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Director of FP&A

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Jul 31, 2021

Website Spiceworks Ziff Davis

This is a U.S.-based remote role — 100% remote .

Bonus points if you’re in Austin, TX but not required

Who you are: You are excited about solving critical issues and working on multiple projects at once. You have strong Excel skills and years of contributing to a Finance team in a SaaS or Technology company. You have strong experience in working as a business partner in delivering better decision support and enabling strategic initiatives which help to improve an organization’s financial performance, including developing and monitoring KPIs, Unit Economics and Business Intelligence. Do you have the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders? Does collecting and analyzing information to identify issues excite you? We just might have a position for you! Spiceworks Ziff Davis is on the hunt for an experienced Financial Planning & Analysis Director to embark on a never-ending quest.

What you’ll do: As a SWZD Director of FP&A, you’ll lead the efforts that are the foundation of global programs. You will maintain accurate information and report financial data for business management and operating purposes. You’ll liaise with functional leaders (C- and VP-level) of Operations, HR, Sales, P&E and Finance team members on a day-to-day basis to solve critical issues, on behalf of the Finance team. You will create and organize spreadsheets and checklists to accomplish Finance-related tasks. You will perform ad hoc financial analysis and Business Intelligence activities to support day-to-day business management tasks. You will be a key player in establishing our analytic and data driven culture – helping the business team to steer the organization, provide data & insights to business leaders, and uncover ways to add more value to drive the business.

What will be your responsibilities? 

Responsible for leading and driving the Financial Planning & Analysis function across SWZD and collaborating with global business teams, including the wholly-owned ZDPM team
Lead and execute budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning processes including establishing the reporting calendar (monthly, quarterly and annual), defining information and reporting requirements (Financial & Non-Financial), consolidating financial and non-financial information and analyzing and challenging specific plans
Maintain and approve headcount and hiring numbers.
Design and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and prepare and analyze Business Intelligence (BI) to allow visibility on and drive better organizational performance.
Own the financial model for prior, current and future years establishing KPIS, unit economics and other key metrics
Review business unit financial submissions and work with business unit leads to ensure financials are accurate including preparing BvAs and provide variance and trend explanations
Build trusted relationships with key stakeholders, including senior executives and functional leadership; Work closely with leadership to formulate the short/long term financial and strategic plan
Analyze results and develop insightful suggestions for investment, sourcing, cost reduction, etc.; Implement efficiency opportunities that drive increased value to the company
Involved with M&A transactions, including the preparation and review of due diligence materials, financial modeling, cost synergies, integration (financial and operational).
Provide support and assist with ad-hoc requests and special projects including building financial models to support business initiatives
Work with the global team to understand information regarding daily operations – expenses, revenue, and planning information, including review of profitability of certain revenue streams and events and review/alignment of expense forecasts
Monitor the financial progress against leadership team strategic goals, identify bottlenecks and propose solutions, advice and escalation as necessary to ensure goals are achieved
Develop and deliver training for successful adoption of budgeting, forecasting, reporting / analysis processes and systems
Oversee staff of 2-3 people

What does it take to do this job?

7+ years of relevant analytical experience (budget and forecasting) in a global company
Strong analytical approach to problem solving and an ability to understand operational workflow
and processes in a Tech company

  • Strong writing, presenting skills, including financial presentations
  • Strong Excel-based data analysis skills
  • Creativity in problem solving; self-starter
  • Upbeat attitude – approaches challenges as opportunities including maintaining a flexible and adaptable approach
  • Desire for exposure to multiple disciplines
  • Good understanding of Accounting and Finance principles and practices
  • Knowledge/experience with technology marketing or related industry
  • Familiarity/acumen with general business software (i.e. Salesforce, SAP, MSFT) with Adaptive or similar budget/forecasting tool preferred



Spiceworks Ziff Davis is a safe, inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds and walks of life. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are from a marginalized or underrepresented group, particularly in the technology industry. Some candidates may see a long list of job requirements and feel discouraged because they don’t match every single bullet point – we suggest, please apply anyway. We’re flexible on location wherever possible – we are a Work From Anywhere company. We don’t believe in a “perfect” candidate because we believe in our core value, “Evolve and Adapt Quickly”. If you believe this is a role that you’ll be excited to work in every day, want to be a part of a culture like ours, and will be relentless about pushing boundaries to succeed, please apply.


Who we are: Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) is a trusted global marketplace that connects technology buyers and sellers with the most actionable and precise intent data. We are uniquely positioned to offer tech brands unmatched visibility into accounts that are truly in-market, by leveraging our scale, quality and diversity of intent data. With unparalleled access to the world’s most influential technology buyers through a combination of first-party (Community, Tools, Editorial) and third-party intent data, SWZD is a leader in intent-backed, intelligent, omnichannel marketing.

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