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Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

| Chicago

Signal is seeking a super smart and highly meticulous Director of FP&A. Our future Signalite has experience in helping with financial infrastructure and relishes a role that focuses on budgeting, forecasting and analytical activities across each function on a global basis. We are seeking a hands-on individual who will help to develop the financial planning and assessment process for the company including the development and refinement of the key operational and financial metrics that will support the Company’s short-term and long-term strategy. You will be tasked with implementing processes, procedures, and controls that force financial discipline, producing timely, relevant, reliable deliverables and analyses enabling effective decision-making.

If this sounds like you, keep reading.

So, what would you be doing?

  • Reporting to our CFO, you will help develop the business planning and analysis process for the Company including the development and refinement of the Company’s reporting & analysis on overall operations of the business and by core function.
  • Responsible for identifying, tracking and managing key performance metrics across all departments including but not limited to Sales, Marketing, Client Services, Infrastructure, Product, etc.
  • Implement processes, and controls that enable financial discipline and produce the timely, reliable and accurate information we need to make great decisions.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day revenue and operational activities and analysis. This includes the monthly preparation and delivery of monthly management analysis packages and other core deliverables to upper management.
  • Work with senior leadership on yearly planning and budgeting process and develop key operating metrics

What do we need from you?

  • Experience. This means 5-7 years of experience in the accounting/finance space with at least 2-3 years of experience in financial planning and analysis background.
  • Education. BA/BS in Accounting or related field.
  • Experience working in a SaaS company is a must. Experience in the Martech space is a huge bonus.
  • Having a CPA is preferred but having solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), financial operational reporting and analysis is a must.
  • You are an expert in budgeting, planning and reporting from a global perspective. Current and former coworkers speak of your abilities in hushed, reverential tones.
  • Amazing organizational abilities. You keep track of tight deadlines with lots of moving parts and still have presence of mind to have fun along the way.
  • The ability to not only embrace the crazy but take it as a challenge to make things better. Be proactive; a thought leader in innovating new ways to measure and create robust metrics and reports that adds value to the business
  • The ability to take the initiative, develop new ways to report performance and expand visibility of the results of the business to senior management.
  • You are equally adept at crunching numbers as you are at expressing your ideas through presentations and written communication. Let’s just say you know your way around Excel and MS PowerPoint or some other presentation software.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with managing and tracking revenue pipeline such as Salesforce or any other pipeline tool software.
  • A willingness to do pretty much anything to make things happen. You have the knack for getting everything in writing and the presence of mind to charm others while doing so. You get that even the most fun kind of work involves work, are willing to put in the hours, and love a well thought out spreadsheet. You’re tenacious as they come, oh, and you’re a pretty nice person on top of it all.

In addition to the specifics of this job, we’re looking for Signalites that fall in love with new ideas, can’t stop learning, and are pretty nice, too. You understand that even the most fun kind of work is work, consider putting in the hours as an obvious necessity, and easily deal with change. You think well beyond what is asked of you, and live and breathe the minutiae of the work.

What’s in it for you:

You will work with others who value culture and treating one another like adults. To support this we offer a competitive salary/bonus with great benefits, like: unlimited PTO, 401k, health/dental/vision, STD/LTD, snacks, parental leave, Hack Weeks, great colleagues.

How to apply:

Interested? Well, send your resume via the link below. The company and team we’re building is important to us, so include a note explaining what you’ve been doing and why you’d make a great addition to our team. Be yourself. We will only respond to people who meet qualifications and on whom we develop a professional crush.

About us:

Signal is the first and only Customer Identity Solution for the enterprise. Signal’s platform offers an independent identity solution for brands that transforms the customer experience by connecting an always-active profile to customer engagements across all human, physical, and digital touchpoints.

Today, Signal’s technology runs on more than 45,000 digital properties in 158 countries. The platform facilitates billions of data requests monthly, supporting top brands around the world that generate more than $1.5 trillion in commerce.

Signal has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including being named one of the fastest growing companies on the 2015, 2016, & 2017 Inc. 500 lists. Visit www.signal.co to learn more and follow Signal on LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Information

Individuals seeking employment at Signal are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

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What are Signal Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

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