Senior Analyst, Finance and Strategy R&D

| Greater Denver Area | Remote
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CircleCI is looking for a highly motivated finance professional to join our growing finance team. The Sr. Financial Analyst, R&D will assist with financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and cross-departmental initiatives, including headcount budgeting & forecasting, monthly reporting, strategic decision support, as well as ad hoc analysis for the engineering and product management organization. This role will be primarily responsible for tracking how our engineering resources are deployed across our products, as well as connecting our hiring growth forecast to business milestones. The position is a high-visibility role and will require building strong working relationships across the company at all levels of the organization. This position reports to the Sr. Manager of Finance & Strategy.

What you'll do:
  • Own significant responsibility for monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting, forecasting, and headcount processes
  • Work to continuously improve reporting and data analysis for better tracking of metrics and financial performance for the R&D organization.
  • Collaborate with R&D departments and senior management on budget/forecast submissions, headcount planning, and monthly financial performance reviews
  • Develop insightful and impactful ad-hoc analyses as needed. Analyzing financial results, distilling/synthesizing key trends, assessing current and future business risk, and presenting key messages to senior management
  • Provide practical and consultative financial guidance to drive business decision-making, and perform ROI analysis to assist decision making.
  • Partner with the R&D department leadership to drive strategic resource allocation decisions.
What we're looking for:
  • 3+ years of corporate finance, FP&A, or investment banking experience
  • Experience with headcount planning, ideally in an R&D function, is highly preferred.
  • Experience partnering with Engineering and Product teams is also highly preferred.
  • Experience with AWS Billing is a plus
  • Self-starter, can work with minimal oversight and comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Operating with a sense of urgency, articulating roadblocks or knowledge gaps as they arise, in order to meet deadlines. Re-negotiating deadlines with sufficient notice, when unable to meet, to ensure transparency.
  • Excellent follow through on direction and assignment to help build world class financial deliverables. Have the initiative and drive to work through deliverables that have not been created to set a baseline for future department projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal; has previously been in a role where communication to external partners was a key component
  • Strong understanding of accounting and financial concepts
  • Given a business question, can independently craft and implement an analysis, gather the required inputs from key partners, and iterate/adjust as needed
  • Expert-level proficiency in Excel (you are someone that uses keyboard shortcuts, tables/ lookups, pivot tables, and likely prefer a PC)
  • Experience analyzing large data sets and working with financial systems (Netsuite/Planful) preferred
About CircleCI

CircleCI is the world’s largest shared continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, and the central hub where code moves from idea to delivery. As one of the most-used DevOps tools that processes more than 1 million builds a day, CircleCI has unique access to data on how engineering teams work, and how their code runs. Companies like Spotify, Coinbase, Stitch Fix, and BuzzFeed use us to improve engineering team productivity, release better products, and get to market faster.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in downtown San Francisco with a global, remote workforce, CircleCI is venture-backed by Base10, Greenspring Associates, Eleven Prime, IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Top Tier Capital Partners, Baseline Ventures, Threshold Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Owl Rock Capital, Next Equity Partners, Heavybit and Harrison Metal Capital.

CircleCI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • ClojureLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Downtown Denver, North Capitol Hill area. Your favorite coffee shops and restaurants are all steps from the office, as well as transportation lines.

An Insider's view of CircleCI

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Denver office is collaborative, ambitious and exciting. We are located downtown near a bunch of fun bars and restaurants. Everyone comes into the office everyday looking forward to the challenge at hand, which is refreshing to start your day with!

Nick

Commercial Account Executive

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Building a business in which collaboration is a cultural norm is a team sport! Slack and video chats with team leaders and team members alike, I find the frequent sharing of our best ideas and insights really encourages team players, gains support for critical initiatives, and provides a level of trust to converse openly about difficult issues.

Jessica

Senior Manager of Account Based Marketing

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team and office culture is so engaging. It’s awesome to be in a place where we’re actively curious about what other roles in the company do and what their challenges are. That reinforces two core attributes of successful sales executives that are curiosity and passion for both our customers and our peers.

Brandon

Sales Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Through cultivating open and honest communication. I encourage my team to voice their ideas, think outside of the box, and to take ownership to find creative solutions to resolve customer issues.

Becky

Senior Manager, Customer Success

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Everyone on the team and the company can and will reach out to me. I also attend weekly stand-ups in our Denver office, regularly ask for feedback in our team slack channels, and stay in touch with managers and ICs when it comes to deals, problems, etc.

Chris

VP of Sales

What are CircleCI Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
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
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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