Director of FP&A (Strategic Finance) at Homeward (Remote)

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About Homeward

Buying a home should be an exciting milestone. But all too often, it’s stressful, especially in a competitive market or when you’re buying and selling at the same time. So we’re redesigning the home-buying experience. We’re a fast-paced real estate startup that empowers agents to help homebuyers buy with cash. We buy homes on behalf of our partners’ clients with our cash, then the client buys the home back from us. 

Founder and CEO Tim Heyl, a 10-year industry veteran and owner of one of the fastest-growing agent teams in the country, started Homeward in 2018. In fact, he bought our first customer’s home with his own life savings. Today we offer two services — Buy with cash and Buy before you sell.

We’ve raised more than $160MM in equity capital from top-tier venture investors, including Norwest, Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Adams Street, Javelin, and LiveOak. Our leadership team includes experts from the real estate, mortgage, and technology industries.

About the opportunity

We're seeking a Director of FP&A (Strategic Finance) to drive the financial underpinnings of our corporate planning and budgeting process through financial/data analysis, revenue/cost/debt forecasting strengthened by and delivered through cross functional collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders including Growth, Sales & Marketing, Digital Product, Operations. This role will work closely with the CEO and Director of Strategic Planning to align planning and budgeting with business strategy on ongoing basis

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

In this role, you will

  • Engage with business leaders and translate the Company’s strategic plan into downstream impacts through financial forecasting and budgeting
  • Own and uplevel the near term and long term financial forecasts which consists of the company’s most leading indicators and their translation into revenue or cost drivers 
  • Develop predictability of outcomes as core competency
  • Independently or through your team conduct data analysis to support special projects, OKRs and run the business processes 
  • Partner with other business verticals and deliver decision support in order to foster bi-directional feedback and alignment with broader financial strategy
  • Develop financial models, analyses, and presentations that will be used in Company’s processes for raising debt and equity
  • Define and implement the variance analysis cadence for the monthly/quarterly performance to plan cycles across critical company KPIs and financials 
  • Work with Chief People Officer and department leaders to develop and resource the departmental headcount planning and budgeting process for fixed and variable headcount that will roll up into the broader financial strategy
  • Recruit and grow a high performing FP&A team 
  • Drive the selection and implementation of a planning and budgeting tool 

What you'll bring

  • 7+ years of proven, results based, experience in Corporate FP&A planning and budgeting or similar experience in Consulting/Investment Banking/Venture Capital
  • Fast learner and flexible operator, ability to keep up the ever changing nature of the business 
  • High EQ, able to partner with every functional leader in the organization
  • High integrity individual who is principled who values transparency and accountability 
  • A “can do” attitude with bias towards action 
  • Strong quantitative/finance background 

Nice to haves:

  • Significant Fintech or Real Estate Tech experience
  • Capital Markets or experience in a high growth startup finance team
  • Tech-enabled service organization experience

Our Values

THE GOLDEN RULE

Whether we’re dealing with colleagues or customers, we follow The Golden Rule, treating others the way we want to be treated. It’s a simple rule, but it’s also significant: we don’t prioritize money or growth over people, and we practice empathy at every opportunity.

CALM FOCUS

We work in tech and build solutions for real estate. Both are fast-paced and stressful industries. So it’s important that  we focus on the larger objective rather than rushing from one task to the next. If something is out of scope, we say “No.” If something feels rushed, we pump the brakes. This calm focus helps us create solutions our customers love.

ONE TEAM, ONE DREAM

Big problems require big solutions. We look at our customers’ experience holistically, and recognize that solving them requires collaboration across teams. This approach extends to cooperation among our three affiliate companies — Homeward, Homeward Mortgage, and Homeward Title — and results in a better homebuying experience.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • ModeAnalytics
    • Google DriveManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • DocuSignCRM
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • HubspotEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

916 S Capital of TX Hwy, Austin, TX 78746

An Insider's view of Homeward

What's something quirky about your company?

Our culture blends tech with mortgage and title, two traditional industries. So you might hear a product team member say, “Tell me more about title insurance.” And someone from title will say, “Remind me what an MVP is.” It’s humbling to marry expertise from both of those worlds and it reminds us that we all have a lot to learn from each other.

Caroline

Lifecycle Marketing

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our goal as a leadership team is to help our teams understand shared goals, then support them in defining sub-goals, how to measure success, & the best practices to drive projects forward. By aligning on outcomes & successful project execution, teams can quickly experiment & learn, allowing them to explore novel solutions to deliver better results.

Colin

VP, Product

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We have common goals & success metrics that we point to at the company level, but there’s no single common denominator for success at the individual level. We believe there are many paths to get to the “right” solution, and so we encourage employees to leverage their unique strengths and take reasoned, and calculated risks.

Shaun

Senior Director, Product Management

What are Homeward Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Homeward's Care Team focuses on supporting team members, volunteering, and donating to non-profits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
The Care Team
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Homeward's recruiter is certified as an Inclusive Talent Acquisition Provider and will be promoting Homeward at various female and minority-focused groups around Austin.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Up to 2% 401K matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
You’ll get 14 weeks of paid leave as a primary parent and seven weeks as a secondary parent.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site parking.
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

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