Vice President, Finance

Job Locations US-ID-Boise | US
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(2/3/2023 2:10 PM)
Finance & Accounting


This is a Remote Opportunity in the US or Boise, ID


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.


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 Vice President of Finance to lead its Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) and Finance Transformation 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, transformation and scale their global teams. You will quickly establish yourself as a trusted partner and advisor on topics including financial strategy, financial transformation, 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! 


Please note: vetting including references and relevant background screening will be conducted for final candidates. 


What Will You Do?

  • Becomea trusted advisor on all things FP&A and transformation relatedactivities
  • Develop and manage FP&A team
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders to drive improvements in finance processes, governance, technology, reporting, and people
  • Developand 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
  • Drivethe end-to-end FP&A function 
  • Prepare financial forecasts and modeling to ensure the financial viability offunctional plans
  • Participate in strategic data analysis, research, and modeling
  • Support all M&A activities 
  • Report on progress against annual objectivesand actuals vs plan
  • Develop, 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 tofoster continuous improvement
  • Ensure key deliverables for financial close, forecast reviews, and annualbusiness plans are met
  • Ad-hoc analysis, financial modeling, consolidation, or related duties as required or assigned
  • Drive thefinancial 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
  • Develop and help theFP&A team to implement new, and optimize current Finance systems, including Adaptive Insights and Tableau-based reporting
  • Passion for innovativeFinance solutions and process improvement
  • Support CFO in Finance Organization on all relative matters and assignments


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High energy with a hands-on “doer” mentality, sound judgment, and strong business acumen  
  • At leastten to fifteen (10-15) years of experience in senior financial planning and analysis (FP&A) roles
  • Provenleadership, analytical, influencing, and problem-solving skills combined with the ability to identify risks and impacts and possible solutions and corrective actions
  • Proven experience successfully partneringand 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 forteamwork, 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 inBoise, 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.


Compensation and Benefits at Cradlepoint

At Cradlepoint, we know that our people are the key to our success. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to help with your individual needs and goals.


Your Pay:

The salary range for this position is listed below.  The actual salary offered is dependent on various factors including, but not limited to, location, the candidate’s combination of job-related knowledge, qualifications, skills, education, training, and experience.


  • $231,000-$371,7000

Your pay also includes the opportunity for an annual bonus and a cash-based long term incentive. These variable pay opportunities are dependent upon the attainment of goals and objectives as determined by Cradlepoint’s Senior Leadership team. Certain eligibility and pro-ration rules apply.


Your Health:

Cradlepoint offers excellent, competitive employee benefits, such as: subsidized, nationwide PPO medical benefit options including a low-deductible Point of Service Plan and a qualifying High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), with a generous company-provided HSA contribution. For California employees, we offer a subsidized HMO option through Kaiser. Cradlepoint also offers subsidized dental and vision coverage.


Your Financial Security:

We invest in both your short and long-term financial wellbeing. Cradlepoint’s 401(k) plan has a 4% company match and immediate vesting. Employees will also receive company-paid employee basic life and AD&D insurance and company-paid disability benefits.


Your Time:

Your work-life balance is important to us. Cradlepoint provides generous paid time off, including: 15 days of Flexible Time Off (FTO), four paid quarterly well-being days, and 11 paid annual holidays (includes nine company holidays and up to two floating holidays).  Please note that an employees FTO balance and floating holidays may be prorated in the first year, based on start date.   Cradlepoint also offers paid maternity-leave benefits and six weeks 100% paid family leave for all employees. 


Additional Benefits:

Cradlepoint offers other company-paid benefits such as a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, a free Headspace membership, LinkedIn Learning access, Talkspace mobile therapy, and volunteer paid time off.





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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