Director, FP&A

✍🏽 About Writer

Writer is the full-stack generative AI platform delivering transformative ROI for the world’s leading enterprises. Named one of the top 50 companies in AI by Forbes, Writer empowers hundreds of customers like Accenture, Intuit, L’Oreal, and Vanguard to transform the way they work. 

Our all-in-one solution makes it easy to deploy customized AI apps and workflows that accelerate growth, increase productivity, and ensure compliance. Designed to provide enterprise-grade accuracy, security, and efficiency, Writer’s suite of development tools is supported by Palmyra – Writer’s state-of-the-art family of LLMs – alongside our industry-leading graph-based RAG and customizable AI guardrails. 

Founded in 2020 with offices in San Francisco, New York City, and London, Writer is backed by strategic investors, including ICONIQ Growth, Insight Partners, WndrCo, Balderton Capital, and Aspect Ventures. 

Our team of over 200 employees thinks big and moves fast, and we’re looking for smart, hardworking builders and scalers to join us on our journey to create a better future of work.

📐 About this role

Writer is seeking a strategic and analytical Director of financial planning and analysis to lead our financial forecasting, budgeting, and analysis processes. This role is critical for supporting the company's financial health and strategic decision-making. The ideal candidate will bring a strong background in finance, excellent leadership skills, and a proactive approach to financial management.

🦸🏻‍♀️ Your responsibilities

  • Lead the financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes to support the company’s strategic goals
  • Provide analytical insights into business performance and recommend measures for performance improvement
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives and guide senior management in decision-making
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses, and capital expenditures
  • Monitor financial performance by measuring and analyzing results, initiating corrective actions, and minimizing the impact of variances
  • Manage the financial planning and analysis team; recruit, train, and develop team members
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
  • Collaborate with the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting and decision support
  • Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors during quarterly reviews and annual audits
  • Engage with senior leaders to provide decision support through financial modeling and analysis

⭐️ Is this you?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related field; Master’s degree or MBA preferred
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Proven track record of leading a financial planning and analysis function
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling techniques and Excel
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage well through ambiguity and complexity
  • CPA or CFA certification
  • Familiarity with financial planning software and ERP systems

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🍩 Benefits & perks

  • Generous PTO, plus company holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family
  • Paid parental leave for all parents (12 weeks)
  • Fertility and family planning support
  • Early-detection cancer testing through Galleri
  • Flexible spending account and dependent FSA options
  • Health savings account for eligible plans with company contribution
  • Annual work-life stipends for:

    • Home office setup, cell phone, internet
    • Wellness stipend for gym, massage/chiropractor, personal training, etc.
    • Learning and development stipend
  • Company-wide off-sites and team off-sites
  • Competitive compensation, company stock options and 401k

Writer is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We don't make hiring or employment decisions based on race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Under the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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