Director, FP&A

Job Locations US-ID-Boise | US
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(10/14/2022 4:57 PM)
ID
2022-2941
Category
Finance & Accounting

Overview

This is a US Remote Opportunity

 

Cradlepoint was born in Boise and built for wireless. We are a team of authentic, hard-working, and innovative people driven by a shared vision to Connect Beyond the limits of wired networks. We help customers — big and small, across industries and around the world — utilize LTE and 5G cellular technology to connect people, places, and things, anywhere. We’re at the forefront of the Wireless WAN and 5G — the next big waves in networking — and we remain as hungry and humble as the day we started. If you’re hungry to be part of something big, come join us.

Responsibilities

How Will You Contribute to the Company?

 

Cradlepoint, an industry-leading wireless networking company based in beautiful downtown Boise, Idaho, is looking for a personable and knowledgeable Director FP&A, Finance Business Partner to join its Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Team! This is a Senior FP&A role, embedded within specific functions within the Cradlepoint organization, and will help to provide the balance, advocacy, support, and drive FP&A programs that a growing technology company requires in today’s fast-paced environment. The right person for this role must exhibit great interpersonal skills, solid business acumen, and a strong sense of teamwork! 

 

This is a mission-critical role where you will partner directly with functional leadership to develop and implement the financial strategy and scale their global teams. You will quickly establish yourself as a trusted partner and advisor on topics including financial planning & modeling, ROI analysis, management reporting, and ad hoc modeling analyses.

 

You bring an authentic passion for the employee experience and you are committed to creating an environment where team members can do their best work, ever. You have a proven track record of establishing successful partnerships with executive leaders and helping them shape and execute their financial strategies. You thrive in an environment where you are both strategic and hands-on tactical. 

 

Are you up for your next big challenge? Then read on! 

 

What Will You Do?

  • Become a trusted advisor on all things FP&A-related to our functional Senior leaders 
  • Develop and drive strategies to foster a vibrant team culture, with close collaboration and effective communication across geographically dispersed team members, especially with our hybrid work policy 
  • Drive the end-to-end FP&A function with functional leadership 
  • Prepare financial forecasts and modeling to ensure the financial viability of functional plans
  • Participate in strategic data analysis, research, and modeling for senior leadership
  • Report on progress against annual objectives and actuals vs plan
  • Validate, improve and challenge, when necessary, the quality and accuracy of status quo management reporting 
  • Prepare and track business and investment cases, ensuring robust challenge to key business assumptions and key investment criteria 
  • Monitor the effectiveness of Finance policies, practices, and processes to foster continuous improvement
  • Ensure key deliverables for financial close, forecast reviews, and annual business plans are met
  • Ad-hoc analysis, financial modeling, consolidation, or related duties as required or assigned
  • Drive the financial planning process, including medium, short-term, and quarterly forecasting to ensure all plans and forecasts accurately reflect business strategy and requirements for the organization
  • Drive the process to translate business line strategy into financial plans and targets, offering robust and insightful challenge during the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Ensure all month-end and quarter-end financial processes are performed accurately and on a timely basis
  • Stay close to the teams you support so that you can proactively surface and address challenges before they become real issues
  • Help the FP&A team to implement new, and optimize current Finance systems, including Adaptive Insights and Tableau-based reporting
  • Passion for innovative Finance solutions and process improvement

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High energy with a hands-on “doer” mentality, sound judgment, and strong business acumen  
  • At least ten (10) years of experience in senior financial planning and analysis (FP&A) roles
  • Proven leadership, analytical, influencing, and problem-solving skills combined with the ability to identify risks and impacts and possible solutions and corrective actions
  • Proven experience successfully partnering and leading business group leaders to develop and implement FP&A strategies 
  • Leadership experience with hi-tech organizations, growth, scaling and M&A is preferred
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information with integrity and professionalism 
  • Passion for teamwork, serving our people, and supporting the success of our business 
  • Strong experience in conducting market and pricing analysis
  • Trust and transparency – being respectful of others and a straight shooter is imperative to getting the work done 
  • Humility and eagerness to succeed – you must be willing to learn something new or do things in a different way, we move fast, so a sense of urgency is important! 
  • Strong sense of ownership, accountability, and project management skills – you must be driven and/or take pride in your work
  • Don’t point a finger, lend a hand – we are one team so excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills are mandatory, and communication and listening skills are key
  • This role is open to those based in Boise, ID, or remote but travel to Boise will be expected following the current travel restrictions

Bonus Points: 

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

 

Note: Did you know that women and other marginalized groups often hold back on applying to jobs if they don’t meet 100% of all listed requirements? We don’t want you to hold back! If you don’t check every single box above but still feel like you could successfully do the work, we encourage you to apply! We’d love to connect and see how you could add to our team.

 

Why Cradlepoint?

At Cradlepoint, we’re one team - all in on inclusion. Celebrating the uniqueness of our individual team members across the globe helps us build diverse teams where we all can thrive. Our connected, community-focused culture enables each one of us to perform at our best and fully be ourselves.

 

Our Cradlepoint values drive everything we do:

  • Stay humble and hungry: Be a curious learner, resilient, and competitive.
  • Don’t point a finger; lend a hand: We are one team! Communicate, provide support, and lift others.
  • Make a difference: Prioritize, innovate, differentiate, and think big for customer success. Make a difference in work and in our communities.
  • Keep it simple: Eliminate complexity. Reduce time to value.
  • Enjoy the ride: Celebrate – appreciate – grow.
  • Trust, Respect, and transparency: Be ethical, data-driven, respectful, and straight shooters who share openly.

 

We are creating the future of global connectivity & community. Come join us. You belong here.

 

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive salary with a focus on a global market; Annual and Incremental Incentive plans; employee retirement plans (where available)
  • Flexible Time Off with Global Holiday Schedules to promote work-life balance
  • Wellness initiatives focused on the health and mental well-being of our team members and their families, including free membership to Headspace (a mindfulness and well-being app), an International Employee Assistance Program, and dedicated quarterly Well-being Days and No Internal Meeting Fridays.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Eligible to participate in customary health and other benefit plans and programs based on location
  • Work from home opportunities across our global locations with a culture rooted in inclusion and teamwork 

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Cradlepoint’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging mission is to create an inclusive work environment where all employees’ differences are celebrated, their thoughts matter, and everyone feels safe to bring their authentic selves to work. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and aim to attract, develop, and engage top talent from a diverse candidate pool. It is our policy and commitment to provide equal opportunity employment for all persons and not discriminate in employment decisions by placing the most qualified person in each job, without regard to any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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