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Senior Finance Manager, Cloud

Finance & Accounting

Remote, United States

Job ID: R01673

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With Confluent, organizations can harness the full power of continuously flowing data to innovate and win in the modern digital world. We have a purpose that drives us to do better every day – we're creating an entirely new category within data infrastructure - data streaming. This technology will allow every organization to create experiences and use the power of data in ways that profoundly impact the way we all live. This impact is our purpose and drives us to do better every day.

One Confluent. One team. One Data Streaming Platform.

Data Connects Us.

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 be a trusted business partner to R&D leadership with a focus on delivering world class Cloud Margin across our Product Portfolio.  This role reports directly to Confluent’s Sr. Director of R&D Finance.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead Cloud Gross Margin planning, forecasting, and operational execution in close partnership with Cost Engineering and Cost Product Management
  • Manage our Cloud Service Provider (AWS/Azure/GCP) relationships from the Finance side including discounts, negotiations, spend commitments, & Marketplace purchases
  • Be a key member of the Engineering cost review process, helping to review and approve proposed changes and incorporate into Cloud Margin estimates
  • Own Cash Forecasting for our CSP’s based on spend projections, RI/SP purchases, etc
  • Provide regular insights around key Cloud Margin levers such as Multi-Tenant mix, RI Coverage, CSP Mix, and Discounting behavior to highlight risks and opportunities
  • Develop Build vs Buy Analysis on new software business cases driven from R&D
  • Prepare executive-grade management reporting, summarizing findings and recommendations for our Cloud Products
  • Partner with our Accounting team and Eng Program Managers to perform key month-end close activities impacting Cloud Gross Margin including Software Capitalization and Engineering On-Call surveys

What You Will Bring:

  • 8+ years of FP&A experience in a high-growth, public software company
  • A deep understanding of Cloud Gross Margin components is required for this role
  • At least 3 years of experience in a hands-on business partnering role with an enthusiastic “roll up your sleeves” mentality
  • 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
  • Ability to roll up your sleeves and really understand the data at a detailed level

What Gives You an Edge:

  • Previous experience working with Cloud Service Providers a big plus
  • Prior experience working with an R&D Organization is highly desirable
  • Prior experience with Anaplan and NetSuite a plus

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.

At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location. This position has an annual estimated salary of $145,500 - $171,000 an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.

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

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