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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (Santa Barbara, CA)

The Opportunity

Want to work for a company where you can have a genuine impact, be passionate about what you do, and work with a great team of people? At FastSpring, we work hard while keeping a fun, collaborative, and casual atmosphere. Headquartered in downtown Santa Barbara, our offices are just a few minutes from great restaurants, shops and the beach. If you're highly driven and want to work at an exciting, fast-growing e-commerce software company, consider joining the FastSpring team. We offer a dynamic work environment, competitive compensation, growth opportunities, medical benefits, and much more for the right candidate.

The Position

The position will be key asset in the future growth and scale of the company. This individual will be leading the financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis, as well as other special ad-hoc projects, as needed. This role will provide support to senior management, including preparing board and financial presentations. This function provides insights and support to ensure ‘optimal’ business decision making. This position will be assisting management decide on new tools, systems and processes for the accounting and finance department.


  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance
  • Develop the annual Budgeting, on-going Financial Forecasting, and Operating Plans
  • Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis
  • Prepare monthly Financial reporting
  • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies and understand ROI in various projects and departments
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
  • Supporting Senior Management Team and Departments heads with in-depth analysis
  • Prepare presentations to Board of Directors and Senior Management Team
  • Work closely with department heads to establish expectations for budget and forecast purposes and to identify variances from budget and forecast projections. Department heads include leads for Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, Finance and Accounting, and General and Administrative departments.
  • Special projects, as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA/Masters highly preferred
  • 5+ years experience in Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience with BI tools and budgeting tools
  • Experience with is a plus
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Experience in a growth company establishing finance processes procedures, including implementation of new tools and software

About the Company

With thousands of customers worldwide, FastSpring powers the digital economy with a cloud-based e-commerce & subscription management platform that helps software & SaaS companies monetize their products and services online, and on a global scale. FastSpring provides an end-to-end payment processing, merchandising & fulfillment solution for companies that sell desktop software, SaaS, video games, e-books and other digital products.

FastSpring is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer. Candidates are considered for employment with FastSpring without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, veteran status (specifically status as a disabled veteran, special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era veteran, recently separated veteran, armed forces service medal veteran, or other protected veteran) or other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local lawQuote for 4 desks attached. 

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