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Tessian's Human Layer Security platform uses machine learning to understand human relationships and communication behavior in order to protect businesses from threats executed by people on email.

Financial Planning & Analysis Director (FP&A)
United Kingdom
Job Description / Skills Required

Finance at Tessian

At Tessian, we take a modern approach to finance. We enable and drive the business, and we're a key partner to Heads of Departments in achieving their objectives.

We believe in high-efficiency, automated processes wherever possible, and avoiding bureaucracy for bureaucracy's sake at all costs.

Join us & you'll be a proactive, driven, detail-orientated FP&A Director. As our first dedicated FP&A hire, you'll have an amazing opportunity to set up the function in a fast moving, high growth environment, and you'll be fully supported by the Head of Finance, Emma, (to whom you'll report) and CFO, Sabrina, with whom you'll work closely.

We're open to this role being either UK or US based, and being at either our Manager, Lead, or Director Level, but please note we are hiring one headcount in total.
Day to Day you'll get to be the first FP&A hire at Tessian, focusing on:

Planning & Forecasting
Build and implement an efficient forecasting process
Take ownership of the three year financial model and forecast
Track financial risks and opportunities as well as identify business levers to deliver the plan each month
Undertake Headcount Planning
Annual Budgeting
Build/lead an efficient annual budgeting process, working collaboratively with Finance and the Exec team to set targets and SaaS metrics
Updating, refining and running the financial model with the budget, own tracking department budgets vs actual
Reporting, business partnering & analysis
Monthly reporting of actuals vs. budget and communicate business leads
Partner with Execs and department leads to track core department metrics and drive accountability of metrics
Ad hoc tasks to support business leads in cost benefit analysis of alternate projects
Other responsibilities
Assist with future fundraise and due diligence requests
Conduct financial evaluations to understand costs, and identify operational improvements
Analyse revenue in detail, understanding variance against budget and impact on core SaaS metrics
Drive process improvements, working with the business and Finance team to improve data visibility

We’d love to meet someone who:

Is CIMA / ACA / ACCA qualified or has another Accountancy qualification
Has around 8 years FP&A experience
Knows the ins, outs & drivers of high-growth Venture-Backed enterprise SaaS
Gets that it's all about growth growth growth
Has advanced financial modeling skills and is an excel/googlesheets prodigy
Is highly analytical and data driven with excellent attention to detail
Is independent, self motivated and drive to improve processes (through automation)
Is excellent at managing stakeholders

Why we think you'll love it here 😍...

All Tessians are part of the journey we’re on, so we offer equity options with every role and benchmark against other VC-backed companies to provide above market rate salaries for companies of our size.

Beyond this, there’s plenty more that makes Tessian a great place to work:

A full week of work-remote a year (for those who aren't fully remote!), in addition to 31 days of paid holiday (20 days PTO + 11 federal holidays)
An extra day of paid holiday (up to 5) for every year you're with us!
Curate your career with development experiences uniquely suited to you
We’re family friendly, with policies built to support you in all stages of life
High-quality MacOs tech kit for you to work on
Comprehensive & generous health insurance options
If you're relocating to join the team in person, we'll provide a contribution to help with your costs
On Fridays we stop early for a virtual happy hour (or, to just log off for the weekend!)
Classpass subsidy - which you can use for either in person or virtual classes
A work-from-home subsidy for every new joiner to cover all your home office must-haves or, if you are fully remote we will kit out your home office through our remote office provider, First Base.
Amazing Remote socials with food and drink budgets

And, if you are based near one of our hubs (currently Boston & Austin), you will also have access to:

An array of breakfast options, delicious snacks, drinks and a top-of-the-range coffee machine
Flexible work from home policy (for those who aren't already fully remote)
Team lunch provided once a week
Whole team socials every quarter
Dinner budget for those times you just can’t tear yourself away

Equality & diversity ⚖️

Tessian is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. The Human Layer we're securing is diverse, and we know we need to be diverse and inclusive to successfully create HLS that reflects this. You can read our equality and diversity statement here.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we're also a corporate member of the WISE Campaign for gender equality in STEM & we're a founding member of the WEDS network driving diversity & inclusion in startups.

humanfirst 🙋‍♀️💁‍♂️

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