Canonical – Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

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The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will be a leader within our Financial Planning and Analysis function. This highly visible role will report to the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis and support timely decision making with our leadership team. The ideal candidate has experience with best-in-class financial intelligence and a proven track record of success in supporting a rapidly growing business. 

You will be a critical part of a global team tasked with strategic analysis across multiple product lines, geographies, go-to-market motions, and competitive landscapes. The successful candidate will drive business insights, financial results and continuous improvement, and be an effective custodian of management information systems as Canonical prepares for an IPO.

Location: This role will be based Remotely in the EMEA or Americas regions

What your day will look like:

  • Provide executive reporting dashboards and documents including Board reporting, monthly financial results and other management presentations
  • Analyse monthly results, leading indicators and KPIs to support monthly forecasting and annual plan attainment
  • Provide commercial analysis, develop growth targets, and evaluate strategic initiatives
  • Work with product managers to produce, aggregate, and distribute both market insights and competitive intelligence
  • Manage financial models, including budgeting, forecasting and long range planning, and determine the appropriate processes, methodologies, and modelling techniques to produce low variance budget to actual
  • Partner with Accounting and IR to support month end close, flux review processes, and financial reporting
  • Play a key role in preparation of critical public financial documents to support the IPO process, including supporting the production of investor materials and public filings
  • Guide the annual FP&A activity calendar to provide decision support the executive team
  • Control costs via methodical reviews of department spend, procurement strategies, and business wide process efficiency

What we are looking for in you:

  • Demonstrable progressive work experience within Finance/FP&A functions
  • Have operated in a high growth, multi currency/geography technology business with a mixed go-to-market motion
  • Experience with public company quarterly close and reporting cadence, and coordination with IR
  • MBA or equivalent combination of professional certifications and experience
  • Highest ethical standards, integrity, authenticity, credibility, and character






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