Financial Planning & Analysis Lead

Location: 
India
Req. ID: 
HS2021-107
This role will be responsible for management reporting and creating and maintaining robust budgeting and rolling forecasting processes.

This role will be responsible for management reporting and creating and maintaining  robust budgeting and rolling forecasting processes.  The task of forecasting a company’s financials requires both an understanding of the company’s historical performance as well as an understanding of the key assumptions and trends that may impact future performance. This requires a broad understanding of both accounting and business operations.

Who We Are

HeadSpin is a startup organization, and we are revolutionizing the way developers test, monitor and optimize their applications. The company is building a first-of-its-kind global mobile device cloud platform that allows apps to instantaneously run on real devices across global mobile carrier networks. HeadSpin provides powerful, actionable data which pinpoint any problems in the app and enable developers to fix these issues before launch. HeadSpin integrates seamlessly with your development workflow and requires no changes to your app. The HeadSpin mobile platform is now in 80 countries and 140 cities worldwide, supporting over several hundred cellular networks and over 2,000 mobile devices. Using HeadSpin’s service, developers can launch products with the confidence that their applications will work in all the conditions that their users will experience. HeadSpin is funded by Google Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, ICONIC , Danhua Capital and other blue-chip investors.

About the role

This is an experienced level position where you will help us in building and maintaining a strong reporting and budgeting and forecasting process in the company.

What You'll Do

  • Development of a rolling forecast, either in parallel with the traditional budget or altogether as a replacement.
  • Primary responsibility is to connect senior management’s long term “strategic plan” to reality. The strategic plan is a top-down, senior management driven document that sets high-level targets (revenue, net income, core strategic initiatives, etc.) for the firm anywhere from 12-60 months in the future. Person needs to develop the operating and financial plan required to achieve management’s strategic plan.
  • As a key part of the forecasting process, FP&A teams conduct variance analysis to show management how the budget and/or rolling forecast compares against actual performance on a monthly basis.
  • Advise management on decisions such as how to improve performance, minimize risk, optimise costs or capture new opportunities from both within the company and within the external environment. To this end, the person will help in creation of a monthly deck that usually provides:
  • Analysis of historical financials.
  • Variance explanations.
  • An updated forecast with risks and opportunities to current plan.
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

It will help top management with enough information to answer key questions from external stakeholders and may identify various levers that can be pulled to optimise financial performance.

What You Need

  • CA/ ICWA/ CFA/ MBA Finance with 5+ years of experience in FP & A role will be required.
  • Strong skill set with analysis of different financial metrics.
  • Well versed with the B2B SAAS metrics.

COVID-19 Response

All of our employees are currently working from home and will be for the foreseeable future. We look forward to seeing everyone in-office when it’s safe to return.

Diversity and
Inclusion

We strongly value building a company where everyone feels safe, welcome, and supported to achieve their professional goals. We strive to build an inclusive environment, where every person is encouraged to bring their whole self to work. We want to make sure that our attitudes and processes support a team from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status