Director, Finance (Marketing)

Finance and Accounting San Francisco, California Seattle, Washington San Jose, California

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Splunk is looking for an individual to join its dynamic finance team, leading an organization with direct influence across Spunk’s fast growing businesses. This highly visible position will lead Marketing finance, partnering with the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to develop and implement growth strategies and leading a team which provides data driven insights that fuel our Go-To-Market organization (GTM).

Reporting to the head of GTM finance, the Finance Director will build and maintain effective planning & reporting processes while driving the truth-seeking analysis critical to effectively shaping Splunk’s growth trajectory during our transition into a cloud-first organization. You will oversee $200M+ in annual marketing expense and be chiefly responsible for developing efficacy measurement and attribution frameworks required to optimize resource allocation and maximize ROI. Additionally, you will prepare presentations for executive staff and work directly with leaders on annual planning and to provide strategic advice.

Responsibilities: I want to and can do that!

  • You will establish positive relationships with and become a key advisor to GTM leadership, building a unified deal pipeline health, forecasting and growth analytics framework to link key inputs and outputs across our Marketing, Sales and Customer Success organizations
  • You will roll up your sleeves and develop annual operating plans, quarterly and monthly financial forecasts, and ongoing analysis of actuals versus plan and/or forecast
  • You will develop and monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variances. Work with team members to enhance global financial and operational performance trends (historical and forecasted) using appropriate metrics
  • You will engage with Marketing leadership to model investment analyses and support contract negotiations for major expenditures
  • You will prepare management reporting / dashboards for Executives - analyze results, distill/synthesize business performance indicators, assess business risk and operating performance, and timely communicate risks and opportunities to management
  • Effectively lead, develop and motivate a team

Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!

  • This role is for doers; be able to get into the details and get the job done while at the same time being able to see the forest for the trees
  • Knowledge and experience in financial / process / operational / technology reviews, risk assessment required with the ability to construct well-targeted management reports within the context of business/industry operations/practices.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and applying concepts, practices and procedures of financial planning and analysis. Outstanding forecasting methods and techniques. Advanced analytical and quantitative abilities.
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Capable of communicating complex financial information in an easy to understand format. Able to interact comfortably with the executive management team.
  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization in an open office setting and a highly collaborative environment with a high growth, start-up mentality.
  • Superior software and system skills (e.g. Microsoft Excel) a must. SQL, NetSuite, Workday, experience a plus.
  • Experience building and leading high performing teams.

Education: Got it!

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Economics or related relevant areas
  • 12+ years of related experience, preferably in a leadership role within a Finance organization
  • Extraordinary interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to drive alignment on priorities with senior management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, thrive in a fast-paced environment and stay flexible through growth and change
  • Proven finance leader for a SaaS business and/or in support of Marketing functions within a tech organization
  • Strong customer service orientation and a desire to help others succeed

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.



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