Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

San Francisco, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Swift Navigation is hiring. Let us introduce ourselves. Swift is changing the way we navigate and understand the world. Swift’s precise positioning technology platform improves location accuracy from several meters to centimeter-level and is used by millions of devices across the globe. Swift’s technology is trusted by users across industries, enabling safer driving, improving efficiency for last-mile delivery and commercial transport operations, increasing accuracy for mobile devices and creating new possibilities for rail, robotics and machine control. That’s what we offer our customers and partners, but it’s the work we do together as a team that is the best part of our days. We collaborate—across the globe—to tackle problems, to pursue our mission and to make a real impact in the world. We are diverse, flexible, supportive and we believe our team is our most important asset and offer a host of benefits and programs to ensure that they know it.

Swift Navigation is looking for an outstanding Financial Planning & Analysis Manager to drive annual budgeting, build forecasting models, track and analyze KPIs/metrics and provide strategic insights as our business grows. This includes developing, optimizing and maintaining FP&A datasets and reporting tools. The Manager will play a key role in maximizing our resources by delivering accurate and timely information that enables our leaders to make sound business decisions.

We are looking for a strategic thinker who is passionate about making an impact at a fast-growing company. You seek to understand business drivers and KPIs. You are the ultimate team player who is able to collaborate and build effective relationships throughout the company. You are curious, take initiative, have a bias for action and possess strong organizational and communication skills.


  • Develop and manage monthly, quarterly, annual and long-term planning, including creation and maintenance of predictable and accurate financial models.
  • Develop and prepare automated monthly reporting packages with financial metrics/KPI, ratios, charts, graphs, dashboards and other data visualization tools. Develop an in-depth understanding of key business drivers and unit economics.
  • Conduct performance, forecast and financial metric review with the leadership team and recommend actions to improve operating/capital efficiency and business profitability. Drive actuals vs. forecast variance analysis, identifying causes of change and highlighting risks and opportunities for improvement.
  • Use data driven analysis to continually improve forecast accuracy.
  • Coordinate with all levels of management to gather inputs and to provide valuable performance analysis and management reporting by highlighting key business performance risks, issues and opportunities. Establish yourself as a subject matter expert, trusted partner assisting in accurate forecasting, strategic analysis and ad-hoc analysis/reporting.
  • Support Sales Ops and Marketing Teams with analyses on marketing metrics and ROI, sales funnel conversion and sales efficiency.
  • Support Product Team with analyses on product line profitability, pricing and ROI of new product initiatives.
  • Understand and work collaboratively with the accounting department to implement and assist with the monthly close and reporting process.
  • Create, iterate and scale automated models to supplement and replace manual processes.

 Required Skills/Abilities:

  • 5-7+ years of progressively responsible experience in FP&A, corporate finance, consulting, investment banking or related fields.
  • Technology / SaaS or high-growth start-up experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field and MBA from a top program is a plus.
  • Highly advanced Excel skills with extreme attention to detail.
  • Comfortable in a fast growing, entrepreneurial company with constant change.
  • Experience with Forecasting and ERP systems a plus (NetSuite, Anaplan, Hyperion, SAP etc.)
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated.
  • Strong work ethic and ability/willingness to manage multiple project timelines and to pivot on activities as new requests and priorities surface.
  • The ideal candidate will feel comfortable working with large datasets and is well versed in methods for analysis of disparate data.
  • Ability to embrace ambiguity and break down complex problems to provide clear and effective executive summaries with key insights and recommendations.
  • Impeccable analytical skills and intellectual curiosity to understand drivers and outcomes.
  • Ultimate team player with excellent communication skills; can establish credibility, build consensus, and partner cross-functionally without direct authority.


  • A flexible work environment includes work-from-home days each week.
  • Flexible vacation, competitive salary and benefits packages, stock options.
  • Tech talks, mentorship programs, employee events.
  • Growth and learning opportunities from a tech environment include working closely with an international team of scientists, engineers, platform architects, programmers, executive staff and professionals.

Swift Navigation is a diverse and inclusive team. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status or other defining characteristics.

Swift Navigation will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of SFPC Art.49