Director, Financial Planning & Analysis - Ziff Davis

Finance New York, New York


Position at Ziff Davis

Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is looking for a Director, Financial Planning & Operations to support the finance operations of its Ziff Davis division. This role will be the financial backbone for Ziff Davis as it continues its rapid organic growth, investment in new business, and growth through acquisitions. Responsibilities include financial modeling, budgeting and forecasting, M&A, and assisting in the monthly accounting close. The self-driven Director will take a front seat approach to identifying reporting needs and relevant KPIs that will help inform management and support strategic, expeditious decision-making. This position offers a unique opportunity to sit across a portfolio of five distinct businesses, in three core verticals, and offers unparalleled access to the general managers and senior management team.

Ziff Davis is a leading global digital-media company operating in three core verticals: Technology, Gaming, and Shopping. Its brands – PCMag, Mashable, Speedtest, ExtremeTech, Geek, Toolbox, IGN, AskMen,, TechBargains, emedia and Salesify – produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. Ziff Davis delivers advertising, performance marketing, data services and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. Ziff Davis publishes in 26 languages and successfully partners with local publishing operators across 115 countries. Offices are located in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Reston, Memphis, London, Dublin and Helsinki.


  • Be responsible for understanding, forecasting and optimizing the core drivers of revenue across the portfolio
  • Assist in all financial planning including delivering annual budgets and monthly forecasts
  • Partner with various teams to determine the core levers of our businesses and identify revenue maximizing initiatives
  • Develop financial models for forecasting revenue from sales efforts and new product initiatives
  • Build financial, DCF, and merger (accretion/dilution) models and be dexterous with key outputs
  • Synthesize that knowledge into an executive-facing output
  • Be a representative / voice of finance to key executives



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Sciences, Finance, Accounting or Statistics.
  • 10+ years of experience finance and strategic analysis in investment banking, plus some time in an operational role within an FP&A function preferred
  • Entrepreneurial drive, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills
  • Highly proficient in financial analysis, modelling and able to use most financial systems including NetSuite, Adaptive, Oracle PBCS.
  • Graduated from a competitive two-year Investment Banking Analyst or equivalent financial analyst training program preferred.
  • Able to work comfortably under pressure and meet tight deadlines


The successful candidate will:

  • Be proactive, inquisitive and curious about how the business works, and never afraid to ask questions.
  • Be an open, proactive and positive communicator and have experience presenting to C-level or equivalent leadership
  • Be open to a range of tasks and responsibilities never limited to a job description.
  • Be comfortable with change and adapting to new responsibilities in a fast-paced and ever changing job environment. Be able to pivot and reprioritize workload to best support shifting priorities
  • Be comfortable working late, nights and weekends when required and be able to manage one’s time. Some travel required.
  • Become a trusted partner to the General Managers, finance reps and businesses to ensure that forecasts, pacing’s, and analyses most accurately reflect the business.
  • Have an active interest in the industry, competition, and market.


**We are an Equal Opportunity Employer**