Manager, Content FP&A

Spotify

  • Full Time

We are looking for an outstanding Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager to join our Content FP&A team. The FP&A Manager will run core FP&A responsibilities for the Podcast Studios team and be a driver of the evolution. The team is tasked to support the Podcast Studios on all things FP&A such as forecasting, reporting, analysis and strategic planning. Content is a highly visible and important strategic growth driver of the company’s long-term plan.

The FP&A team is responsible for owning and managing the company’s financial forecasting process as well as partnering with business stakeholders to enable and drive financially informed decision-making. As an FP&A Manager, you will have the exciting opportunity to grow and develop your skills as a finance business partner through various responsibilities, including financial modeling and analysis, forecasting and budgeting, management reporting, and data analytics.

At Spotify, we are passionate about what we do and deliver high-impact projects with both quality and pace through tight-knit, cross-functional teamwork. By turning insights into strategies and models into plans, you will craft the process in which leaders and decision-makers across Spotify understand and evaluate our business’s financial health and trajectory. Above all, your work will change how the world experiences audio content for years to come.

 

What you’ll do:

 

  • Build and maintain detailed and dynamic financial models to support quarterly forecasts, budgeting and long range planning across the P&L and cashflow; relating to content amortization and supporting studio costs
  • Optimize and standardize processes for Content FP&A monthly and quarterly reporting, including implementing automated solutionsPrepare ad-hoc analysis of trends and variances; identifying variances and ability to communicate findings in an executive friendly manner
  • Partner closely with stakeholders to communicate business performance, assist in resource allocation, and identify risks and opportunities to financial outlook
  • Maintain close working relationship with accounting to understand changes in accounting policies; as well as master data needs and architecture 
  • Drive cross FP&A operational improvements and change management, including creating, sharing and rolling out standard methodologies in forecasting, reporting and planning processes
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    Who you are:

     

  • 8+ years of relevant, applied experience in finance/accounting, operations, strategy, consulting, or banking roles (exposure to media, entertainment and/or tech is preferred)
  • Advanced Excel / Google Sheets skills with a deep understanding of model architecture, formula efficiency and pivot tables 
  • Prior experience with SQL and BI/data visualization tools (Tableau) a plus
  • Experience forming relationships across all levels of an organization and comfortable presenting to a broad range of audiences
  • Self-starter who is proactive, intellectually curious, and not afraid to seek out projects independently
  • Structured thinker with the ability to frame and reason through sophisticated business problems, even in the face of ambiguity or imperfect information
  • A team player who enjoys working with a group of passionate and committed professionals to solve complex problems and drive incremental growth
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    Where you’ll be:

     

  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
  • Working hours? We operate within the EST zone for collaboration.
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    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 381 million users.
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    This role is not eligible for hire in Colorado, USA.