Manager of Commercial Finance

| Chicago
ActiveCampaign is the marketing automation leader for small and mid sized businesses (SMB's) around the globe. Through a sophisticated yet easy-to-use platform and tools, we allow our customers to make meaningful connections to their customers. Often, we are the center of our customer's marketing strategies and critical to their success and future.
As the fastest-growing SaaS company in Chicago, we are scaling rapidly to keep up with market demand. We are growing all of our teams and looking for people who share our values, deliver innovation frequently and join us in our mission to grow our customer base from 80,000 today to millions.
Reporting to Head of Finance, this newly-created role will build out the Commercial Finance function, a critical part of the Finance team. This team leads overall business and financial analysis, staffed with a team of functionally-focused analysts. The team also guides the financial forecasting activity on a team, department and company level. The scope of this role is global.
Responsibilities:

Commercial Finance

  • Manage a growing team of financial analysts charged with analyzing, forecasting, and improving individual business units.
  • Coach team members as finance business partners
  • Continuously elevate business processes and scaling of processes

Forecasting

  • Build and own the annual / quarterly budgeting process. Integrate this process with the corporate goal setting process in partnership with the executive team
  • Forecast key metrics at the start of each quarter (“call the quarter”). Forecasting should be at a level acceptable to public / institutional investors

Systems

  • Own the planning software (Adaptive Insights). Continue to build out its functionality, making it more detailed and powerful. Manage the vendor relationship. Oversee the integration with additional software packages

What your day could consist of:

  • Coaching younger team members on being effective business partners
  • Creating / managing the financial model in Google Sheets, forecasting specific lines of business
  • Digging into the details of the quarterly forecast to come up with a hyper-accurate forecast
  • Working with business leaders to scale the business in the most efficient way: examples: compensation plans, determining marketing spend, reviewing large vendor contracts
  • Refining the planning software to make it more efficient and accurate

Requirements:

  • 4 year college degree
  • MBA preferred
  • Global experience preferred
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in demanding client-service organization or high-growth tech company
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities including building high performing teams
  • Outstanding financial and investment analysis skills, oral and written communication skills, and presentation ability
  • Deal effectively with ambiguities and be able to manage multiple projects through completion, often under tight deadlines, with frequently changing priorities and minimal supervision
  • Superb analytical skills and executive presence
  • Immaculate attention to detail
  • Expert communicator in all forms: written, verbal, presentation
  • Prior experience in SaaS, software, or high-growth technology companies
  • Experience with Intacct and Adaptive Insights a plus

ActiveCampaign is an employee-first culture. We take care of our employees at work and outside of work. We'll share all the details later on but in summary: comprehensive health and wellness benefits including no premiums for employees, open time off plan, generous 401(k) matching with no vesting, lunch and endless snacks/ beverages, reimbursed commuting, education budgets, ongoing learning and development, a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion, career pathing and lots of swag. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • TrelloManagement
    • ActiveCampaignCRM

Location

Beautiful Chicago Loop Office overlooking State Street with views of the lake and Millennium Park and is minutes from the Metra & CTA.

What are ActiveCampaign Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
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
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Daily Catered Lunches. Open Vacation Policy. Dual monitor & stand-up desk workstation. FOND Membership. Peer Recognition Program (bonuses). Work/Life Balance. Competitive Salaries.

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