Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis - New York, San Francisco at Cockroach Labs

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Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, an open source, distributed SQL database. We strive to build infrastructure that keeps pace with the world, so developers can focus on what matters most: building the best products. Come and join us on our mission to Make Data Easy. Are you ready to aim high and build to last?

About the Role

The Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis will be the founding member of the FP&A team at Cockroach Labs and play a leadership role in shaping the Finance team and building the FP&A practice.  Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, they will set the foundation of the FP&A organization and develop over time the team, processes, and systems that will allow the company to continue to scale in a financially sound way for the years to come. This role offers the unique opportunity to directly impact Cockroach Labs’ growth trajectory and it is expected to grow and expand in responsibility at a rapid pace as the company grows.

You Will
  • Establish, manage, and grow the FP&A team that will support the executive team in understanding the financial implications of strategic decisions (resource investments, spend allocation, business planning, etc.) 
  • Set up and lead the company long-term (multi-year) and short-term (annually or semi-annually) planning processes
  • Establish processes and systems to forecast and report on financial performance, manage budgets, and facilitate decisions on major spend requests in partnership with the business
  • Define and report on the key business metrics, proactively analyze business trends and identify opportunities to improve financial performance
The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will develop a strong understanding of our current business, including business trends and drivers of financial performance. You will become familiar with the company market, business model, current financial plan, major investment areas, and current financial and revenue processes and organization. You will establish relationships with major executives and functions interfacing with Finance (in particular, Revenue and People Operations) to understand their current needs from a financial point of view.  You will quickly understand the major gaps and develop an initial roadmap of priorities (to be later refined), in terms of processes and organizational areas to build. You will develop an initial proposal on how to set up the FP&A team over 12-18 months and initiate the process to hire the first financial analysts. 

After 3 months, you'll be fully up to speed and integrated into the Finance team. By that point, you will have hired the first members of the FP&A team. You will have taken over the company financial plan, started to develop a multi-year plan, and set up an annual planning cadence. You will have iterated on the initial roadmap of priorities and put selected initiatives in motion. You will have also identified the financial planning tools required and gained approval to implement them. 

As our business scales, we fully expect to continue to expand the FP&A team to drive stronger financial processes, support a larger organization and understand the financial performance of a more complex business. 

You Have
  • 10+ years of experience in professional financial practice/corporate finance areas, including FP&A leadership
  • Experienced at managing high-performing FP&A teams and evolving the FP&A processes, in particular for a fast-growing organization
  • Experience with Enterprise Subscription / SaaS businesses
  • IPO process or public company experience strongly preferred
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration preferred
  • Advanced understanding of GAAP financial statements
  • Rigorous analytical thinking and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, also at the executive level
  • Ability to strive in a fast-paced environment and to deal with ambiguous situations
The Team

Reporting to Lorenzo Montesi - Chief Financial Officer

Lorenzo is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience leading finance, strategy, and operations for top technology companies. He loves to partner with technical teams and help them build companies that disrupt established markets. He was most recently the SVP of Finance at Cohesity, an enterprise data management company, where he led the finance and sales operations teams through multiple years of hyper-growth. Prior to joining Cohesity, Lorenzo held strategy and sales operations positions at VMware, RSA, and EMC, and earlier in his career, he was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He lives in California with his wife and two teenage children and loves outdoor activities (cycling, skiing, and hiking).

Our Benefits
  • 100% health insurance coverage (for you and your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Education reimbursement
  • Relocation support

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at [email protected].


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • CockroachDBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • AirtableManagement

Location

53 W 23rd St , New York, NY 10010

What are Cockroach Labs Perks + Benefits

Cockroach Labs Benefits Overview

Flexible Working: You are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.

Wellbeing for All: We partner with Spring Health and an Employee Assistance Program to provide free counseling and support mental health on our team.

Flex Fridays: Focus on what drives and motivates you outside of core work responsibilities. This is your day to self-manage and grow in whatever way you choose.

Having Fun Together: We dedicate company time to bond over everything from trivia and karaoke to paint-alongs and fitness classes (even online!)

Team Trips: Twice a year we voyage beyond Manhattan’s shores. These might be trips to the Caribbean or to the mountains. The connections made in these environments build friendships and deepen the ties which make working together fun and productive.

Flexible Time Off: We care about productivity, not face time. Take time off when you need it.

Learning is Good: We provide $2500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.

Paid Parental Leave (with baby bucks): We offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave to all new parents after 30 days with us, individualized transition time and re-entry support, plus $500 in baby bucks.

Health & Retirement: 100% health insurance coverage for you & your dependents; One Medical membership; Gym discounts; free Citibike membership; FSA; 401(k).

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Cockroach Labs does at least two bi-annual team-wide volunteer days, partners with BUILD NYC, and for every referral that gest hired, we donate $2,500-$5,000 to the referrer's charity of choice.
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Cockroach Labs' CREWS are groups to foster inclusivity and connection, including [email protected], Women of CRL, Infinite Colors (for neurodivergent people), and Roacher Pride. New Roachers can start one, too!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We've built a fairer hiring process including resume-blind, exercise-based interviews, implement rubrics across all of our hiring processes, and conduct regular unconscious bias training.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
100% Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance for You, Your Spouse, Partner, and Dependents.
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Cockroach Labs partners with Spring Health to provide complementary therapy sessions to all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Equity compensation is determined by the impact we expect an individual to have in their role paired with the risk that earlier employees took in joining the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
8-12 Weeks of Family Leave + $500 Baby Bucks
Flexible Work Schedule
Cockroach Work Week: In-office Monday thru Thursday, with the option to work remotely on Fridays. Core Office Hours: 10am-4pm (except Tuesday Team Meeting from 5:00pm-6:00pm)
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax Commuter Account & Paid Citi Bike Membership
Company Outings
Monthly Company Activities & Bi-Annual Company Trips
Free Daily Meals
Lunch Monday thru Thursday & Team Dinners Every Other Tuesday
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Relocation Assistance for You and Your Family to Move to NYC
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We provide each Roacher with a $1,000 budget to improve their work-from-home setup.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500 Learning & Development Stipend + $1500 for Associated Travel
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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