Sr. Director, FP&A at GumGum (Remote)

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Summary

GumGum is a contextual-first global advertising technology company that captures people’s attention, without the use of personal data. We believe that a digital advertising ecosystem based on understanding a consumer’s active frame of mind rather than behavior builds a more equitable and safer future for consumers, publishers and advertisers alike. Founded in 2008, GumGum is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and operates in 19 markets worldwide. For more information, visit gumgum.com.

The Sr. Director of FP&A is an experienced and seasoned leader who will act as the strategic advisor and partner to the VP of Finance, CFO and executive team.  The Sr. Director of FP&A plays a key role in moving the company strategy forward - helping to build a world-class organization that delivers thoughtful and insightful financial planning, reporting, and analysis.  They work closely with the VP of Finance in providing leadership for GumGum’s budget and financial planning, management reporting and analysis, and help drive the implementation and improvement of financial systems, tools, and processes.

The Sr. Director of FP&A brings new ideas and a unique point of view, and collaborates with a diverse team of individuals. They assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions; eagerly seeking and giving help. Thoughtfulness and grit tops their list of values, and they proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion. 

Note: GumGum currently operates in a ‘work from home’ virtual environment with sporadic opportunities for in-person business and morale events (health guidelines permitting). There will not be any requirement to go into the office on a daily basis moving forward. GumGum is only open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and MN.

Responsibilities

  • Global Financial Partnership & Business Decision Support
    • Act as a strategic business partner to the VP of Finance, business operators, and executive team
    • Establish and maintain strong, cross-functional business relationships with leaders and individuals across the company and clearly understand key processes and business goals through effective and collaborative teamwork
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
    • Lead and  manage the 5-year long-range plan and operating budget(s) and related processes to ensure collaboration across the globe
    • Drive company-wide financial initiatives and make recommendations to optimize operating performance
    • Establish and maintain reporting of key business metrics, identify opportunities and highlight risks, and influence the attainment of targeted metrics through cross-functional teaming and collaboration with business leaders and team members. 
    • In collaboration with Accounting team, work on preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, cash flow, and consolidated statements, and supporting schedules; comparing actual results to budget projections; developing summaries and interpretations
  • Lead Financial Systems Automation
    • Lead the on-going Workday Adaptive build-out and scale the architecture to support newly acquired companies
    • Lead the Roll-Out of Adaptive to BU Leaders to supply them with access to their respective budgets, P&L and expense reporting, variance analysis, etc.
    • Leverage Workday Adaptive Planning to build-out monthly close variance packages, the Board book, and other investor reporting packages

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business preferred
  • 8+ years' experience in relevant field (budgeting & financial analysis)
  • Experience in hyper-growth investment banking, SaaS, Media or AdTech environments 
  • Hands-on experience and working knowledge across multiple finance disciplines
  • Experience with learning the fundamentals of the business across products, operations, financials, etc.
  • Expert in short and long term budgeting and forecasting and profitability analysis
  • Advanced financial modeling skills 
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems and tools
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Advanced Excel and/or GSuite experience
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to interact with a variety of functions across the organization
  • Effective consulting skills; able to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to link best in class FP&A solutions to commercial outcomes
  • Change Management and communication expert
  • Significant experience resolving complex problems
  • Interest and acumen in understanding business concepts and models
  • Able to exercise a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy in interactions with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent judgment and self awareness
  • Is a credible business activist and can build and maintain effective business relationships
  • Is able to have a point of view about the business and challenge assumptions and take initiative 
  • Brings a growth mindset to one's own work and instill this in others
  • Anticipates opportunities and problems, and rallies key stakeholders to address them 
  • Role model effective collaboration across distributed teams
  • Demonstrate leadership that builds a culture of performance throughout the company
  • Solve for information, communication and cross-team process gaps
  • Ownership - embraces full accountability
  • Collaboration - works well across diverse groups at GumGum to arrive at positive outcomes
  • Active learner - constant questioning and growing; actively seeks diverse viewpoints, creating a culture where it’s safe to dissent, with getting to the best decision/outcome as the goal rather than being “right”
  • Respect – fosters a culture of respect within their team, and acts with integrity in all interactions inside and outside of GumGum
  • Transparency – openly shares motives, decisions, data, and knowledge so others can be successful, erring on the side of full disclosure and over communication
  • Talent magnet – proven track record of attracting and developing talented people from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, genders, races, and ages

