Manager Commercial FP&A

US-CA-South San Francisco
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Job Description

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Fluidigm Corporation is seeking a Manager FP&A  in our global finance and planning team as a business partner to Fluidigm’s commercial business organization.  In this highly visible position, the candidate will support forecasting, reporting and analysis activities of sales, marketing, support and services organizations. 


You will:

  • Serve as primary owner of internal revenue reporting to management
    • Report and analyze pipeline, bookings, revenue and backlog with emphasis on trended detail of product lines, regions and customers (units, ASPs, pull through, product vitality)
    • Own data integrity of revenue results and forecast for business partner when interfacing with Cross functional teams (Sales, Service, Marketing, Accounting, Manufacturing, etc.)
  • Ensure forecast accuracy and process control through maintenance of templates and tools
    • Work closely with regional/divisional teams to prepare monthly reviews including forecast/results/pipeline guidelines, templates, consolidation, WW analysis and packaging.
    • Maintain templates and tools (including Adaptive Planning) for monthly planning.
  • Manage departmental operating expenses, including detailed analysis of commissions, spending, hiring and capital expenditures versus plan/forecast.
    • Calculate commissions quarterly.
    • Provide monthly departmental BVA analyses and documentation of material variances. 
    • Contribute to monthly/quarterly close activities.
  • Conduct ad-hoc strategic analyses as required.
  • Implement best practices through demonstrated domain expertise for FP&A on cross-functional process improvement teams with emphasis on continual process improvement of tools and systems. Drive standardization of metrics, reports and processes. 

You have:

  • 4-6 years of experience in financial analysis & reporting, corporate finance or consulting
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or scientific field such as engineering or biology; MBA degree is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and team orientation with ability to work collaboratively with co-workers across departments and areas of experience, including scientists and engineers, to provide financial insights to operational drivers
  • Relevant experience in product development, manufacturing or commercial sales, with aptitude to understand and communicate business drivers
  • Analytical skills for financial modeling and reporting in an environment in which creativity and thoughtful new approaches are valued
  • Self starter with project management experience to tackle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and take accountability to drive projects to completion.
  • Strong aptitude with financial tools & systems, e.g. Microsoft Dynamics AX, SAP, Adaptive Planning, PowerBI, Essbase
  • Strong knowledge of US Accounting Principles


Additional Requirements:

  • Flexibility with hours, working with Singapore, Canadian, and European colleagues (periodic, not daily)


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