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Head of FP&A

Hi there!

 

We're looking for a Head of Financial Planning and Analysis who’s excited to build a world-class forecasting process at Zapier.  We are a fast-growing, profitable company so there are lots of interesting problems to solve in FP&A.  If you love crunching numbers, in-depth financial analysis, and leading a cross-functional team, then read on...

We know applying for and taking on a new job at any company requires a leap of faith. We want you to feel comfortable and excited to apply at Zapier. To help share a bit more about life at Zapier, here are a few resources in addition to the job description that can give you an inside look at what life is like at Zapier. We hope you'll take the leap of faith and apply.

Zapier is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce. 

About You

This isn’t your first rodeo. You have 8+ years of FP&A experience, with knowledge of US Accounting laws

2+ years working in a SaaS environment

You are an effective team builder. You have a passion for mentoring people, developing talent and building a resilient team culture.

You’re highly organized, understand priorities, and thrive in a fast paced environment.

You have an entrepreneurial spirit. You’re a self-starter and thought leader. You have a desire to make high impact changes and challenge the status quo.

You’re resourceful. You love a challenge, and you enjoy getting creative to solve problems. You are highly adaptable and are energized by new challenges.

You love data. You analyze everything, look for trends, and always ask why.

Data drives your strategy. You can interpret a dataset and identify potential growth opportunities.

You care about the nitty gritty. You are detail-oriented and driven to understand every variance.

You're eager to take on any project that comes your way no matter how big or how small.

You love to collaborate. You are excited to regularly connect with leadership and other stakeholders.

You’re an excellent communicator. You can explain complex ideas to senior business leaders through verbal and written communication.

 

Things You Might Do

 

Zapier is a small, fast-growing, and remote-first company, so you'll likely get experience on many different projects across the organization. That said, here are some things you'll probably do:

  • Manage our small, but growing FP&A team and Finance Data team.
  • Own the end-to-end financial planning cycle on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Manage the preparation of board reporting, variance analysis, forecasting, and scenario planning.
  • Develop and maintain complex financial models to provide meaningful insights and recommendations.
  • Identify, evaluate, and advise on growth opportunities.
  • Recommend productivity and cost saving initiatives based on detailed analysis.
  • Find ways to improve our processes through automation and innovative new practices.
  • Leverage BI tools to model our customer journey and interpret Key Performance metrics like churn and net revenue retention.
  • Provide management with insights into leading indicators of revenue.
  • Oversee the execution of our annual headcount plan.
  • Drive ad hoc analysis to better understand customer activity (churn, credit card declines, country/currency analysis).
  • Explain complex financial data in a simple way, across our transparent organization.
  • Provide support to our VP of Finance and CFO on various projects.

About Zapier

Since 2011, Zapier has been helping people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job. We do that by helping everyone connect the web applications they already use and love.

We believe that there are jobs a computer is best at doing and that there are jobs a human is best at doing. We want to empower businesses to create processes and systems that let computers do what they are best at doing and let humans do what they are best at doing.

We believe that with the right tools, you can have big impact with less hassle.

We believe in small teams. Small teams are fast and nimble. Small teams mean less bureaucracy and less management and more getting things done.

We believe in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. All teammates at Zapier agree to a code of conduct.

 

The Whole Package

Location: Remote, with at least 3-hours overlap with US East Coast time zone.

Our team of 350+ is distributed because it lets us work with the best people. Some team members live in the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more! You just need the skills and drive to succeed in this role and the ability to work from anywhere.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • Profit-sharing
  • 2 annual company retreats to awesome places
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Meaningful and customized Zapiversary rewards on your 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 year work anniversaries.
  • Your own equipment. We'll set you up with an Apple laptop and provide an additional budget for you to choose other home office accessories and software you may need.
  • Unlimited vacation policy. Plus we require you to take at least 2 weeks off each year. We see most employees take 4-5 weeks off per year.
  • Travel of 5% - 10% for company retreats which rotate to various cities throughout North America. We will resume retreats when it’s safe to travel again. Retreats typically take place twice a year as a company, once a year as a team. All expenses paid (flights, meals, transportation, etc.).
  • Work with awesome companies around the world. We partner with great software companies all over the world and you'll constantly get to interact with people from these great companies

*While we take care of our international folks as best we can, currently, healthcare and retirement plans are only available to US, Canadian-, and UK-based employees.

 

How To Apply

We have a non-standard application process. To jump-start the process we ask a few questions we normally would ask at the start of an interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us, even if we don't seem like a good fit. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.

Optional: Share anonymously some demographic information about yourself to help us better track trends related to the backgrounds of candidates interested in working at Zapier in order for us to build a team that represents the users at Zapier and the broader world population.

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

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