Financial Planning & Analysis Manager



Accounting & Finance
Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

Join us as we work to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager to build a India-based Finance Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Center of Excellence team. The Manager will grow the team’s scope, size, and impact over time to build a world-class FP&A team supporting full P&L activities.

You: Let’s talk about you. You are a player/coach who works in deep detail while growing your team. You’re a fast learner well-versed in curating data, building financial models, fostering relationships, and delivering insightful & accurate reporting on time. You develop holistic, interconnected processes and KPIs to report, diagnose, and improve team performance. You also understand the people on your team, their capabilities & opportunities and help them grow their skills. You are tenacious and strive for excellence in delivering what our FP&A team and our stakeholders need to manage the business.

The Team: Our FP&A team drives decisions at all levels, from Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team strategy to manager-level tactical operations, by analyzing and reporting financial results and developing forecasts. This role reports into the Corporate FP&A team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Deliver forecasts, reports, and analysis on time with accuracy, directly and/or indirectly through the team (monthly close, cost center/account variance, vendor planning, data updates & reconciliation, pixel perfect PowerPoint slides, etc)
  • Design and implement forecast and performance management processes that drive rigor, accountability, and alignment across divisions
  • Develop, align, and execute the team vision for growth, including becoming the sole owner of activities
  • Partner with senior leaders across FP&A to identify, align, and execute on opportunities to standardize and centralize work in the India-based team
  • Proactively develop & share areas of future risks/opportunities and ways to mitigate risks/operationalize opportunities
  • Drive best-in-class governance in approving purchase orders and analyzing vendor spend; partner with Accounting, IT, and budget owners to improve process and technology across procure to pay activities to optimize vendor spend
  • Improve existing datasets, models, and reports to uncover new insights, simplify work, and/or improve user experience
  • Be the team leader: own coaching, teaching, issue escalation, career development, and succession planning


  • 8+ years of progressive experience in Financial Planning & Analysis across the P&L
  • Prior experience of working directly in a FP&A functional team is required. Center of Excellence/Shared Services/Global Capability Center leadership and public accounting experience is preferred. 2+ years of managing a team . Able to work 2:30p-11:30pm IST
  • Manages, develops, and leads people to become their best selves
  • Takes initiative proactively; acts like an owner to identify and fix problems and build new capabilities
  • Owns a track record of strong analytical problem-solving skills: manipulate data, build models, create Board-ready reports, develop analysis, and communicate findings with a strong command of technology (Excel, Anaplan, PowerPoint, PowerBI, or similar tools)
  • Is a well-organized, action-oriented planner who optimizes team capacity & leverages the power of process

About athenahealth

Here’s our vision: To create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

What’s unique about our locations?
From an historic, 19th century arsenal to a converted, landmark power plant, all of athenahealth’s offices were carefully chosen to represent our innovative spirit and promote the most positive and productive work environment for our teams. Our 10 offices across the United States and India — plus numerous remote employees — all work to modernize the healthcare experience, together.

Our company culture might be our best feature.
We don't take ourselves too seriously. But our work? That’s another story. athenahealth develops and implements products and services that support US healthcare: It’s our chance to create healthier futures for ourselves, for our family and friends, for everyone.

Our vibrant and talented employees — or athenistas, as we call ourselves — spark the innovation and passion needed to accomplish our goal. We continue to expand our workforce with amazing people who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives at every level, and foster an environment where every athenista feels comfortable bringing their best selves to work.

Our size makes a difference, too: We are small enough that your individual contributions will stand out — but large enough to grow your career with our resources and established business stability.

Giving back is integral to our culture. Our athenaGives platform strives to support food security, expand access to high-quality healthcare for all, and support STEM education to develop providers and technologists who will provide access to high-quality healthcare for all in the future. As part of the evolution of athenahealth’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, we’ve selected nonprofit partners that align with our purpose and let us foster long-term partnerships for charitable giving, employee volunteerism, insight sharing, collaboration, and cross-team engagement.

What can we do for you?
Along with health and financial benefits, athenistas enjoy perks specific to each location, including commuter support, employee assistance programs, tuition assistance, employee resource groups, and collaborative workspaces — some offices even welcome dogs.

In addition to our traditional benefits and perks, we sponsor events throughout the year, including book clubs, external speakers, and hackathons. And we provide athenistas with a company culture based on learning, the support of an engaged team, and an inclusive environment where all employees are valued.

We also encourage a better work-life balance for athenistas with our flexibility. While we know in-office collaboration is critical to our vision, we recognize that not all work needs to be done within an office environment, full-time. With consistent communication and digital collaboration tools, athenahealth enables employees to find a balance that feels fulfilling and productive for each individual situation.