BlackLine automates and controls financial close processes for midsize and large organizations.
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Senior Director, FP&A

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Get to Know Us:
It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing!
At BlackLine, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications.
Since being founded in 2001, BlackLine has become a leading provider of cloud software that automates and controls the entire financial close process. Our vision is to modernize the finance and accounting function to enable greater operational effectiveness and agility, and we are committed to delivering innovative solutions and services to empower accounting and finance leaders around the world to achieve Modern Finance.
Being a best-in-class SaaS Company, we understand that bringing in new ideas and innovative technology is mission critical. At BlackLine we are always working with new, cutting edge technology that encourages our teams to learn something new and expand their creativity and technical skillset that will accelerate their careers.
Work, Play and Grow at BlackLine!
Make Your Mark:
As BlackLine continues to build Finance capabilities that enable profitable growth at scale, we are looking to fill a newly created role of Senior Director, FP&A to build, scale, and lead operational processes for our Finance team. The position reports into the BlackLine's Head of Corporate Finance and will have direct interaction with our Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. In this role, you will be the senior operations leader for corporate finance, owning all inputs to the P&L including monthly revenue and expense forecasts, cash flows, and capex. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, technically proficient in building complex financial models, administering planning systems, and refining forecast methodologies, and comfortable diving deep to inspect the financials and communicating with an executive audience. You are capable of managing teams and acting as an individual contributor overseeing complex cross functional processes, have an accomplished track record of financial controllership, and act as a critical conduit between internal finance and accounting teams, business partners and our CFO to ensure inputs and outputs align and financial reporting is delivered accurately and timely to the CFO, executive management team, and board of directors.
You'll Get To:

  1. Own and drive all financial planning processes including forecasts, R&Os, quarterly business reviews, annual operating plan, and long-range planning
  2. Develops, maintains and continuously refines the rolling forecast process and increases the agility of financial plan and budgets based upon rolling forecast
  3. Refine forecast methodologies and build or enable drivers based financial models to support our forecasting processes including our annual operating plan and long-range plans.
  4. Drive process improvements to improve forecast accuracy and reduce cycle time through building processes to source critical data to inform key performance metrics and bridge variances
  5. Function as thought leader over data governance and feature roadmap for our internal planning system including structure of accounts, forecast methodologies, and reporting frameworks to ensure data across Finance and accounting is reported on consistently, accurately, and updated timely
    • Develops and maintains management reporting, dashboards and ad-hoc reporting processes
    • Develops and maintains suite of key performance indicators
    • Develops financial acumen across the company, through financial mentoring and training
  6. Develop an automation strategy to mitigate existing manual aspects to the forecasting/budgeting process and collaborate cross departmentally with Financial Systems and Enterprise Applications to drive the completion of that project.
  7. Leads industry benchmarking initiatives and gains alignment on establishing and progressing towards benchmarks when justified
  8. Collaborates with stakeholders to ensure that future strategies, project proposals and business plans are incorporated into the annual budget and forecast
  9. Develops scenario analysis processes and collaborates with stakeholders to enhance strategic planning process
  10. Manage and develop a small team of finance professionals and drive strategies from their outputs and analysis

What You'll Bring:
Years of Experience in Related Field: 10+ years of total experience
Education: Bachelor's degree required with proven history of high achievement, MBA a plus
Technical/Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Extensive experience building, developing, and leading Finance function(s) for public companies, ideally in a $100M+ revenue company
  2. Corporate finance/FP&A experience at a high growth SaaS or technology company
  3. Experience managing automation initiatives and administering planning systems
  4. Deep understanding of P&L components, unit economics, and common SaaS metrics
  5. Proven track record of developing people, leading, and managing high performing teams
  6. Strong leadership skills and experience partnering at the executive management levels
  7. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and proven stakeholder management and influencing skills
  8. Ability to build working relationships with teams across the organization and collaborate.
  9. Finance-minded with strong operational focus to drive process, systems, and execution in a scalable and repeatable way
  10. Strong analytical capabilities and business acumen with the ability to simplify and distill complex business information in a consumable way
  11. Analytical and problem-solving mindset with a can-do attitude
  12. Superior software and systems skills (e.g. advanced financial planning tool, Microsoft Excel) a must. Adaptive Planning,, Tableau and programming expertise (SQL, R, Python) experience a plus
  13. Strong customer service, success orientation, and a desire to help others to succeed


  1. Expert level understanding of financial statements and levers
  2. Holds internal finance and external partners accountable for their forecasts and inputs. Takes responsibility for forecast errors proactively and seeks continuous improvement
  3. Able to build complex driver-based models from scratch with little direct oversight and audit capabilities to facilitate inspection
  4. Capable of applying judgment to assumptions or building confidence based scenario models where direct expertise is lacking
  5. Bias for speed, expert at simplifying complex tasks, and delivering results with a high bar for accuracy
  6. Adept at presentation and organization of financial data and metrics for visual effect
  7. Communicates proactively and frequently, never leaves their internal customers hanging

Thrive at BlackLine Because You Are Joining:

  • A technology-based company with a sense of adventure and a vision for the future. Every door at BlackLine is open. Just bring your brains, your problem-solving skills, and be part of a winning team at the world's most trusted name in Finance Automation!
  • A culture that is kind, open, and accepting. It's a place where people can embrace what makes them unique, and the mix of cultural backgrounds and varying interests cultivates diverse thought and perspectives.
  • A culture where BlackLiner's continued growth and learning is empowered. BlackLine offers a wide variety of professional development seminars and inclusive affinity groups to celebrate and support our diversity.

BlackLine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, age, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, ancestry, color, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, medical condition, genetic information, or any other protected class or category recognized by applicable equal employment opportunity or other similar laws.
BlackLine recognizes that the ways we work and the workplace itself has shifted. We innovate in a workplace that optimizes a combination of virtual and in-person interactions to maximize collaboration and nurture our culture. Candidates who live within a reasonable commute to one of our offices will work in the office at least 2 days a week.
Salary Range:
USD $191,000.00 - USD $253,000.00
Pay Transparency Statement:
Placement within this range depends upon several factors, including the applicant's prior relevant job experience, skill set, and geographic location. In addition to base pay, BlackLine also offers short-term and long-term incentive programs, based on eligibility, along with a robust offering of benefit and wellness plans.

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What are BlackLine Perks + Benefits

BlackLine Benefits Overview

Healthy employees are happier and more engaged. At BlackLine, medical, dental, and vision coverage is taken care of by the company, along with unlimited paid time off and other perks to help you take care of your mental and physical health and wellness.

Your financial wellness matters too. we offer a 401(k) plan with matching, competitive compensation, and an employee stock purchase plan to ensure you keep current with your value in the marketplace and plan for your future. We also offer extensive career and personal development with a wide range of learning opportunities.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
At BlackLine, we feel that paying 100% of our employees’ health benefits is 100% the right thing to do. Medical, dental, and vision are taken care of by the company.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
BlackLine has been offering company wide virtual fitness classes such as, Aerobics and Yoga!
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
BlackLine provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan.
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
BlackLine offers and Employee Stock Purchase Plan with the ability to buy stock at a discounted price.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
BlackLine hosts company outings several times per year.
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We’re better together and know that amazing individuals make amazing teams. We also know that we bond through socializing and shared experiences. That’s how teams gel and support each other.

So, we like to play games together: table tennis, poker, and video games. We encourage company sports leagues and fitness groups. We relax with happy hours and team get-togethers, and we never let a holiday season go by without a celebration.

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