VP of Financial Planning & Analysis

Finance San Francisco, California

Frontline Commando WWII


Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as COOKING DASH, DEER HUNTER, RACING RIVALS, TAP SPORTS BASEBALL and TAP SPORTS FOOTBALL, and branded IP games including KIM KARDASHIAN: HOLLYWOOD, TERMINATOR GENYSIS: REVOLUTION, and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION on theApp Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Mac App Store, and Windows Phone. We have worldwide studios in North America, Russia, China and India. Our headquarters are in the heart of the bustling financial district of San Francisco. To learn more, follow this link: http://www.glu.com/

Role Overview

Glu Mobile is seeking a seasoned Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations who will be a key executive team leader in providing strategic, financial leadership for the business. Primary responsibilities for this role will be to bring scalable processes and leadership to the function that helps elevate the team of three as well as prepare the company for continued growth to a half billion dollars and beyond.


  • Business Strategic Planning: Provide senior management with insights regarding financial issues that might affect operations and growth. Play a critical role in the strategic planning of the business and own long-term financial planning. Build strategic relationships with our Game Studio Creative Leaders to thoroughly understand each game team. 
  • Financial Reporting & Business Partnering: Timely and accurately deliver weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports that compare actual results to forecasts. Prepare operating plan variance analysis and forward-looking analysis to drive understanding of past and future business performance. Partner with business leaders to drive sound decision support.
  • Annual Business Planning & Financial Analysis: Responsible for the company’s multi-year annual budgeting and forecasting; business analysis and cost analysis to advise our Game Studio Creative Leaders of the most effective use of assets and provide detailed headcount tracking and analysis. Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of bookings, revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures. Create and maintain new game title revenue analysis based on current Glu Mobile game titles as well as using competitive trends. Ensure effective use of financial modeling processes/tools to support strategic decision making.
  • Corporate Development: Review new business opportunities; provide acquisition analysis and other projects requested by senior management.
  • Investor Relations: Prepare quarterly earnings investor relations presentation, haircuts to internal forecast for guidance planning purposes and prepare all supporting financial analysis to support the quarterly earnings conference call, analyst and investor callbacks and IR conferences/non-deal roadshows.
  • Board Interaction: Prepare and present financial presentations to the Company, senior management, and Board of Directors.


  • The ideal candidate will have 7 to 10 plus years of progressive experience leading a finance organization within a larger public company, ideally in the digital entertainment space. 
  • IPO and M&A transaction experience is highly preferred.
  • Strong financial systems and business application skills including Adaptive Planning, Oracle, Hyperion Essbase, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively across cultures, departments and to senior leadership. Must be able to roll up their sleeves, be a self-starter with the ability to manage a global team.
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) including knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting/forecasting, profitability analysis and cost control principles.
  • Experience leading and developing a team of finance professionals to meet individual and corporate objectives.
  • Thorough knowledge of advanced financial analysis processes, tools and systems.
  • Drives for results, proactive problem-solving skills, ability to work independently, and the ability to deliver under tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to analyze data and prepare financial projections for effective decision making.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • BA or BS degree in Finance or Economics, as well as an MBA, is strongly preferred.

Life at the cutting edge of wireless technology is an exciting but demanding place to be.  Glu is always on the lookout for exceptionally talented individuals to join our team.  We reward talent, creativity, and the ability to get the job done.  At Glu, you’ll find dynamic people, a hip, forward-thinking culture, a team-oriented environment, and opportunity for advancement.  If you are interested in mobile technology and want to be a part of a team that makes the future of wireless technology happen, then Glu is for you!