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Headquartered in Oakland, Dictionary.com brings words to life for 70+ million people every month.   Students, writers, composers and business professionals rely on us as their go-to source for everything related to words.  Our mobile applications have been downloaded over 110 million times, and 20+ million people receive our popular Word of the Day.

 

Summary Description                                                                                                                                          

The Financial Planning and Analysis Manager will support financial planning, operations and reporting for a highly efficient, high margin business. In this hands-on role, they will collect and analyze financial and site performance information to surface trends and insights to Dictionary.com’s executive team and parent company. As a key member of the Dictionary.com leadership team they will develop a deep understanding of the business and help devise strategies to grow profitability. Additionally, the Financial Planning and Analysis will partner with accounting, tax and other stakeholders to facilitate financial processes and enable governance.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting process in partnership with the CEO and leadership
  • Design, implement and track KPI to measure performance against financial goals and strategic objectives
  • Deliver precise and accurate traffic, revenue and KPI data and business insights to parent company
  • Drive financial analysis of risks and opportunities to inform tactical decision making
  • Perform ad hoc analysis in support of critical and responsible investment decisions
  • Facilitate processes related to AP/AR, monthly close, governance and reporting

                                                    

Professional Skill Level

  • 5+ years’ experience in a finance or related role
  • Experience in internet advertising, digital publishing, internet search, e-commerce or related field preferred
  • Experience providing decision support to executive management
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or another quantitative field

 

Professional Attributes

  • Collaborative, able to coordinate cross functional initiatives
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines; multi-task and prioritize projects
  • Independent thinker with proven ability to think through problems and present solutions
  • Ability to work through complex issues and communicate in a simple format for non-finance professionals
  • Strong client-orientation for working with internal customers
  • Working knowledge of Workday preferred
  • Advanced excel, PowerPoint, modeling and presentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

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