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Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis



Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023
StackAdapt is a self-serve advertising platform that specializes in multi-channel solutions including native, display, video, connected TV, audio, in-game, and digital out-of-home ads. We empower hundreds of digitally-focused companies to deliver outcomes and exceptional campaign performance everyday. StackAdapt was founded with a vision to be more than an advertising platform, it’s a hub of innovation, imagination and creativity.
The Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis will serve as the company’s strategic finance leader. Reporting directly to the CFO, with very high visibility across the organization. This role will partner with StackAdapt’s leadership team in the development and strategic execution of several key business and financial initiatives and will provide important analysis and insight to drive profitable growth across all operations. The Senior Director will develop and support various reporting needs (Management reporting, Board reporting, Lender reporting) and own and support the Company’s operating and commercial models.
StackAdapt is a Remote First company, we are open to candidates located anywhere in Canada willing to work within EST time zone.

What you'll be doing:

  • Serve as a financial advisor to the CFO and executive team for strategic planning purposes
  • Drive and manage the financial initiatives, budgeting processes, and KPI tracking including developing action plans to ensure annual financial objectives are met
  • Prepares timely and accurate analyses, summaries, and reports of financial data on the operating progress of the company including the preparation and communication of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reports
  • Review and analyze periodic financial results and provide recommendations
  • Gather financial data for analysis and forecasting with respect to profits, trends, costs, and compliance
  • Build, maintain, and utilize forward-looking revenue and expense models and activity-based analyses to provide financial insight into the organization’s plans and operating budgets
  • Understand our market, anticipate future trends, and use this knowledge to support our competitive advantage and Executive team’s strategic direction
  • Interact with and align departments with the Company plans, initiatives, and recommendations
  • Convert strategic agenda into goals and key performance indicators, and can foresee future opportunities, develop plans, and communicate the go forward vision clearly
  • Support exploration of new investment opportunities and provide recommendations on potential returns and risks
  • Maintain outstanding relationships and strategic alliances with major customers, vendors and business partners
  • Ensure the proper functioning of all Financial Planning and Analysis and reporting systems, improve automation, establish databases, and evolve financial software environment
  • Support identification, development and execution of business initiatives, product launches, and/or new service offerings
  • Bring about the right kind of results by providing clear expectations, staying the course, seizing opportunities, and tackling problems head-on to avoid distraction
  • As directed by the CFO, take the lead on various Corporate/Strategic finance initiatives and special projects
  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis around historical trends and forecasts dealing with customers, products, competitors and financial results of divisions, segments or the company as a whole
  • Assist in the preparation of ad hoc executive reports for Board, investor and leadership team meetings
  • Additional duties as assigned and special projects (financial/operational) as requested including transaction regarding mergers, acquisitions, or reorganizations

We'll be reaching out to candidates that have:

  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience
  • 5+ years in a global technology company, supporting Finance lead in a public environment
  • Experience working in digital media and AdTech strongly preferred
  • Full command of GAAP accounting, financial statements, budgeting and forecasting, and internal controls
  • Previously experience leading diverse, high-performing teams that successfully deliver and scale and organization
  • Ability to synthesize initial Executive leadership vision autonomously with minimal long-term supervision and guidance
  • Strong analytical and communication skills supported by advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Keen sense of urgency and attention to detail, takes ownership of work, resilient, self-starter, and a has a can-do attitude
  • University degree with a major or concentration in finance, accounting, or economics
  • CPA (or equivalent), CFA or MBA ideal but not required

StackAdapters enjoy:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • RRSP/401K matching
  • 3 weeks vacation + 3 personal care days + 1 Culture & Belief day + birthdays off
  • Access to a comprehensive mental health care platform
  • Full benefits from day one of employment
  • Work from home reimbursements
  • Optional global WeWork membership for those who want a change from their home office
  • Robust training and onboarding program
  • Coverage and support of personal development initiatives (conferences, courses, etc)
  • Access to StackAdapt programmatic courses and certifications to support continuous learning
  • An awesome parental leave policy
  • A friendly, welcoming, and supportive culture
  • Our social and team events!
StackAdapt is a diverse and inclusive team of collaborative, hardworking individuals trying to make a dent in the universe. No matter who you are, where you are from, who you love, follow in faith, disability (or superpower) status, ethnicity, or the gender you identify with (if you’re comfortable, let us know your pronouns), you are welcome at StackAdapt. If you have any requests or requirements to support you throughout any part of the interview process, please let our Talent team know.
About StackAdapt
We've been recognized for our diverse and supportive workplace, high performing campaigns, award-winning customer service, and innovation. We've been awarded:
2023 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work®
2023 Best Workplaces in Canada by Great Place to Work®