VP, Financial Planning & Analysis

Mapbox, Washington D.C or San Francisco or California, Remote

Build experiences for exploring the world

Maps are no longer static. Our maps represent the ever-evolving world, accessing, aggregating, and adapting anonymous data from millions of sensors and phones in real-time. Mapbox has the exciting opportunity to power devices and products across the next frontier in location-based data, such as Internet of Things and AR/VR.

Whether you’re watching the delivery of your grocery order on Instacart, looking at a gym on ClassPass, sending your snaps on Snap, tracking your personal best on Strava, monitoring your gas budget on Metromile, or checking today’s forecast on The Weather Channel, Mapbox is the location and maps within those apps. We’re changing how people move by live-mapping the world. We are the developer platform for location.

What We Do

The FP&A team acts as trusted adviser to the business, partnering on key investment opportunities, product roadmaps, planning, budgeting & forecasting. The FP&A team is a highly visible team that helps plan and evaluate Mapbox's financial performance against company goals. We aim to deliver timely, complete and accurate financial information, and insights to help drive impactful business decisions. 

What You’ll Do

The VP, Financial Planning & Analysis will have responsibility for all finance related activities, including planning, forecasting, reporting, analytics and business partnering.  Reporting to the CFO, you will interact heavily with the Senior Leadership team to plan the business and allocate budget and resources to the company's strategic initiatives.  You will be responsible for key financial and KPI reporting and monthly business reviews, and Board presentations. You will play a critical role in helping Mapbox become public company ready. You should have the desire and ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, and partner with critical stakeholders across the Finance, Accounting, Sales, Engineering, and Leadership team.

  • Design the company's financial performance measurement framework
  • Lead the company's planning and budgeting processes and maintain a multi-year plan. Gather, consolidate, and analyze operating and financial results, including preparing internal and external reporting deliverables, analyzing trends & drivers, and explaining forecast vs. actual variances.
  • Forecast the business on a weekly basis
  • Provide financial support to all functional teams within the business
  • Prepare Board and executive team materials, analyzing financial results, distilling/synthesizing key trends, assessing current and future business risk, and communicating key messages
  • Post IPO, develop guidance materials and supplementary earnings content to support the earning calls and analyst call-backs
  • Drive high-impact strategic and operational initiatives, deliver business analytics and insights, and facilitate the growth of our financial & business planning processes to support an increasingly complex ecosystem
  • Ownership of non-financial reporting, including company dashboards and KPI trend analysis
  • Own and improve current systems and processes to increase productivity and accuracy of the broader Finance team
  • Develop the finance professionals on the team and attract global new talent to create a world-class finance team

What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role

  • 10+ years of FP&A experience, with at least 3 years in Corporate FP&A including experience within a public company environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to translate financial analytics into clear and insightful recommendations, and to tell the story beyond the numbers
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining a high level of precision and attention to detail
  • Self starter, deal with ambiguity and move quickly in a rapidly evolving business environment
  • Ability to partner with the business leaders; earn their trust and guide the business to right strategic investments
  • Quickly understand and adopt key fundamentals of a Cloud based service business model
  • Willing to go deep and get their hands dirty while solving for complex and interrelated business problems
  • Ability to attract, develop and retain the best finance professional talent, management experience of leading large teams with full P&L responsibilities
  • MBA preferred

What We Value

In addition to our core values, which are not unique to this position and are necessary for Mapbox leaders:

  • We value high-performing creative individuals who dig into problems and opportunities.
  • We believe in individuals being their whole selves at work. We commit to this through supportive health care, parental leave, flexibility for the things that come up in life, and innovating on how we think about supporting our people.
  • We emphasize an environment of teaching and learning to equip employees with the tools needed to be successful in their function and the company.
  • We strongly believe in the value of growing a diverse team and encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply.

By applying for this position, you acknowledge that you have received the Mapbox Non-US Privacy Notice for applicants, which is linked here.  Completing this application requires you to provide personal data, such as your name and contact information, which is mandatory for Mapbox to process your application. 

Mapbox is an EEO Employer - Minority/Fema

Additional Information

Colorado only: Minimum salary of $158,950 + equity + benefits.

About Mapbox

Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications. We provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience you create. We’re changing the way people move around cities and explore our world. Through the apps Mapbox powers, we reach more than 300 million people each month. Location is built into the fabric of our daily experiences. Whether you’re exploring a city with Lonely Planet, sharing with friends on Snapchat, seeing if it’s going to rain on Weather.com, tracking breaking news on Bloomberg, or checking your ETA in Lyft — location is essential to every one of these applications, and they’re powered by Mapbox. We craft beautiful maps and developer-friendly location data, APIs, and SDKs so that you’re free to focus on designing, building, and developing your application. Our open-source tools let analytics companies understand big geo data, drone companies publish flyovers, real estate sites visualize properties, satellite companies process cloud-free imagery, and insurance companies track assets. Mapbox proudly embraces our open-source roots. We work in the open and release as much code as possible. We believe it’s the right thing for people, technology, and business.


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