Director of Finance


About Prefect:

Prefect is the new standard in dataflow automation. Our remote-first company is singularly focused on this vision, and every team member directly contributes to its advancement. Every role solves a problem, and everyone can see exactly how their work helps achieve our mission.

To that end, we've carefully created a positive, high-performance culture - the operating system of our company - that empowers our team to do the best work of their careers and achieve their personal and professional aspirations.

We are looking for folks who want to join a remote-first team to build an equally amazing company and product. In deciding whether to apply for a role at Prefect, consider whether your values align with our values and standards and check out our top-of-the-line benefits and perks.

Role Summary:

Prefect’s commercial product revenue is rapidly growing alongside our thriving open-source community. We are looking for a Director of Finance to strategically unite product and finance, effectively use our Series B capital to meet business objectives, and build Prefect’s finance function for the next phase of growth. 

You will report to our COO, and partner closely with product, sales, and people ops.

Expectations (you will):

  • Own financial planning and strategic use of funds

  • Advise on impacts of introducing new products and business lines

  • Highlight and advise on revenue growth opportunities with Sales and Product

  • Identify financial North Stars in line with business strategy, and be responsible for ensuring results are obtained

  • Develop dashboards with our data team to track key revenue and profitability metrics; drive board presentation preparation

  • Be a thought partner to Head of Growth on pricing strategy, and identify opportunities for improvement

  • Revenue and cash flow forecasting; development of departmental budgets

  • Oversee fin ops and controller functions, working closely with our Sr Fin Ops Analyst. Build upon existing financial operations processes to streamline reporting, A/P, A/R

  • Oversee monthly, quarterly, and annual close, flagging trends, variances, and risks

  • Develop appropriate rev rec system

  • Capital requirements, banking relationships

  • Audit prep

Qualifications (you must have):

  • Ability and desire to roll up your sleeves

  • FP&A experience

  • SaaS experience

  • First principles thinking

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, and excellent judgement

  • Ability to determine what needs to be done and execute

  • The ability to effectively communicate with the team, senior management, and C-level executives

  • Strong work ethic, high energy, and a team player

  • Ability to identify and solve the right problems

Bonus Points (we’d like you to have):

  • Strong people management skills

  • Balance of speed and accuracy

  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability

  • Excellent time-management and organizational habits

  • … and an understanding of how and when to “break the mold” when the best practice for Prefect deviates from an industry standard

Sarah is an actual real live person (👋🏻) and is looking forward to learning more about you through your application.

Prefect is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity/expression), national origin, disability or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.