Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis at FOURKITES

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Our team is looking for an exceptional Manager, FP&A for our dynamic & fast-paced environment. The Manager, FP&A leads financial planning and forecasting for the global organization, providing timely, accurate, and relevant information to senior management and investors. The ideal candidate will not only provide transparency into financial metrics but also be able to leverage that financial information into driving organizational behavior through the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) function. The Manager, FP&A will be responsible for thorough variance analysis, ongoing financial reporting, and Board material preparation as well as operating budgets and quarterly forecasts. The Manager, FP&A will partner with key business leaders and will work across our global organization to support departments in US, India, and Netherlands. This position will report directly to the VP Finance and has 1 direct report.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop annual operating plan and ensure adherence to monthly budget 
  • Implement formal quarterly forecasting process by department
  • Lead monthly departmental budget reviews with Executive team to provide financial visibility to historical financials as well as drive decision making 
  • Partner closely with the Executive team to formulate financial and strategic plans
  • Develop analysis and communication for margin and COGS through implementation of ongoing processes and leveraging of relationships with business owners
  • Prepare financial reporting package for internal management reporting, highlighting key business issues, variance to budget, and relevant trends
  • Navigate financial reporting under both GAAP & Management books 
  • Increase transparency & education of financial information across the organization
  • Provide insightful analysis of business results to senior management and perform ad-hoc analyses that lead to problem solving and business improvement recommendations
  • Maintain & leverage tools and systems to ensure quick, reliable access to data and information tools
  • Assess current business processes and identify opportunities to automate 
  • Compile financial analysis for Board meetings and other ad-hoc projects
  • Implement and drive adoption of Financial Planning system 
  • Coach and develop one team member

Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in finance or accounting
  • 5-7 years of experience in Finance or related field
  • Extremely detail-oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the desire to grow & seek increased responsibility 
  • Demonstrated experience in using financial metrics to drive behavior 
  • Relevant experience in fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to work closely and effectively in global environment across multiple departments
  • Strong interpersonal and consultative communication skills with well-developed presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage competing priorities and deadline pressures effectively 
  • Expertise with business and financial modeling in P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Thorough understanding of financial statements and interdependencies 
  • Familiarity with financial analysis and accounting ERP software applications (e.g., Intacct)

FourKites is the largest predictive supply chain visibility platform, delivering real-time visibility and predictive analytics for the broadest network of Global 1000 companies and third-party logistics firms. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes, including truckload, LTL, ocean, rail, intermodal, last mile and parcel. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security.

**If you cannot successfully complete the application process through the FourKites website because of the education field, please send your resume and a brief message to [email protected]

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An Insider's view of FOURKITES

How does your team reward individual success?

At FourKites, we LOVE tacos! We love them so much we use a recognition taco bot in slack to reward and recognize great work across all 3 offices. At the end of the month, the taco winner gets a gift card to get tacos somewhere in Chicago!

Amanda

Director, Talent & Development, Talent Acquisitions

What projects are you most excited about?

We are working on a project to add functionality to our platform that will increase our customer’s visibility and add flexibility to our integrations. This has required collaboration between multiple departments to ensure that the scoping of the multiple product enhancement tickets are detailed and address the problems of all stakeholders.

Ashley

Director, Carrier Operations-Customer Success

How does the company support your career growth?

Our office is really a tight-knit community; people hang out outside of work, everyone gets along and it's a pleasant, open and collaborative culture. I really enjoy working for FourKites because of the great work-life balance, the fact there is a lot of growth opportunities, and I feel like I am working towards both my personal and company goals.

Georgios

Staff Accountant

What are some social events your company does?

A fun way we like to provide and share recognition is through our quarterly Cheers to Peers, Nice Cream Socials that Kaitlin, our Front Desk and Office Coordinator puts together. It's a great opportunity to provide recognition to others, mingle with different teams, and eat ice cream - what could be better!

Jenny

Talent Acquisition Specialist

What are FOURKITES Perks + Benefits

FOURKITES Benefits Overview

We provide an elite tier of benefits and wellness programs, have a bias for promoting within, and an array of global culture & connection programs and committees, such as DEI Employee Councils, FourKites Pride, and FourKites Women's groups.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FourKites has the "Fun Committee" to help create new happy hour ideas, spirit weeks, summer and winter parties, new swag ideas and co-ed sports teams.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
FourKites provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
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
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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