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Sr. FP&A Manager



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Voted Best Places to Work in Austin, Best Paying Companies, 
and Top Startup Companies by Forbes

SparkCognition looks to bring in the best talent in the world. To accommodate the hiring of our wildly talented teams, SparkCognition sponsors visa opportunities when appropriate.

Who are we and why this opportunity? 
Drive change and create a footprint. SparkCognition invests in our employees and fosters collaboration throughout the organization. Our employees have the ability to work
globally with award-winning artificial intelligence (AI) technology within multiple industries.
What are the benefits and perks at SparkCognition? 
Our full-time employees and their loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Below are some highlights we offer to our full-time employees - we’d love to connect and share more!

  • Fast-paced evolving culture with the opportunity to drive new ideas and technology.
  • Hybrid Work Environment - 4 days per week in office
  • Stock Option Grants
  • Generous Time Off Programs
  • Medical Coverage, and Parental Leave Plans
  • 401k with Employer Match
  • Monthly Technology Allowance
  • Large 2022 renovated office space centrally located near the Arboretum in Austin, TX- including fully stocked beverage and snack areas!

*Contract and temporary roles are not eligible for the above benefits.

SparkCognition is seeking a Finance (Senior) Manager to lead the FP&A Team (level will be dependent on candidate experience). This leader will report to the Chief Accounting Officer and will drive value across a broad spectrum of the Company with a particular focus on fiscal year planning, quarterly close and our KPI/metric reporting process (to internal management and external investors), M&A due diligence and supporting a wide range of strategic analysis and decision making. The position requires strong financial reporting, planning, and modeling skills, attention to detail and good business judgment. Impeccable character, integrity, discretion, and work ethic are critical for success.

Position Functions:

  • Build components of the Board of Directors presentations, Investor Relations materials, internal presentations, and play a role in any financing and M&A activities
  • Support the Accounting team in close procedures and processes
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the CAO, Corporate Controller and CFO, with high visibility to the full Executive Management team
  • Proactively collaborate, influence, and align the Company’s planning processes to achieve the overall company strategy
  • Work cross-functionally to support departmental decision-making with budget and long-term forecasting, planning, reporting and analytics
  • Partner with the broader organization to drive process and systematic improvements across the Company
  • Responsible for maintaining the Company’s financial forecast model (using Workday’s Adaptive Planning) which is designed to:
    • Enable SparkCognition Executive team to build an Annual Operation Plan, incorporating inputs and assumptions and analyze the financial statement impact
    • Combine historical and forward-looking financials
    • Provide the ability to include the impact of potential ‘bolt-on’ transactions
    • Provide a robust and flexible platform/scenario engine to consider different operating assumptions and scenarios; and
    • Provide outputs / KPIs that enable analysis of key conclusions in a simple and transparent manner

Position Requirements:

  • 4-6+ years of FP&A experience in fast-paced, high growth environments
  • Prior experience with Enterprise SaaS experience is a plus
  • FP&A Experience with a public company preferred
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and build complex models (using Adaptive Planning, Excel, etc.)
  • Must demonstrate analytical prowess, strategic thinking, and command of the details
  • Extremely well organized, and data-driven
  • Proactive self-starter capable of driving business results without significant supervision
  • Ability to deal with conflict, and manage expectations
  • Exposure to key financial management processes in a growing organization
  • Extreme proficiency with MS PowerPoint, MS Excel/Google Sheets is expected
  • Experience working with relational databases, data, and reports; SQL, Tableau, and Workday Adaptive Planning knowledge a plus

Local to Austin, TX required. SparkCognition has a hybrid approach to work that includes in-person requirements and the ability to work from home.

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SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to diversity, equality, and inclusion, and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

SparkCognition prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

SparkCognition is committed to providing reasonable accommodation throughout the recruiting process. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening, apply for a position, or participate in the interview process, connect with us at HR@sparkcognition.com and describe the specific accommodation request.

Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in that process. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to you
  • Having interviews in an accessible location
  • Being accompanied by a service dog
  • Having a sign language interpreter present for the interview