Sr. FP&a Manager
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201-500 employees

AI solutions for predictive analytics and cybersecurity
Company Overview
SparkCognition is a leading player in the rapidly growing AI industry, providing award-winning solutions that enable organizations to predict future outcomes, optimize processes, and prevent cyberattacks. The company's proven track record includes enabling a fintech startup to detect fraud with 90% accuracy, saving the company over $450K annually, and helping a major trading and shipping company realize cost savings of $2M every two weeks. With a focus on operational excellence and profitable growth, SparkCognition's AI applications consistently deliver high recognition rates against zero-day attacks in the cybersecurity industry, and are instrumental in reducing machine downtime and increasing asset life.
Government & Public Sector
AI & Machine Learning
Financial Services

Company Stage


Total Funding





Austin, Texas

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Austin, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Finance & Banking
  • SparkCognition is seeking a Finance (Senior) Manager to lead the FP&A Team (level will be dependent on candidate experience). This leader will report to the Chief Accounting Officer and will drive value across a broad spectrum of the Company with a particular focus on fiscal year planning, quarterly close and our KPI/metric reporting process (to internal management and external investors), M&A due diligence and supporting a wide range of strategic analysis and decision making. The position requires strong financial reporting, planning, and modeling skills, attention to detail and good business judgment. Impeccable character, integrity, discretion, and work ethic are critical for success
  • Build components of the Board of Directors presentations, Investor Relations materials, internal presentations, and play a role in any financing and M&A activities
  • Support the Accounting team in close procedures and processes
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the CAO, Corporate Controller and CFO, with high visibility to the full Executive Management team
  • Proactively collaborate, influence, and align the Company's planning processes to achieve the overall company strategy
  • Work cross-functionally to support departmental decision-making with budget and long-term forecasting, planning, reporting and analytics
  • Partner with the broader organization to drive process and systematic improvements across the Company
  • Responsible for maintaining the Company's financial forecast model (using Workday's Adaptive Planning) which is designed to:
  • Enable SparkCognition Executive team to build an Annual Operation Plan, incorporating inputs and assumptions and analyze the financial statement impact
  • Combine historical and forward-looking financials
  • Provide the ability to include the impact of potential 'bolt-on' transactions
  • Provide a robust and flexible platform/scenario engine to consider different operating assumptions and scenarios; and
  • Provide outputs / KPIs that enable analysis of key conclusions in a simple and transparent manner
  • 4-6+ years of FP&A experience in fast-paced, high growth environments
  • FP&A Experience with a public company preferred
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and build complex models (using Adaptive Planning, Excel, etc.)
  • Must demonstrate analytical prowess, strategic thinking, and command of the details
  • Extremely well organized, and data-driven
  • Proactive self-starter capable of driving business results without significant supervision
  • Ability to deal with conflict, and manage expectations
  • Exposure to key financial management processes in a growing organization
  • Extreme proficiency with MS PowerPoint, MS Excel/Google Sheets is expected
  • Experience working with relational databases, data, and reports; SQL, Tableau, and Workday Adaptive Planning knowledge a plus
  • Local to Austin, TX required. SparkCognition has a hybrid approach to work that includes in-person requirements and the ability to work from home
Desired Qualifications
  • Prior experience with Enterprise SaaS experience is a plus