Finance Director - FP&A
- home office, Bloomington, MN, United States
When you join Renaissance®, you join a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology.
Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Our fiercely passionate employees and educational partners have helped drive phenomenal student growth, with Renaissance solutions being used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Every day, we are connected to our mission by exemplifying our values: trust each other, win together, strive for the best, own our actions, and grow and evolve.
The Finance Director will be a key member of the Finance team, leading critical areas of the company’s Financial Planning and Analysis function. This role will be responsible for complex financial modeling, leading orders & revenue forecasting / budgeting processes, helping to maximize a new cloud-based planning tool, and partnering with business executives to drive growth for the organization.
In this role, you will:
Actively manage annual budgeting, long-range financial planning, monthly forecasting, project based financial analysis, and performance analysis
Provide in-depth financial modeling and analysis for a wide range of initiatives including contract negotiations, product investment decisions, recommendations on business model, product pricing, and special promotions, analysis of customer segmentation and product adoption
Lead business analysis and operating processes necessary for monthly review processes, prioritizing areas of risk and opportunity, and advising key leaders across the organization
Proactively partner with leadership and cross-functional teams to develop and support strategic initiatives and improve actual financial results
Institute and maintain effective processes and best practices in modeling, financial tools, communication, and coordination for the FP&A role in the Company.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting with 10+ years management experience
Experience: Software (preferably SaaS) and/or technology companies, with a background in complex revenue recognition models
Communication: Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills while having the ability to work effectively with multiple functional areas in a collaborative, team environment
Financial Modeling and Analysis: well-versed in the creation of robust, scalable, and flexible financial models and scenario planning. Takes a creative approach to this process
Analytical and Business Acumen: Ability to dig into the details to analyze and understand causes of variances and then communicate the “story” to executives
Leadership: Able to lead by doing, with hands-on mentality and ability to lead through influencing others
Teamwork: Demonstrated success working cross-functionally to achieve key operational goals
Outgoing, flexible, independent, forward-thinking with a willingness to engage in all aspects of the business
Self-starter, comfortable in outward-facing situations with business partners and executives
Bonus points for:
MBA in finance or accounting
Merger / acquisition planning & analysis experience
· Medical, dental, vision including Health Savings Accounts
· Tuition & Professional Development Reimbursement
· Parental Leave – 20 weeks total, 14 weeks paid
· Vacation Time Off
· 12 Holidays and 2 Volunteer Days
· Commuter benefits
· Wellness Incentives
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
At Renaissance our mission is: “To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.” Many of us choose to work at Renaissance because we are driven by this mission.
Inherent in a mission that strives to serve “all children and adults” who represent “all ability levels...and backgrounds,” is the need to recognize the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in our culture, in our work, and in our products.
Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented racial minorities will only apply to roles if they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Renaissance, we encourage you to break through that statistic. Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need into the future. NO ONE ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We hope you're open to learning new skills in order to grow with us. Make our team, your team!