Manager, Business Analytics & Financial Planning

Manager, Business Analytics & Financial Planning 150 150 checkerspot

Title: Manager, Business Analytics & Financial Planning

Type: Full-Time

Location: Alameda, CA

Supervisor: Head of Finance & Operations


We seek an enthusiastic, team oriented, problem solver to join our Alameda team. The person in this role will support and collaborate with the Finance team and the Business Strategy team. This position will have a lead role in building and maintaining a financial database, creating workflows and s systems to provide insights, analyses, reporting and analytics to the management team to support key decision making, and leading the organization to identify and implement a financial planning and forecasting system.  The  Manager, Business Analytics & Financial Planning will also head FP&A activities, collaborating with business unit partners and cross-functional teams, finance, and business strategy. 



  •  Collaborate with business partners to solve start-up and scalability issues
  • Partner with internal stakeholders/business leaders to create, build out, analyze and communicate KPIs to provide visibility to operational and financial performance as well as progress to Company’s key strategic directives
  • Develop, implement, and run Checkerspot’s financial modeling database, annual budgeting, and quarterly financial planning  to track and insure the ownership and accountability of business partners
  • Collaborate with internal business partners to provide ad-hoc financial and business decision support on revenue, cost of sales, 3rd party production costs, marketing, advertising, and strategic initiatives
  • Implement routines, systems and and reporting processes to manage forecasts to assist business partners to maximize revenue and identify opportunities for cost effective spend
  • Work across product teams to build and maintain product and material cost models to provide operational transparency by tracking and reconciling between actual and forecast/budget costs
  • Collaborate closely with Corporate Controller to support monthly, quarterly and annual financial close, as well as annual audits, as required
  • Collaborate with external Investment advisors and Corporate Controller on cash and investment planning activities



  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in Accounting & Finance or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of related work experience in FP&A, data analytics, or similar field
  • Prior experience in commercial and manufacturing organizations
  • Demonstrated experience customizing financial databases and reporting systems, usually acquired through related work experience
  •  Strong user of Microsoft Excel (Pivot Tables, Lookup Functions, Arrays, Data Tables, etc.,)
  • Analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills required to identify and resolve issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, innovative with a strong sense of initiative
  • Technical, data oriented, with a high degree of attention to detail with proven ability to proactively assess and improve current processes
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams; values and establishes effective interpersonal Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with ability to multitask and prioritize job duties in an organized and efficient manner
  • Committed to the highest standards for protecting confidentiality, data accuracy and integrity, consistency, and security