Head of FP&A


EMEA / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 04/02/2021
  • Website: messagebird.com
  • Company Address: Baarsjesweg 285, Amsterdam, 1058AE

About MessageBird

MessageBird is on a mission to modernize and simplify the overcomplicated space of customer communication. As a leading cloud communications platform with over 15.000 customers, MessageBird provides SMS, Chat, Voice, and Video APIs that connect businesses to their customers more quickly and reliably than ever before.

Job Description

Join our team either remotely or in our HQ in Amsterdam. This role can be based in any location within the EMEA region.

About us

MessageBird is transforming the communications landscape as one of the fastest-growing software companies in the world. Our cloud communications platform makes it possible for businesses to instantly connect with over 7 billion phones globally, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Our suite provides access to all major messaging channels, from SMS and Voice to WeChat, Messenger, Facebook, WhatsApp and more. We provide out-of-the-box solutions with our own applications like Inbox and Flow Builder, plus a robust set of APIs that simplify workflows and automation.

With over 15,000 customers — from small and mid-sized businesses to some of the world’s biggest brands — it’s likely that you’ve benefited from our technology at some point. Our products range from turn-key applications like Inbox, Flow Builder and Campaign Builder, to leading solutions and APIs for enterprises; all are available through our Online Self-Serve (OSS) dashboard.

Our global team is a powerhouse of 350+ employees, who work across eight international offices. We’re excited that you’re here and interested to #jointhenest.

How we work

We work fast, grow fast, and build fast. Life at MessageBird moves in fast-forward motion. We’re a team that focuses on making an impact — right from day one. We are go-getters, industry leaders, and dreamers. Risk takers. Roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. We thrive on transparency, and we value solution-minded attitudes.

We are all driven by one ethos: Get Shit Done. We love shaping things together and leveraging different perspectives, because that makes our products better. Our Birds are empowered with freedom and opportunity; in return, we expect honesty, courage, and agility. We own our work, and sometimes we fail. And then we get back up and cross the finish line — together as a team. Sound refreshing? We think so, too.

The role: Head of FP&A

We are looking for someone to spearhead all things financial planning and analysis; taking full responsibility defining and measuring our operating and financial metrics, communicating them clearly and transparently to the organization, and making sure the company understands where we are on our journey and where we need to go.  This will also include, setting up & running planning processes (annual planning, quarterly forecasting, cash flow forecasting, ad hoc analysis)  and compiling monthly flash reports containing KPIs as well as financial information. You will build a team and bring best-in-class processes to our FP&A function.

This is a great opportunity to apply your analytical skills & commercial acumen in building decision making support needed to help steer this fast-growth business. You’ll work closely with the heads of each department as well as the CEO, COO and CFO, to own the reporting and tracking process, and have the opportunity to inform and influence key strategic financial decisions.

What you’ll do

  • Be the expert on all metrics of our business; including group planning; reporting & analysis; budgeting & forecasting
  • Provide decision making support for the organisation from departmental leads to board level
  • Prepare the monthly flash reports
  • Develop the relationship between finance & the wider business providing stronger engagement & improved communication with non-finance.
  • Business partner with departmental  leads including mentoring of first time managers in managing their budgets
  • Develop the strategy for this function to excel ensuring the FP&A processes are continually improving, seeking change where applicable.
  • Build a team to provide global decision support through meaningful financial metrics
  • Select appropriate budgeting & forecasting tools

What you’ll bring

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in a quantitative, finance or analytics role; ideally with global exposure
  • Preferably from PaaS, SaaS or technology company environments.
  • Highly analytical & well-organized
  • Excellent systems skills from using spreadsheets & data analytics tools through to the selection of appropriate budgeting & forecasting systems
  • Bring credibility, initiative & drive to the finance team
  • High level of emotional intelligence & excellent communication skills
  • Experienced manager & comfortable being hands-on

Psst… some added perks

  • The ability to Work Anywhere — literally anywhere you want, as long as it’s in the same time zone as your team (yup… you read that right!). This comes with the added benefit of finding the right work-life balance for you by following our 80/20 rule.
  • WFH office set-up allowance to make sure you have all you need to “get shit done” in an ergonomically-friendly manner.
  • Top-notch work equipment (including Bose headphones!).
  • MessageBird swag to keep you well-dressed.
  • The occasional (virtual) company-wide and team events. 
  • A team of (fast-)forward-thinking, talented and fun colleagues from more than 50 countries!

MessageBird is an equal opportunity employer. If you think you’re a match for this role and can bring some great skills to the MessageBird team, please apply! We’re excited to get to know you.

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