Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Finance Mountain View, California


Description

SentinelOne was formed by an elite team of cyber security and defense experts from IBM, Intel, Check Point, Cylance, McAfee, and Palo Alto Networks. SentinelOne is shaping the future of endpoint security through its unified, converged platform that automatically prevents, detects, and responds to threats in real-time. Our unique approach is based on deep inspection of all system processes combined with innovative machine learning to quickly isolate malicious behaviors, protecting devices against advanced, targeted threats in real time.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to report to the Director of FP&A at the Company’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA. In this role, you will be directly involved in all of our core planning – monthly, quarterly, and annual. You will provide variance analysis and maintain our corporate financial model to reflect accurately future performance.

The Finance organization works with an immense amount of actual and forecasted financial data that can be difficult to compile and present in a meaningful way. With many eyes on the performance of our company, it is imperative that we have the best tools and processes to quickly dissect and analyze data accurately so that we may provide SentinelOne’s senior leadership with the right information to make sound decisions. We need someone who can help build these tools that will drive decisions made at the highest levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Be an Excel modeling expert with strong oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Own and continually enhance the corporate 3-statement model using solid fundamental knowledge of accounting and SaaS economics
  • Execute the rollup and reporting of the total company forecast
  • Help drive the Annual Operating Plan and, if necessary, rolling budgets
  • Evaluate capital structure and uses of cash for organic growth opportunities and mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Be extremely curious with strong desire to drive issues to root cause, such as in the explanation of key variances between actuals and plans / forecasts
  • Create presentations and other communication materials for executive management and Board of Directors meetings, investor meetings, and industry events and conferences
  • Clearly communicate analysis and make recommendations for key business decisions in crisp PowerPoint presentations
  • Partner with the Accounting team to help ensure month-end and quarter-end closes produce financial statements that are in conformance with GAAP
  • Work directly with business partners on spend and forecast to proactively manage risks and opportunities by developing processes and reporting to ensure business partners have a clear understanding of the following:
    • Their financial plan for the year, including mandated spend
    • Their long-range modeling for out-years
    • Their forecast and changes vs. Plan
    • Their current and YTD financial performance vs Plan/prior forecast
    • Staffing
  • Build and maintain rigorous analytical models, tools, and reporting to measure business results, key success metrics, and financial performance by leveraging diverse sources of data (Salesforce, NetSuite, Bamboo, Expensify, etc.) to develop action plans to achieve business goals
  • Structure and extract data to support models
  • Help transition spreadsheet-based reporting and analytics into cloud-based systems
  • Lead special / ad-hoc projects for the Director of FP&A as needed, and synthesize results into digestible summaries that drive business decisions
  • Ensure compliance with SentinelOne’s policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality around product launches, corporate forecasts and other strategic initiatives

Requirements:

  • 2-3+ years of experience as a Financial Analyst in a high-performing organization
  • Software / SaaS experience valuable
  • Love of Excel and ability to create, navigate, and explain complex spreadsheet structures
  • Experience in financial statement (income statement, balance sheet & cash flow statement) modeling and analysis
  • Advanced level skills not just with Excel but also with PowerPoint, Word, and Gmail
  • Experience with Salesforce, NetSuite, and HRIS systems a plus
  • Proven experience as a Finance Partner, working collaboratively with functional leaders to support the achievement of their operational and functional goals.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with the ability to interface with corporate executives and functional groups
  • Business-savvy professional with the ability to interface effectively with external groups such as investors, investment bankers, and industry consultants
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to question the output of a financial model and consider options for improvement
  • Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and concentrate on detailed information in a fast-paced demanding work environment
  • Demonstration of a positive, “can-do” attitude in a team-oriented environment

Why us?

  • Medical, Vision, Dental, 401(k), Commuter, and Dependent FSA
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid Company Assigned Holidays
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Weekly catered lunch
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Numerous company-sponsored events including regular happy hours and team building events