Director, Finance

San Jose, California
Finance – Finance
Full-Time
8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) communication solutions help businesses transform their customer and employee experience.  With one system of engagement for cloud voice, video, collaboration and contact center and one system of intelligence on one cloud communications platform, businesses can now communicate faster and smarter to exceed the speed of customer expectations. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or follow 8x8 on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Director, Finance

8x8 is building out its global finance function and is looking to recruit an experienced professional to build-out and run a Finance team.  Reporting to the Global VP, Finance & Treasury and based at 8x8s’s global headquarters in San Jose, California, the newly-created position of Director, Finance will play a pivotal new role supporting the Company’s continued track record of strong revenue growth and driving a scalable and efficient operation.
 
The Director of Fiance will lead manage a team of 2-4. This role is responsible for generating and delivering insight and recommendations to our executive leadership on a recurring basis through our weekly, monthly, and quarterly review cadence. The successful candidate will drive operational processes and systems that scale for 8x8’s growth with improved efficiency. This role will also focus on driving more alignment and consistency with our Business Partner leads who support Sales & Marketing, BUs, G&A and Operations & Customer Support leadership teams, understanding what they need to support their business partners and providing tools and processes they can leverage. This alignment will also help ensure consistency in the corporate consolidation process for planning, forecast and monthly/quarterly financial and operational reporting. 

Main Responsibilities

-Drive analyses that deliver insights and recommendations to our executive leadership team for strategic and operational planning decisions.
-Oversee and manage the continued development of budgeting, forecasting, planning and modeling tools and processes.
-Drive focus on consistent, integrated systems and building scalable processes, including getting more into the operational "nits" that feed into the information and data the Finance team needs to look at company-wide trends and performance indicators.
-Lead cross functional teams to look across our systems (Anaplan, SFDC, NetSuite, Concur, WorkDay, etc) and assess how they can integrate and scale.
-Partner with our Business Partner leads to understand how they provide Finance support, what they need and how Corporate FP&A can enable them to provide the best support.
-Come up with a consistent budget tracking system/process the various groups can leverage
-Deliver a business partner financial package that can be leveraged by Finance team for consolidations as well as the business partner leads to communicate financial results in a standard format to their business partners on a monthly and quarterly basis.
-Perform ad hoc analysis including, but not limited to, bookings progress, gross margin trends, headcount and hiring status, opex trends, and other operational metrics.

Requirements

-The position requires an individual who has successfully scaled a Finance function at a fast paced / high growth technology company.
-Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; skilled in translating ideas into clear, high impact communications.
-Ability to influence senior leadership and operationally execute decisions.
-Excellent analytical, decision-making, project management and financial modeling abilities
-Finance, Accounting, Economics BS degree or equivalent. MBA preferred and a plus
12+ Years of increasing FP&A responsibilities
-Ability to partner cross functionally, through strong relationship building and communication skills, with all levels of management
-Curiosity to take deep dives into status quo and drive effective changes that scale, even or especially if it means establishing new processes or what hasn't been done before.
-Experience with NetSuite, Salesforce, and Anaplan software a plus
-High energy with a can do, positive attitude
-Strong leadership and mentoring ability

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