Manager, Finance Business Partner at WP Engine

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Since launching in 2010, WP Engine has become the world’s leading WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), now with over 100,000 customers in 140 countries. We’re proud of the technology and service we offer our customers that move their businesses forward faster. At WP Engine, we strive to do the best work of our careers, and feel empowered to do what is right for our customers. We love investing in employee success and uncovering opportunities for you, the best, to get better. 99 percent of employees believe you’re made to feel welcome at WP Engine. Be you. Be here.

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Finance Business partners and the broader FP&A team drive actionable insights into our business and support the business unit leaders and the executive team with greater visibility, predictability, and accountability, enabling WP Engine to scale and invest for profitable long-term growth. Reporting to the VP of Finance, this role will work with Business Unit leaders to ensure the financial, strategic, and operational objectives for the business are met. This role requires someone who is highly analytical and strategic, is able to communicate clearly and effectively, and thrives in a fast paced-environment.

Your day to day

The purpose of this role is to drive growth by engaging with the business and providing financial leadership through business stewardship, support, and ownership.

  • Work closely with Executives and VP teams within the Product, Engineering, and Infrastructure organization to optimize operational performance through revenue, cost, and efficiency metrics

  • Leverage financial and operational data to assist VP teams in the development of technology product and application business strategies and priorities, and learn to challenge these priorities

  • Create business cases to support strategic capital and operational resource allocation

  • Evaluate and influence decision making around longer-term cost & revenue optimization opportunities

  • Perform tactical interventions with the business to close gaps vs. plan and achieve project delivery

  • Lead the 5-year strategic planning process, formal budget review process and quarterly forecast review process across Product, Engineering and Infrastructure organizations

  • Provide for the timely review and communication of monthly / quarterly financial performance reports and commentary of high value business areas including transparency of risks and opportunities

  • Assist decision-making of senior management by assessing risks and opportunities to improve key financial and winnings metrics

  • Identify process and operational improvement opportunities, to include consideration of offshoring and automation, by benchmarking performance within / across regions

  • Perform ad-hoc analyses including performance, cash flow, and operating efficiency

Technical Skills & Experience

  • Experienced business leader with 6+ years of finance, strategy, and/or management consulting experience

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to interact and influence at all levels and the ability and willingness to coach, develop, and mentor others

  • Experience with Adaptive Insights, NetSuite, Looker and Workday is a plus

  • Ability to sustain high impact, trusted relationships

  • Ability to see connections between financial and operational levers, surfaces un-intended consequences

  • Ability to facilitate innovative approaches based on external thinking

  • Ability to challenge the status quo, and have courage to ‘do the right thing’

  • Ability to make connections across the business

  • Strong technical skills (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written

  • Strong strategic thinking & analytical skills

The perks and benefits
  • Compensation (We offer market competitive salaries)

  • Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)

  • 401(k) (Make the most of retirement)

  • Life and Disability Insurance (100% Paid Life, STD, LTD and AD&D)

  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn’t like time off)

  • Transportation (Downtown parking or commuter reimbursement)

  • Lunch (Provided Monday – Thursday)

  • Gym membership discount

At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. ​

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

WP Engine is on the corner of 5th and Lavaca, blocks away from the Colorado River and Congress Avenue.

What are WP Engine Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision. Lunch provided Monday - Thursday. Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company. Paid downtown parking.