Director, FP&A

  • Aspiration
  • 1765 E 45th St, Los Angeles, CA 90058, USA
  • Nov 13, 2021

Job Description

Aspiration is in the business of fighting the climate crisis. We help people and businesses build sustainable impact into what they do every day by making it easy, automated, and powerful -- whether it is in the ways people spend and save their money or the ways businesses engage their customers and employees. The estimated cumulative climate impact of the Aspiration community thus far is the equivalent of taking every car in the state of Connecticut off the road for a year. Aspiration is a certified B Corporation and, in fact, has been named to the “Best for the World” list of the top five percent of highest scored certified B Corporations four years in a row. Aspiration has raised over $250M in funding to date and is growing quickly.
We are looking for an experienced, hands-on Financial Planning & Analysis leader to build out and lead all areas of FP&A including developing financial plans, budgeting, management reporting, and financial analysis to support executive decision-making. A successful candidate will be able to provide data-driven insights, collaborate cross-functionally and be a key contributor to Aspiration’s financial strategy and management. This role reports to the VP of Finance and will have a significant exposure to the entire leadership team. Aspiration Values Action: We take initiative. We are doers, not bystanders. Boldness: We don’t tinker, we transform. Customer-Centered: Our customers are at the core of our business. Delivering for them is our North Star. Diligence & Dedication: We do what we say we’re going to do, when we say we’re going to do it. Entrepreneurial: Act like an entrepreneur not an employee, generate results for the company and customers everyday.

What You'll Do

  • Build and mentor a high performing team that produces rich insights, plans, and forecasts with a high degree of transparency and accuracy.
  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual FP&A processes, including management reporting, variance analysis, forecasting, and scenario planning.
  • Establish reporting requirements for various KPIs, monthly performance management and actual vs budget presentations for senior leadership
  • Leverage financial and business acumen to provide business support to key stakeholders at all levels in the organization.
  • Work closely with the Finance leadership team to build the financial infrastructure to support the company’s current and future business requirements. Use systems solutions to streamline reporting and automate internal processes.
  • Partner with IT and the Finance & Accounting team to design, build, implement an advanced planning application.
  • Partner with executive leadership and Investor Relations to prepare Board materials, presentations, and quarterly guidance.
  • Ad hoc projects and analysis to provide executive decision support.

What You'll Bring

  • BA/BS degree in finance, accounting, or related field. MBA from a premier school and/or financial certification a plus.
  • 8-10 years of progressive financial management experience with at least 6 years in FP&A, including public company experience
  • Experience in technology and/or financial services company handling full P&L strongly preferred
  • Proven ability to collaborate and build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications and experience with NetSuite and planning platforms (e.g. Hyperion, Adaptive Planning, etc)
  • Strong team leader while also having the desire to roll up sleeves and get heavily into the details
  • Must be very organized, detail-orientated and possess exceptional time management skills
  • Highly motivated, self-starter who manages projects end-to-end and has a demonstrated track record of producing results, organizing, and prioritizing deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Team player and experience leading a small team.

What You'll Get

  • Making an impact for a company with a mission of transforming the financial industry and the lives of millions
  • Competitive salary and equity incentives
  • Robust healthcare plans, 401K and unlimited vacation time
  • Diverse & inclusive culture

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