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


  • 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



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