Finance Manager, Engineering (Remote Eligible)

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Okta is in hyper growth mode.  We are seeking an experienced Finance Manager who will be a key player in, and is truly excited about, driving and effectively scaling Okta’s rapid growth.  This person will report into the Senior Finance Manager - Engineering and Technology, and will partner with senior leadership and their teams for the Engineering organization on all planning, forecasting, and analysis activities.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate that wants to be part of a dynamic FP&A organization that is operating at an accelerated pace and scaling for the future.  

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, a team player, a confident business partner, capable of driving action cross functionally, analytical, and outstanding at FP&A.  This person is comfortable operating at all levels, with eyes on the strategic big picture, while skillfully managing the financial details. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be the lead finance partner for the Engineering organization
  • Own the budgeting and forecasting processes for this function, including: 
    • Partnering with business to ensure accuracy for spend, headcount, and other key metrics based on operational performance
    • Preparing budget vs. actual variance analysis and other relevant reporting 
    • Leading thoughtful analysis, evaluating key drivers and metrics, and partnering on driving operational efficiencies
    • Collaborating with the controllership and procurement organization on accruals, capitalized software, close process and other spend and compliance topics
    • Evolving these processes, as needed
  • Become the gross margin expert, with a deep understanding of Engineering COGS, including headcount, hosting fees and other variable costs
  • Maintain engineering cost model to utilize in deal reviews and margin analysis
  • Partner with Pricing & Product team on new product offerings and associated financial modeling
  • Prepare, analyze, and present R&D headcount ratios to senior leadership and partner with Product and Security on holistic view
  • Participate in the company’s long-range strategic planning, as applicable
  • Participate in and manage frequent ad hoc projects, including M&A, to support senior management and business decisions 
  • Lead process and systems improvement and scaling projects for your area and partner on cross functional teams, to drive the company’s continued growth and scaling.  

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 6+ years of FP&A experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics
  • MBA, Big 4 accounting, or investment banking experience a plus
  • Proficiency with FP&A systems required, Anaplan experience is a HUGE plus
  • Excellent financial modeling and analysis skills
  • Advanced Excel and strong PowerPoint skills are required
  • Manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining a high level of precision
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, both written and verbal
  • Prior experience in a high-growth high tech/software/SaaS organization is a plus
  • Very comfortable with change and challenging the status quo

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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