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Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
A month ago

Unique and well-rounded Director, Financial Planning and Analysis opportunity to work with a high-growth organization within the tech industry.

Who - the Company:

Our client is a hypergrowth organization based in Vancouver. They are in an exciting phase, paving the way within the tech industry.

What - the Role:

The Director, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) will provide strategic insight into financial and operating trends in support of the company’s continued growth, financial support of business cases and decisions, and play a key role in annual budgeting and forecasting. The role will deliver value-added financial analysis and meaningful related reports that lead to insightful and accurate business decision making, support external budget and other financial reporting preparation, analysis, and related communications.

Reporting to the CFO, the Director, FP&A will work closely with the executive team and other senior leaders to model business decisions and support M&A related activities. The role will also be an important member of the Finance team, partnering with other Finance professionals to provide sound financial guidance and recommendations to the business. Working with Investor Relations will also occur to ensure conclusions for analyst reports and other stakeholder presentations are accurate.


  • Directly provide ongoing FP&A support to the functional areas of the business, and as needed on an ad-hoc basis
  • Partner with the senior leadership team to develop and implement financial strategies that align with the company’s mission, vision and business objectives
  • Manage the corporate financial model including running scenario analysis
  • Develop deep understanding of financial assumptions within the business
  • Build rolling financial forecasting processes and controls to ensure accuracy of results produced
  • Develop, prepare/review financial models for complex business cases and decision support
  • Oversee the preparation of clear, metric-based, financial plans, including annual budgets, rolling-forecasts, long-range plans, and related updates
  • Support investor communications with thought-out financial analyses and review of the company’s financial positions
  • Analyze cost savings opportunities, develop project plans and monitor progress and results
  • Participate in M&A activities to evaluate potential new acquisitions targets and provide recommendations on purchase
  • Perform ROI analysis and prepare business cases for new products and growth initiatives. Test assumptions and perform robust scenario analysis, benchmarking against competitors and external data
  • Build and optimize the FP&A function, including creation of automated and scalable processes, reporting and systems


Who - the Candidate:

  • CPA designation required
  • 10-15 years of proven experience in progressively complex Finance roles
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership experience
  • Experience in growth stage company is an asset
  • Strong financial modeling skills and ability to analyze data and performance
  • Experience in business case building and presentations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with M&A an asset
  • Experience with public company taxation is considered an asset
  • Strong problem solving, and work management skills
  • Proven prioritization, strong time management, and organizational skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, show initiative, be proactive and accountable
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in a publicly traded company an asset


Currently all staff are working remotely, with plans to open the office in the winter time. Office is located in Vancouver and the company will likely offer a partial/hybrid remote work model when the office opens.

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with experience- please discuss with Swim!

When & How to Apply:

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