Director of FP&A

Accounting and Finance
Who we are: connects pet parents with the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers. On Rover, pet parents can easily discover, book, and manage personalized care for their dogs including pet sitting, dog walking, and doggy day care. Founded in 2011 on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover improves and simplifies life for pet parents and the dogs they love. We're headquartered in downtown Seattle. We're an agile, fast-growing startup, and our leadership comes from some of the country's most respected tech companies. Our Senior Leadership team has been recognized by Forbes, Seattle Business, and Geekwire. For the past three years we have been nominated as one of Seattle's "Best Places to Work" by Seattle Business Magazine, and celebrated awards in 2016 and 2017 by Seattle Met magazine and the Puget Sound Business Journal. We're also the recipient of World’s Most Dog-Friendly Offices in 2016 by Needless to say (but we're going to say it anyway)—we love dogs, and we wouldn't dream of going to work without them by our sides.  

What we’re looking for: 

The Director of FP&A will be responsible for setting  the cadence of reporting across the FP&A department. In this role, you will be responsible for the summary of business views, board materials, senior leadership updates, long term planning , actual vs. budget analysis, cross-functional partnerships and enterprise budgeting and forecasting. The right individual will be successful in this role by working closely with the strong team in place and partnering with the Manager of FP&A to grow the team further.

Why we’ll hire you:

    • You build and lead a world class FP&A team, providing regular feedback and growth/mentorship opportunities
    • You lead financial performance monitoring and improvement plans by identifying and recommending growth drivers through analytical evaluation
    • You work with senior leadership in setting strategic direction for Rover
    • You provide key decision support for senior executives across all functional areas
    • You set the pace of review through the rhythm of the business - budgeting, forecasting, and planningYou own, build and lead annual planning and three-year financial strategic planning
    • You partner with the Manager of FP&A on financial forecasts throughout the year, monthly and quarterly
    • You partner with the Manager of FP&A to execute the process to continuously update financial pacing to assess the momentum of the business against forecast and against plan
    • You maintain and communicate business risks/opportunities for Rover
    • You partner with Rover management to identify and implement performance improvement initiatives throughout the company
    • You partner with the Sr Director, FP&A on analysis for strategic decisions with regards to new business models, strategic partnership agreements, etc.
    • You oversee the preparation of business analysis, trending analysis, and other ad-hoc projects as needed.

Your toolset includes:

    • Team Leadership and Growth - encourage and support your team to reach their ambitions
    • Experience and a passion for fast paced, high growth companies
    • Strong track record of building and managing successful teams
    • Experience managing remote teams and working with other corporate finance groups within a large corporation
    • Strong quantitative, analytical problem-solving skills
    • Passion for using data to drive better decision making
    • Ability to build partnerships with all levels of management, cross-functional business partners and with corporate functions
    • Excellent presentation and communication with C-level executives

Your qualifications:

    • BS in Finance, Accounting, Math, Statistics, Business, or Computer science preferred - the main thing is you have learned how to think analytically
    • 8+ years experience managing individuals and driving results with real-world data, preferably in a digital marketplace business
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Specifically, you know how to present analytics results to the business in a useful and consumable way. You proactively reach out to management to engage in discussions and share regular updates on the business
    • Deep understanding of accounting rules (GAAP), and the impacts to financial forecasting

Benefits of working for Rover:

    • Competitive compensation
    • 401k
    • Stock options
    • 4 weeks paid time off
    • Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Commuter benefits
    • Bring your dog to work (and unlimited puppy time)
    • Doggy benefits, including $1000 toward adopting your first dog
    • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats (for humans and dogs)
    • Free catered lunches semi-monthlyRegular team activities, including happy hours, snow tubing, game nights, and more
    • 50 free dog walks a year
This position is based at Rover HQ in Downtown Seattle.  Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.