Director/Sr. Manager - Strategic Finance

Location: New York, NY

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Zola is looking for an exceptional candidate to join the Finance team as Director/Sr. Manager of Strategic Finance.  Named by the Wall Street Journal as one of New York City’s fastest growing tech startups of 2017, we are growing explosively and need a strategic-minded finance professional who can support us through this next phase of growth.   Founded by many of the early team members from Gilt Groupe, we are focused on creating a new kind of e-commerce experience that addresses a huge market — wedding gifts — by reimagining the wedding registry for modern engaged couples and their guests.

This role will report into the SVP/head of finance, and lead the company’s FP&A and strategic planning efforts.  He/she will provide rigorous and thoughtful analyses and partner with internal business functions to drive short-term and long-term business and capital allocation decisions.  This role is ideal for someone with solid financial planning experience, looking for broad and challenging responsibilities. 

What We are Looking For:

  • A Business Partner highly adept at communicating and collaborating with executives and functional leaders to meet corporate objectives
  • A killer financial modeler with outstanding analytical skills
  • Someone with unquestionable integrity and curiosity in solving problems and seeking the truth
  • Someone who can work effectively with lots of data, yet seeing the bigger picture and focus on driving tangible results
  • A go-getter who can self-manage and implement new ideas/processes
  • Someone who can embrace a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead financial budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Owner of long range model and lead strategic planning discussions
  • Financial partner for functional leaders, supporting budget management and providing analytical support on strategic initiatives
  • Analyze and accurately predict cash flow
  • Collaborate with Controller and accounting team on month end close and financial reporting
  • Perform competitive and industry benchmarking and communicate takeaways
  • Partner with accounting for monthly close and board reporting
  • Play a key role in potential capital raising and M&A activities

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years work experience including at least 2 years in a financial planning role with budgeting responsibilities.  Experience in investment banking or private equity a plus    
  • Team player and great communicator
  • Familiarity and comfort with GAAP principles
  • Proficiency in 3-statement financial modeling and strong understanding of balance sheet and cash flow drivers
  • Proficiency in ERP systems a plus

About Zola:

Zola is the fastest growing wedding company in the country. We're reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience to make the happiest moment in our couples' lives even happier. From engagement to wedding and decorating your first home, Zola is there, combining compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology. All in the service of love.
Headquartered in New York City, our team brings deep experience working on beautiful, award-winning e-commerce sites and mobile apps in past roles at Gilt Groupe, Yahoo, Amazon, J.Crew, Rent The Runway, Goldman Sachs, among many others. In 2017 the Wall Street Journal named Zola a top 25 Tech Company to Watch, and Forbes named Zola a Next Billion-Dollar Startup.

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