Showpad
Showpad helps prepare sellers, engage buyers, and optimize performance with insights.
Chicago, IL

FP&A Analyst

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About Showpad

At Showpad, we empower others to be at their best. As a business, we provide sales and marketing with the software and support they need to enable their teams, drive more revenue and deliver incredible buying experiences. As an employer, we provide Showpadders with personal development opportunities, motivate them to make a meaningful impact, and always encourage them to bring their authentic selves to work.

Our culture stems from our values which center on achieving maximum impact and being our authentic selves in all that we do. We make decisions with results in mind, while ensuring we create a workplace environment that fosters global collaboration, diversity and passion. We’re a team of good-natured ass-kickers and have been recognized as a top workplace by Built in Chicago and Inc. Magazine.

Founded in 2011, Showpad is a team of more than 400 people working from our headquarters in Ghent and Chicago or regional offices in London, Munich, San Francisco and Wroclaw.

About the position

This position will be a key contributor to the Financial Planning & Analysis function at Showpad. The position reports to the Director of FP&A and provides key support to the Company’s CFO and Leadership Team. 

The ideal candidate should have demonstrated success in investment banking, FP&A or management consulting, managing multiple projects and prioritizing projects based on management or Company direction in a fast paced environment. The proven candidate will have the ability to make a significant impact on driving the company’s strategy and grow within the Finance team with meaningful exposure to the broader executive team.

Key responsibilities as an FP&A Analyst at Showpad

  • Help lead the global annual budget and monthly forecasting processes including preparation of analyses and presentations for executive, leadership and quarterly board meetings
  • Provide analysis of global monthly financial results against company targets and historical information based on current financial information
  • Formulate and communicate various standard and ad-hoc financial reports including financial and operational KPIs to support effective decision-making 
  • Identify actionable insights, suggest recommendations and influence the direction of the business by effectively communicating findings to cross-functional groups
  • Assist in the preparation of special projects including equity and debt financing and potential acquisitions
  • Build cross-department relationships to proactively identify and drive key growth opportunities or efficiencies; and streamline financial/operational processes & tools
  • Support go-to-market teams on deal structuring and revenue recognition

Skills and Qualifications we are looking for

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or economics 
  • A mastery of Excel; must possess the ability to produce dynamic models and perform sensitivity analysis
  • Strong analytical skills: Ability to dissect operational and financial data in multiple ways and drive conclusions from data through advanced modeling
  • Exceptional communication skills: Ideal candidate should be able to communicate with go-to market, product, accounting and operational leaders as well as the executive team
  • 2-4 years of experience in investment banking, FP&A, corporate finance or accounting
  • Understanding of the general accounting principles including the ability to build and analyze income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements
  • Experience with financial planning and business intelligence software 
  • Experience with reporting, budget process, and modeling
  • Familiar with SaaS business model and revenue drivers

What you can expect from Showpad

Our culture is centered on our values: be humble, take ownership, be passionate, be transparent, keep it simple and grow together. Global collaboration is in our DNA and we're committed to immersing ourselves in a truly diverse environment where differences are not only welcomed, but valued.

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Where we are

Centrally located in the Loop and easily accessible for all commuters with tons of options for lunch.

Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen
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What are Showpad Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Showpad

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in our Chicago office is unlike any other startup I've ever been a part of. Everyone is smart, humble and effective. Even though we are all busy, everyone is always willing to offer help or guidance - even if it outside of their wheelhouse. We all genuinely enjoy each other's company and want to see our teammates succeed.

Grace

Operations Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Showpad does a great job communicating about open opportunities across the organization. Even more importantly, they're willing to work with you to find the right fit for your skills and your career goals. Showpad sets you up for success and that's what sets Showpad apart. They care about your career path as much as you do!

Dustin

Associate Solutions Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

At Showpad, we know that the best buyer experience wins. Our mission is to empower sales and marketing to sell the way buyers actually want to buy.

Louis

President & Chief Product Officer

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