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Sr. Finance Business Partner



Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

REQ #: GAQ225R93

This role is hybrid. You will come to our office in London at least once a week.

Databricks is looking for a Finance Manager to join our International FP&A team in London as we set about our mission of assisting data teams solve the world's toughest problems. Reporting to the Director - International Finance, you will be a trusted advisor to Sales and Finance leadership in EMEA, delivering insights and providing recommendations for driving sustainable growth. Working closely with the Sales Strategy team you will provide top line, headcount and investment reporting and analytics. Improve processes and help plan the future of the rapidly growing International business.

The impact that you will have:

  • Become a trusted advisor to Sales Leadership across the EMEA region.
  • Manage Sales headcount and overall expense forecasts and budgets.
  • Prepare monthly & quarterly reporting on the performance of the EMEA business, providing insights and recommendations to senior management.
  • Coordinate with Accounting to manage month end close processes, ensuring accuracy of financial results while developing an understanding variances to budget
  • Partner with the Facilities team globally to manage the worldwide Sales Offices budget and lead strategic discussions regarding new investments and trade offs.
  • Provide finance support on the International expansion plan, and work on additional projects across all GTM functions in EMEA.
  • Improve financial processes and implement system improvements to support hyper-growth at scale
  • Work and build relationships with important partners across Sales Strategy and senior leaders, Finance, Accounting, HR and Talent Acquisition teams to strengthen processes and produce insights.

What we look for:

  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) or equivalent experience;
  • Significant FP&A, Finance or related experience (e.g. Investment Banking, Management Consulting) with a focus on technology;
  • Familiarity working within the software industry and SaaS business-models;
  • Experience working with Go-To-Market organisations (Sales, Technical Pre-Sales, Professional Services) with ownership of complex budgets, knowledge of best practices, and building processes for scale;
  • Capability to build and operate core FP&A processes including long range planning, annual planning, quarterly outlooks, and monthly BvA (budget vs actual);
  • US multinational company experience is preferable;
  • Expert with spreadsheets, and specifically using Google Sheets; can maintain and organise complex spreadsheets, comfortable with wide array of modelling techniques and shortcuts
  • Strong familiarity and understanding of GAAP and non-GAAP financial metrics
  • High competency with Anaplan is desired, along with experience in information systems including Netsuite, Salesforce, Coupa, and Workday.

Benefits (United Kingdom)

  • Private medical insurance
  • Private dental insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Life, income protection & critical illness insurance
  • Pension Plan Equity awards
  • Enhanced Parental Leaves
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Annual career development fund
  • Home office & work headphones reimbursement
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Mental wellness resources
  • Employee referral bonus

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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