Senior Financial Analyst - R&D Strategic Finance

San Francisco, CA / Boston, MA / Chicago, IL / Plano, TX / Tampa, FL / Washington DC
Finance /
Full-time /
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We are seeking a highly motivated and strategic Senior Financial Analyst to join our R&D Strategic Finance Team. This role offers the unique opportunity to play a critical dual role, serving as a financial planning and analysis (FP&A) partner to R&D leadership and a strategic business operations partner to the entire R&D organization. You will play a key role in analyzing financial performance, developing financial models, shaping R&D strategy including supporting M&A activity, and translating complex financial information into actionable insights that drive strategic decision-making across R&D.

*This is a hybrid role and will require working a minimum 3 days per week out of an OpenGov office location.

R&D FP&A: Prepare monthly/quarterly variance analysis of actuals vs. budget/forecast for R&D leadership with the goal of driving actionable insights into operational and financial performance of the business
Strategic Finance: Conduct in-depth financial analysis of R&D costs, investments, and returns on investment (ROI), identifying opportunities for optimization and cost reduction
Resource Optimization: Support the Director in leading R&D’s annual and long-range planning process, effectively managing global R&D resources
Financial Analysis: Analyze and dissect financial performance, highlighting trends and recommending possible adjustments to drive operational effectiveness and efficiency on the path to profitability
Present to executives and senior leadership with detailed financial data and analysis to drive effective business decisions
Collaborate with cross-functional teams across R&D including Product and Engineering to ensure financial alignment with strategic objectives and drive key initiatives and KPIs
Provide strategic and operational due diligence support during R&D-focused acquisitions, including financial due diligence and post-merger integration planning

Requirements and Preferred Experience
Bachelor's degree required, accounting, finance, or economics preferred
Minimum 3 years of combined financial analysis, business analysis, and/or accounting experience required
Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and business planning tools
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to translate complex financial data into actionable insights
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a strong focus on innovation
Solid understanding and use of accounting and finance principles
Solid understanding of P&L statements and variables affecting profitability
Solid project management skills, ability to independently manage tasks on time
An MBA or other relevant advanced degree a plus
Familiarity with R&D cost accounting principles a plus
$80,000 - $140,000 a year
Other Compensation: Bonus eligible

The final compensation will be determined by a number of factors such as qualifications, expertise, and the candidate’s geographical location.
What makes OpenGov unique

» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!

» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.

» Culture: Winner of 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, Awarded Top 25 Cloud Companies to Work For, Winner of Forbes 2022 Best Startup Employers, 50 Best Workplaces award. Check out our Careers Video!

» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, annual wellness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!

» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.

» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.

Come join us and make a positive social impact!

OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.