Senior Analyst, Strategic Finance - Remote


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 01/11/2021
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  • Company Address: 116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94105, US

About Harness

Harness is the industry’s first Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform designed to provide a simple, safe and secure way for engineering and DevOps teams to release applications into production. Harness uses machine learning to detect the quality of deployments and automatically roll back failed ones, saving time and reducing the need for custom scripting and manual oversight.

Job Description

Harness is a rapidly growing startup that is disrupting the software delivery market. We are building an intelligent software delivery platform that enables engineers to deliver software faster, with higher quality, and less effort. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Efficiency, Continuous Verification, and Continuous Features. The platform is designed to help companies accelerate their cloud initiatives as well as their adoption of containers and orchestration tools like Kubernetes and Amazon ECS.
Harness is led by technologist and entrepreneur, Jyoti Bansal, who founded AppDynamics and sold it to Cisco for $3.7 Billion. We’re backed with $60M Series-B funding from top-tier VC firms Menlo Ventures, IVP, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and ServiceNow Ventures.
This position will play a critical role in providing meaningful financial and operational metrics leading to insightful and data driven business decisions. You will partner with various parts of the organization to understand and identify key business issues and provide strategic, financial and analytical support to the leadership team and will be involved with the Company’s P&L forecasting/reporting processes, monthly close processes, quarterly reporting requirements, and sales commission calculations.


    • Maintain and improve detailed financial model that tracks and analyzes revenue and its drivers as well as functional costs and their impact on the Company’s overall performance
    • Support the quarterly/annual budgeting and planning process, as well as long range strategic planning
    • Prepare monthly/quarterly budget vs. actual variance analysis
    • Work with business partners to provide operational analysis and reporting and to drive improvements to operating expense efficiency and forecasting
    • Own preparation and administration of sales compensation documents; calculate monthly sales commissions; share results and provide analytics around commissions
    • Play a key role in compiling and reviewing Company’s key metrics dashboard with a focus on aligning the format/content with our evolving business model
    • Identify areas of improvement in process and tools, making recommendations, and drive implementation


    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics 2-4 years of FP&A experience, ideally at a SaaS company with a recurring revenue model (Investment banking or Big 4 accounting experience is a plus)
    • Excellent financial modeling and analysis skills (e.g. you will have built complex three statement financial models that include key business drivers and are able to make recommendations based on the results of your analysis)
    • Comfortable working with Excel, Google Docs, Netsuite and Salesforce
    • Manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining a high level of precision
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Can translate financial analysis into indicators for operational change and improvement
    • Have a positive attitude and great communication skills


    • Competitive salary and early-stage stock options
    • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Flexible work schedule
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Paid Time Off and Parental Leave
    • Monthly, quarterly, and annual social and team building events
    • TGIF-Off program
    • Remote office stipend
    • Monthly internet reimbursement
    • Monthly Food & Beverage Reimbursement Program
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.