Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

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Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

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Here's a little about Laird Superfood and the position they are seeking to fill: 

Laird Superfood was founded in 2015 in partnership with the world’s most prolific big-wave surfer, Laird Hamilton. Since then, Laird’s passion project to perfect his personal regimen has evolved into a dynamic, innovative brand with a purpose-driven and people-focused mission. We believe better food leads to a better world. We seek to provide great-tasting, high-quality, plant-based products that are healthy, convenient, affordable, and available to all.

The FP&A Manager is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and impactful finance team at a high-growth company in a position that interacts with all areas of the business including the CEO and Board of Directors. The FP&A Manager will play a key role in corporate planning, budgeting, forecasting, annual and long-range planning. The role is responsible for developing and refining planning and forecasting models and supporting M&A activities. The ideal candidate is a highly analytical problem-solver who is capable of both highly-detailed financial analysis and distilling and communicating complex problems into actionable insights. They will be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and be able to manage multiple competing priorities effectively. This position reports directly to the CFO.

Responsibilities include:

Prepare comprehensive financial models with an integrated set of financial statements, assumptions (such as revenue, margins, and working capital requirements) and metrics.
Analyze past results and future outcomes in conjunction with market analyses to develop recommendations for changes in model assumptions.
Perform sensitivity analyses to assess a reasonable range of outcomes.
Direct the compilation of business unit plans and present analyses of forecasted amounts in relation to actual results and previous forecasts and expectations; highlight and understand major assumptions and their effects on the budget/forecast.
Present analyses on forecasts and trends, including identifying, understanding and communicating changes in forecasts.
Prepare executive summaries for topics such as market analyses, macro-economic conditions, and financial metrics demonstrating an ongoing understanding of key markets, competition, and economic conditions.
Continuously develop systems and processes. Evaluate current processes, identify best practices, develop plans to reach goals and implement improvements.
Identify cost savings opportunities for the Company.
Build strong relationships and collaborate with business leaders to become a trusted advisor who highlights risks, spots opportunities, build simulations, and sensitivity analysis.
Create presentations and reports to inform Senior Leadership and Board of Directors on the financial performance of their the company and provide guidance on near-term and long-term opportunities and risks.
Leverage systems such as Netsuite, Tableau, Shopify to present meaningful, concise information
Conduct complex modelling and analysis to help evaluate prospective acquisition targets.
Perform financial due diligence to evaluate historical earnings and assets of targets.
Develop pro forma financial models and valuation analyses in support of potential acquisitions.
Perform various scenarios analysis for review and clearly present the results and recommendations for action.
Development of presentations outlining the business case, valuation, and supporting analyses of acquisition for internal customers and executives.


BA/BS in Business, Finance, Economics, or similar field.
5+ years’ of experience in finance or a related analytical field; experience in a publicly-traded, high-growth company preferred
Advanced skills in Excel modeling
Experience performing financial and ad hoc analyses using advanced Excel functionality and providing recommendations for strategic decision-making
Comfort with large volumes of complex data
Advanced analytical skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
Strong financial acumen including experience with forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis
Strong resourcefulness and ability to find or develop compelling data given limited resources and timing
Strong ability to articulate and communicate in both written and verbal forms
Experience and ability to use Netsuite or similar systems
Detail-oriented and data-driven

Laird Superfood is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To learn more about Laird Superfood, visit  

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