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Senior Finance Manager FP&A - APJ/EMEA



Accounting & Finance
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2023

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Okta is in profitable growth mode. We are seeking a Sr. Finance Manager who will be a key player in driving and effectively scaling Okta’s rapid growth.  This person will be part of the Go to Market (GTM) Finance team that supports executive-level business partners and their respective teams within the Okta Chief Revenue Officer organization for the EMEA/APJ region 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 an eye on the strategic big picture, while skillfully managing the financial details. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be a strategic financial partner to the extended Okta EMEA/APJ CRO leadership team 
  • Own the budgeting and forecasting processes for the groups, including:
    • Partnering with business partners to ensure accuracy for headcount, sales/sales engineering/global alliances commissions, program spend, 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 organization on accruals as well as other elements of the close process
  • Develop monthly/quarterly management reports regarding the underlying performance, leading indicators, validation of plan assumptions, and key metrics on the business
  • Partner in the corporate LRP (long-range planning), as applicable
  • Facilitate and drive frequent ad hoc as well as targeted projects to support senior management on business decisions
  • Lead/support 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.

Skills Required:

  • Analytical Skills: Ability to work independently, think objectively, and interpret meaningful and insightful narratives from both quantitative as well as qualitative data
  • Financial and Business Acumen:  Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate as well as distill data into actionable information to drive results
  • Problem Solving & Decision Quality:  Ability to apply rigorous logic and sound methods to solve multi-faceted problems with effective solutions
  • Relationship Management:  Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners, inclusive of senior members of management
  • Ability to influence at all levels, with a demonstrated aptitude to work effectively within a matrixed team across multiple functional areas and be assertive in driving successful management strategies
  • Presentation Skills:  Effective in a variety of presentation settings including one-on-one, small, and large groups.

Job Requirements:

  • Able and willing to work in the US (Pacific Time) hours as needed. 
  • Minimum 8+ years of progressive experience in FP&A with a minimum of 3 years experience in GTM FP&A
  • Excellent financial data management, modeling, and analysis skills
  • Advanced Excel/GSheets and PowerPoint/GSlides skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Anaplan and Tableau experience is a plus
  • Experience in a high-growth global high-tech/software/SaaS organization is a plus
  • Advanced Excel and strong PowerPoint skills are required
  • Prior experience in a high-growth high tech/software/SaaS organization is a plus



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