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Sr. Director, Head of Strategic Finance & Company Planning at Dropbox

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Role Description
The Head of Strategic Finance & Company Planning will be responsible for setting the vision for, and building and managing the Strategic Finance & Company Planning team. This role reports to the VP of Finance.
This a crucial leadership role, working directly with the most senior leadership of the company and cross-functionally with business partners across the broader organization to set strategic direction for the company. You can expect to define and guide the team to drive detailed analyses to derive insights that will drive key business decisions, help track key performance metrics for the company, and act as a strategic partner to our Product and Business leadership teams. You’ll focus real-time on high-priority business issues and see your insights turned into impactful initiatives on a regular basis. 
The perfect candidate will have an investment banking and/or growth-investing background paired with experience at scaling technology businesses, strong quantitative and analytical skills, along with experience or interest in running efficient, cross-functional processes.  
  • Responsible for driving strategy for the company, working cross-functionally with the Product and Growth/GTM organizations in particular, to identify, scope and monitor innovative growth opportunities and initiatives (organic and inorganic)
  • Own Company Planning, collaborating cross-functionally with the President’s Org, Finance Org and the People team, driving alignment and accountability mechanisms
  • Develop data-driven investment theses, business cases, and evaluation criteria for growth and efficiency oriented initiatives
  • Direct quantitative modeling efforts to quantify revenue initiatives
  • Work closely and collaboratively with Corporate Development to support acquisition target evaluation, due diligence and integration
  • Work closely and collaboratively with Investor Relations in messaging with investors and equity research analysts
  • Work closely and directly with the FP&A team in financial goal setting and financial planning
Qualification & Experience
  • 14+ years of corporate finance, investment banking or private equity experience
  • Outstanding leadership skills with 4+ years of previous people management experience 
  • Strong understanding of SaaS business models, and ideally, self-service models
  • Strong understanding of the work streams and cadences required to run a successful company planning cycle
  • Keen strategy/product interest and intellectual curiosity
  • Highly analytical with strong attention to detail
  • Capable of solving complex business problems
  • Values-oriented, data-driven decision-making style
  • A degree in an analytically rigorous field (Business/Economics, Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Engineering) or experience doing data analysis for a technology company is a plus
  • Ability to distill complex issues into structured frameworks and concrete action plans
  • Experience with SQL / HIVE
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Where we are

*Dropbox Studios are collaborative spaces designed for teamwork and community-building. Employees will not be able to use them for solo work.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

What are Dropbox Perks + Benefits

Dropbox Benefits Overview

We’re proud to offer benefits that help all Dropboxers take care of their holistic selves, so they can keep flowing at work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
In addition to our Unlimited Vacation Policy, Dropbox also has one companywide PTO day a month
Paid Volunteer Time
At Dropbox, this is called 'Recharge'
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We began a new 'Perks Allowance' in 2021 when we went Virtual First. Dropboxers are provided a generous individual allowance to spend on what perks really matter to them while at home- whether that's wellness, caregiver support, productivity, ergonomics, learning, food services, afterschool programs for kids, or something else! Read more here: https://bit.ly/3uM0gG3

An Insider's view of Dropbox

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

In the first time in over a decade, I’ve been able to actually have work life balance and to develop healthy habits because of Virtual First. My commute time is now filled with a morning workout and the end of my day now looks like being able to cook for myself. I also was able to move closer to family, which means the world to me.


Diversity Program Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

In a world that’s radically shifting virtual, it’s exciting to be at a company aiming to solve a lot of the problems at the crux of the transition. I’ve been working on projects that help small businesses using Dropbox collaborate and improve their overall user experience.


Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Dropbox truly invests in their employees and supports internal mobility. Each year I’ve worked at Dropbox, my role has changed slightly. It’s kept me engaged, challenged me, and allowed me to constantly be in a learning environment.


Project Manager

What is your vision for the company?

I see the 40-hour office workweek becoming a thing of the past. Employees will escape grueling commutes and gain more control over their day. The workplace will now be wherever work happens, and the workweek will be whenever work happens best for each person. We'll grow stronger as we integrate dispersed talent with diverse perspectives.


Co-founder and CEO

How does the company support your career growth?

There’s always an opportunity to pivot and learn new skills or internally transfer to a team that’s outside your normal scope of work. The humility and empathy that Dropboxers have is unlike anywhere else I’ve worked. There’s always going to be someone on the other side willing to bring you in on a project or mentor you.


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