Director, FP&A – Freemium


  • Full Time

We are looking for a highly-motivated, strategic-minded finance specialist to join our FP&A team in Stockholm or NYC. You will be the Head of the Freemium FP&A function which supports the business unit responsible for all users, subscribers, premium revenue, marketing, payments, and customer service on Spotify’s platform. The mission of Freemium FP&A is to help guide the activities of senior management through meticulous, data-driven insights and analysis in a timely manner. Reporting into the VP FP&A, the Director acts as the main finance business partner to the Chief Freemium Business Officer and his leadership team. The candidate will have an in-depth understanding of core FP&A activities, including reporting, budgeting/forecasting and financial analysis. The candidate also will have a strong subject matter and analytical foundation to be able to assist the business in evaluating opportunities.

Are you seeking a new challenge in a dynamic sector? This is a very exciting and highly innovative time at Spotify. The Director will lead and strengthen a team, and drive the evolution of the Freemium FP&A function to support the growth objectives of their business unit and the overall company. This role requires strong leadership skills, and significant interaction and relationship-building with key partners across the business and Finance in both Stockholm and NYC. This role provides significant exposure to Spotify-wide opportunities, challenges and key decision-making in a fast-paced, high growth environment. 


What You’ll Do:


  • Provide in-depth financial management, analysis, and strategic insights to the Freemium BU senior management team, VP FP&A and CFO.
  • Own and coordinate all aspects of Freemium FP&A processes, including budgeting, forecasting, performance reporting, long range planning and business casing for MAU, Subs, ARPU, Premium Revenue, and Expenses.
  • Partner with FP&A leadership to develop, communicate, and execute the roadmap for advancing financial management of Freemium, including through operational improvements and automation in support of business level and company-wide financial consolidation needs.
  • Lead all aspects of financial modeling and analysis, collaborating with BU and centralized FP&A teams.
  • Advise on investments and initiatives by evaluating LTV, ROI and other financial metrics.
  • Partner with colleagues at multiple levels and collaborate with cross-functional teams in Freemium (strategy, pricing, analytics, marketing, etc), Finance, Music Licensing, HR and other teams to define and deliver business solutions.
  • Lead and continue to grow a high-performing team.

    Who You Are:


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or engineering; MBA a plus.
  • 15+ years of relevant FP&A/Finance experience, with significant experience in a public company environment.
  • Knowledge of digital or subscription businesses.
  • Consistent track record of proactive finance business partnering and leadership, working closely with senior executives on financial management and strategy.
  • Analytical and strategic approach with the ability to problem solve through ambiguity.
  • Ability to navigate and achieve results in matrixed organizations, partnering with the business, central FP&A, and other CFO functions.
  • Executive-friendly communication and storytelling skills.
  • Prior experience running and developing large teams.

    Where you’ll be:


  • We’ve introduced Work From Anywhere to give you more options!
  • Our offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Post COVID, while we will ask you to pop into the office a few days a week, we are giving you the flexibility to work from home on some days should you choose to do so.
  • Working hours? We operate within the local (EST) timezone for collaboration 



    Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
    Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 345 million users.
    This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.