AlphaSense is hiring a

Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

New York, United States

About AlphaSense: 

AlphaSense is a search engine for market intelligence that transforms how decisions are made by the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions. Leveraging AI and NLP technology, AlphaSense enables knowledge professionals to extract insights in seconds from thousands of disparate data sources, including company filings, event transcripts, news and trade journals, and equity research. Founded in 2011 and backed by investors including Innovation Endeavors and Soros Fund Management, AlphaSense is on a mission to empower organizations to make data-driven decisions with confidence.

About the Team:

The AlphaSense Finance team is responsible for efficiently driving the creation of enterprise value by supporting capital allocation decisions across the business.  We exist to help the company make intelligent, data-driven decisions through financial analysis; scenario modeling; tracking, interpreting and disseminating key performance indicators; and by serving as a critical thought partner to senior leadership.

About the Role: 

We are looking for a passionate, analytical, high-potential professional to build the FP&A function and to help optimize capital allocation decisions in the company’s growth stage.  You will report to the Senior Vice President of Finance and work closely with senior executives across the company to support strategic decision making and solve complex business challenges.

Who You Are:

  • A Subject Matter Expert: You have exceptional financial modeling skills and business acumen with the ability to concisely articulate complex findings to both financial and non-financial audiences
  • A Leader: You have experience managing a team and lead by example; you enjoy mentoring others and helping junior employees grow
  • Collaborative: You possess a strong desire to collaborate with others and work cross-functionally
  • Entrepreneurial: You thrive in fast-paced environments and have a demonstrated record of strong career progression, preferably in a high-growth SaaS company or investment role (VC, IB, PE, etc.)
  • Data-driven and Know the Tools of the Trade: Amongst your peers, you’re the Microsoft Excel expert. You know the ins and outs of Excel and can build models and conduct deep analysis. We’re also utilizing Adaptive Insights and Looker -- if you’ve worked with all of these tools, we want to hear from you!

What You’ll Do: 

  • Directly manage our senior FP&A analyst and source exceptional talent to grow the team as the company continues to scale 
  • Own and maintain the company financial model, updating the forecast monthly, with an ability to quickly run scenarios and drive investment decision making
  • Evaluate current reporting processes and iteratively improve and automate 
  • Partner with Business Intelligence to create and interpret company dashboards, tracking progress to forecast for both financial and operating KPIs
  • Drive the implementation of Adaptive Insights
  • Create ad-hoc financial models to support key company decisions and negotiations
  • Manage the budgeting process, coordinating with department heads on asks and balancing the company’s need to maintain a target burn rate