Manager, FP&A at Samsara

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Job title
Manager, FP&A
Job listing last updated at
Nov 22, 2019
Job listing location
San Francisco
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Job description

Samsara, founded in 2015, is a leader in Industrial IoT and our mission is to increase the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the operations that power our economy. Our solutions combine hardware and software to bring real-time visibility, analytics, and AI to operations across various industries. Samsara’s fast-growing team is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in San Jose, Atlanta, and London. Our team has raised over $530M from Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tiger Global, and Dragoneer.

The Manager, FP&A will manage Samsara’s corporate FP&A team and will be responsible for providing annual planning, BvA Analysis, forecasting, and reporting support to Samsara’s G&A, Sales, and Marketing teams. You’ll be responsible for developing and ensuring the accuracy of financial models that support operational and strategic decision making for multiple channels and businesses within Samsara. You will partner with senior leadership across the organization to deliver on priorities that drive the growth of our company. 

You should possess an analytical mind, have a high bar for quality of work, have the ability to drive to action, and be willing to roll up your sleeves to get it done. You have a desire to make a substantial impact on decision-making, to learn quickly in a dynamic, high-growth technology company, and to be a mentor and in-demand partner across the organization.


The Manager, FP&A will work on: 

  • Own short term forecast for multiple business units including G&A, Marketing, and Sales
  • Analyze financial results, prepare monthly and quarterly management reporting, and drive monthly operating review meeting with VP and EVPs
  • Partner with business leaders, recruiting, and HR to create and maintain detailed headcount forecasts 
  • Lead the short term financial planning process for key businesses: both for operating expenses and capital expenditure
  • Take ownership of the forecasting and financial reporting process, and identify areas for improvement, efficiencies, and automation
  • Deliver and craft high-quality presentations for senior executives and business partners
  • Organize and lead due diligence, financial modeling, and other ad hoc projects
  • Manage junior team members, training and supporting them in appropriate job roles
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Obsess Over the Customer, Build for the Long Term, Growth Mindset) as we scale globally and across new offices
  • Hire, develop, and lead an inclusive, engaged, and high performing team

An ideal candidate would have: 

  • BA/BS in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, or related quantitative field
  • 5+ years progressive Finance related experience (Investment Banking, Accounting, and/or FP&A)
  • Very strong Excel modeling and Powerpoint skills required
  • Interest and/or experience in Internet/Technology/SaaS sector
  • 2+ years people management experience
  • Self-starter, with strong ability to work with minimal direction and to set effective project plans
  • Skilled at influencing, communicating, and building relationships across all disciplines of the company; especially skilled at managing senior leadership expectations
  • Highly analytical but also willing to take action, driving to pragmatic and sound solutions to complex problems
  • Strong work ethic and team-first attitude: humility and humor make for a high-impact contributor
  • Experience with NetSuite, Workday, and financial planning tools (Adaptive, Anaplan, Host Analytics…) a plus


At Samsara, we welcome all. All sizes, colors, cultures, sexes, beliefs, religions, ages, people. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.

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