Sr. Director, Field Finance

Financial Planning & Analysis

Remote, United States

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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
This is a unique opportunity to play a crucial role in building a strong financial foundation for a fast-growing company with significant market opportunity.  In this role you will partner with Sales and Finance leadership to understand the story behind the numbers, assess monthly / quarterly risks and opportunities, and improve forecasting across the business. This role reports to Confluent’s SVP Finance.

What You'll Do:

  • Drive the annual financial planning process for the Sales organization along with tracking of performance versus plan and partnering with business stakeholders to address performance gaps to plan
  • Ensure timely, accurate and insightful budgeting, forecasting, KPI, and reporting processes to facilitate effective oversight and decision-making, while also ensuring strong financial controls to ensure data integrity and accuracy
  • Oversee the Sales Finance calendar, including long-range strategic planning and annual budgeting processes, as well as our quarter-end and annual reporting processes
  • Partner with Accounting and Corporate FP&A to drive faster and more efficient close processes
  • Lead topical ad-hoc analyses and deep dives into novel issues to improve the collective understanding of risks and opportunities related to these issues
  • Participate in the preparation of executive, board, and investor relations materials
  • Attract and develop talent and act as a coach for team members, providing constructive feedback to help employees improve their skill set and advance their careers

What We're Looking For:

  • 8+ years of FP&A experience, with at least 4 focused on Sales, in high growth, public company
  • Strong business partnering skills and a holistic view of business strategy, processes, and financial objectives
  • Excellent financial modeling and analysis skills
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills; must also be proficient using G-SuiteStrong communication skills with the ability to communicate difficult concepts
  • Ability to work quickly and manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining a high level of precision
  • A highly motivated team player able to thrive amidst the change and ambiguity inherent in fast-growing organizations
  • Strong leadership and people management skills

What Gives You an Edge:

  • Detailed understanding of the drivers and economics of SaaS business model 
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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Benefits

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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