Director of FP&A

  • Boston, MA
  • Full Time
  • Finance
  • Experienced

Who we are:

Join Embark on our mission to improve the life and longevity of dogs everywhere! Our canine DNA test
— the highest-rated and most accurate on the market — enables us to make scientific advances in
personalized pet care. Recently named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc.
Magazine,
Embark is the only canine genetics company using research-grade technology, which enables
us to make new scientific discoveries. The New York Times recently named Embark’s Breed and Health
Kit the best dog DNA test available. And we recently closed a $75M Series B financing round providing
the Company with resources to continue our aggressive growth.

Interested in joining our pack? We are looking for highly motivated and mission-driven employees who
will join us as Embark leads the cutting edge of creativity and innovation in the fast-growing consumer
genetics space.

About the role:
As the Director of FP&A, you will be leading Embark’s finance team and reporting to the CFO.  Your
role will be to lead and grow the team in analyzing the financial performance of the business, build annual
financial plans, be a cross functional business partner to department leaders and enhance FP&A systems
and best practices across the Company. This role involves high-profile strategy and operating projects,
face-time with senior management, and delivering impactful analysis and recommendations, intended to
help our fast growing Company to scale while also accelerating your career goals.

What you’ll do:

  • In collaboration with the CFO, plan and lead the annual budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Manage the long-term planning, implementation and business strategic analysis capabilities of the finance team.
  • Build, manage and mentor the finance team, enabling career growth of team members.
  • Coordinate and manage financial analysis, modeling, forecasting and reporting activities to ensure efficient and effective financial operations.
  • Coordinate closely with Embark’s accounting team to integrate financial reports into actionable financial analysis and reporting to business owners throughout Embark.
  • Identify and implement/integrate advanced financial analysis tools into the FP&A process to enhance, optimize and automate FP&A reporting.
  • Representing the finance function, continuously educate department budget owners on budget to actual variances and other financial metrics that are important to their functions and that support their decision making.
  • Identify, evolve and track key performance indicators.
  • Create effective reporting modules from our new ERP system
  • Drive continuous process improvement and automation to improve team efficiency
  • Promote a metrics-driven culture across the Company

Experience and skills we’re looking for:

  • Undergraduate degree in business, accounting or finance, MBA Preferred
  • At least 7-10 years of relevant work experience in finance/FP&A
  • Demonstrated progression into increasing levels of management/leadership in finance
  • Proven ability to recruit, train, manage and mentor a high performing FP&A team
  • Strong analytical skills and a keen interest in applying them
  • Positive attitude/energy and strong communications skills
  • Strong foundation in and understanding of accounting principles
  • Proficiency in multiple tools and systems (e.g. Netsuite, Excel, SQL, data extraction tools, etc.) relevant to the FP&A function
  • Experience with 3PL inventory and supply chain data and logistics strongly desired
  • Proficiency using the Google suite of office/business products for general communication and integration with existing processes

What we offer:

At Embark, we are dog lovers, but we’re passionate about people too. We’re committed to building an
inclusive culture where all employees can belong and flourish. Here are some of our benefits and perks:

  • A flexible vacation policy so you can take off the time you need when you need it 
  • Paid maternal and paternal leave (plus paw-ternity leave for new pets)
  • Every other Friday off each summer
  • First class office space near South Station, Boston (when we get back to the office), with flexibility (e.g. work from home at least 2 days a week, flexibility around child care needs, etc.)
  • Perks tailored for dog lovers including subsidized pet insurance and dog-walking services
  • Startup perks with big-company benefits (401k match, bonus plan, commuter benefits, top-of-the-
  • line healthcare, HSA/FSA)
  • Competitive salaries and equity participation — every employee receives stock options
  • Fully-stocked office snack bar and regular office events
  • Continuing education, including attending conferences and company-provided resources to help with individual growth and development


Embark is an equal opportunity workplace and values diversity at our company. We are committed
to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin,
citizenship status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, marital status, gender identity or
expression, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws. See
also EEO is the Law.

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