Director of Corporate Finance & Strategy


United States of America / Onsite/Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 11/29/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 6525 Crown Blvd , #41340 , San Jose, CA 95160, US

About OpenGov

OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud software for U.S. local governments, state agencies, school districts, and special districts. With a mission to power more effective and accountable government, OpenGov serves more than 1,600 agencies across the U.S. and is built exclusively for the unique budgeting, citizen services, procurement, and asset management needs of the public sector.

Job Description

Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Dallas, TX; Tampa, FL; Dubuque, IA

Imagine yourself here!
OpenGov is a mission driven fast-growth, Series D, venture backed startup (includes Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, and Emerson Collective). Our Board of Directors includes iconic Silicon Valley executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO) and Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world).  
OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud software for local governments and state agencies. We have surpassed 1,800+ governments (and growing fast!) using our products in our mission to power more effective and accountable government.
OpenGov is a 2023 Top Workplaces USA award winner and a Forbes 2022 America's Best Startup Employer!
We are seeking a seasoned and dynamic professional to join our team as the Director of Corporate Finance & Strategy. In this leadership role, this person will be responsible for partnering with all the financial planning and analysis functions, including key stakeholders across the organization, and managing a growing team. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with a proven track record in financial analysis, strong leadership skills, and the ability to provide insights that support informed decision-making. This position will report directly to the VP of Finance and will frequently collaborate with the CFO and executive team.
• Financial Strategy and Planning: Lead the development and execution of the company's financial planning processes. Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual FP&A processes, including management reporting, variance analysis, forecasting, and scenario planning.
• Financial Analysis and Reporting: Structure, build, and maintain complex financial and decision-making models to develop meaningful insights and actionable recommendations.
• Stakeholder Partnership: Establish and nurture strong relationships with key stakeholders, including department heads, executives, and cross-functional teams.
• Provide financial insights, analysis, and recommendations to support strategic initiatives and operational improvements.
• Management: Directly manage a Senior Financial Analyst, providing mentorship, guidance, and fostering a collaborative and high-performing environment. Set clear goals and expectations, conduct performance evaluations, and identify opportunities for skill development.
• Ad-Hoc Projects: Contribute to special projects, such as mergers and acquisitions, capital allocation strategies, and process optimization efforts, as required.
Develop reporting to track key performance metrics and monitor business performance.
• Champion expense management and efficiency efforts across the function you support; drive expense management discussions across functional leadership; make recommendations and influence efficiency decisions. Serve as a financial challenger to the business.
Requirements and Preferred Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or Economics required; MBA preferred
• Minimum 7+ years related finance experience
Experience in high growth Software-as-a-Service or B2B subscription model
• Advanced proficiency in financial software, data analysis tools, and Microsoft Excel.
• Strong financial modeling experience
• Strong relationship building and influence skills
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise way through memos or slides.
• Proficient in Workday Adaptive Planning
• Solid understanding and use of accounting and finance principles
• Solid project management skills, ability to independently manage tasks on time
• A change agent who is flexible, resilient, and able to thrive in a dynamic, rapid paced environment
What makes OpenGov unique
» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!
» Funding: Over $250 million, Series D company, from top tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, 8VC, Cox Enterprises, and Emerson Collective.
» Board of Directors: Includes iconic executives John Chambers (former Cisco Chairman and CEO), Marc Andreessen (Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world), Katherine August-deWilde (Vice Chair of First Republic Bank), and Amy Pressman (co-founder, former president, and a current board member of Medallia).
» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.
» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, monthly fitness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!
» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.
» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.
Come join us and make a positive social impact!
OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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