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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Finance & Accounting | Chicago, IL | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

Threadless is a diverse, global community of artists and those who support them, with creatives from all over the world and all different backgrounds coming together to make great art.

We started with just tees, but tons of products make great canvases. While we work with partners to find these canvases for our artists, it’s our community who makes and picks the best art for us to offer. Whether it’s voted-on art at Threadless.com or designs artists choose to include on their very own Artist Shops, when people buy from us, they are supporting great, weird, geeky, and beautiful art. More importantly, here at Threadless, we feel that art plays a meaningful role in driving progress and creating cultural change.

While we're based in Chicago, having first opened our doors in 2000, we’re currently a remote-first company, giving our employees the flexibility to do their best work from anywhere. A healthy work/life balance is incredibly important to us.

Threadless. Make Great Together.

About This Role

We’re looking for a talented Financial Planning & Analysis Manager who loves collaboration, finding simple solutions to complex problems, learning every day, and playing an active part in growing our business. In this role, you’ll be responsible for planning and forecasting our lines of business, evaluating performance against expectations, and providing insights into the key drivers of our business. You’ll work closely with our Finance, Brand, Product Development and Digital teams as well as our upper management team, and play an integral role in decision analysis in support of our businesses and e-commerce distribution channels. 

You must be able to analyze and interpret financial and key operating metrics, their relationship to business performance, and communicate results and impact. You'll utilize available data to create analytics which are useful for management and various constituents towards solving immediate needs and anticipating long term questions. 

You’ll build analyses and tools which will help users understand promotional performance, behaviors of our customer base, artist community and business. You will develop a deep understanding of existing customer and order data for our e-commerce platforms, looking for anomalies and patterns, and interpreting results.

This role will also oversee the Sr. Accountant, who is primarily responsible for accounts payable, artist compensation, and the monthly accounting close.

Responsibilities

  • Play a critical role in the annual planning and quarterly forecasting process

  • Collaborate with various departments across the company to provide accurate, timely, and actionable financial reporting and key business metrics. Support the decision making process for optimal resource allocation 

  • Maintain and improve existing models and metrics, while developing and introducing new analytical frameworks that enhance insight, efficiency and decision-making 

  • Monitor and analyze business impact of new product and new site features launches; key results benchmarking and assessments

  • Product level demand analysis in support of margin optimization, seasonal and long-term supply chain forecasting, etc.

  • Proactively analyze data and provide key insights and opportunities to stakeholders in order to drive meaningful growth

  • Become a trusted advisor who highlights risks, identifies opportunities, builds simulations and sensitivity analyses, and suggests solutions that create value for artists and customers

  • Operate with self-direction on all projects while seeking input from various departments

  • Manage and develop the Sr. Accountant in all aspects of their role

  • Provide additional ad-hoc analysis as needed

Requirements, Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration with 7+ years experience in various finance and FP&A related roles of increasing responsibility

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to partner closely with internal customers

  • Demonstrated knowledge of planning, forecasting and financial statement analysis; highly experienced building models in Excel and/or Google sheets

  • Ability to work remotely,  independently and asynchronously in a rapidly growing business environment with a desire to consistently exceed expectations and take on more responsibility

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities in a positive and timely manner

  • Experience with a modern BI tool such as Periscope/Sisense, Tableau a plus

  • Experience with mySQL also a plus

Perks

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 401k participation
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Wellness and Education Benefits
  • Monthly Product Stipend
  • Threadless-provided computer and other hardware/software
  • Flexible schedule, Unlimited PTO

How to Apply

Along with your resume, we highly recommend including a cover letter telling us a little bit about yourself. Be sure to include answers to the questions below.

  • Why are you a good fit for this role?

  • Why are you excited about working at Threadless?


Our Commitment to our Employees

Threadless is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all individuals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or military status.  Threadless is a diverse, global community of artists and we believe that a diverse team helps build and support a great community with creatives from all over the world and all different backgrounds coming together to make great art.

This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions as associated with a job.  While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.