Benefits & Perks

  • Medical Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee + spouse/family 
  • Vision Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee + spouse/family
  • Dental Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee + spouse/family
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employer-Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
  • Stock Incentive Program (role dependent)
  • Paid Parental Leave - Birth parents can receive up to 16-18 weeks for birth recovery and baby bonding. Non-birth parents can receive up to 10 weeks for baby bonding
  • Transitional Return-to-Work Schedule 
  • Modern Family Support: Cleo App
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal and Identity Theft Protection
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • WFH Stipend 
  • Wellness Reimbursement 
  • Flexible Time Off 
  • Veterinary Discounts
  • WeWork Monthly Pass
  • Pet friendly organization - We love our fur babies! Check us out on Instagram @dogsofgumgum
  • Incredible work/life balance with a collaborative and friendly work space
  • A team that has transitioned to remote work impressively, and remains highly collaborative and connected
  • GumGum Gives Back volunteering opportunities
  • Virtual company events and (optional) in-person celebrations
  • Virtual monthly team bonding events
  • Anniversary recognition and awards

Career & Development Focus

  • Ongoing learning and development for education opportunities such as webinars, books, classes, relevant conferences and events
  • Opportunities to pursue business related side projects and yearly Hackathon
  • Highly encouraged to contribute to open source software, including our own open source software
  • Environment of learning from peers, including meetups, presentations and blog posts
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology
  • Life Skills sessions - geared towards the whole life/ health / person
  • Leadership Bites Dinner Series - connecting current and future GumGum leaders over great food and meaningful conversation 
  • The VOICE Coalition - through our council committee, The VOICE Coalition’s mission is to build an equitable, supportive, and inclusive culture where all voices are heard and all differences are celebrated through thoughtful, engaging, and authentic programming and community involvement. We’ve created awareness and appreciation for our employees through Hispanic Heritage month, Women of GumGum, Asian Pacific American, GG Pride, etc.

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An Insider's view of GumGum

What are some social events your company does?

There's social events that range from meeting the CEO with the class of new hires, leadership bites, internal challenges to win gifts and prizes, wellness gatherings for you to learn more about your own mental and physical health, direct team bonding events, and what we call Quarterly Causes to give back to big issues in the world.

Dom Linton

People Operations Coordinator

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

One of the challenges our team faces is training a deep learning model with minimal biases. The goal is to discern between safe and threatening content such that brands are only aligned with brand suitable content. Our priority is to ensure that our data is diverse and representative resulting in a model that is more objective than subjective.

Iris Fu

Senior Manager, Computer Vision

What makes someone successful on your team?

Product Marketers at GumGum succeed not only for being analytical and creative but also for being curious, diligent, and collaborative while delivering value to stakeholders and customers alike.

Rossmary Gil

Director of Product Marketing

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

A team isn’t truly a team unless everyone involved is open to new ideas, approaches and feedback—including the leadership group. And I believe a successful company is when leadership clearly articulates their values to the employees with the hope that they share these values and beliefs. Keeping open dialogue throughout the company is essential.

Phil Schraeder

CEO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The Data Engineering team at GumGum is excited to be migrating our key systems to a new stack consisting of Astronomer AirFlow, DataBricks Spark streaming and Snowflake for warehousing. Our ultimate goal is to build a single data model and process to unify our batch and streaming pipelines, reducing cost and the time to implement new features

Corey Gale

Senior Engineering Manager, DevOps and Data Engineering

What are GumGum Perks + Benefits

GumGum Benefits Overview

Benefits should work as hard as you do. We offer comprehensive employee benefits, so you’re ready for anything.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Over the years, we have pilot tested various unconscious bias training vendors and rolled out to wider teams . We will continue to provide more training in 2021.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We launched " Stride" - our company council committee to share learnings, give updates and provide feedback to the company regarding initiatives and discussions around diversity, inclusion and equity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
GumGum provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
GumGum offers a commuter subsidiary for employees who chose to opt out of their free parking pass.
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
We love our dogs in the office!
Recreational Clubs
We have various leagues from soccer, softball, and our newest addition - surfing!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
GumGum reimburses up to $50/month for any health and fitness activities.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
GumGum offers $50/month home office stipend during Covid.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
GumGum offers a tuition contribution plan of at least $50/month via Goodly. Employees who have been with GumGum 4+ years can opt in for a contribution plan of $200/month.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Life Skills for Gummies is a program that was was launched by our PeopleOps team as a learning series focused around everyday life skills! Our CEO actually pitched this program as he wanted to offer courses to Gummers that help with everyday life (outside of the workplace). Topics range from money management to nutrition, meditation, buying a home, stocks & investments, urban gardening, etc. This program has seen extreme success and we are constantly surveying employees to offer classes that resonate with them!

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