The role of a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager at Canonical

The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will be a leader within our Financial Planning and Analysis function. This highly visible role will report to the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis and support timely decision making with our leadership team. The ideal candidate has experience with best-in-class financial intelligence and a proven track record of success in supporting a rapidly growing business.

You will be a critical part of a global team tasked with strategic analysis across multiple product lines, geographies, go-to-market motions, and competitive landscapes. The successful candidate will drive business insights, financial results and continuous improvement, and be an effective custodian of management information systems as Canonical prepares for an IPO.

Location: This role will be based Remotely in the EMEA or Americas regions


What your day will look like:

  • Provide executive reporting dashboards and documents including Board reporting, monthly financial results and other management presentations
  • Analyse monthly results, leading indicators and KPIs to support monthly forecasting and annual plan attainment
  • Provide commercial analysis, develop growth targets, and evaluate strategic initiatives
  • Work with product managers to produce, aggregate, and distribute both market insights and competitive intelligence
  • Manage financial models, including budgeting, forecasting and long range planning, and determine the appropriate processes, methodologies, and modelling techniques to produce low variance budget to actual
  • Partner with Accounting and IR to support month end close, flux review processes, and financial reporting
  • Play a key role in preparation of critical public financial documents to support the IPO process, including supporting the production of investor materials and public filings
  • Guide the annual FP&A activity calendar to provide decision support the executive team
  • Control costs via methodical reviews of department spend, procurement strategies, and business wide process efficiency


What we are looking for in you:

  • Demonstrable progressive work experience within Finance/FP&A functions
  • Have operated in a high growth, multi currency/geography technology business with a mixed go-to-market motion
  • Experience with public company quarterly close and reporting cadence, and coordination with IR
  • MBA or equivalent combination of professional certifications and experience
  • Highest ethical standards, integrity, authenticity, credibility, and character


What we offer you:

Your base pay will depend on various factors including your geographical location, level of experience, knowledge and skills. In addition to the benefits above, certain roles are also eligible for additional benefits and rewards including annual bonuses and sales incentives based on revenue or utilisation. Our compensation philosophy is to ensure equity right across our global workforce.

In addition to a competitive base pay, we provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. Please note that additional benefits may apply depending on the work location and, for more information on these, you can ask in the later stages of the recruitment process.

  • Fully remote working environment – we’ve been working remotely since 2004!
  • Personal learning and development budget of 2,000USD per annum
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues at ‘sprints’
  • Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades for long haul company events


About Canonical

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm that is at the forefront of the global move to open source. As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open source projects and the platform for AI, IoT and the cloud, we are changing the world on a daily basis. We recruit on a global basis

and set a very high standard for people joining the company. We expect excellence – in order to succeed, we need to be the best at what we do.

Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004.​ Work at Canonical is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game. Canonical provides a unique window into the world of 21st-century digital business.


Canonical is an equal opportunity employer

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity, we will give your application fair consideration.


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