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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 & build to last?

About the Role

The Director of FP&A will be a key member of our new FP&A function here at Cockroach Labs. This role offers the unique opportunity to directly impact Cockroach Labs growth trajectory by standing up to 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 Director of FP&A will be on the ground floor of a newly formed function at a high-growth startup & will have significant opportunities for growth.

You Will

  • Driving our FP&A practice throughout the GTM organization. Reporting to the head of FP&A, you will build a partnership with GTM Leadership by delivering financial results, identifying issues & emerging trends, & providing a breadth of insight & financial decision support
  • Develop frameworks for translating GTM strategy into measurable financial reporting with the goal of improving target setting for revenue & operating investments
  • Partner with leadership to develop ARR forecasting models leveraging inputs across the organization 
  • Operationalize strategic objectives through target setting & incentive alignment
  • Deliver quarterly analysis & reporting of the business's financial results including variances to plan, ensuring key issues, risks, & business drivers are understood & highlighted
  • Prepare analyses to help leadership understand how investments translate into growth & provide strategic decision support
  • Promote vision/strategy around process & systems to help support scale in a high growth environment
  • An expert in financial modeling & quantitative analysis, who enjoys solving complex & unstructured problems
  • Possess a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across different functions & effectively influence senior business partners

You Have

  • 8+ years of FP&A, Accounting, or Finance experience in the technology industry; familiarity with the software industry (and SaaS) a plus
  • You are personable, approachable, & able to collaborate constructively with each & every person on the team & throughout the business
  • Capable of operating independently  - managing relationships, deliverables, & expectations with your business partners
  • A thoughtful collaborator, & a great listener; keenly focused on understanding business challenges, building strong relationships, & driving even stronger outcomes
  • A highly analytical problem-solver, with a propensity for action-taking
  • Able to zoom in & out of details when needed.  You love to roll up the sleeves & get into the data & analysis while keeping the bigger picture in focus.
  • Comfortable in ambiguity, thrive through change, are highly adaptable, & can create clarity & focus in a dynamic environment
  • Experience supporting Sales in a Finance or Operations role
  • Demonstrated track record of managerial experience
  • Strong financial modeling skills & quantitative analysis abilities
  • Excellent written & oral communications skills
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, quickly changing, & sometimes unstructured environment
  • Attention to detail & the highest standards for accuracy & precision.
  • Ability to identify the important business issues & how to address those issues through analysis & recommendations
  • Experience with systems such as Netsuite, Workday,  FP&A tools, Salesforce, G-Suite, Office, etc.

The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will develop a strong understanding of our current processes, systems, & 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 & understand their plans. You will review & provide feedback on the current Company architecture, processes, & current plans for this year. You will start to identify areas for improvement in the team operations & processes & make recommendations on how to improve these processes.  

In your first 60 days, you will have a good understanding of how Cockroach Labs operates & continue to identify opportunities to improve the Companys 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 & have created a roadmap of Financial System projects to make the Company best in class.  You will start implementing the proposed & 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 & is dedicated to building FP&A & Operation teams that empower & amplify inventive businesses & products rather than constrain them.  At Cockroach Labs, Ariel is dedicated to building an FP&A function that achieves these goals. Ariel has experience building finance & operation teams in high-growth tech environments & has a strong understanding of both the profession & the industry. Ariel believes strongly in the unique value that the FP&A team can bring & is committed to building a best-in-class function here at Cockroach Labs. Ariel enjoys mentoring members of his team & is proud of the continued development & 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 & looks forward to the day when we can actively travel again & seek new life experiences. 

Our Benefits

  • 100% health insurance option (for you & your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Learning & Development budget
  • Relocation support

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse & inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at

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