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Finance Director - Xero Americas at Xero

Our purpose

Small business makes the world go round – it's the heart of the global economy. At Xero we want millions of small businesses to thrive through beautiful software, advice and connections. We aim to make being a small business more efficient and profitable, and more enjoyable too. 

How you'll make an impact

This role reports to the Global Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and is the primary finance partner to the President of Xero's operations in the Americas.

The individual will manage a team responsible for financial management, analytics, governance and controls.

Responsibilities include financial analysis and modeling, creating financial plans and budgets, and analyzing, interpreting, and communicating financial information across Xero. 
Key characteristics of an ideal candidate: well-rounded, delivers results in high growth environments, high emotional quotient, strong business acumen, effective communicator.

Success looks like
  • Support the organization in achieving board-issued performance targets
  • Manage the annual planning and reporting cycle for the organization
  • Support the business in identifying, implementing and tracking strategic objectives
  • Ensure the organization's compliance requirements are met

What you'll do

  • Partner with the executive leadership team for the Americas organization to conduct financial analysis and develop strategic insights that drive business decisions. Ensure business unit financial and operating decisions are based on accurate financial data and apply financial expertise to inform overall strategy and business direction.
  • Own and drive the annual budgeting process and monthly close and forecast process for the Americas organization. Own and manage the financials of each business unit with high predictability, considering all operational aspects and their impacts on company financials.
  • Partner with cross functional teams beyond go-to-market teams to provide financial and business leadership to support business and product management decisions. In addition to the go-to-market teams, build key partnerships with product, customer experience, and strategy to ensure all dependencies are considered.
  • Develop robust models to streamline decision-making. Ensure financial objectives such as revenue, margins, growth, efficiency, productivity, lifetime value etc. are appropriately analyzed and understood by business partners.
  • Provide recommendations for business decisions based on a suite of well-defined financial metrics.
  • Partner with the company's accounting team for month-end and quarter-end close reporting, driving internal processes to maintain and improve predictability of financial results. Recommend and develop policies, procedures and systems to meet Company objectives.
  • Prepare presentations and provide recommendations to senior management. Assist in communications to the Executive team which supports investor relations, including developing and reporting key metrics and key performance indicators.
  • Lead, manage, motivate, and develop a direct team of two.

What you'll bring with you

  • Must have owned and driven an annual budgeting process and monthly close and forecast process for a global organization
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in finance and accounting with emphasis on budgeting, forecasting, planning, financial analysis, and modeling with relevant experience as an FP&A business partner
  • Experience managing a finance team – a minimum of team 2 to 4 individuals
  • Someone who has already been in a leadership role
  • Has previously managed a commercial finance or sales operations team within a software (SaaS) company Experience and knowledge of 401k plans
  • Strong systems skills a plus (Adaptive Planning, Micro Strategy, NetSuite, Salesforce, or other comparable financial and ERP systems)
  • Ability to influence through clear presentation and communication of complex data analysis.
  • Ability to recognize and employ appropriate interaction styles and methods to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data to develop insights and recommendations that synthesizes information across functions and perspectives. 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, collaboration and consultative skills. Inquisitive and positive mindset in approaching complex problems.

It's time to introduce yourself

Now that we've caught your attention, it's time to catch ours. Please send us your resume and a link to your portfolio if you:

Love creating a #beautiful finance experience through financial planning, reporting, and keeping up with all compliance requirements.

Show your passion for the #human side of finance through cultivating a deep understanding of the overall impact of your work on the business.

Seek the #challenge of complex problems, crazy-smart collaborators and a fast-paced work environment.

#Champion finance by bringing a unique point of view while inspiring impeccable quality from others.

Take #ownership by driving meaningful change and delivering results with passion and purpose.

Xero is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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Why work with us
We’re one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the world. We are the leader in beautiful small business accounting and productivity software – complete with payroll, inventory and more. We combine the dynamic pace of a startup with the security of $375M in funding. We’re ranked #1 by Forbes as World's Most Innovative Growth Company two years running.
Culture
Xero Denver has a casual environment with a startup feel. We have state-of-the-art facilities with onsite gym, cafe and indoor/outdoor lounge featuring shuffleboard and corn hole. From ping pong tournaments to 5k runs and ski outings, the Denver office is a diverse and active group with varied interests. Xero sponsors weekly community meals in addition to in-office happy hour every Friday.
Perks & Benefits
401k matching
4 weeks paid vacation accrued every year
FREE Onsite Gym
Flexible work schedules
Casual dress
Friday in-office happy hour
Free breakfast
Ergonomic sit/stand desks
Social & collaborative environment
Free parking, in office bike racks, commuter benefits
Free lunch
Annual Wellness benefit

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