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About the position
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Strategic Finance to join our team. At Dataiku, you will play a crucial role in shaping and executing the financial strategy of our organization. You will work closely with executive leadership and cross-functional teams to drive financial planning and analysis, support key decision-making processes, and ensure the achievement of strategic objectives. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of finance and business operations, exceptional analytical abilities, and strong communication skills.
- Evaluate key drivers and financial metrics from distinct business segments to develop a multi-scenario long-term framework.
- Drive quarterly financial statements and SaaS metrics projections based on the framework, enabling strategic decision-making and resource allocation.
- Partner and collaborate with cross-functional teams and key stakeholders across North America, EMEA, and APAC to execute against the strategic operating model.
- Develop and prepare compelling external materials, including board decks and management presentations, that effectively communicate the financial narrative and align with strategic goals.
- Leverage supplementary materials, such as market research, industry analysis, and competitive intelligence, to strengthen the financial narrative and provide a comprehensive understanding of the business.
- Provide financial analysis and due diligence support for M&A activities, including valuation modeling, synergy assessment, and integration planning.
- Collaborate with internal and external teams to evaluate potential M&A opportunities, identify risks and opportunities, and support decision-making processes.
- Assist in planning and executing special financing events, such as equity offerings, debt issuances, and initial public offerings (IPOs), working closely with finance, legal, and external advisors.
- Contribute to the development of financial prospectuses, investor presentations, and roadshow materials, ensuring accurate and compelling financial narratives.
- 10+ years of proven experience in strategic finance, corporate finance, investment banking, or a related role, preferably within the technology industry.
- Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field. Advanced degree (i.e. CPA or MBA) is preferred.
- Strong financial modeling and analysis skills, with the ability to develop complex financial models and interpret financial data effectively.
- Excellent understanding of US GAAP financial statements, accounting principles, and financial reporting standards.
- Familiarity with SaaS metrics, revenue recognition, and financial forecasting methodologies.
- Demonstrated experience in financing activities, including debt and equity transactions.
- M&A experience, including due diligence, valuation modeling, and integration planning, is a plus.
- Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex financial concepts to both finance and non-finance stakeholders.
- Strong business acumen, strategic thinking, and the ability to influence decision-makers.
- Experience working at an international company with multiple legal entities, demonstrating an understanding of managing financial operations in a global context.
- Experience in managing currency exchange risks and understanding the impact on financial statements.
- Stock options
- Medical, dental, and vision plans
- Flexible spending accounts
- Pre-tax commuter benefits
- 401k company match
- Paid vacations and sick leave
- Paid parental leave
- Employer paid disability coverage
- Additional health and wellbeing perks and benefits
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