Finance and Accounting

Senior Financial Analyst, Marketing

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This person will lead our efforts to drive higher ROI across marketing investments and support the leadership team to better understand Pipeline dynamics. This is a highly visible role and will work closely with senior leadership across marketing, sales, and Finance organizations to accurately model and forecast the business as well as lead the strategic analysis that is used to advise investment priorities. This role requires a good understanding of FP&A processes, strong analytical and financial modeling background, outstanding business partnership and communication skills, and ability to balance multiple priorities and the ambiguity that comes with being part of a fast-growing organization. This is a high-exposure role and an excellent opportunity to build and own some of the key finance processes tied to Splunk’s revenue and growth.

Responsibilities: I want to and can do that!

  • Be the advisor to the CMO owning overarching decision support for Demand Generation investments
  • Own end-to-end FP&A processes including planning, budgeting, forecast, and close.
  • Build presentations that summarize program performance and facilitate decision-making for Splunk management
  • Performing scenario analysis to support management in strategic decision making.
  • You will need to be able to work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation across disparate data sources.
  • Prior experience in financial planning & analysis, management consulting, investment banking, or Big 4 accounting is preferred. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record of superior financial and strategic analysis and developing/delivering recommendations based on this analysis.
  • Return on investment analysis for initiatives and activities. New investments will require a business case to be prepared and this role will assist in the key performance indicator tracking, investment analysis and proposed benefits and returns. In addition, you will prepare data and analyze current investments relative to their business case.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills which enable you to work as a team with other Splunk functions and operations partners. You are transparent and openly share information. You have experience working with employees at all levels of a company.

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

  • This role is for doers; who get into the details and get the job done while at the same time being able to see the forest for the trees
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Capable of communicating sophisticated financial information in an easy-to-understand format. Able to interact comfortably with the executive management team.
  • Ability to think creatively; Focus on simplifying. The highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Collaboratively focused and able to work well with others in a fast-paced and ever-changing business.
  • Comfortable completing projects requiring individual initiative and flexibility in tight time frames with minimal direct supervision
  • Demonstrated understanding of GAAP accounting and key non-GAAP metrics.
  • High attention to detail in a fast-paced, high-growth environment with an ability to craft order out of ambiguity
  • Outstanding Microsoft Excel skills a must. Snowflake, SQL, Tableau, Alteryx, experience a plus.

Education: Got it!

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Economics, Math or relevant areas
  • 5+ years of BU FP&A experience (Software, SaaS, Big 4, investment banking or management consulting experience is a plus)

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