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VP Financial Planning & Analysis



Accounting & Finance
Austin, TX, USA · Cologne, Germany · Munich, Germany · Berlin, Germany · Leipzig, Germany · North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany · Germany · London, UK · Amsterdam, Netherlands · Warsaw, Poland
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Meet DeepL

Meet DeepL

DeepL, Europe's leading AI company since 2017, is dedicated to breaking down language barriers and bringing cultures closer together. Our expertise in AI and neural networks has enabled us to create cutting-edge communication technologies for businesses, including the acclaimed DeepL Translator which offers 30+ languages, and DeepL Write, our AI writing companion. Our core offering includes a suite of products and tools made for businesses to communicate more effectively, both internally and with their customers around the globe.

Our goal is to become the global leader in Language AI and build products that help drive better communication, drive connection, and make real-life impact. To do that, we need talented people, like you, who want to be a part of this exciting journey. If you're ready to work with a dynamic team and build your career in the fast-moving AI space, DeepL is your next destination.

What sets us apart

When we tell people about DeepL as an employer, the reactions are overwhelmingly positive. Maybe it's because of the products that have helped countless people worldwide, or maybe it's because of our shared goal of improving communication for individuals and businesses worldwide. What we're certain of is this: being part of DeepL means joining a team committed to innovation and the well-being of its employees.


As the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), you will play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic finance function and business direction of DeepL. Reporting directly to the CFO, you will lead initiatives related to financial reporting, planning, and data-driven decision-making. This high-impact role requires a strategic mindset, strong financial acumen, and exceptional communication skills. The ideal candidate will balance analytical depth with business practicality. Candidates have significant experience leading and scaling FP&A teams in public companies; experience in software, global operations, and managing remote teams is highly desired.
Your responsibilities
  • Lead all aspects of financial planning and analysis at the group level.
  • Coordinate the annual operating plan and rolling forecasts across the business. Maintain a rolling four-quarter financial planning cadence.
  • Ensure timely and accurate budget versus actual analysis and future projections.
  • Collaborate with business leaders to meet financial targets and forecasts.
  • Build and maintain the Street Model for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop scalable financial systems for predictable and understandable results.
  • Create and manage a KPI and dashboard framework that integrates into the company’s financial model. Ensure consistent definition, measurement, and reporting of non-GAAP financial metrics.
  • Analyse financial results, including profits, trends, costs, and budget compliance, and issue regular and ad hoc reports to senior management. Prepare and coordinate quarterly board packages for the Board of Directors.
  • Lead quarterly earnings processes, preparing financial, product, business strategy, and operational analytics for investor presentations.
  • Establish consistent financial modelling processes across the company.
  • Work closely with internal and external investor relations teams.
  • Enhance and streamline financial planning and reporting processes. Build reports to support decision-making for key stakeholders.
  • Monitor external market developments to ensure the company effectively conveys its strategy and results.
  • Participate in strategic projects, including pricing, go-to-market strategies, capex investment planning, and product profitability.

What we offer

  • Diverse and internationally distributed team: joining our team means becoming part of a large, global community with people of more than 90 nationalities. We're more than just colleagues; we're a group of professionals with a shared mission to connect diverse cultures. Our global presence is growing–we've doubled in size nearly every year, with our employees based in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the US, and Japan, and we continue to expand our network.
  • Open communication, regular feedback: as a language-focused company, we value the importance of clear, honest communication. We value smooth collaboration, direct and actionable feedback, and believe that leading with empathy makes us better together.
  • Hybrid work, flexible hours: whether you're near one of our hubs, or prefer the comfort of your own home, you decide where your office is. We offer flexible working hours and trust in your productivity, all in sync with your team's general locations and time zones to foster effective and seamless collaboration. Our aim is to integrate your work with your lifestyle, ensuring a balance that respects both your needs and our operational requirements.
  • Regular in-person team events: we bond over vibrant events that are as unique as our team, from local team and business unit gatherings, to new-joiner onboardings, to company-wide events that bring us all together–literally.
  • Comprehensive health insurance: your health comes first. With our comprehensive insurance, we'll make sure you're covered from head to toe.
  • 30 days of annual leave: we value your peace of mind. With 30 days off (excluding public holidays) and access to mental health resources, we make sure you're as strong mentally as you are professionally.
  • Annual learning budget: because we never stop learning, we’ve set up an annual budget for your professional development—pick a learning path that contributes to your career development and we'll back you up.

Qualities we look for

  • 15+ years of relevant experience, including leading the FP&A function of a publicly traded technology company.
  • Experience with software/SaaS companies with revenues exceeding $250M.
  • Deep understanding of accounting standards, particularly IFRS and US GAAP.
  • Proven track record of driving positive results in hands-on environments.
  • Proficiency with financial planning tools such as Pigment, Adaptive, or similar.
  • Outstanding leadership skills with the ability to coach, mentor, and develop teams.
  • Strong ability to motivate teams to deliver quality work within tight timeframes while managing multiple projects and concurring priorities.
  • Exceptional business perspective and critical judgement.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong analytical thinking.
  • Superb time management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to influence stakeholders.
  • Strong personal integrity and adherence to the highest ethical standards.
Remote, Hybrid
  • United States
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
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