• Location
    • United States
  • Date Posted
  • Dec. 7, 2021
  • Function
  • Finance
  • Sector
  • Data

Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, an open-source, distributed SQL database. We aim to build infrastructure that keeps pace with the world, so developers can focus on what matters most: building the best products. Join us on our mission to Make Data Easy. Are you ready to aim high and build to last?

About the Role

This role offers the unique opportunity to directly impact Cockroach Labs’ growth trajectory by standing up its FP&A function. An instrumental hire as the company continues to scale, this individual will be expected to take on responsibility at a rapid pace. The Financial Analyst will be on the ground floor of a newly formed function at a high-growth startup and will have significant opportunities for growth.

You will join our high-performing Finance team and be a strategic business partner to our rapidly scaling business. In this role, you will interact with business leaders and be the driving force for their financial planning. We are looking for a thoughtful, data-driven contributor as the business looks to achieve its next breakthroughs.

You Will

  • Think on your feet, thrive in navigating ambiguity, and transform chaotic situations into organized action plans
  • Contribute to the preparation, analysis, and communication of the monthly budget vs. actual and forecast process
  • Seek knowledge, accuracy, structure, and optimization in everything you do, be coachable and look to overachieve with modesty
  • Report to and collaborate with the Head of FP&A on strategic planning
  • Enjoy collaborating with multiple teams and building positive relationships with business partners in Recruiting, HR, Accounting, and many other teams
  • Work with Accounting to understand any fluctuations between budget vs actuals
  • Sharing ownership of the FP&A responsibilities including the month/quarter-end processes (forecast, annual planning, variance analyses, executive reporting, etc.)
  • Work with and assist the Senior Manager, Head of FP&A, CFO, Controllership, and other key personnel to implement a new financial planning system for Cockroach Labs.
  • Assist with identifying opportunities for efficiencies and improvements within the FP&A process and workflow to align with Company growth
  • Be the person of contact for budgeting-related questions or inquiries from departments
  • Drive the end-to-end financial planning and forecasting
  • Maintain headcount tracking, and reporting while collaborating with HR, Recruiting, and Accounting to ensure accuracy and scalability as we look to grow exponentially in the next few years
  • Ad-hoc scenario analyses, short- and medium-term project work, and other analyses as needed
  • Assisting and completing ad hoc FP&A projects or analyses as needed

You Have

  • 3+ years of professional experience in FP&A, strategy, consulting, or similar field with strong exposure to the technology industry
  • Power-user proficiency in MS Office suite (especially MS Excel and MS PowerPoint) and Google Sheets is a huge plus
  • Proven ability to structure sophisticated problems, develop solutions, and craft recommendations and results into easily digestible messages, communications, and executive presentations
  • Highly collaborative style with strong influence skills and the ability to adjust on the fly to new demands with a sense of urgency
  • Experience with different ERP/HR systems
  • Strong communication, both verbal and written
  • Executive presence and engagement skills
  • Remarkable attention and curiosity to details
  • A positive attitude and self-motivator with the ability to follow through with projects to completion
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting in a distributed, dynamic, fast-paced environment

The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will develop a strong understanding of our current processes, systems, and organizational structure.  You will meet with stakeholders across the organization to better understand the current financial systems ecosystem.  You will develop relationships with other operational leaders at Cockroach Labs and understand their plans. You will review and provide feedback on the current Company architecture, processes, and current plans for this year. You will start to identify areas for improvement in the accounting team’s operations and processes and make recommendations on how to improve these processes.

In your first 60 days, you will have a good understanding of how Cockroach Labs operates and continue to identify opportunities to improve the Company’s financial systems. You will start implementing new processes to address the more immediate needs of the Company.

After 3 months, you’ll be fully integrated into the team and have created a roadmap of Financial System projects to make the Company best in class.  You will start implementing the proposed and redesigned systems. You will have built key relationships so that you are the go-to subject matter expert in your field.

The Team

Reporting to Ariel Ickowicz - Head of FP&A

Ariel has always been passionate about technology and is dedicated to building FP&A & Operation teams that empower and amplify inventive businesses and products rather than constrain them.  At Cockroach Labs, Ariel is dedicated to building a function that achieves these goals. Ariel has experience building finance & operation teams in high-growth tech environments and has a strong understanding of both the profession and the industry. Ariel believes strongly in the unique value that the FP&A team can bring and is committed to building a best-in-class function here at Cockroach Labs. Ariel enjoys mentoring members of his team and is proud of the continued development and incredible roles many of them have moved on to at other tech companies. In his spare time, Ariel is an avid sports fan, a runner and looks forward to the day where we can actively travel again and seek new life experiences.

Our Benefits

  • 100% health insurance option (for you and your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Learning and Development budget
  • Relocation support
  • Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce.