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Financial Analyst, FP&A - Marketing

Company: Proofpoint
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.Company OverviewAt Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from todays advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

  • Build and enhance our proven security platform
  • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture
  • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
  • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challengesWe are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. Thats why were a leader in next-generation cybersecurityand why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.The RoleWe are seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented individual to join our growing FP&A team! The perfect fit will marry strong analytical skills with a broad, strategic view of business performance metrics to drive advanced decision making. The role itself will partner closely our world-class Marketing organization working collaboratively to leverage advanced strategic modeling and performance analysis to help drive meaningful insights around expense planning, marketing investment ROI, pipeline planning and generation, and more.This exciting, hands-on opportunity reports to the Finance Manager, FP&A, and will have frequent interactions with Senior Management of the company - supporting and acting quickly based on the business needs and feedback. Additionally, this role will play a key part in preparing our annual/monthly forecasts and budgets based on trends and inputs from the Marketing organization - validating month-end results to ensure financial information has been recorded accurately. The leading candidate will also look to identify and implement streamlined business processes reducing cycle times, allowing for more in-depth analysis of performance and financial trends.Your day-to-day
    • Proactively develop and maintain deep, meaningful business partner relationships within Marketing and broadly across the organization, fostering trust and collaboration to continually win each day
    • Partner with the Marketing and Business Analytics teams to develop and implement marketing KPIs to assess the ROI of various marketing campaigns and drive the conversation of pipeline creation
    • Partner with cross-functional teams to manage headcount, marketing programs, and discretionary spend
    • Analyze operating and financial results, including analysis of monthly trends and drivers, using insights to update the forecast, or highlight areas of potential concern with appropriate recommendations
    • Partner with the Marketing HR business partners and recruiters for headcount planning, understanding the needs of the business and the timing of hires and team transfers
    • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and manage interdependencies on other company process to recommend scalable long-term processes, architecture and systems
    • Work alongside Marketing to prepare monthly and quarterly management reporting as needed executive presentations, Board of Directors meetings, QBRs, and other ad hoc requestsWhat you bring to the team
      • 1 to 3+ years of Finance / FP&A experience preferably supporting GTM teams such as Marketing and Sales
      • BA/BS degree in appropriate discipline, ie. Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, or other applicable business-related field; or commensurate real-world experience in any of these areas
      • Highly inquisitive, analytics thinker with attention to detail
      • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills a must
      • Experience working in a high-growth, public tech environment (SAAS preferable)
      • Experience working cross-functionally to develop accurate and efficient operational processes
      • History of executing & managing multiple simultaneous projects from multiple stakeholders with competing priorities
      • Working knowledge of GAAP (including accruals, account reconciliations, and capitalization versus expense)
      • Strong proficiency with Excel (pivot tables, Vlookups, Index/Match, etc.) and the ability to quickly manipulate and analyze large data sets and build reports
      • Experience in Salesforce, Adaptive Planning, and Microsoft PowerBI a plus#LI-JR1If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from todays advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:
        • Build and enhance our proven security platform
        • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture
        • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
        • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challengesWe are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. Thats why were a leader in next-generation cybersecurityand why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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