Nathan James is looking for a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager to join our team to help provide business insights, plan for our future and understand our financial story.

People-first company, design-first home.

We are a design-first, home furnishing company focusing on the habits of urban dwellers and first time home buyers. We pride ourselves on the best in class customer happiness, providing the highest possible quality products that are affordable for the majority and assembly that isn’t dreadful.

As a people-first company, we understood from day one the importance of being fully distributed. We encourage everyone to work in whichever manner that helps them perform their best.

ABOUT THE ROLE

A person who will be happy, fulfilled, and successful in this role and as a remote team member at Nathan James is someone who values life and identity outside of work.

You’ll lead the creation of our monthly forecast, working cross functionally to ensure we understand what has happened in our business and where we are headed.  You will help us understand costs, variances to our forecast, and the payback of investments. This will allow us to develop future plans in a thoughtful way and to truly understand the financial story we are building at Nathan James.

Understanding our gross margin will be key in this role, and you will work closely with our planning team to build and analyze forecasts and results in order to better understand the business through insights into trends and changes over time.

You’ll help us understand the true contribution margin of individual products and assist in developing pricing guidance for our product team to use to determine if a new product is worth our investment and if existing products are still viable.

You’ll perform ad-hoc analysis to help support the leadership team in major decision making, in addition to helping to prepare the annual budget and the 3 year strategic plan.

During training, you’ll be expected to be proactive in your learning and pick things up quickly. Once fully up-to-speed (2-3 months), you will be independently owning your areas of responsibility and will take ownership for making sure things are running smoothly.

ABOUT US

We have a rhythm to our work and a very low turnover rate — we have yet to have a single team member opt out. Your voice matters to us. We make change from fresh perspectives and appreciate new viewpoints, so you should feel comfortable speaking up about your values and goals.

We’re ready for the ongoing work that goes into building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career. Our values, workplace and our benefits are designed to support a sustainable, healthy relationship with your work. Our operating values provide the framework we use in building a healthy, resilient organization.

You can expect a mindful onboarding process with ramp-up and time to learn. You can expect a team that listens, and to be heard. You can expect to give and provide direct feedback. You can expect to work with good people. You can expect to be counted on. You can expect to do your best work and build a career here.

ABOUT YOU

We are looking for an experienced senior FP&A professional who has the expertise to help develop this division and understands how vital a role it can play in a company’s success.

Leading the division in conjunction with the Head of Finance means you will help create process and analyses from the ground up. You enjoy working independently and are able to analyze complex information and summarize key insights in an organized way. You are able to see how issues impact the big picture and you use logic and problem-solving skills to find the best way forward. You are fulfilled by optimizing your day-to-day in order to focus on projects and other value-add activities.

Working cross functionally gives you energy as building relationships and trust comes easily to you and you can leverage those relationships to actualize your goals.

On a granular level we are looking for:

  • 5+ years FP&A experience
  • 2+ years in a senior FP&A position where you have owned projects, lead analysis, and worked closely with senior leaders across the business
  • Sales finance experience, including how to analyze volume/price/mix impact to margin
  • Experience in the distribution and ecommerce industries for consumer finished goods is a requirement for this role.

For this role we do require that your normal workday has at least 4 hours overlap with the Montreal workday (currently UTC-5) without impinging on your personal/family life.

This is a remote role, since we are a remote company! You’re free to work where you work best, anywhere in the world: home office, coworking space, or coffee shops. That hinges on effective writing, self-discipline, and comfort with open communication.

BENEFITS & PERKS

Our benefits are all aimed at supporting a life well lived both at work and away from work.

We’re all about reasonable working hours, sharing, ample vacation time, wellness, education, comfort, and giving back. We offer competitive salaries, for a similar role in the country you will be working from.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit an application here that speaks directly to this position. There are no right answers or cookie-cutter expectations. A cover letter is not required, but those that clearly demonstrate how Nathan James would be a great fit for you and how you would be a great fit for us, will be given full attention and are highly appreciated.

You’ll hear from us about advancement to a video screen and then on to a work sample, where you’ll get a chance to see the types of challenges you would be solving in this role. Our interviews are all remote by Whereby video chat (no software needed), with your future colleagues, on your schedule.

We appreciate your consideration into having Nathan James be part of your career.

Our open conversation starts with this post. We look forward to hearing from you.

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