Director Financial Planning & Analysis at Wowza Media Systems

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Wowza Media Systems, the global leader in live video streaming technology, is looking for an individual to join a growing SaaS and software company that is at the center of video streaming industry. The Director of FP&A will oversee company-wide financial planning and forecasting, including monthly, quarterly, annually, multi-year forecasts, and annual business planning for growing SaaS company. Candidate will lead P&L -level cadences to provide financial support, strategic guidance, and insights that enable executive management to make informed future decision-making. The position will also assist in various projects that support the finance department’s goals and overall company growth. Role is a member of the Leadership Team and reports to the Vice-President of Finance.

  • Lead key financial processes, including long-term and rolling forecasting, budget planning, performance reporting, and others
  • Build commentaries and insights for decision support and key financial results
  • Develop new (and improve existing) processes relating to strategic planning / financial planning / reporting based on a deep understanding of business KPIs / drivers
  • Support and refine the metrics to track our function-specific and company-wide trends, find opportunities, provide recommendations, and collaborate across all levels
  • Have a highly collaborative approach and the ability to interact with leadership and board members
  • Support ad hoc projects (including strategic planning, corporate strategy, unit economics, business case development) and help define systems and improvements to support growth ambitions
  • Apply an analytical approach to influence strategic decision-making, with a focus on capital allocation decisions and financial planning
  • Understand how to operate in and improve upon systems and reporting using Adaptive Insights

What We Are Looking for

  • 10+ years experience in financial analysis, corporate accounting or public accounting
  • 8+ years experience in FP&A supporting a high-growth organization
  • Ability to make decisions, work under pressure and the capacity to use good judgment in critical situations.
  • Working knowledge with SaaS / Software experience preferred and a strong understanding of GAAP accounting principles and procedures
  • Larger ERP (Intacct a plus) and advanced technical expertise across Microsoft Office, and Business Intelligence tools
  • M&A assessment/integration experience a plus

Who We Are

Wowza Media Systems is a streaming software, cloud services, and hardware provider aimed at powering live streaming for today’s most innovative companies. We frequent Streaming Media’s list of Companies That Matter Most in Online Video and Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as Built in Colorado’s list of Best Medium Workplaces (with a 4.6 rating on Glassdoor).

Cofounders David Stubenvoll and Charlie Good first set out to create cool stuff with like-minded people in 2005. In the fourteen years that have followed, Wowza’s become the gold standard for streaming. One third of content delivery networks (CDNs) have Wowza’s technology built in and more that 24,000 organizations across the globe power their streaming with Wowza.

With adoption rates exploding, use cases proliferating, and video quality increasing, the streaming industry’s influence on everyday life continues to grow. And when it comes to live video, one thing rings true: If you can dream it, the experts at Wowza can help you build it.

Why Work for Wowza

Wowza’s global team is headquartered in the foothills of Colorado, with plenty of parking and where the deer, elk, and buffalo roam. Generous PTO and paid holidays, a healthy work-life-balance, and a 401K that vests immediately are among the many reasons we love working here.

The tight-knit crew benefits from a dog-friendly workplace, unlimited snacks, catered lunches, holiday parties, and more. Employees are encouraged to take ownership of their role with limited oversight — and coworkers are happy to help one another out.

Wowza’s team also works to connect the larger community with our passion for tech. From live-streaming graduation ceremonies for local high schools to participating in events like SheTech, employees are able to cultivate the same creative energy that first brought the company to life.

Wowza Media Systems is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all people to thrive in.

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Location

We are located off the Genesee Park exit of I70, where the deer, elk and the buffalo herd roam.

An Insider's view of Wowza Media Systems

What are some social events your company does?

Wowza does some awesome events; we go to Rockies games and participate in an event where we brew our own beer and then we compete with other start ups. We also have team happy hours, we celebrate each other's anniversaries at the company and birthdays. We do that once monthly and bring snacks, cakes and all sorts of great stuff and internally.

Christian Sharkey

Recruiter & HR Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As Community Manager, it’s critical I communicate daily with several other teams to provide feedback from our customers. Several times a day, I will slack or have zoom video chats to share information and ideas with members from other Wowza teams like engineering, billing or sales to get answers I need for our Wowza customers around the globe.

Rose Power

Developer Community Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We have an ability or environment where we generate a lot of ideas and very few of those ideas actually work. I believe you have to fail enough times to understand how to succeed.

Matt Rossi

Sr. Director Business Operations

What are some things you learned at the company?

I learn something new every day at Wowza. The creativity of our clients enables us to develop end-to-end solutions in innovative ways. We harness their vision by delivering superior service and unmatched technology. Empowering my customers’ commercial opportunities is the most rewarding aspect of my role.

Kristen Calton

Account Executive

What are Wowza Media Systems Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday and tons of snack and drinks.
Happy Hours
Parking
Free parking!
Pet Friendly
Wowza's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Fitness Subsidies
Take advantage of the discounted gym rate at Genesee Mountain Fitness
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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