Senior Financial Analyst, R&D

Financial Planning & Analysis

Remote, California

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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About the Role:

We are hiring a Senior Financial Analyst to partner with our R&D organization and provide strategic financial guidance to Engineering Management.  This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in building the financial foundation for one of the fastest-growing Enterprise Software companies in Silicon Valley.  We’re looking for someone who is a strong business partner with the ability to deliver top-tier results in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.  

This role will report to the R&D Finance Manager & is a remote position.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead beyond budgeting and planning – be a thought leader and partner with Engineering leadership to drive strategic initiatives
  • Build and maintain detailed financial models that track and analyze functional costs and their impact on the company’s overall performance
  • Assist in developing and executing the quarterly and annual financial planning processes for both Engineering investment and Cloud Margin
  • Support business partners with crucial financial metrics and key business analysis
  • Prepare executive-grade management reporting, summarizing findings and recommendations
  • Partner with Corp Accounting to perform month-end close activities and help drive process improvements and efficiencies
  • Manage approvals for both hiring and purchase requisitions, striving to constantly deliver and improve our forecast accuracy

What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics 
  • 5+ years of hands-on FP&A experience in a high-growth company
  • Excellent financial modeling and analysis skills required
  • Effective communication at a detailed level while having the ability to elevate for high-level consumption by executives
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to work quickly and manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining a high level of precision

What Gives You an Edge:

  • Familiar with G-Suite would be helpful
  • Previous experience supporting an R&D Organization is a plus
  • Previous experience forecasting Cloud Margin is a big plus
  • Prior experience with Anaplan and NetSuite

Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

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Best Teammates on Planet Earth
Adjustable Working Arrangements
Robust Benefits
Rest and Recharge Days
Weekly Lunch Spend
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

Confluent is Remote-First

At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed location or your immediate region.

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