Zendesk is looking for an experienced Director of Strategic Finance and Analytics with an impressive blend of business acumen and technical proficiency. You will support both strategy and day-to-day operations through insightful, data-driven analyses and analytics tools. This is a high visibility position that will regularly interface with Executives to provide actionable recommendations to various business functions and lead alignment on KPIs and definitions across the company. As a senior member of the team, you will drive projects and processes that will require excellent business partnership, leadership and project management skills.
On a day-to-day basis, you will develop the finance team’s business analytics capabilities and tactical roadmaps to expedite data-based problem solving and delivery of high value business insights. You will play a critical role in defining, measuring and regularly communicating our operational and financial performance. You will also partner with leaders across the company and perform ad-hoc analyses for high-impact strategic initiatives.
Partner with leadership to establish business and reporting cadence, measure critical initiatives, and package content for executive and Board discussions
Own regular executive-level communications of KPIs, Investor Relations metrics, key business insights and progress against goals
Lead efforts with Enterprise Data & Analytics team to continually improve and provide feedback on data environments, business requirements, utilization and user experience
Drive cross-functional analytical efforts to refine business definitions, investigate business-critical issues, highlight accomplishments, identify challenges and forge actionable recommendations
Develop and maintain in-depth financial, operating and forecasting models
Build consensus and facilitate strategic decision-making across multiple stakeholders
Expertise in financial modeling (Excel) and developing executive level presentations (PowerPoint)
Proficient with data analytics (SQL, Hive, Python) and front-end reporting tools (Business Objects, Tableau)
Experience in investment banking, data consulting, business operations or analytics at a high-growth technology company
Strong work ethic, overdeveloped attention to detail, pride of ownership and disposition to get things done
Sound business judgment, intellectual curiosity and self-motivation to work on complex business issues with minimum supervision and under tight deadlines
Ability to distill and articulate complex topics for all audiences
Bachelor's degree required
Zendesk builds software for better customer relationships. It empowers organizations to improve customer engagement and better understand their customers. Zendesk products are easy to use and implement. They give organizations the flexibility to move quickly, focus on innovation, and scale with their growth. Based in San Francisco, Zendesk has operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. Learn more at www.zendesk.com.
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