Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

US-based remote

About Abstract

Abstract is a design workflow platform for teams to version, manage, and collaborate on Sketch files. Since launching in July 2017, over 5,000 design teams across 75 countries have adopted Abstract, including teams from Shopify, Cisco, Intuit, Spotify, Salesforce, Instacart, OpenTable, and more.

At Abstract, we are actively working to build a diverse and inclusive organization. Here, diversity includes age, economic class, educational background, ethnic variance, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, national origin, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, or veteran status.

Abstract is headquartered in San Francisco but many of our teams and roles are remote-first (US-based only at this time). If you have a passion for rolling up your sleeves, building new programs, and have a strong, team-player mentality, we’d love to hear from you!

 
We’re looking for a highly motivated Financial Planning and Analysis Manager who will support budgeting, long term planning, operations and financial reporting for the company. This role will work with leaders across the organization to collect revenue and expense metrics as well as department-level KPIs critical to our business, and enable the budgeting and forecasting processes for the company. As the organization rapidly scales and changes, this role will help the executive team better understand progress toward goals, performance against plan, and how potential changes to plan may impact future performance of the business. 
 
This position will initially report into the Business Operations team. Given that this is the first FP&A hire in the company it is understood that this role and responsibilities related thereto will evolve over time. 
 
This role will require 10-20% travel to our San Francisco office.
 

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Own and manage the monthly, quarterly and annual budgeting and forecasting processes in partnership with Finance
  • Prepare regular management reports comparing actual results to budget and rolling forecast
  • Gather and interpret data related to the company’s performance against KPIs, distilling/synthesizing key trends, assessing current and future business risk, and communicating key messages to the executive team
  • Provide analysis of trends and recommend actions for optimization of the results therefrom
  • Partner with department owners to provide operational analysis and reporting and to drive improvements to operating expense efficiency and forecasting
  • Increase productivity by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools that will integrate with the financial and operational tools used by the company
  • Guide cost analysis process by helping to establish and enforce policies and procedures
  • Obtain market data for “benchmark” companies with similar business models to Abstract, provide information to the management team as to how Abstract compares to these benchmark companies
  • Help management and the finance organization present appropriate data to investors and third parties as needed

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years FP&A experience
  • Deep understanding of SaaS business models required
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize workload
  • Highly organized and can easily manage cross-functional projects
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets; data driven and analytical

 

Benefits

At Abstract, we offer resources that emphasize personal and familial wellbeing. We provide 99% healthcare coverage, including dental, vision, and life insurance. We offer 10 weeks parental leave, unlimited paid-time off, and flexible working arrangements. Additional perks include dependent care and health care FSA as well as commuter benefits for SF office employees.
 
To help employees plan for the future, we're able to offer competitive pay and a 401k.
 
We are a distributed team and we are able to offer US-based remote employment for most roles. We offer travel opportunities for company meetings, team meet-ups, and the occasional conference.
 

Notes

Though we're a distributed team, we're currently only able to hire US-based candidates.
 
As part of our security protocols, offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check.