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Vice President, FP&A



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. Founded in 2012, we’re revolutionizing the real estate industry with our end-to-end platform that empowers residential real estate agents to deliver exceptional service to seller and buyer clients.

Please note this is a 100% onsite role in our New York office.

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. We are building the operating system for real estate, an end-to-end platform built to support the home buying, selling or renting process, based on an agent’s workflow. By elevating the most personal parts of the process and using technology to simplify the rest, Compass delivers an incomparable experience to each client in service of our mission. Our proprietary suite of tools helps agents grow their business faster, makes their lives simpler, and creates better outcomes for their clients. At Compass, we have close to 30,000 of the country’s top real estate agents who work with clients to help them buy, sell and rent homes.

Compass is a publicly traded company trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “COMP” and completed its initial public offering in April 2021.

Job Overview:

As Compass experiences massive growth, we are looking for the best and brightest to drive strategic business decisions. The Vice President of FP&A will lead quarterly forecasting, the annual budgeting process, cross-functional analysis and special projects. The VP will provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including preparing financial presentations, developing key reporting packages, capital expenditure analysis, identifying and tracking key KPIs, developing and tracking our staffing model and other projects requested by senior management. This role will report directly to the CFO.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage Compass’s monthly/quarterly forecasting, annual planning process, financial and operations analysis teams and processes.
  • Establish FP&A as a center of analytical excellence to be shared with functional leaders across the organization.
  • Develop and monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance, including all areas of revenue, commissions, gross profit, operating expenses, operating metrics, capital expenditures and cash flow
  • Manage revenue, expense, and headcount forecasting, planning and analysis.
  • Develop and prepare the annual budget. Assist in setting annual budget targets, lead the company through the process and prepare the annual financial budget for presentation to executive management.
  • Develop a long-term forecasting process for the Company on a 3-5 year annual basis.
  • Cultivate deep partnership with Accounting and other components of Finance Org.
  • Lead the team in monthly and quarterly reporting including executive summary preparation and external reporting documentation for results.
  • Improve operating teams’ understanding of financial statements and budget adherence with thoughtful and transparent analysis.
  • Provide targeted contributions to quarterly earnings process and financial guidance
  • Collaborate with operating teams and provide fact-based recommendations that improve profitability, operating efficiency and effectiveness.

Job Skills & Requirements:

  • Minimum 15 years of experience, which can be comprised of a mix of relevant experience. FP&A leadership experience required.
  • Experience leading the FP&A function of a public company.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA preferred.
  • Systems implementation experience and process mapping skills strongly preferred.
  • Must possess excellent analytical, financial modeling and presentation skills with the ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, mentor and develop a team.
  • Experience with capital structure management preferred, both equity and debt.
  • Must be a team player who understands the importance of the role as a key support function to the operating team. Positive, cooperative attitude. Ability to work with multiple teams simultaneously, both internal and external.
  • Humble with the ability and desire to roll up sleeves and be hands on in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with senior management, communicate effectively in meetings and describe deliverables and project milestones.
  • Experience producing insightful, actionable analysis for senior management, board members, investors and other stakeholders.
  • Proactive individual seeking additional responsibility at all times.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and improve processes and procedures.
  • Ability to work under pressure of tight deadlines.

Compensation: The base pay range for this position is $162,000-$243,000 annually; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Bonuses and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of benefits. Base pay is based on market location. Minimum wage for the position will always be met.

Perks that You Need to Know About:

Participation in our incentive programs (which may include where eligible cash, equity, or commissions). Plus paid vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, marriage leave, and recharge leave; medical, tele-health, dental and vision benefits; 401(k) plan; flexible spending accounts (FSAs); commuter program; life and disability insurance; Maven (a support system for new parents); Carrot (fertility benefits); UrbanSitter (caregiver referral network); Employee Assistance Program; and pet insurance.

Do your best work, be your authentic self.
At Compass, we believe that everyone deserves to find their place in the world — a place where they feel like they belong, where they can be their authentic selves, where they can thrive. Our collaborative, energetic culture is grounded in our Compass Entrepreneurship Principles and our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, growth and mobility. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer competitive compensation packages, robust benefits and professional growth opportunities aimed at helping to improve our employees' lives and careers.

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