Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager

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At Fivestars, our mission is to help businesses and communities thrive by turning every transaction into a relationship. Over 50 million people across the United States and Canada use Fivestars to get rewarded at more than 14,000 local businesses with one rewards program. Local businesses use Fivestars to bring more customers into their stores with an all-in-one digital marketing program and payments platform. Fivestars drives over $3 billion in local commerce across its network per year. 

Fivestars was launched out of Y-Combinator in 2011 (most recently on Y-Combinator’s Top 75 Companies List for 2019) and has raised over $100 million from notable investors including Lightspeed, DCM, HarbourVest, Menlo Ventures, Y-Combinator, and others. 

Together, let’s love local! 

Fivestars is seeking a world class, experienced and hands-on FP&A Manager (newly created position) to support our growth and scale. The FP&A manager is responsible for financial planning, forecasting, budgeting and analytical support to the management team and senior business leaders. The FP&A Manager will collaborate with business partners to drive strategic projects and long-range planning, forecast revenue and operating costs, and support financial review meetings and other ad hoc projects. The FP&A Manager will report to the Head of FP&A, and work closely with the CFO, Controller and other key stakeholders in the business. 

A successful candidate should be self-motivated, hands-on, and act as a proactive business partner and demonstrate the leadership capacity to assume increasing responsibility in finance management.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop detailed financial models and analysis for the company’s Strategic Plan
  • Support the revenue model and work very closely with our Sales Operations, Business Operations, Marketing, and Accounting teams
  • Prepare thoughtful and insightful monthly analysis of variances to budget/forecasts
  • Oversee/support monthly forecasting process, including the development of billings and revenue forecasts, cost of sales forecasts, as well as operating expense, capital expenditures, balance sheet, and cash flow statement forecasts
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators in revenue, cost of sales, operating expenses and cash flows
  • Drive development and measurement of key performance metrics and proactively share insights with the CFO and Head of FP&A
  • Perform ad hoc analysis of sales and operations to help management make key business decisions
  • Participate actively in financial due diligence process as necessary
  • Prepare analysis supporting key strategic decisions such as addressable markets, valuations, rate of return analysis, payback periods, accretive/dilutive acquisitions, etc
  • Work cross-functionally and support other departments
  • Work closely with the accounting and other departments to drive the process, data collection and reporting across the organization

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field required
  • Minimum of 8+ years of progressive experience in Finance and Accounting, with 3+ years of investment banking or strategy consulting experience from Tier 1 Bank or McKinsey/Bain/BCG
  • Netsuite experience with integrated FP&A systems (i.e., Adaptive Insights, Anaplan, Hyperion, etc.) strongly preferred
  • Very strong financial modeling and MS Excel skills required
  • Advanced proficiency in MS PowerPoint required
  • Very high attention to detail and accuracy and strong analytical skills required
  • Experience working with private, VC-funded technology startups through various stages of growth and scale a strong plus
  • SaaS company or technology startup experience preferred, but not required
  • Articulate and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal

Fivestars provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, FiveStars complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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Location

500 3rd St #405, San Francisco, CA 94107, San Francisco, CA 94107

An Insider's view of Fivestars

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Casual, friendly, and collaborative. People genuinely care about each other here, and coming in to the office feels like hanging out with friends.

Hope

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm really looking to Fivestars as the future platform blending community with payments. We are the leading innovation platform in small business CRM and marketing, and that product leadership has earned us a lot of inbound integration interest, so we have this unique opportunity to shape our partner APIs from scratch!

Matt

Co-founder/CTO

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of the key things I've learned at Fivestars is how to work with a diverse set of teams that look at and approach our mission in different parts of the product lifecycle. Being able to communicate with and understand each of these stakeholders needs is critical and continues to be an area of growth for me.

Darran

Sr Software Engineer - Android

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Designers are given autonomy find solutions to the challenges our users are facing, while leveraging critique, analytics, research, and our style guide to further enhance the design.

Yoni

Head of Design

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The work-life balance at Fivestars means I never have to worry about missing a school play or making a doctor appointment.

Cliff

Sr Automation Engineer

What are Fivestars Perks + Benefits

Fivestars Benefits Overview

Fivestars is very committed to the health and wellness of our community. We provide 31 days holiday, cover 90% of the employee and on average 70% of dependents on medical plans, have pet insurance, paternity and maternity leave, passion funds, student loan counseling, FSA's, full dental, vision, life and disability insurances, commuter benefits and 401k options. Phew!

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
We are proud to partner with Hope Services (https://www.hopeservices.org/) to manage our hardware distribution.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Fivestars employees can contribute up to $2000 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Short Term coverage provides 60% of salary (base & commissions) to a maximum of $2,500/week, covering the first 12 weeks of disability. Long-Term coverage provides 60% of salary up to $12000/month.
Dental Benefits
Fivestars covers 100% of the employee and on average 70% of the dependent(s) for dental and vision.
Vision Benefits
Fivestars covers 100% of the employee and on average 70% of the dependent(s) for dental and vision.
Health Insurance Benefits
Fivestars covers 90% of the employee and on average 70% of the dependent(s) on the base plan
Life Insurance
Your Basic Life benefit will be covered at a minimum of $10,000 to a max of $250,000 per year.
Pet Insurance
Fivestars does allow dogs to be in the office (dependent on work location) and has partnered with VPI to provide optional pet insurance at a discount.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We offer a 401(K) program, and all full-time employees are eligible and added to the plan with a 6% pre-tax deduction in the plan. We also offer Roth 401K plans
Company Equity
Fivestars often offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program, including vesting over a three-year period.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Fivestars often offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program, including vesting over a three-year period.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Fivestars employees receive between 20 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service in addition to the 10 standard holidays.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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