FP&A Director


Austin, TX, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 02/12/2021
  • Website: www.sparkcognition.com
  • Company Address: 4030 W. Braker Lane Building 5, Suite 500, Austin, TX 78759

About SparkCognition

SparkCognition is an advanced market leading platform that provides artificial intelligence (AI) systems to enable customers to weave AI into the fabric of their organizations.

Job Description

SparkCognition is an AI leader that offers business-critical solutions for customers in energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, finance, aerospace, defense, and security. A highly awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-powered, cyber-physical software for the safety, security, reliability, and optimization of IT, OT, and the Industrial IoT.

SparkCognition is looking for a Finance Director to join the FP&A Team. This leader will drive value across a broad spectrum of the Company with a particular focus on fiscal year planning, quarterly close and metric reporting process, M&A due diligence and supporting a wide range of strategic analysis and decision making. The position requires strong financial reporting, planning and modeling skills, focus on details and good business judgment. Impeccable character, integrity, discretion and work ethic are critical for success.


    Build components of the Board of Directors presentations, Investor Relations materials, internal presentations, and play a role in any financing and M&A activities
    Support the Accounting team in close procedures and processes
    Trusted advisor to the VP, Finance & Corporate Controller and CFO  
    Proactively collaborate, influence, and align the company’s planning processes to achieve the overall company strategy
    Work cross functionally to support departmental decision-making with forecasting, planning, reporting and analytics
    Partner with broader organization to drive process and systematic improvements across the Company
    Along with the Sr. FP&A Analyst, will be responsible to maintain the Company’s financial forecast model which is designed to:
        Enable SparkCognition Executive team to incorporate inputs and assumptions and analyze the financial statement impact
        Combine historical and forward-looking financials
        Provide the ability to include the impact of potential ‘bolt-on’ transactions
        Provide a robust and flexible platform/scenario engine to consider different operating assumptions and scenarios; and
        Provide outputs / KPIs that enable analysis of key conclusions in a simple and transparent manner


    10+ years of FP&A in fast-paced, high growth environments
    Enterprise SaaS experience required
    Willingness to roll up your sleeves and build complex models (in Excel and other planning platforms)
    Must demonstrate analytical prowess, strategic thinking and a command of the details
    Extremely well organized, and data driven
    Proactive self-starter capable of driving business results without significant supervision
    Ability to deal with conflict, and manage expectations
    Exposure to key financial management processes as required in a scaling organization

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or genetics and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected]

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