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Vice President of FP&A

Finance

San Mateo

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About SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey (NASDAQ: SVMK) is a leading global survey software company on a mission to power the curious. The company’s People Powered Data platform empowers over 17 million active users to measure and understand feedback from employees, customers, website and app users, and the market. SurveyMonkey’s products, enterprise solutions and integrations enable 350,000+ organizations to solve daily challenges, from delivering better customer experiences to increasing employee retention. With SurveyMonkey, organizations around the world can transform feedback into business intelligence that drives growth and innovation.

SurveyMonkey is a place where the curious come to grow. By embedding inclusion into our processes, policies, and culture, we are building a workplace for our 1,000+ employees across North America, Europe, and APAC where people of every background can thrive. We’ve won multiple awards and received recognition for our forward-looking policies, including extended parental and bereavement leave, vendor benefits standards, and Take 4 sabbaticals. SurveyMonkey was recognized by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE as a top workplace in 2018 and 2019, and the company has also won numerous awards as a leader in global survey software, including being named among CNBC’s Disruptor 50 and the Forbes Cloud 100.

Over the past two years we’ve become a public company and expanded our platform with enterprise-grade features in privacy, security and compliance, putting SurveyMonkey on the path to rapidly expand our presence within the Fortune 500. We have ambitious goals to grow our international footprint as well, and every member of our troop plays a critical role in driving this growth and transformation. It’s an incredible time to join the company and be a part of our next chapter!

About the Team

The Financial Planning and Analysis team is a diverse team (currently made up of corporate finance professionals, investment bankers, and Big 4 auditors/accountants) who partner with business leaders to conduct high-impact analysis and deliver recommendations to drive critical decisions. It establishes the short- and long-term financial objectives of the organization, measures performance against these objectives, and supports course-correction to meet these objectives. We roll up our sleeves and put our minds to work on SurveyMonkey’s most impactful initiatives.

The Role

SurveyMonkey recently hired a new CFO who is looking for a strong VP of Financial Planning & Analysis to drive public company rigor and sophistication to the FP&A function. This person will be the right hand to the new CFO and will help build out strong, scalable FP&A processes and a world class FP&A team. From capital allocation to strategic planning to accounting to tax to treasury, budgeting and forecasting, our group supports all aspects of the business to make sure SurveyMonkey grows responsibly. If you’re ready to bring your strategic and operational finance skills to SurveyMonkey, we want to hear from you.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the CFO and business leaders to oversee the company’s quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting processes
  • Lead strategic financial planning efforts including buildout of the long-range plan (3-5 year financial plan)
  • Build deep and trusted partnerships with senior leaders across the organization to help optimize and strategize around investment decisions
  • Provide ongoing mentorship, training, and development of direct and indirect reports; organization is currently ~13 finance professionals
  • Ensure consistent monthly, quarterly and annual communication of results, forecasts and action plans to executive management, department heads and other business partners
  • Support key financial decisions (e.g. prioritize new growth opportunities, cost savings efforts, spend portfolio planning) by leading the team to produce financial models that will enable recommendations to senior management
  • Bring new thinking and ways of doing things to the function, as appropriate, including analyzing and pushing new metrics and performance indicators to help identify trends
  • Continually improve processes and ensure consistencies, drive change as necessary, and elevate the level of reporting for the overall company, subsidiaries and individual departments; leverage automation (e.g., RPA) wherever possible to drive efficiency and create path to better scale organization
  • Be forward thinking and focus on continually developing information, trends and instincts to help predict issues before they occur
  • Evaluate forecasting and planning systems; drive system optimization efforts to increase productivity and accuracy of the entire FP&A team and support critical analyses to business partners
  • Play a key role in the creation of Board materials
  • Partner with investor relations and other constituencies around quarterly earnings cycle, analyst days and other ad-hoc events

Requirements:

  • FP&A leadership at public, multinational high-tech companies, preferably with SaaS business models
  • Strong track record building, leading and mentoring high-performing teams
  • Significant experience working and leading cross-functionally in high growth organizations
  • Strategic thinker with outstanding business acumen
  • Relationship builder who inspires trust and confidence internally and externally
  • Action-oriented leader who gets things done
  • Growth mindset, sense of curiosity and dedication to the team’s success
  • Experience providing decision support for a range of projects, investments and strategic initiatives
  • Ability to deal effectively with ambiguities and be able to manage multiple projects through completion, often under tight deadlines, with frequently changing priorities and minimal supervision
  • Superb analytical/quantitative skills and strong executive presence
  • Strong process orientation
  • Good communication skills with the ability to influence effectively
  • Strong financial modeling skills and the ability to draw, translate and communicate critical insights into analysis
  • Attention to detail and the highest standards for accuracy and precision
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred

 

At SurveyMonkey, we offer competitive salaries, medical/dental benefits, PTO, 401k, paid holidays and parental leave, and equity compensation.

SurveyMonkey is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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