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Director, Sales Finance San Jose, CA Finance & Accounting

Company: Zscaler, Inc.
Location: San Jose
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so that customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange is the company's cloud-native platform that protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. With more than 10 years of experience developing, operating, and scaling the cloud, Zscaler serves thousands of enterprise customers around the world, including 450 of the Forbes Global 2000 organizations. In addition to protecting customers from damaging threats, such as ransomware and data exfiltration, it helps them slash costs, reduce complexity, and improve the user experience by eliminating stacks of latency-creating gateway appliances.Job DescriptionThe Director, Sales Finance is a leadership position focused on supporting our GTM organization, specifically AMS, Public Sector, Channel, Solution Engineering, and Commercial businesses. In this role you will partner with key stakeholders and cross functional partners to lead the financial planning, forecasting, and reporting processes, while also developing key metrics and analysis to inform investment decisions and priorities. The ideal candidate will have strong business acumen and a deep understanding of Cloud / SaaS / Sales, and experience building and/or improving processes, policies, and tools to efficiently support scaling the business in a high growth environment.What you will do:

  • Serve as the finance business partner to the GTM teams noted above
  • Drive the annual planning and monthly / quarterly forecasting processes
  • Work cross functionally to support the long range planning process, representing these key business areas in the process
  • Manage headcount and operating expenses, identifying areas of opportunity that could yield better returns and/or highlight areas of risk to the business
  • Develop and track metrics, KPIs, and leading and lagging indicators of operational success to top line performance
  • Deep dive on business investments to understand productivity, cost to book/serve, and other key metrics. Enhance and/or develop drivers and ROI based frameworks to further support investment decision making
  • Identify opportunities to build and/or streamline processes, policies, and tools to enable efficiency and scale. Work cross functionally to drive change.
  • Own the development of presentation materials and narratives to support leadership meetings, QBRs, BOD, or other
  • Provide ad hoc analysis and support based on business needs
  • Develop and mentor a finance manager and scale support for the business over time as the business growsQualifications
    • 10+ years experience in finance at a high growth, enterprise tech company, specifically Sales Finance experience focused on SaaS a plus. MBA preferred.
    • Ability to influence business partners and provide recommendations in order to drive decision-making and execution
    • Experience driving planning and forecasting processes, including coordination, communication, managing deadlines
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to partner effectively with all levels of the organization
    • Ability to manage competing priorities and tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while maintaining a high level of precision and attention to detail
    • Experience developing and improving processes in support of growth and scaling the business
    • Proficient in Adaptive Insights, NetSuite, Tableau,, Clari, and/or other comparable software systems, a plusAdditional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.The base salary range for this full-time position is $195,000 - 230,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Zscaler's salary ranges are benchmarked and are determined by role and level. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations and could be higher or lower based on a multitude of factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.What You Can Expect From Us:
      • An environment where you will be working on cutting edge technologies and architectures
      • A fun, passionate and collaborative workplace
      • Competitive salary and benefits, including equityWhy Zscaler?

        People who excel at Zscaler are smart, motivated and share our values. Ask yourself: Do you want to team with the best talent in the industry? Do you want to work on disruptive technology? Do you thrive in a fluid work environment? Do you appreciate a company culture that enables individual and group success and celebrates achievement? If you said yes, we'd love to talk to you about joining our award-winning team.

        Additional information about Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS ) is available at .Zscaler is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.Zscaler is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations or adjustments) in our recruiting processes for candidates who are differently abled, have long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please contact us by sending an email to This email address is used specifically for accommodation requests only, and resumes, CV's, or questions other than accommodations will not be replied to or accepted.

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