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Director of Finance

| Greater NYC Area

The Director of FP&A will serve as a financial advisor and business partner at the corporate level of Meetup by driving the company to achieve its financial and operational goals. Partnering across all departments including engineering, product, marketing, strategy, design, and business operations, the Director of Finance will oversee the development of budgets, forecasts, long-range plans and strategic analysis. The Director of Finance will also direct monthly operating meetings and providing financial analysis and modeling to assist management in meeting financial and strategic goals. The Director of FP&A will report directly to the CFO.

Initial responsibilities for the role include leading the financial analysis and modeling for existing lines of business as well as new and transformational initiatives. The Director will also support and partner with all operating units in the creation of financial presentations for executive management. This position will require the development of KPIs and dashboards that tell the story behind financial performance.

 What you’ll get to do:

  • Financial advisor and business partner to leaders of all Meetup operating units.
  • Direct the planning, coordination and preparation of the forecasts, budgets and long-range plans, including Pro-forma P&Ls and analytics that support various business initiatives.
  • Direct the planning, coordinating and preparation of annual and quarterly company OKR’s (Operating Key Results). Partner with senior management and each business unit to ensure they reflect the Company’’s strategic direction and operating objectives
  • Responsible for monthly reporting package that includes financial operating statements, comprehensive Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), analysis of operating results against budget, prior periods and forecasts, and comprehensive executive level explanations.
  • Work collaboratively with the accounting team during the month-end close cycle to ensure proper accruals and to reconcile revenue, gross margin and Adjusted EBITDA.
  • Ensure the accuracy, relevancy and integrity of all information on financial statements reported in the P&L, variances and rollforward schedules
  • Present, analyze, and interpret relevant financial data and business metrics partnering closely with business leaders to impact strategic business decisions.
  • Proactively support the operations of the business with the relevant analytic insight 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with operating and financial management teams to evaluate needs for specific and ongoing analysis that focus on the business
  • Create robust and sophisticated financial and business models, test the models for insight and present findings
  • Provide strategic analytical support and identify new solutions that enhance decision making
  • Maintain and develop effective Policies, Procedures and Processes
  • Ensure that an adequate and effective system of internal controls is maintained for financial reporting and analysis
  • Ensure that all positions' duties, responsibilities and critical processes are documented, to support staff's understanding for proper allocation of duties and as a tool for adequate training
  • Develop timely and innovative ways to motivate and empower individuals, and a team

What makes you perfect for the role:

Qualified candidate will be an intelligent, highly-motivated individual, who can succeed in a fast-moving company and industry. The candidate must be a self-starter who can see the goal and execute against it.

  • Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting or equivalent, MBA a plus
  • Well qualified candidate will have at least 10 years of relevant work experience in finance including extensive budgeting, forecasting, long term planning, personnel analysis, and financial modeling
  • Strong finance, business and operations acumen
  • Advanced excel skills and ability to build sensitivity analyses
  • Advanced modeling experience
  • Advanced financial system knowledge
  • Exceptional presentation skills with ability to analyze data, tell the financial and business “story”
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong people management skills with demonstrated development/coaching/mentoring experience required
  • Strong initiative and the ability to work well in a fast-paced, project/deadline-driven environment
  • Function effectively in a fast-paced, high growth operating environment
  • Positive perspective with a “can do” attitude 

Our team is bold, supportive, and passionate about bringing people together in real life to create a community for everyone. We care about moving fast, real-world change, and building diverse, dynamic teams. You in?

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Location

Meetup is in the vibrant and trendy SoHo neighborhood. Just steps away from the BDFM6 and a short hop and skip to the NQRW.

An Insider's view of Meetup

What does your typical day look like?

As an engineer at Meetup, my mission is to build things that help product teams focus on our users and develop our product faster and with better quality. My team mob programs or pair programs by default, which works great for us because it increases code and architecture, knowledge sharing, focus, productivity and team bonding.

Jaclyn Jiménez

Senior Full Stack Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I created my own professional development path by participating in the Employee Resource Group and Diversity & Inclusion council. Participating and organizing these company initiatives allowed me to stretch my leadership muscles, understand the value of empathizing with my colleagues, and appreciate the ability to use my voice to influence change.

Lee Upshur

Pro Support Specialist

What is your vision for the company?

Meetup empowers personal growth through real human connections because we see a future built on deep trust and collective effort. We are creating a world where people can turn to each other to improve their lives. We believe that real, human connection drives real change.

David Siegel

CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

What I enjoy the most about working at Meetup is the people. As a mission driven company with a focus on building community, our community sets a great example. I consider myself incredibly lucky to work amongst such incredible individuals. I feel seen, supported, and empowered to not only be my unique self, but to make the changes I know I can.

Irina Demchenko

Senior Support Specialist

What are Meetup Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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