Strategic Finance Manager (Product) - LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

Finance and Accounting  |  Sunnyvale, California

Position description

Position at LinkedIn

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We are looking for a strategic finance manager who will be a key strategic business partner for our advertising product line (LinkedIn Marketing Solutions). As a member of this team, you will partner with cross functional teams and be the point person for maintaining, analyzing, and communicating relevant business and performance metrics for your product lines, clearly explaining the business reasons for variances and adjusting forecast models accordingly, building and expanding various revenue models, and providing strategic analyses and recommendations to our key stakeholders.

You will be directly involved in the coordination of the various product strategy plans and planning cycles (annual planning and weekly and quarterly forecasts).
Strict attention to detail, an ability to set and meet tight deadlines, a curious mindset, and go-getter attitude are important for your success. 


  • Act as a key business partner to Product leads and other stakeholders to provide strategic financial insights and recommendations
  • Develop, enhance, and maintain complex financial models
  • Monitor, analyze, and maintain key financial metrics and business drivers for your product lines
  • Analyze and communicate actual vs forecast variances to management team 
  • Establish processes to ensure accurate and timely completion of financial planning consolidations 
  • Coordinate various planning cycles (annual planning, quarterly forecasts and monthly outlooks) and prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly management reviews 
  • Develop and implement tools, systems, and processes to support the successful completion of timely and accurate forecasts 

Basic Qualifications:  

  • 6+ years financial analysis experience
  • Experience modeling bookings, revenue, costs and expenses 
  • BA/BS degree in finance, accounting, or related experience

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Analytical background working directly in an FP&A, investment banking or consulting environment; experience with modeling, analyzing and monitoring revenue and its key drivers
  • Excellent leadership, communication, analytical, teamwork, organizational and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to demonstrate thought leadership and manage relationships with senior stakeholders 
  • Adaptable and able to react quickly to changing business needs
  • Ability to question the output of a financial model and consider options for improvement 
  • Proven ability to coordinate and execute projects independently, effectively manage time, prioritize tasks and autonomously perform within tight deadlines
  • Strong systems skills with preference toward Hyperion (Essbase), Oracle Financials and/or Salesforce CRM

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