Senior Finance Manager, Engineering - Remote - US

Financial Planning & Analysis

Austin, Texas

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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 Engineering and Security leadership to understand the story behind the numbers, assess monthly risks and opportunities, and help ensure optimal allocation of Engineering investments across our product portfolio.  This role reports directly to Confluent’s Sr. Director of R&D Finance. 

What You Will Do:

  • Lead beyond budgeting and planning - be a thought leader and partner with Engineering leadership to drive strategic initiatives
  • Ensure timely, accurate, and insightful budgeting, forecasting, and KPI reporting processes to facilitate effective oversight and decision-making, while also ensuring strong financial controls and accuracy
  • Actively manage financials, and empower Engineering leadership with pertinent metrics around Hiring, Software, T&E, Non Prod Cloud Hosting, and other key spend areas
  • Work across the R&D finance team to build Product P&L’s and ROI analysis to ensure optimal allocation of Engineering resources and investments across our product portfolio
  • Prepare executive-grade management reporting, summarizing findings and recommendations for improvement
  • Manage approvals for both hiring and purchase requisitions, striving to constantly deliver and improve our forecast accuracy
  • Partner with our Accounting team to perform month-end close activities and help drive process improvements and efficiencies in the close process
  • Attract and develop talent and act as a coach for team members

What You Will Bring:

  • 7+ years of FP&A experience in a high-growth, public software company
  • At least 3 years of experience in a hands-on business partnering role with an enthusiastic “roll up your sleeves” mentality
  • A proven ability to build strong collaborative working relationships with business partners and executives
  • Effective communication at a detailed technical level while having the ability to elevate for high-level consumption by executives
  • Excellent financial modeling and analytical skills with a high degree of forecast accuracy
  • Strong leadership and people management skills a must
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

What Gives You an Edge:

  • Previous experience supporting an Engineering Org is highly desirable
  • Previous experience in a SaaS business
  • 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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