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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 Manager (FP&A)
United Kingdom
Job Description / Skills Required


Tessian protects every business’s mission by securing the human layer 💫

We're building intelligent security that works for human beings as they are, not how security policies would like them to be. Using machine learning technology, Tessian automatically predicts and eliminates advanced threats on email caused by human error - like data exfiltration, accidental data loss, business email compromise and phishing attacks - with minimal disruption to employees' workflow. As a result, employees are empowered to do their best work, without security getting in their way.

Tessian has raised a $74m Series C led by renowned security investors, March Capital (Crowdstrike, Knowbe4), with follow-on from Sequoia, Accel, Balderton, Latitude, Okta, Sozo, Citi & Schroder Adveq, to further our mission to secure the human layer.

Founded in 2013, Tessian is backed by world-class venture capital investors, has hubs in London, San Francisco, Boston, and Austin, and London, and is one of the Top-3 2021 Best Places to Work for Women.

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 Manager. 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 4 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 😍....

For summer 2021, we’re excited to announce what we call "Refreshian Summer" - where every single Tessian will be able to down tools at 1pm every Friday in July & August, and enjoy a long weekend during the sunniest months of the year!

It’s important to us that all Tessians are part of the journey we’re on, so we offer equity options with every role and benchmark to provide above market rate salaries - there’s plenty more too….

Be at your best, both inside and outside of work

25 days of paid holiday (plus 8 bank holidays, and an additional day for every year you've worked at Tessian!)
Private health insurance provided through Vitality Health and mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program
Classpass - subsided access to gym time and classes all across London
Choice First: Do your best work, in the way that works best for you
Flexible working hours and working from home (if you're not already remote!)
Work-from-home subsidy upon joining, so you can kit out your home office
Enhanced pension contributions, matched up to 5%
We’re family friendly, with policies built to support you in all stages of life
High-quality tech kit provided for you to work on, plus Tessian ANC headphones
If you're relocating to join the team, we'll provide a contribution to help with your costs

Beyond work

Elite membership of the Tessian House System...
Every other Wednesday we get together to share team updates and drinks
Monthly team socials & a big, whole company extravaganza every quarter
Never-ending ping-pong tournaments

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 🙋‍♀️💁‍♂️

Obligatory small print

Please note that we do not accept applications or résumés from recruiters. Any unsolicited CVs, profiles, or names, submitted in any format, by any channel, to any of our team, will be deemed to fall outside any terms and/or conditions with either the person submitting the information or their company of employment/representation.

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Please note, that any job offers will be subject to the candidate passing background screening checks.

We're a #LI-Remote company offering Choice First working practices where possible.