Director, Corporate Finance & Strategy (Topline)

Washington, DC
Oct 23, 2021
Oct 25, 2021
Full Time
Job DescriptionThe Corporate Finance & Strategy team serves as a trusted advisor to the company, informing and guiding critical C-level decisions through insightful analyses & thought partnership. We are looking for a bright, driven individual who will succeed in a fast-paced environment and support our team in making sound recommendations that will allow the company to scale as we propel the business now from a Billion in Revenue to the Multi-Billion era.This is a highly visible and key leadership role that is cross-functional in nature and requires collaboration across all Finance & Strategy functional teams. You will lead a powerhouse team of two/three professionals; own end-to-end revenue forecasting; present key Operating & Financial metrics to various executive team members; collaborate on the monthly forecasting process; take on high-profile strategic projects for the CFO, SVP of Finance, and other key decision-makers; and be involved with other SaaS key metrics Billings, Cash Flows & Remaining Performance Obligation (RPO). We are an effective team, so your impact will be felt immediately. This team has a track record of growing and launching some of our most promising finance talent around!Responsibilities:Lead/manage a growing team of F talent - developing talent is a top priorityLead revenue forecasting - analyze financial results, distill and synthesize key trends, and communicate risks & opportunitiesCollaborate on the Billings, Cash Flow and Remaining Performance Obligation forecastBuild and maintain corporate and equity valuation modelsLead preparation of monthly & quarterly management reporting, Board materials and quarterly/annual guidance strategiesParticipate in the Long Range Planning & Annual Planning processes.Pioneer business insight and strategic analysis for new and emerging business challenges. Forge relationships within the finance organization (Accounting, IR, Treasury, etc.) to drive cross-functional projects.Lead and mentor your team - next wave of talent!Implement improvements & automation to streamline current processesTackle new & evolving priorities for the team (guide and lead)Requirements:10+ years experience in finance, accounting, investment banking, consulting, private equity, business operations, or sales operationsExperience with financial modeling and analytical mindset / working with data requiredPositive attitude with high aptitude to learn new things quickly. Team player eager to further develop and grow with usAbility to be flexible and agile - we are fast moving at ZendeskDemonstrate intellectual curiosity, problem-solving skills, and hunger to continually up-level current approaches and processesStrong work ethic, reliability, and attention to detail - "get it done" attitudeHighly adept in Excel & gsheets. Working knowledge of SQL, Netsuite, Salesforce, Adaptive, Hyperion, or other planning tools a plusAbout Zendesk - Champions of Customer ServiceZendesk started the customer experience revolution in 2007 by enabling any business around the world to take their customer service online. Today, Zendesk is the champion of great service everywhere for everyone, and powers billions of conversations, connecting more than 100,000 logos with hundreds of millions of customers over telephony, chat, email, messaging, social channels, communities, review sites and help centers. Zendesk products are built with love to be loved. The company was conceived in Copenhagen, Denmark, built and grown in California, taken public in New York City, and today employs more than 4,000 people across the world. Learn more believe in service. 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