Director, FP&A, Ads

Los Angeles, California / New York, New York
Streaming – FP&A, Ads /
Full-time /
Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 270 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, films, and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause, and resume watching as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.

We’ve recently introduced a new ad-supported plan, offering a more affordable price point for customers. To support this exciting new area of the business, we are building out the Financial Planning & Analysis team to lead the budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning for this exciting new initiative. 

We are currently looking for a Director to lead Financial Planning & Analysis for our Global Ads business.  In this role, you will work closely with the Netflix Ads leadership team to oversee short and long-term planning for ads revenue and expenses across Sales, Operations, Measurement, and other supporting functions. You will directly manage the UCAN Ads FP&A team and lead the regional Ads FP&A teams in EMEA, APAC, and LATAM to guide and consolidate the global financial outlook for the business.

The ideal candidate is a selfless, curious, passionate leader with exceptional analytical, financial modeling, and communication skills.  We are looking for someone who can drive financial planning with a strategic lens. Given this is a newer area of the business, team-building, process design and systems implementation experience are a must.  This role demands comfort with ambiguity, collaborative problem-solving, and the capability to manage complex work streams with multiple stakeholders.

Visit our culture memo and long-term view to learn more about the unique Netflix culture and the opportunity to be part of our team. The position reports to the Vice President of Product Technology, Ads & Games FP&A in Los Angeles.   

Responsibilities will include:

    • Lead and develop the global Ads FP&A team, directly overseeing the UCAN team and partnering with regional FP&A and Ads Strategy leads to build and develop regional FP&A teams and capabilities 
    • Oversee annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting for the global advertising business P&L (i.e. revenue through expenses) proactively identifying risks and opportunities
    • Work with Commerce, Revenue and Ads Finance & Strategy teams to understand and incorporate key drivers and projections (member growth, plan pricing, Ad load, etc.) into financial forecasts
    • Collaborate with revenue analytics and sales teams to set annual ad sales revenue and incentive quotas/targets 
    • Partner with Advertising leadership and Ads Strategy teams to develop and align long-term financial plans with Ads business strategy  
    • Perform ad hoc financial analyses to deliver insights, facilitate trade off discussions, scenario plan, opportunity size, etc.
    • Design and build scalable forecasting and reporting workflows to ensure consistency and accuracy across regions
    • Work closely with FinTech and Data Science teams on the buildout of financial systems and automated forecasting and management reporting solutions
    • Develop KPIs, metrics and dashboards to track ongoing impact of Ads business.
    • Develop and maintain effective relationships with business partners, senior leaders, and cross-functional teams at all levels of the organization to deliver on targets and drive effective business decision making


    • 15+ years of progressive finance experience in a fast-paced, highly analytical environment. Prior experience in FP&A, management consulting, strategic finance in advertising in the tech and/or media spaces is required.
    • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics or other relevant field that demonstrates quantitative orientation a plus.  MBA and/or CPA preferred
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build successful relationships and partners at all levels
    • Experience implementing and optimizing financial forecasting and reporting processes and systems 
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills with a track record of presenting detailed financial information and analytics to executives and senior management clearly and concisely
    • A strong attention to detail coupled with the ability to uplevel and simplify to drive clarity and inform rapid decisions
    • Extensive experience with leading, executing and communicating actionable quantitative and qualitative financial analysis to drive key business decisions 
    • Very strong project management, planning, and organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and deliver excellent work under tight timelines
    • A strong track record of growing, leading and developing teams with an inclusive and high-performing culture 
Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $310,000 - $830,000.

Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs.  Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.

Netflix is a unique culture and environment.  Learn more here.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.