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Manager / Director of FP&A

Company: Stance, Inc
Location: San Clemente
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

About the Company
At Stance, we believe everything starts and ends with our people. Self-reliant in our attitude, and entrepreneurial in our ethos, we have grit, guts and gratitude. Stance is a culture that cannot be duplicated - where smart, ambitious, and positive people thrive.
In 2009, we took what was once a stagnant staple and transformed socks into one of the market's most exciting accessories. By unlocking the potential of a canvas too often overlooked, Stance ignited a cultural movement around the world that has attracted visionary artists, athletes and icons to embrace our positive message of individuality and creativity. In the years since, our canvas for self-expression has expanded from toe to head by way of underwear, apparel and headwear. Through innovative materials, superior comfort and artistic design that is the bedrock ethos of our brand, Stance can now be found in over 40 countries for anyone looking to defy convention. We are Stitched Different -.
About the Role
As a Manager / Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), you exist to manage the financial planning process and analytics for all operations of the company.
About the Reporting Structure
This position reports to the VP of Finance
About Primary Responsibilities

  • Motivate and engage the finance team to produce excellent results
  • Direct the preparation of regular and special budgets and related reports.
  • Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with policies and procedures.
  • Review financial results monthly and provide commentary compared to the forecasted plan.
  • Continuously update the forecast throughout the year, actualizing prior months' results while re-forecasting future months/years with up-to-date estimates and trends.
  • Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program. This includes cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, and explore alternative financing methods.
  • Review operating spend versus budget to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
  • Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of funds and requests.
  • Consult with managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.
  • Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.
  • Seek new ways to improve efficiency and increase profits.
  • Influence all cost center owners to allocate resources in the best interest of creating shareholder value.
  • Prepare data cards in BI tool DOMO to help the company analyze relevant trends and results.
  • Collaborate with the various wholesale, e-commerce and retail teams for wholesale order trends, efficient advertising spend, and inventory purchases to help grow revenue.
  • Help prepare investor financial submissions and data for BOD decks.
  • Work with the legal team for risk management and contract adherence.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.


    • Recognizes that Stance is a team sport.
    • Constantly seeks to align themselves to the strategic, financial and cultural plans of the company.
    • Drive performance that delivers excellence in a way that preserves and enhances our ability to get results in the future.
    • Foster an entrepreneurial atmosphere that supports continuous improvement, creativity, resourcefulness and a get it done mentality.
    • Focus on creativity that enables imagination used to plan our future, solve problems and excite our consumers.
    • Consistently express gratitude to acknowledge the help and contributions of others.
    • Demonstrate personal responsibility in order to shepherd and safeguard our values and commitments.

      Experience Needed

      • Fundamental knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data including sound understanding of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
      • Knowledgeable about computer hardware and software, including applications and programming available and commonly used in Accounting, Budgeting and Financial Analysis.
      • Capable of clear and concise oral and written communication in the English language
      • Capable of using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
      • Capable of sound judgment and decision making, including how to estimate and analyze the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Understands the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
      • Able to identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
      • Understands basic systems Analysis - Can determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
      • Capable of complex problem solving -- Can identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions including the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules.
      • Strength in analyzing data or information - Can identify the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
      • Committed to keep up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
      • Ability to work with confidential information of a privately held company.
      • Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of staff and management.
      • Experience with revenue recognition, stock options, inventory, foreign currency, and other financial reporting requirements.
      • B.A. or B.S. in Accounting or Finance.
      • CPA a plus.
      • Minimum of 4 years of financial planning experience

        San Clemente, CA. (Hybrid work environment)
        EEO Statement
        Stance is an equal opportunity employer and will consider applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the ordinance.

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