Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at Centro

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Are you ready to transform an industry? At Centro we are building a comprehensive tech platform that radically increases efficiencies and impact across businesses, teams, and campaigns. Our clients can run all their digital business through Basis, with robust business intelligence, workflow automation, search and social integrations, and the number one rated DSP.
We’re taking the digital advertising world by storm and are proud to be headquartered in the rapidly growing tech hub of Chicago, with offices that span across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and London. Join us in our mission to improve the lives of everyone working in the industry!
At Centro, we believe that lasting success is achieved through continual dedication to the growth and well-being of the individual. Our people are the core of what makes Centro unique. Driven by the Centro Manifesto and our guiding principles, we look to hire the best and brightest minds—curious, passionate learners who are driven to create impact.
We are committed to building a culture of highly motivated individuals who create a positive and supportive environment together. When we work hard, stay focused, and act in service to others, we believe that anything is possible. Come grow with us!
The manager of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) will be a key contributor on the Finance team at Centro. This position plays a key role in developing and implementing Centro’s financial and strategic plans and formulating Centro’s financial plan, fiscal budget, and forecasts. This position is responsible for financial planning and analytical support to drive business growth with Centro’s business partners. This role also provides management information through monthly and quarterly business performance reporting and insights.
The desired candidate will have demonstrated success in previous finance roles in a fast-paced environment. The proven candidate will have the ability to make a significant impact on driving Centro’s strategy and shareholder value and grow within Centro’s Finance team. 


  • Deliver forecasts and analyses for business partners, executive team and board of directors
  • Drive annual, quarterly, and monthly budgeting and forecasting processes, including preparation of analyses and presentations for executive, leadership and board meetings
  • Analyze monthly and quarterly results against budget, forecasts and prior period in order to ensure the reasons for variances are fully understood, making recommendations for actions, re-forecasting based on current financial information, and updating forecasting methodology to reduce variances to expectations
  • Develop, analyze and monitor key financial trends and KPIs for the company for internal reporting to the CFO, CEO and executive team to support business decisions and drive top- and bottom-line growth
  • Provide critical financial analysis relating to the annual operating plan, including advising business partners regarding reporting framework, guidelines and assumptions
  • Possess the ability and passion to deliver budgeting and planning work that makes a difference in growing a business, including working with financial models, performing sensitivity analyses and forecasting
  • Help in the creation and implementation of financial analysis and operational dashboards that assist CFO with managing expense efficiency improvements and cash flow
  • Help with the preparation of all quarterly board review materials
  • Collaborate with business partners to analyze and assess current and future business and financial risks, opportunities, and requirements
  • Deliver financial analysis with recommendations for action to senior management about financial and strategic issues for existing, new and potential business activities
  • Assist in the preparation of ad-hoc financial information and/or reports for the company’s leadership team
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with peers, business partners, and executives at Centro
  • Create and articulate an effective planning process and lead the effort to a timely and accurate production of planning materials and forecasts
  • Develop and implement methods and approaches to improve forecasting, analyses, financial processes, and system functionality


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7 years of progressive finance experience (preferably FP&A)
  • Excellent financial modeling and analytical skills. Superior understanding of business drivers and strong capabilities in translating business terms into business models
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP accounting concepts as they relate to financial modeling, analysis and budgeting and forecasting
  • In-depth practical knowledge of financial analysis techniques and methodologies
  • Proven track record of building financial models
  • Successful history of identify process improvements and making appropriate recommendations
  • Extensive financial modeling and Microsoft Excel experience required
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of financial and business planning, budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to effectively interact with key stakeholders
  • Ability to manage competing priorities effectively, making good decisions based on business priorities and objectives with the demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and complete projects on time
  • Positive problem solver and simplifier
  • CPA or MBA, preferred

We take care of our people. Our team has put together a thoughtful benefits package and provides a wide range of perks, including competitive 401k matching, a tax-free health savings account, tuition reimbursement, generous maternity/paternity leave, and more.
Aside from benefits, we’re always finding new ways to invest in the personal and professional growth our employees. We’re proud to support a variety of employee-led communities that enrich our culture of uniqueness, inclusivity, and empowerment. Centro is more than a workplace.
Centro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and support an inclusive workplace diverse in thought, perspective and culture. We celebrate all team members regardless of gender/identity, sexual orientation, race or cultural background, religion, physical disability and age. We are better together.

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An Insider's view of Centro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Instead of balancing work and life, it’s about blending the two. As a parent, I may need to leave for part of the day or before 5. Everyone here understands and I don’t feel guilty. Even if I’m not sitting at my desk from 9-5, my work and my teams work will still be done on time. Centro is giving me the opportunity to live the best life I can.

Matt Klaers

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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

There’s an incredible balance of freedom, drive, and fun that I’ve only experienced at Centro. On an engineering team retreat this summer, the plan was to code from 10 AM – 2 PM on a fun team-based competition and then go outside to enjoy the day. The team would not stop coding until 10 PM! Of course, this was followed by 6 hours of karaoke.


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What are Centro Perks + Benefits

Centro Benefits Overview

While our people work to change an industry, we reward them with industry-leading perks. It’s not just about the free snacks and onsite yoga (although they help)—it’s about making sure Centrons feel happy, healthy and fulfilled when they come to work.

Volunteer in local community
Centro offers each employee one day per calendar year to use for community work or volunteering opportunities. Local offices regularly organizes group volunteer activities for employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
Centro partners with local non-profit organizations to support various causes and to organize group volunteer events for employees.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Company Equity
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Child Care Benefits
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Remote Work Program
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Return-to-work program post parental leave
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