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(Closed) Vice President, FP&A

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Santa Monica, CA


Our Finance team helps leaders drive business results through a broad array of reporting, analysis, and strategic support. Our finance experts provide financial forecasting, budgeting strategies, variance analysis, and deliver our monthly and quarterly financial results to management and the board.

Reporting to the CFO, the VP of FP&A will be an experienced leader who will become the strategic advisor and partner to the CFO and executive team. You will help lead and guide the finance team in building a world-class organization that delivers thoughtful and insightful financial planning, reporting, analysis, and help drive the implementation of exemplary financial systems, tools, and processes. You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyoneโ€™s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Thoughtfulness and grit tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. Youโ€™re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives. You love to listen and approach every interaction with a desire to understand and make a positive impact on the business. If you are a driven leader who is passionate about your work and thrive in teams, focused on growth and has strong intellectual curiosity, we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will assist the CFO in providing leadership and coordination of GumGumโ€™s budget and financial planning, management reporting and analyses, new business modeling and development of financial systems.


  • Acts as a strategic business partner to the CFO, business operators, and executive team
  • Establish/maintain strong, cross-functional business relationships with leaders and individuals across the company and clearly understand key processes and business goals through effective and collaborative teamwork
  • Develop/lead the 5-year long-range plan and operating budget(s) and related processes to ensure coordination and cooperation across the company on a global basis
  • Drive company-wide financial initiatives and make recommendations to optimize operating performance
  • Establish/maintain reporting of key business metrics, identify opportunities and highlight risks as well as influence the attainment of targeted metrics via collaborative and constructive teamwork with business leaders and individual contributors
  • Lead the internal reporting process of informing business leaders with annual budget information, expense monitoring, variance analyses, and implement financial strategies to optimize the business
  • Work with Accounting team in preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, cash flow, and consolidated statements, and supporting schedules; comparing actual results to budget projections; developing summaries and interpretations

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience in mid-market global level finance department with strong corporate finance experience
  • Bachelorโ€™s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Business case models, 3-statement, and DCF analyses
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Expert in short and long term budgeting and forecasting and profitability analysis
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems and tools
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to interact with a variety of functions across the organization
  • Ownership - embraces full accountability
  • Collaboration - works well across diverse groups at GumGum to arrive at positive outcomes
  • Active learner - constant questioning and growing; actively seeks diverse viewpoints, creating a culture where itโ€™s safe to dissent, with getting to the best decision/outcome as the goal rather than being โ€œrightโ€
  • Respect โ€“ fosters a culture of respect within their team, and acts with integrity in all interactions inside and outside of GumGum
  • Transparency โ€“ openly shares motives, decisions, data, and knowledge so others can be successful, erring on the side of full disclosure and over communication
  • Talent magnet โ€“ proven track record of attracting and developing talented people from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, genders, races, and ages

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA and Masterโ€™s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business
  • Experience in investment banking, SaaS, Media or AdTech environments

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive health, vision and dental benefits
  • Healthcare and dependent care FSA
  • Employer-matched 401(k) plan
  • Stock incentive program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Fitness reimbursement and wellness workshops
  • Discounted Pet Health Program
  • Flexible time off and work schedule
  • Commuter perks
  • Stocked kitchen & Everytable Smartfridge
  • Dog-friendly HQ office - we love our fur babies!
  • Incredible work/life balance with a collaborative and friendly work space
  • GumGum Gives Back volunteering opportunities
  • Team building lunches and events, and monthly company celebrations
  • Located in hotbed of tech startups, just blocks from the beach

Career & Personal Development Focus

  • Ongoing learning and development for education opportunities such as webinars, books, classes, relevant conferences and events
  • Opportunities to pursue business related side projects and yearly Hackathon
  • Highly encouraged to contribute to open source software, including our own open source software
  • Environment of learning from peers, including meetups, presentations and blog posts
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology
  • Life Skills sessions - geared towards the whole life/health/person
  • Leadership Bites Dinner Series - connecting current and future GumGum leaders over great food and meaningful conversation
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