Director - FP&A

US-TX-Corp - Westlake
FLSA Status
Exempt
Type
Regular Full-Time

Mission

Who We Are

Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that manage and protect life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 45 acquisitions across its Risk Management Solutions, Service Maintenance & Repair, and Customer Retention Management platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 250 million transactions annually for approximately 200,000 partners and customers in nearly 90 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,000+ associates comes from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. Solera went public on the NYSE in 2007 under the stock symbol "SLH", joined the S&P 400 in 2009, and went private in 2016 in a $6.5 billion transaction backed by leading investors that include Vista Equity Partners, Koch Industries and Goldman Sachs. For more information, please visit solera.comfb.com/solerainnovation, @soleraworks on Instagram, or @SoleraInc Twitter. 

 

The Solera Way

Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: 80/20 (Focus), 30/30 (Efficiency), and 90/10 (accountability). Our mindset is also defined by the 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. Underscored by our fundamental belief in continuous change and innovation, the Solera Way has allowed us to become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits.

 

Our Space

We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be… places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera’s work environments are intersections of the old and the new… of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.

 

We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy. This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.

 

Check out what Inc.com had to say about Solera’s offices: http://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/ss/solera-office-is-very-texas.html

 

Are You Uncommon?

We’re on the hunt for an experienced FP&A guru who ranks in the top 2% among their peers. We’re looking for highly competitive and entrepreneurial mindset that is wired with a team-first attitude, has no problem rolling up their sleeves to execute their missions, and can modulate between leading and following as needed.

 

As part of our management team, you will be responsible for contributing to the success of our mission for our Corporate unit and the execution of our strategic business plan. You must have a strong hands-on experience of accounting and be highly analytical with the ability to drive margin improvements, implement change and identify efficiencies, all in support of the corporate Mission. You will lead an exceptional team, establish and enforce the highest standards for quality and consistency, and ensure that our Solera teams live up to our expectations of being the best in our markets.

Position 80s

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Participate as a key thought leader of the global finance team, influencing decision making, identifying finance priorities, managing directly and indirectly - finance staff in our Corporate Office.
  • Drive the annual, quarterly and monthly budget process while working to improve the accuracy of the forecast process.
  • Define and manage the "Business Analytics" to insure we preempt negative trends and risk factors.
  • Support the Acquisition due diligence and Integration Planning.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations in support of board and shareholder meetings, monthly/quarterly senior leadership meetings and various strategic committees of the company, and support the strategic business planning process.
  • Establish meaningful reports and analytics that support the needs of internal executives and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with functional leaders to standardize monthly financial reviews and establish a more comprehensive forecasting and budgeting process.
  • Accountable for ad-hoc support & participation in critical business analytics and key project support as directed by management.
  • Coordinate with the IT group to identify process changes in financial planning and analysis, revenue and cost accounting, data requirements and data capture for more useful business analysis and decision making.
  • Help to drive towards a more integrated team.
  • Develop, train and motivate the current teams, as well as attracting and retaining new talent. 

Qualifications

Are You Qualified?

  • Strong financial analysis and modeling skills to identify business drivers and summarize key business insights
  • Prior experience working in a global company with dispersed operations and a strong global mindset is key. Specific knowledge of software or other technology industry is a plus.
  • Expertise in understanding industry trends, impact of external and internal forces affecting business planning and execution, and competitive environment.
  • Impeccable attention to details yet possess skills to tell the executive story to influence business decisions
  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships within all functional departments.
  • Exhibit growth mindset and able to work independently and collaborate across cross-functional teams
  • Ability to project manage effectively and deliver successful results amidst multiple competing priorities
  • Works well with ambiguity and able to independently problem solve
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure environment
  • 13+ year of demonstrated financial analysis work experience
  • BA/BS degree in Finance or Business, MBA or advanced technical degree preferred

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