• FP&A Manager

    Job Locations US-NC-Cary
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  • Overview

    MercuryGate provides powerful transportation management solutions proven to be a competitive advantage for today’s most successful shippers, 3PLs, freight forwarders, brokers and carriers. MercuryGate’s solutions are unique in their native support of all modes of transportation on a single platform including Parcel, LTL, Truckload, Air, Ocean, Rail, and Intermodal. Through the continued release of innovative, results-driven technology and a commitment to making customers successful, MercuryGate delivers exceptional value for TMS users through improved productivity and operational efficiency. MercuryGate offers business intelligence to improve transportation processes, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce costs with its adaptable, comprehensive transportation solutions suite.

    In August 2018, MercuryGate was purchased by Summit Partners, a leading growth stage equity investor, to help accelerate company growth and better enable its ability to scale.

    Job Summary & Key Responsibilities

    The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager will be an integral part of the finance team and report to the Senior Director of Finance, Accounting, and Operations. The FP&A Manager plays a critical role in understanding all facets of the business, being able to identify the drivers of performance, and identifying opportunities for improvement. The FP&A Manager will have the opportunity to engage directly with all levels of senior/executive management and all departments of the business.


    Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Prepare presentations and financial analysis for Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors
    • Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis as requested by the Sr. Director Finance, CFO, and CEO
    • As the need arises, build financial analysis for various situations, including acquisitions, strategic investments, etc.
    • Manage the forecasting and budgeting processes, including administration of software tools/model
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders across functions to develop accurate assumptions and analytical inputs for increased forecasting accuracy
    • Conduct benchmark analysis as necessary in support of key business metrics and objectives
    • Collaborate with accounting team to ensure optimal cost tracking accuracy to improve forecasting and analytical work products
    • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures
    • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance
    • Drive accountability through monthly reporting and analysis relative to performance targets and collaborate on mitigation strategies when shortfalls occur
    • Be instrumental in making recommendations to management for decision making purposes highlighting risks and opportunities to corporate plan
    • Drive process improvements within Finance Department
    • Assist in procurement activities for material contracts, including review and negotiation
    • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting packages for various stakeholders
    • Directly supervise Financial Analyst

    Job Qualifications & Other Requirements


    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA or CPA a plus
    • 3+ years of experience in an FP&A specific role, SaaS experience a plus
    • Experience in a private equity owned/backed setting
    • Collaborative with senior leadership and strategic business partner
    • Comfortable challenging business partners in a constructive way
    • Highest standards of accuracy and precision
    • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong time management skills with ability to prioritize tasks

    Software Knowledge:

    • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
    • Budgeting and forecasting tools/software (Host Analytics a plus)
    • ERP software (Intacct a plus)
    • Salesforce.com



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