Director of Finance

| Austin, TX, USA | Hybrid
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Director of Financial Planning & Analysis - Consumer
At®, our goal is to develop and maintain a highly functioning team of Business Unit and Functional financial experts who provide rigorous financial advice, contextualized by our company strategies, to all corners of our company. Beyond reporting and number aggregation, FP&A team members deep-dive into model building and value-driving analytics, craft the story that is embedded in the numbers, and be the financial advisor for our business partners. You will have the opportunity to develop your qualitative and quantitative skill sets and will be given corresponding responsibilities as you grow.
The Director of FP&A - Consumer will be responsible for the users or consumer side of the business, deep-diving into the metrics that drive our consumer funnels, including Unique Users, Lead volume, and Lead Conversion, and all translations of data that feed each revenue line. Corresponding project plans, roadmaps, ROI/ROAS determinations, expenses, and other supporting FP&A activities required for the Marketing and Product departments specifically, which are directly related to the Consumer funnel.
If you'd like to have a hand in developing FP&A's journey at®, we look forward to hearing from you.
What you'll do:
The ideal candidate is comfortable managing metrics, analysis, and financials for multiple business units in a high-growth, dynamic and fast-paced environment. You know what it means to be agile and understand the importance of flexibility in your approach. You enjoy helping your business partners find the optimal solution and can apply your highly tuned decision-making skills to assess and make the right tradeoffs. You are intellectually curious, take pride in being detail-oriented while understanding the big picture, and have strong financial modeling and planning experience. You will be part of the greater Finance department and will have the opportunity to grow and develop the FP&A team, and you will develop cross-functional relationships with executive staff across all functions of the organization.

  • Be a thought leader and support our Consumer business leaders, with the insights to operate and grow the business, to ultimately improve top-line and overall margin.
  • Provide guidance based on fundamentals of FP&A, coupled with insight and direction from business partners, and effectively share needle-moving discoveries to the Executive team.
  • Drive finance discipline and rigor, fact-based decision-making, and financial visibility across the company.
  • Act as the FP&A Subject Matter Expert on complex data and models and drive insights. Conceptualize, develop, and guide the Consumer metrics model building for our Core company-wide initiatives, based on sound business logic, deep metric exploration, and insights driven by analytics.
  • Lead the process to accurately forecast results and ensure that the company has the appropriate tools to support higher value-added decision-making.
  • Drive effective communication and alignment with your business partners, internally within Finance, our business partners including the Data Science & Analytics, Marketing, and Product teams, our C-suite/Executives, and periodically with NewsCorp, our parent company.
  • Develop and drive the Close, Forecast, and Budget/Plan, and identify risks and opportunities for regular deliverables.
  • Develop and gain buy in for financial decisions, key performance indicators, and recommendations based on a deep understanding and synthesis of data.
  • Propose action items on findings such as additional analyses to perform, reports we can create or other ways to improve business performance and decision-making.

What you'll bring

  • Advanced knowledge of financial planning & forecasting, analysis (sensitivity, statistical, root cause, qualitative), and drivers-based modeling & methodologies for complex marketplace business models. Excellent analytical and problem-solving capabilities with the demonstrated ability to structure financial models around a high-level strategic vision.
  • 10+ years of experience in Finance (FP&A, Investment Banking, Private Equity, or Management Consulting a strong plus), including leading an FP&A team managing full time direct reports.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related field. A Master's Degree in Business Administration is a plus.
  • Proven strategic thinker who is capable of distilling, packaging, and presenting complex information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner. A strong business person who knows how to partner with senior executives, cross functional stakeholders and instigate change.
  • High emotional intelligence coupled with strong business partnering abilities. Ability to recognize and correct for consistency and coordination materials and context across the company.
  • Experience with KPI reporting; identifying metrics and developing dashboards.
  • Substantial ability with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, dashboard tools, and multidimensional databases. Experience with Adaptive Insights or other forecasting software and statistical forecasting methods is a strong plus.
  • In alignment with our core value of "Build, Reconstruct, Built Better", approach all work with an eye towards continuous improvement, with an ability to identify and complete complex projects with minimal supervision and exceptional results.
  • Ability to focus on and execute deliverables with tight turnarounds and prioritize multiple deliverables in condensed time frames, and thrives in a dynamic, high-growth company within an unstructured, entrepreneurial culture.

