Strategic Finance Manager, Growth



Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Grammarly is excited to offer a remote-first hybrid working model. Team members work primarily remotely in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, or Poland. Certain roles have specific location requirements to facilitate collaboration at a particular Grammarly hub.

All roles have an in-person component: Conditions permitting, teams meet 2–4 weeks every quarter at one of Grammarly’s hubs in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York, Vancouver, and Berlin, or in a workspace in Kraków. This flexible approach gives team members the best of both worlds: plenty of focus time along with in-person collaboration that fosters trust and unlocks creativity.

Grammarly team members in this role will collaborate in person 3 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to different hubs. They are required to live within a commutable distance of their home hub of San Francisco. Grammarly may provide relocation assistance.

The opportunity

Every day, tens of millions of people and 50,000 professional teams worldwide trust Grammarly’s AI and human expertise to help ideate, compose, revise, and comprehend communications. Our team members have the autonomy to take on exciting challenges in pursuit of our mission to improve lives by improving communication. Together, we’re building on more than a decade of steady growth and profitability. We’re defining the communication assistance category with our tailored service offerings: Grammarly Free, Grammarly Premium, Grammarly Business, and Grammarly for Education. Our latest product offering, GrammarlyGO, brings the power of generative AI to our users. It all begins with our team collaborating in an inclusive, values-driven, and learning-oriented environment.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a Strategic Finance Manager, Growth to join our Strategic Finance team. The person in this role will help us measure and forecast our professional services and enterprise business accounts. The ​​Strategic Finance Manager, Growth will identify, measure, and assess the key drivers that power Grammarly’s business and work with senior stakeholders to synthesize performance narratives and dictate expectations on future business performance. This role will report to the Head of Strategic Finance.

We are seeking candidates who are both excellent communicators and analytically strong, with the ability to identify business opportunities and lead appropriate analyses and diligence to inform a course of action. Candidates must be able to apply critical judgment to drive decisions that will be impactful to the business.

Your impact

In this role, you will:

  • Lead all analyses to synthesize the performance of Grammarly’s subscription business model.
  • Identify and design critical value-creating KPIs, build complex driver-based models, and monitor key signals dictating real-time decision-making.
  • Own all SaaS-based forecast models for consumer and enterprise accounts, including new bookings and renewal models.
  • Run various complex scenario analyses to inform future business investment decisions.
  • Draft critical narratives for both internal and external stakeholders around business performance drivers.
  • Present performance trends weekly to members of our executive team.
  • Partner with senior leaders to support strategic initiatives and high-impact decisions, including investment trade-offs, goal setting, and more.
  • Work with key partners on our Data Science, Business Intelligence, Growth, Marketing and Finance teams to design critical metrics to measure business performance and incorporate them into our operational decision-making process.
  • Program and project manage OKRs to deliver near and long-term success for the business.
  • Support board presentations, materials, investor reporting and communications.
  • Partner with our Corporate Finance team on financing, corporate development, and strategic partnership activities, including financial assessments and analysis, due diligence, and integration.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Is able to collaborate in person in San Francisco and potentially other hubs 3 weeks per quarter.
  • Has a deep fluency in the acquisition and retention dynamics of an optimization-focused subscription business with millions of paid users.
  • Thinks strategically and drives nuanced, detailed analyses.
  • Has a collaboration mentality and can partner with and be an informed counterweight to deeply analytical and thoughtful leaders.
  • Has experience with and passion for hyper-growth, dynamic, driven organizations.
  • Has been a part of high-impact teams in strategic business partnering, forecasting/FP&A, retention analytics, marketing analysis, or product support, ideally in a hyper-growth, resource-constrained environment.
  • Can effectively represent and explain Grammarly’s business both internally and externally.

Support for you, professionally and personally

  • Professional growth: We believe that autonomy and trust are key to empowering our team members to do their best, most innovative work in a way that aligns with their interests, talents, and well-being. We support professional development and advancement with training, coaching, and regular feedback.
  • A connected team: Grammarly builds a product that helps people connect, and we apply this mindset to our own team. Our remote-first hybrid model enables a highly collaborative culture supported by our EAGER (ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable) values. We work to foster belonging among team members in a variety of ways. This includes our employee resource groups, Grammarly Circles, which promote connection among those with shared identities, such as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ team members, women, and parents. We also celebrate our colleagues and accomplishments with global, local, and team-specific programs.

Compensation and benefits

Grammarly offers all team members competitive pay along with a benefits package encompassing the following and more:

  • Excellent health care (including a wide range of medical, dental, vision, mental health, and fertility benefits)
  • Disability and life insurance options
  • 401(k) and RRSP matching
  • Paid parental leave
  • Twenty days of paid time off per year, eleven days of paid holidays per year, and unlimited sick days
  • Home office stipends
  • Caregiver and pet care stipends
  • Wellness stipends
  • Admission discounts
  • Learning and development opportunities

Grammarly takes a market-based approach to compensation, which means base pay may vary depending on your location. Our US and Canada locations are categorized into compensation zones based on each geographic region’s cost of labor index. For more information about our compensation zones and locations where we currently support employment, please refer to this page. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Base pay may vary considerably depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The expected salary ranges for this position are outlined below by compensation zone and may be modified in the future.

San Francisco:
Zone 1: $152,000- $185,000/year (USD)

We encourage you to apply

At Grammarly, we value our differences, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations—to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected by law. Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer and a participant in the US federal E-Verify program (US). We also abide by the Employment Equity Act (Canada).

Please note that EEOC is optional and specific to US-based candidates.



All team members meeting in person for official Grammarly business or working from a hub location are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19.