Director, Corporate FP&A (Americas, Remote)

Job post summary
Location Americas
Team Legal and Finance

About the role

We’re looking for a Director, Corporate FP&A to join our high impact Finance team.  In this highly visible role, you will lead our Corporate Planning & Reporting team to provide consolidated planning, forecasting, analysis, and financial reporting across all of Shopify.  You will collaborate with members of our Merchant Services and Commercial Finance teams to understand the story behind the numbers, assess monthly and quarterly risks and opportunities, and improve forecasting across the business. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated, critical thinker who understands different perspectives and translates insights into thoughtful solutions.

At Shopify, we aim to play the infinite game, and the Director of Corporate FP&A will have a pivotal role in our journey.  This position will lead us in crafting our story, participating in raising capital to lean into our opportunities, and partnering with our Workforce Operations and Talent teams to create the best digital work experience in the world.  If you thrive in a rapidly scaling environment, are innately curious, and enjoy working within a high performing team, we would love to read your application. 

Projects you could work on

  • Owning the overall corporate financial model, and monthly and quarterly forecasting

  • Developing actionable management reporting, dashboards, and KPIs, and overseeing variance analysis and operating reviews to track business success

  • Leading financial analysis, and the narrative for executive management, internal stakeholders, and the Board of Directors, including monthly and quarterly management reporting

  • Owning business planning with key leaders across the company, including preparation of annual investment plans and rolling 5-year long range plans

  • Overseeing projects and developing strategic analyses to assess new growth and investment opportunities, and evaluate business risks

  • Being a trusted advisor to Finance, Workforce Operations, and Talent business partners by championing novel analytics and insights

  • Partnering with Investor Relations in the preparation of quarterly earnings calls

  • Assisting with forward-thinking special projects, as required

  • Leading, coaching, recruiting and developing a high performing team, and teaching and mentoring more broadly across the organization

Qualifications

Relevant experience for the role

  • Proven track record of driving significant impact by simplifying complex concepts and pulling together polished presentations for key decision makers

  • Deep expertise in financial modelling, strategic business analysis and planning, and value-added reporting

  • A growth mindset, a builder’s mentality, and a proven history of effective execution

  • The ability to thrive in a fast-moving, ambiguous work environment, and to navigate through change

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills 

  • Strong business partnering expertise

  • An excellent ability to mentor and teach

  • Experience with FP&A systems (preferably Adaptive)

  • Experience serving as a FP&A business partner to cross functional business partners (i.e. Accounting, Finance, Workforce Operations, Talent, and Legal)

Preferred requirements for the role

  • Corporate FP&A experience in a high growth, public company

  • A professional finance or accounting designation, and significant experience in domains such as Corporate FP&A, Corporate Strategy, consulting or investment banking

  • Experience in tech or other SaaS-based business models

  • Experience creating investment business cases in a fast-growth business

  • Proven track record of leading a high performance Finance team

  • Significant project management experience a plus

We know that applying for a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time.

Along with your resume, in order for your application to be considered, we ask that you submit a cover letter, and address it to Jason. Please answer the following questions in your cover letter:

Questions: 

  1. Have you managed a remote team before?  If so, how many people, and which job levels did you manage?

  2. Why would the Shopify Director, Corporate FP&A role be the perfect next step in your career?

Closing date: Monday, November 29th at 4pm EST. Successful candidates can expect to hear back from us by Monday, December 6th at 4pm EST. 

Shopify is now permanently remote, and working towards a future that is digital by default. Learn more about what this can mean for you.

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet.

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
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