Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

Build and enhance our proven security platform
Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture
Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges
We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next- generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

The Role

We are seeking a highly motivated professional with exceptional analytical skills to join us as a Financial. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, experienced, and a highly analytical, strategic thinker – a candidate with the ability to solve business problems of moderate scope and deliver insights that enable timely and effective operational decision-making.

The position will report to the Finance Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, and will work cross-functionally across the organization (Finance, Sales & Marketing, and Operations) to develop and refine the design of company-wide reporting processes. The role requires a candidate who can quickly become familiar with our SaaS business, associated metrics, and is able to support business decisions through in-depth analysis coupled with sound business judgment. This individual will analyze and report financial and operational results, monitor performance, assist with the corporate planning/forecasting processes, and improve existing processes.

Your day-to-day

Gather, consolidate, and analyze key operating, financial, and sales performance results – including in-depth analysis of product trends, pricing trends, and sales performance drivers
Work cross-functionally to highlight, develop, refine, and distribute key, company-wide operating metrics by using existing knowledge of CRM/Salesforce systems and processes to drive valuable business insights
Organize data and generate deep customer insights through digestible reports and dashboards in order to enhance sales productivity, marketing effectiveness, customer satisfaction, and drive intelligent business decision-making
Build and maintain complex business and forecast models used to drive business insights and help support informed recommendations to c-level executives – deliver the right information, to the right people, at the right time
Contribute to annual and quarterly expense planning and forecasting processes and long range strategic planning
Prepare cyclical reporting and presentations for executive management and Board of Directors meetings
Proactively initiate, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with various cross-functional leadership teams across the company
Ad hoc assignments for finance leadership.

What you bring to the team

BA/BS degree in Finance, Economics, or other business related field; FP&A, Business Analysis, Sales Operations or relevant experience required, experience interacting with c-level executives a strong plus
3+ years of experience in financial analysis or business analysis at a high growth public tech company (preferably SaaS)
Proven experience in managing large datasets, developing insights from ambiguous data and facilitating team decisions
Superior analytical and modeling skills including advanced proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, Vlookups, Index/Match, etc.) and the ability to quickly manipulate and analyze large data sets and build reports
Experience in CRM/Salesforce
Proven experience in managing large datasets, developing insights from ambiguous data and facilitating team decisions
SQL or BI reporting tools a plus
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills

Why Proofpoint

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!