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Strategic Finance Manager


Team:
Finance and Accounting
Locations:
Mountain View, San Francisco

The Role:

The Strategic Finance Manager will be a member of the Finance team centered on (i) driving global financial planning & analysis for Product & Technology teams and (ii) running M&A and investment initiatives for Mozilla. Product & Technology teams include Mozilla’s flagship product, Firefox and other teams.

The role will focus on providing strategic finance advice and support to senior business leaders for Mozilla’s growth and on producing analysis & insights for executive reports, finance metrics, and Board of Director presentations. This role will have high visibility with management, and focus on company-level modeling and reporting operating expense metrics on regular cadence to executive staff. In addition, this role will research external inorganic opportunities and model M&A and investment scenarios in synergistic areas. In this role, your impact will be building and analyzing financial and operating models for new organic business investments and external opportunities to expand the Firefox ecosystem of products and services.

You will be reporting to the Senior Director of Finance for Product, Technology & M&A and collaborate with finance leadership including the CFO and other executive leadership. The position will require a strategic perspective and financial expertise to lead in a fast-paced and geographically dispersed environment. Sound business sense and structured thinking will be key to success.

What You Will Do:

  • Manage planning, reporting, forecasting, and analysis for headcount and operating expenses across Product & Technology teams.
  • Steer and plan annual budgets, including coordinating with partners, providing corporate inputs, and preparing relevant outputs.
  • Analyze quarterly operating and financial results for internal reporting, analyzing trends & drivers and explaining forecast vs. actual variances.
  • Build financial models for new and existing product investments.
  • Partner closely with Finance, Accounting, HR, IT and other functions to support business partners.
  • Scan strategic markets and provide intelligence in specific industries for M&A and investment opportunities.
  • Assist in driving M&A processes including valuation, term sheet preparation, due diligence, negotiations and deal execution.
  • Create business case presentations grounded in market analysis and meticulous financial modeling.

What You Bring to The Role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or equivalent; MBA degree strongly preferred.
  • 6-8+ Years of equivalent experience in progressive finance roles with FP&A, Corporate Development, M&A, PE or Investment Banking backgrounds in the technology industry especially in consumer internet and software.
  • Sophisticated Excel modeling, data analysis, problem-solving and ability to synthesize patterns and trends into analyses for executive decision-making.
  • Ability to partner cross-functionally through positive relationship building, influence, negotiation and clear communication with partners.
  • Strong “story-telling” skills, with ability to break down finance recommendations to executive management.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects, deliver under pressure and adapt quickly to change in evolving environments.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting and valuation and familiarity with financial systems and planning software desired.
  • Forward-thinking, analytical and problem-solving attitude, thrilled to work on ambiguous and unsolved problems.
  • Motivated and passionate about outcomes rather than activity.

About Mozilla

Mozilla exists to build the Internet as a public resource accessible to all because we believe that open and free is better than closed and controlled. When you work at Mozilla, you give yourself a chance to make a difference in the lives of Web users everywhere. And you give us a chance to make a difference in your life every single day. Join us to work on the Web as the platform and help create more opportunity and innovation for everyone online.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race (including hairstyle and texture), religion (including religious grooming and dress practices), gender, gender identity, gender expression, color, national origin, pregnancy, ancestry, domestic partner status, disability, sexual orientation, age, genetic predisposition, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other basis covered by applicable laws. We will provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability.

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Why Mozilla?

At Mozilla, we’re serving humanity—by maintaining a safe, open internet—while also helping the individual humans employed here to reach their personal and professional goals. With a relatively small team serving hundreds of millions of people, a culture of exploration, and a commitment to mentorship, opportunities abound to learn and grow at Mozilla.


Our values drive our actions

  • Purpose is built into our work, with our mission driving every decision
  • We challenge assumptions, the status quo, ourselves, and each other
  • We are transparent: in our code, our business partnerships, and our everyday interactions
  • We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and with perspectives different from our own
  • We pair purpose with performance and put people ahead of profit

Our impact is global

  • 700+ paid staff from over 30 countries
  • Thousands of volunteer contributors across six continents
  • 9 global offices: Mountain View, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, and Beijing
  • Hundreds of home offices globally

Our benefits are world-class

  • Flexible work environment (nearly half of Mozillians work remotely)
  • Industry-leading paid parental leave (up to 26 weeks of fully paid leave for childbearing parents and up to 12 weeks for non-childbearing parents)
  • Reimbursement for professional development (up to $3,000/year)
  • A work setup including the latest hardware and software of your choice