Senior Manager, Advertising FP&A



Marketing & Communications
New York, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024

Senior Manager
Advertising FP&A

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  • Finance

  • Financial Planning & Analysis

We are looking for an outstanding Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Senior Manager to join and lead our Advertising FP&A team. You will run core FP&A responsibilities for the Ads FP&A team and be a key business partner to our Advertising Business Unit (BU) as Spotify continues to help brands and advertisers be heard on our platform across all content types including music and podcasts. The team is tasked with supporting the Ads BU including forecasting, setting metrics, reporting and performance analysis, investment decisioning, driving efficiency and automation and strategic planning.


  • New York
  • Los Angeles

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In short, you will be responsible for owning and managing the company’s financial forecasting process as well as partnering with business collaborators to enable and drive financially informed decision-making for Spotify’s advertising business.
To deliver, you will manage a team, partner closely with our Podcast FP&A team, work out of our Spotify offices, and report to the Senior Director of Ads & Podcast FP&A.

What You'll Do

  • Implement and maintain detailed and dynamic financial models to support quarterly forecasts, budgeting and long range planning across the Ads BU P&L and cash flow
  • Prepare guidance and financial update materials for the Advertising leads and corporate FP&A team including variance from forecast and identification of risks and opportunities
  • Prepare scenario analysis to facilitate discussion when faced with economic trade-offs
  • Manage and deliver on operational and analytical processes connected to each accounting period close, including accruals, variance analysis, management reporting, and/or model recalibrations as necessary
  • Work with senior leadership within the Ads organization to translate pivotal initiatives into a multi-year roadmap with complete cost and capital requirements
  • Identify and create business metrics to understand the operational and financial health of the business and drive improvement
  • Identify operating improvements, deep dive on cost structures, and analyze business opportunities/investments across content categories and geographies
  • Assess the financial viability of new business ideas and initiatives and develop metrics to assess the ongoing impact post launch
  • Working with Spotify engineering and vendor partners to craft and improve systems to ensure timely, accurate and complete information sharing
  • Influence others, insist on the highest standards, and have a bias for action

Who You Are

  • Experienced people manager and leader
  • Able to influence senior stakeholders and business partners
  • 8+ years of experience in a finance setting/FP&A preferably in investment banking or FP&A at a technology and/or media company
  • Ideal candidates will have a consistent track record of outstanding financial and strategic analysis and delivering meaningful recommendations based on this analysis.
  • Display initiative in anticipating and exceeding the business demands of business managers with a sharp eye for detail.
  • Spotify is fast-growing with a flat organizational structure, which means that managers are often asked to both manage and individually contribute. Candidates must be motivated, focused, flexible, and be able to work autonomously.
  • Extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative financial analysis
  • Proficiency working with automated reporting tools (i.e., Netsuite/ Adaptive, Workday financials, etc.)
  • Outstanding proficiency with Excel; sophisticated financial modeling
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Where You'll Be

  • This is a hybrid role and may be based in our New York City offices or our Los Angeles offices (2 to 3 days a week required)
  • Working hours? We operate within the EST zone for collaboration.

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Our global benefits

Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse.

Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success.

Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents.

All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub.

Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs.

Learn about life at Spotify

The United States base range for this position is $132,870-$189,814, plus equity. The benefits available for this position include health insurance, six month paid parental leave, 401(k) retirement plan, monthly meal allowance, 23 paid days off, 13 paid flexible holidays, paid sick leave. These ranges may be modified in the future.
Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service.

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