the problems we are seeking to solve for the Employer and Job SeekerPassionate about finance and how financial metrics, thinking and analysis can help drive better decision-making. Naturally curious and eager to learnA problem solver and committed to continuous improvement. Interested in figuring out and implementing the “best” solution even if it involves more effort. Aware of and weigh the longer term implications of decisions. Willing to speak up and present your opinions to others even when they appear to run counter to the status quo. Willing to roll-up your sleeves and get involved in detailed analysis.
At The Muse, we believe that great ideas come from anywhere. We support a collaborative environment and value open participation from individuals with different ideas, experiences, and perspectives. We believe having a diverse team makes The Muse a more interesting and innovative place to work, and we strive every day to make The Muse a welcoming and inclusive place for all.
Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 3a426829-726b-4138-a6da-ad69d3319651

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Health Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Fitness Subsidies
  • Parental Benefits
    • Adoption Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Company Outings
    • Snacks
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Founder led
    • Woman founded/led
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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