Senior Financial Analyst-R&D

New Relic Inc.
May 31, 2024
Jun 17, 2024
Staff, Senior
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Work from office
Full Time
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As a Senior Financial Analyst at New Relic, you will act as a key business partner to the Product and Infrastructure teams. This role will be responsible for all financial aspects of Infrastructure and R&D spend; reporting, forecasting, and tracking cost optimization efforts. Reporting to Lead Financial Analyst (FP&A), this position is critical to supporting the respective business leaders and General Managers to drive strategic cost initiatives, evaluating investments, financial due diligence with procurement, and headcount planning. The Senior Financial Analyst will act as a key analytical engine and resource to provide insights and support efficient business decision-making!

What you'll do
  • Build and maintain annual budgets as well as own all facets of month-end close processes including variance analysis and forecasting
  • Conduct financial analysis to support spending decisions, drive insights on trends, investment areas, and opportunities for cost optimization
  • Work across teams to facilitate alignment and collaboration between finance and engineering
  • Track/analyze headcount spend, and build headcount reporting dashboards
  • Track/analyze cloud spend, derive unit costs and provide business insights on Gross Margin performance
  • Partner with Engineering and Product Management on key investments and business initiatives utilizing financial analysis and modeling
  • Proactively find opportunities for operational improvements; own and drive improvement to implementation

This role requires
  • 4+ years experience in Finance, with a focus on business financial planning, analysis, and forecasting.
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, or Business-related field. MBA, CPA, or an advanced degree is a plus.
  • Expert analytical skills and advanced financial modeling techniques, with the ability to build and convey business insight, and drive action.
  • Self-starter with a "can do" attitude who is comfortable asking questions.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and deliver results in an unstructured environment

Bonus points if you have
  • Experience in multinational high-tech corporations
  • Familiarity with SaaS industry
  • Comfort building complex and detailed cost/consumption models
  • Understanding of cloud infrastructure vendors
  • Experience with Anaplan, Tableau, NetSuite