Associate (Business Operations)
San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2023
Who We Are
Verkada is the largest cloud-based B2B physical security platform company in the world. Only Verkada offers six product lines — video security cameras, access control, environmental sensors, alarms, workplace and intercoms — integrated with a single cloud-based software platform.
Designed with simplicity and scalability in mind, Verkada gives organizations the real-time insight to know what could impact the safety and comfort of people throughout their physical environment, while empowering them to take immediate action to minimize security risks, workplace frustrations and costly inefficiencies.
Founded in 2016 with more than $360M in funding raised to date, Verkada has expanded rapidly with 15 offices across three continents, 1,600+ full-time employees and 17,000+ customers across 70+ countries, including 45 companies in the Fortune 500.
About The Role
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.
In this role, you will:
- Serve as a strategic advisor to the various parts of the business such as Real Estate and Legal 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.
- 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.
At Verkada, we want to attract and retain the best employees, and compensate them in a way that appropriately and fairly values their individual contribution to the company. With that in mind, we carefully consider a number of factors to determine the appropriate starting pay for an employee, including their primary work location and an assessment of a candidate’s skills and experience, as well as market demands and internal parity. For this role, Verkada estimates a starting annual base salary will fall in the range of approximately $70,000- $160,000. This estimate can vary based on the factors described above, so the actual starting annual base salary may be above or below this range. Annual base salary is also just one component of Verkada’s total rewards package. A Verkada employee may be eligible for additional forms of compensation, depending on their role, including sales incentives, discretionary bonuses, and/or equity in the company in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).
US Employee Benefits
Verkada is committed to investing in the holistic health and wellbeing of all employees and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to:
• Healthcare programs that can be tailored to meet the personal health and financial well-being needs - Premiums are 100% covered for the employee under most plans and 80% for family premiums
• Nationwide medical, vision and dental coverage
• Health Saving Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) with tax saving options
• Expanded mental health support
• Paid parental leave policy & fertility benefits
• Time off to relax and recharge through our paid holidays, firmwide extended holidays, flexible PTO and personal sick time
• Professional development stipend
• Wellness/fitness benefits
• Healthy lunches and dinners provided daily
Verkada Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
As an equal opportunity employer, Verkada is committed to providing employment opportunities to all individuals. All applicants for positions at Verkada will be treated without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.