Associate (Business Operations)

Job Description

Posted on: 
April 19, 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to join Verkada’s Strategic Finance team and work with some of the brightest in the business.  As a member of this team, you will play a critical role in driving the strategy, insights, and financial modeling that enable the company to scale while also building critical relationships with cross functional teams to further enhance operational excellence. You will be a trusted partner to leaders of the company and will work closely with various teams such as Engineering, R&D, Sales, Marketing, and G&A. This role will report into the Strategic Finance Manager and work directly with the CFO, VP of Strategic Finance and members of the team. This is an in-office role and you will be required to come onsite 5 days a week.


  • Serve as a strategic advisor to the various parts of the business with respect to pricing, cost of goods sold, budgeting, and other key financial analytics.
  • Drive Verkada’s financial performance towards our long term profitability goals.
  • Work closely with all department heads to strategize on headcount plans and company spend to hit our overall target costs.
  • Help drive Verkada to IPO: Driving bottom-line impact and performance for Verkada, “steering our company ship” with both quantitative analysis/projections to meet our annual growth targets.
  • Assist with monthly reporting to reconcile budgets vs. actuals to ensure that the company’s financial plan remains on track.
  • Partner with company leaders to develop financial forecasts and operational goals.
  • Analyze financial spend across the company to advise department heads on strategic decision making (e.g. headcount, vendors).
  • Sophisticated financial modeling - build models from scratch, improve existing models, and break complex models down into components that consolidate.
  • Apply business judgment and financial insights to assist with decision making related to new initiatives, products, and business opportunities
  • Get sh*t done! Be comfortable rolling up your sleeves and getting into the weeds to drive direct impact on a daily basis. We knock out today’s problems while also balancing our need to build for the long-term.

Job Requirements

  • You have a Bachelor's Degree from  a top university.
  • You have 2-4+  years of professional experience in a strategy role at a fast growing startup, FP&A or banking experience, or project management experience.
  • You are confident and can be firm with decisions as you will be working closely with key stakeholders
  • A growth mindset: You are comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment that will require you to manage competing priorities, pivot quickly and often, mentor junior talent, and continually build streamlined processes as the company scales.
  • A data-driven mindset  with strong analytical and modeling skills. You are excited to dig through data to drive evidence-based discussions and decision-making.
  • Raw smarts: You have strong business acumen and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • You have high attention to detail;  you are excited to dig through data to get actionable insights. Excel skills are a must; SQL / Looker experience is a plus.
  • You are an excellent communicator- you have experience partnering with stakeholders ranging from sales reps to software engineers to effectively implement financial strategy and processes. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Flexibility: you are comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment that will require you to manage competing priorities, pivot quickly and often, and continually build new processes as the company scales.
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