Remote - US; Remote - Canada

FP&A Manager, R&D

Company Description

Dropbox is a leading global collaboration platform that's transforming the way people work together, from the smallest business to the largest enterprise. With more than 500 million registered users across more than 180 countries, our mission is to design a more enlightened way of working. From our headquarters in San Francisco to eight dedicated Studios and a worldwide team of employees who choose where they work best, our Virtual First approach is leading the way into the future of work.

Team Description

Our Finance team builds the financial infrastructure to scale our growing company. We combine analytical and strategic thinking to develop a sound financial future for our global brand. We work closely with teams across the company, as well as with external partners.

Role Description

The EPD (Engineering, Product, and Design) FP&A team is looking for a Research & Development Finance Manager to join our growing team. This highly-visible role will partner closely with our Technology leaders to drive product growth while maintaining operational discipline. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in driving strategic initiatives, strong communication skills, deep analytical capabilities and a passion for process improvements.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with senior technology executives to translate strategic initiatives into a multi-year operating financial roadmap. Support short-term and long-term expense/headcount forecasts by calculating return on investment for proposed product launches and evaluate performance against thresholds (ROI, payback period etc)
  • Lead efficient Engineering, Product & Design teams financial processes including long-range planning, budgeting, forecasting, resource allocation, and performance management
  • Perform variance analyses and develop narratives to support Corporate FP&A team deliverables. 
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly business reviews for the Office of President org
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align on Product KPI reporting and metrics
  • Drive automation and improve our our existing financial reporting deliverables. Support strategic projects to support our Product roadmap planning through cross-functional partnerships and scenario modeling

Requirements

  • 6-8+ years of progressive , relevant experience in Product-focused FP&A roles, Investment banking, Private equity or Consulting
  • Excellent understanding of product development cycles with proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with Product, Design and Engineering teams
  • Advanced modeling skills with the ability to swiftly and effectively translate ambiguity into succinct outputs
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work independently to deliver accurate, high-quality outputs with minimal oversight
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to guide and influence senior leadership
  • BS/BA in Finance, Economics, or other quantitative discipline
Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

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Our Finance team builds the financial infrastructure to scale our growing company. We combine analytical and strategic thinking to develop a sound financial future for our global brand. We work closely with teams across the company, as well as with external partners.