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July 9, 2020

Director of Finance and Operations

Full-Time · San Francisco, California · Operations ·

The Director of Finance and Operations is a self-motivated financial leader who will take responsibility for Cresta's financial functions. This candidate will need to be comfortable in a fast paced start-up environment, is analytical and detail-oriented, and can perform complex data analysis. This is a highly visible, high impact role where the individual will have significant exposure to the executive team, customers, and investors.  The ideal candidate will have experience leading a technology start-up or guiding a company through periods of growth, building out a robust team and system to support all associated company needs.


Responsibilities: Financial Planning and Forecasting:

  • Partner cross-functionally to provide a breadth of insight and financial decision support
  • Create dashboards and analyses that provide up-to-date performance tracking
  • Prepare commentary and presentation materials for executive-level discussions and for board meetings
  • Lead cost control initiatives
  • Responsible for monthly actual versus budget/forecast analysis
  • Work closely with the CEO and broader executive team to develop and evaluate programs and long-range plans, including impact of strategic options on financial budgets/metrics 
  • Operational Finance:
  • Have great command of key SaaS metrics (ACV, ARR, Churn, etc)
  • Serve as strategic partner to various internal cross-functional teams
  • Forge excellent relationships and develop insightful recommendations that help company achieve profitable growth
  • Help model and refine key operating processes – sales commission plan, model and support company’s go-to-market strategy, partner with the Customer Success to identify and implement negotiation levers, headcount plans, etc
  • Prepare proactive reporting and analysis of key performance measurement indicators including all revenue and expense drivers


  • Requirements:

  • 10+ years of FP&A experience preferably in finance operations roles
  • Well versed with B2B SaaS business models and reporting metrics
  • Ability to produce high quality financial reports and analysis for internal teams, board of directors and executive management
  • Passion for data-driven discussion and decision making
  • Proven track record owning and driving finance forecasts
  • Experience implementing effective controls and processes is a plus
  • Ability to lead and influence decisions across various internal functions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. MBA preferred