Do the best work of your life at®
Here, you'll partner with a diverse team of experts as you use leading-edge tech to empower everyone to meet a crucial goal: finding their way home. And you'll find your way home too. People are our foundation-the core that drives us passionately forward. At®, you'll bring your full self to work as you innovate with speed, serve our consumers, and champion your teammates. In return we'll provide you with a warm, welcoming, and inclusive culture; intellectual challenges; and the development opportunities you need to grow.
Diversity is important to us, therefore,® is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of age, color, national origin, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status as a disabled veteran and/or veteran of the Vietnam Era or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition,® will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.

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What are Perks + Benefits Benefits Overview

You have an important role to play at—one that impacts the way everyone finds home. That’s why our culture is deeply rooted in both enabling and celebrating your skills, knowledge, and excellence. From a comprehensive array of benefits to inclusive Employee Resource Groups and tailored learning and development opportunities, we’ll give you what you need to set and exceed your most ambitious professional goals.

Volunteer in local community
We love our neighbors and think it important to give back to those in need. Our employees come together to volunteer and donate to local and national causes near and dear to their hearts.
Partners with nonprofits
From our volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity to our employee charitable gift matching per employee, our commitment to our communities is unwavering.
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Flexible work schedule
Austin Tech Center employees have flexible start and end times.
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Mandatory company-wide training on Inclusive leadership and inclusive culture.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Our Employee Resource Groups invite our employees as they bring their whole, authentic selves to work and engage with one another in taking action to build a more diverse and inclusive work space.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Unbiased candidate sourcing, diverse candidate pools and removal of referral source data in support of unbiased candidate selection is our approach.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability insurance offers both short term and long term disability programs upon your date of hire at no cost to you.
Dental insurance® offers two dental plans through Aetna. The Aetna Dental PPO allows flexibility to see in and out-of-network providers, while the Aetna Dental DMO is a low-cost, in-network only plan.
Vision insurance
Vision coverage is available through the Aetna Vision Preferred plan. It offers coverage for a variety of services both in and out-of-network.
Health insurance
For the 2021 plan year, there is a choice of four medical plans offered through Aetna and Kaiser.
Life insurance® provides life insurance coverage for both Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment for all eligible employees.
Pet insurance
Coverage is available for accidents, illnesses and preventive care.
Wellness programs
Employees can access unlimited, on-demand, and personalized streaming videos on the topics of exercise, mindfulness, nutrition, sleep, and financial well-being.
Mental health benefits
News Corp and provide a variety of choices for serving and supporting your emotional wellbeing needs.
Transgender health care benefits
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
At®, there are two retirement saving accounts available; the Traditional 401(k) and the Roth 401(k). You may choose to contribute to either plan to participate in the employer matching.
401(K) matching
The News Corp 401(k) Savings Plan provides a matching program of 100% of the first 1% and 50% of the next 5% to help you make the most of your money.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching offers charitable gift matching of up to $500 per employee annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
A dependent care FSA reimburses you for eligible child and adult care expenses such as day care, before/after school care, nursery school, preschool, and summer day camp.
Generous parental leave
Paid Parental Leave to include bonding, adoption, & surrogacy (20 weeks for primary caregivers and 4 weeks for secondary caregivers)
Family medical leave
There may come a time when you need to begin a leave of absence to cover needs such as disability, caregiver leave, Family Member Leave Act (FMLA). MetLife will be your main point of contact.
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Annual events including friends and family members are a company highlight.
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement reimburses up to $5,000 annually, for graded courses/degree programs from accredited institutes. We also offer 50% reimbursement up to $2500 per year for job skill programs/certifications.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our HomeGrown Mentoring Program is available for all full time employees.
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training

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