Head of FP&A

Canada

Full Time Executive level / Director
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Posted 4 weeks ago

ABOUT HOPPER
At Hopper, we’re on a mission to build the most customer-centric travel company on earth. We are leveraging the power that comes from combining massive amounts of data and machine learning to build the world’s fastest-growing mobile first travel marketplace -- one that enables our customers to save money and travel better.
Hopper’s goal is to reduce traveler anxiety throughout all stages of the trip buying and taking process. By creating a transparent travel marketplace and unique, data-driven financial technology products focused on providing peace-of-mind, Hopper adds value along each step of the customer’s journey.
Hopper has launched several bespoke fintech products that leverage our immense first and third-party data to create products and value that do not exist elsewhere - including Refundable and Flexible Tickets and Price Freeze. Thanks to these offerings, Hopper’s revenue growth is up 112% despite the travel slowdown due to COVID-19.
With over $250M CAD in funding from leading investors in both Canada and the US, Hopper is primed to continue its acceleration to becoming the world’s fastest-growing end-to-end customer-centric travel offering.
Recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company three years in a row, Hopper has been downloaded over 50 million times and sees over 1 million new installs per month. The app has received high praise in the form of mobile accolades such as the Webby Award for Best Travel App of 2019. 
Come take off with us!
THE ROLE:
We’re looking for our future finance leaders; a great analytical mind with impeccable business judgment, who is really interested in understanding Hopper’s revenue streams deeply and helping us craft our long term financial and strategic plan. Reporting to the Director of Finance and partnering with the Business unit leaders, you will build ground up our FP&A department. You will see the big picture and help leaders frame our long term strategy, but at the same time you need to be obsessed with details and capture the nuances behind the numbers. As part of your toolkit, you will define our budgeting & forecasting plans as well as our management reporting standards. You understand business and analytics deeply, have a grasp of basic accounting concepts (and keen to learn more) and are willing to get into the details (at least in the beginning while building your team) to master the operational and financial drivers involved. You are happy working with senior stakeholders and are capable of influencing them, with clear and concise messages. You are also competent in SQL (or eager to learn) and like playing with huge data sets, destiling insights and ways of thinking about the future.

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:

  • Be in the pilot seat setting-up our FP&A department 
  • Partner with the leadership team to define our medium to long term financial and strategic plans
  • Craft and deliver messages with credibility to influence senior business owners
  • Analyze financial and operational results to better plan and execute our strategy
  • Create, update and maintain financial models, budgets and forecasts
  • Prepare internal reports for business leaders supporting their decision making
  • Identify and lead Finance related process optimization initiatives
  • Work with multiple areas of the business to accurately reflect recent trends in all modeling and financial reporting
  • Not be afraid to learn or improve your SQL / Big Query to be able to access, manage and gain insights directly from data

THE PERFECT CANDIDATE HAS:

  • A degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Math, Statistics, Economics, or other quantitative discipline
  • 5 + years of experience, with at least 2 of them in a similar FP&A role 
  • Technology industry experience is an asset. 
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills, with strong modelling experience
  • Proven ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Managed at least one analyst, and is keen to build a team
  • Expertise or desire to learn SQL and in general, using programing as a tool to scale and solve problems
  • Microsoft Office/Google Suite proficiency, and ideally Tableau 
  • Enthusiasm and curiosity for conducting research and answering hard questions with data
BENEFITS
• Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options• Dynamic and entrepreneurial team where pushing limits is everyday business• 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans• Access to a 401k (US) or Retirement Savings Plan (Canada)
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Job tags: Accounting Competitive salary Data-driven Entrepreneurial Fintech Machine Learning Mobile Research SQL Statistics Stock options Tableau
Job region(s): North America
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