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Head of FP&A



Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Food52 is a next-generation cooking and home company, named one of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, with a monthly reach of more than 30 million people. The digital hub challenges the models of traditional media and retailers, combining content, commerce, and community around the belief that the kitchen is the heart of the home and that food is the center of a well-lived life. Food52 connects a global community of experts and amateurs, supporting them with inspirational, helpful content — recipes, videos, podcasts, cookbooks, and more — and outfitting them with products that make them happy. In addition to a curated Shop that features hundreds of makers, the Food52 family of brands includes the lighting and lifestyle goods company Schoolhouse and the heritage home brand Dansk.

Schoolhouse is dedicated to the preservation of American manufacturing, thoughtful living, and purposeful design. From iconic lighting to one-of-a-kind homewares, our mission is to provide a new generation of heirlooms that inspire people to create unique, meaningful spaces in which to live and work.

Dansk is an inspired home brand created in 1954 by Ted and Martha Nierenberg to bring the elegant simplicity and natural materials of Scandinavian design to the American market at reasonable prices. The mission of the Dansk brand is to preserve Dansk’s heritage, revive many of the exceptional designs from its archives, and collaborate with leading designers around the world to create new products that will someday be passed through generations.


As the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), you will be instrumental in shaping the financial strategy and performance of Food52, Schoolhouse and Dansk. Reporting directly to the CFO and working closely with the executive team, you will lead the FP&A function, providing clear, actionable insights and recommendations to drive business growth and profitability. You will oversee the financial planning process, budget management, forecasting, KPI tracking, and strategic financial analysis, ensuring alignment with Food52's mission and business objectives. This role includes significant managerial responsibilities, including leading and developing a high-performing FP&A team responsible for ensuring we hit top and bottom line goals in a surgical way. This position is a hybrid model working out of our Brooklyn Navy yard office where the general expectation is three days on site a week.


  • FP&A, Budgeting & Forecasting: Lead financial modeling and analysis to support strategic decision-making, oversee annual budgets and long-term financial forecasts.
  • Financial Reporting: Prepare and deliver timely, accurate financial reports and communicate insights effectively to the CFO.
  • Alignment with Stakeholders: Ensure consistent alignment between financial strategies and business goals through effective collaboration with department heads, brand managers, and executive leadership.
  • KPIs and Key Financial Targets: Help the business achieve and surpass margin and revenue targets through strategic planning with brand managers and precise financial management.
  • Risk Management: Identify and assess financial risks and opportunities, collaborating with cross-functional teams to implement risk management solutions.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously enhance financial processes for improved efficiency and scalability, implementing best practices and automation tools.
  • Team Leadership: Manage, mentor, and develop a high-performing FP&A team, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.


The success of this role hinges on the accuracy of financial projections and thorough analysis. This involves a deep understanding of the key drivers of our business plan, with the goal of enhancing both revenue (top-line) and profitability (bottom-line). The ability to identify trends, forecast future performance, and provide actionable insights is essential. This role requires collaboration with various departments to ensure financial strategies align with overall business objectives, ultimately driving sustainable growth and operational efficiency.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field; MBA, CFA or CPA preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience in financial analysis, corporate finance, or related roles. Experience in the e-commerce, omnichannel space selling products, ideally with manufacturing experience.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling, Excel, and data analysis tools. Experience with ERP systems and BI tools is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate complex financial data into actionable insights.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey technical information clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences.
  • Detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy and integrity in financial reporting and analysis.
  • Team player with a collaborative mindset and a proactive approach to driving results.


This is a full-time exempt role. The target pay range for this role is between $175,000 - $200,000, commensurate with experience. This role is bonus eligible.


Food52 is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all team members. We evaluate candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristics as required by law and as a matter of our company values.


We are committed to providing our team with a competitive benefits package. Some of our benefits for include:

  • Up to 97.5% funded health benefits (medical, dental, and vision)Unlimited paid time off
  • Monthly fitness reimbursement
  • Citibike (NYC) or BikeTown (PDX) company-sponsored annual membership
  • Generous employee discount across our brand portfolio
  • 401K
  • FSA / HSA