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Senior Strategic Finance Manager

Chainguard

Chainguard

Accounting & Finance
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Open Source has taken over the world of software development. However, the largest trade off still persists, security. Companies spend an enormous amount of time and resources patching and fortifying open source software in order to ship with confidence & compliance.

Founded by the industry's leading experts on open source software, security and cloud native development, Chainguard has built the largest library of open source software that is secure by default. Customers including Snowflake, Canva, and HPE rely on Chainguard to build securely with open source software across the organization.

Chainguard is the safe source for open source.

About Us

We live and breathe our company values:

We are customer obsessed - Our true advantage is the strength of our relationships with customers through collaboration, empathy, and responsiveness. We establish trust as we educate, advocate, and listen to their needs. Our focus is on delivering solutions to our customers that create value and make their lives better.

We have a bias for intentional action - We’re a start-up and we need to move fast. However we need to move fast through intentional action to make sure we’re able to deliver quickly and efficiently on what is most impactful to our collective success. We prioritize, plan, try things, and fail fast. We think about how what we do impacts other teams and communicate our progress - owning the whole solution from start to finish. If we move fast enough, we can make two or three mistakes, learn, and correct them before competitors even make their first decision.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously (but we do serious work) - Though we are solving an important problem which takes focus and a degree of seriousness, we don’t take ourselves too seriously while we do. We laugh, have fun, embrace uniqueness, and enjoy the journey. Together.

We trust each other and assume good intentions - We hire great team members and trust them to do their work. We’re transparent with data, news, and decisions - positive or negative - to empower team members to make well informed decisions. Showing up for each other fully means we celebrate each other’s accomplishments as well as give compassionate direct feedback when needed. We always default to assuming good intentions.

The Strategic Finance Manager will work closely with Chainguard Leadership to drive company-wide strategic initiatives. This role will own the collection of operational and financial data, the development and delivery of KPIs, growth trends, and metrics to internal and external stakeholders. This is a highly visible role that will partner with leaders throughout the organization to analyze complex business decisions and help drive sustainable growth.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with executive and functional leadership to analyze complex business decisions and provide thought partnership through a financial lens
  • Develop, deliver, and maintain insightful reporting on KPIs, growth trends and operational metrics to key internal and external stakeholders
  • Create and operate key financial forecasting tools and operating models, using data and partnering with teams across the business to maximize predictability
  • Partner with the Director of Finance & Accounting and CEO directly in communications with the board, leadership team, investors, and other stakeholders; prepare materials, conduct analysis, and help shape our narrative.
  • Identify and execute opportunities to maximize ROI throughout the organization and drive sustainable growth
  • Implement new processes, tools, and systems to improve forecasting and reporting accuracy and efficiency
  • Support the Board and Executive team on ad hoc strategy and financial analyses
  • Support fundraising, and investor relations activities

What we're looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree with 7+ years of experience in a combination of Strategic Finance or FP&A at a high-growth tech company, investing, or consulting
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to convey complex financial information clearly
  • Experience with SQL, data analytics, dashboard tools, revenue modeling and forecasting, large data sets and sophisticated models, proficiency with GSuite/Excel and deck creation
  • Eagerness to learn and willingness to take on new challenges
  • This role requires a self-starter, keen attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced ambiguous environment
  • History of building positive relationships with people and teams across a broad, diverse organization and driving projects forward
Base Salary Range
$130,000$180,000 USD

A few of the benefits we offer (for our full time employees):

  • Equity/stock options
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote work with flexible coworking and team meetup opportunities
  • Home office and internet stipend
  • 100% health/dental/vision insurance coverage for you and your family

If your experience is close but doesn’t fulfill all requirements, please apply. Chainguard is on a mission to build the best team. To achieve our goal, we are focused on hiring “Guardians'' with unique backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

Chainguard is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

For US based roles - Chainguard participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employee Form I-9 Information to confirm authorization to work in the U.S. Chainguard, Inc. only uses E-Verify once a candidate has accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. If E-Verify cannot confirm that an employee is authorized to work, Chainguard, Inc. will give the employee written instructions and an opportunity to contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so the employee can begin to resolve the issue before any adverse employment action is taken. For more information about your right to work, please see the Notice of Right to Work.

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