Vice President of FP&A



Tampa, FL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Why it's worth it:

ReliaQuest is seeking a seasoned VP of Finance, who will build and transform the finance function, including FP&A, through enabling our business to globally develop a scalable cadence to our financial planning activities. This is a real opportunity to demonstrate the true effectiveness of business partnering, by adding commercial value and insight to the rest of the ReliaQuest team. This role reports directly to the CFO and has the opportunity to leave a very big impact on the company’s high growth trajectory.

As an experienced finance partner from the software industry, you will be responsible for setting the standards for financial business planning, forecasting, financial reporting, budget reporting, financial modeling, and strategic decision support. Partnering with all key business leaders, you will be called upon to drive the financial strategy and concurrently be creating rigorous processes and systems that build a firm foundation for our accelerated growth plan. We’re looking for both a strategic forward-thinking mindset, with proactive financial leadership with a strong commercial track record from within the technology and software vertical, coupled with hands- on management style. Critical for the role will be the ability to build and transform a finance team to strategically develop the company operating model, as well as creating the appropriate systems and reporting to enhance operational effectiveness in a growth focused business, enabling the story behind the numbers to be brought to life.

The everyday hustle:

  • Company Operating Plan: Own the Company’s Operating Plan. Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance function for ReliaQuest including Budgeting (top line & expenses), Forecasting, and all aspects of FP&A

  • Business Partnering: Act as Business Partner and Trusted Advisor to all functions within ReliaQuest, including Security Operations, Product R&D, Sales and Marketing, and Corporate. Establish and maintain strong relationships with leaders to identify their needs and seek full range of business solutions

  • Strategy: Provide leadership in the development and the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives. Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities

  • Metrics: Improve and maintain company metrics, and own the accuracy of all Non-GAAP metrics

  • Accuracy: Ensure timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts

  • Investor and Board Reporting: Own the preparation of periodic reporting and earnings

    materials. In the case of a potential future IPO, work closely with Investor Relations resources in preparation of these materials (including board reporting, finance Q&A, guidance analyses, financial performance, and trended data)

  • Commercial Agreements: Provide oversight and management of financial terms where required for non-standard commercial deals. Occasionally provide input to RFP’s and pricing proposals

  • Systems & Software: Implement, maintain, and improve the back-office systems to comply with and meet the needs of a fast-growing global software company and fitting eventual requirements of SOX compliance

  • Internal Controls: Play a lead role to ensure that effective internal controls are in place and thus increase the probability of hitting forecast projections

  • Documentation & Policies: Maintain documented policies and procedures and identify opportunities for continuous improvement

Do you have what it takes?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or related degree required

  • CPA, CFA or other relevant certifications helpful but not required

  • Demonstrated expertise with the software industry (preferably Enterprise) and the related

    financial aspects

  • 10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles, including experience in the

    software industry, experience with cloud software and SaaS strongly preferred.

  • Comprehension of the key factors in negotiating high value enterprise contracts.

  • Experience in M&A due diligence is an advantage.

  • Knowledgeable in US GAAP.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills; Experience leading teams.

  • Ready to work in a very dynamic and demanding environment.

  • Highly self-motivated and objective driven.

  • A pragmatic approach and the ability to thrive under pressure of constant change and moving objectives.

  • First-rate strategic skills must be combined with the ability to drive operational execution at a detailed level.

  • Will to display the emotional intelligence needed to influence internal and external parties through a period of profound growth and change leadership.

  • Organized with an ability to implement systems and processes to bring structure to a function while retaining the flexibility required to manage effectively in a business undergoing growth and change .

  • Visionary and entrepreneurial. Must have the ability and energy to drive change and improvement in the organization.

  • Possesses good team-building skills. Sets extremely high standards for self and team. Provides strong leadership but encourages input from the team.

  • Driver Evolution – must proactively and passionately support, manage, and drive all change initiatives with a ‘can do’ attitude and help to win the trust of peers, colleagues, and team members alike to help drive the changes required .

  • Unquestionable integrity and ethics and a track record of open communication.

  • A natural leader with superior communication skills .

  • Ability to think creatively and laterally.

  • Exceptional negotiation, presentation, and listening skills. Must have the credibility and commercial maturity necessary to give high-quality input to senior management; Must be able to work effectively at all levels.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills - needed to build the strong relationships that will be critical to the success of this role.