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Lead Financial Data Analyst

San Francisco, California, USA

Full time



About the Role

We’re looking for our first Lead Financial Data Analyst to design, implement, and own critical financial reporting infrastructure. This role will report to the Controller and work closely with finance leadership. This position requires deep subject matter expertise in financial reporting and data analytics systems and the ability to provide insights to support decision making. You will be a key player in driving the financial success of the organization by building – and sustaining – a world-class financial data analytics function.

This role is based in our San Francisco HQ. We offer relocation assistance to new employees.

In this role, you will:

  • Drive automation of standardized reporting, analysis, and processes across myriad disciplines within finance including revenue, opex, tax, and month-end close

  • Design and deliver dashboards to leadership that measure key performance indicators and provide for optimal business decision making

  • Work cross-functionally with Strategic Finance, HR, Tax, Product, Research, and Equity to ensure the accurate and reliable flow of information between critical joint infrastructure 

  • Collaborate with Go-To-Market to identify business trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement

  • Partner with Engineering to create fact tables for standardized metric reporting

  • Work with the Controller and VP of Finance to ensure your analyses can be relied upon for use in accordance with US GAAP 

  • Mentor and train accounting team members on data analytics infrastructure that is impacted by their respective areas

We’re looking for a blend of:

  • Progressive experience in data analytics, including direct experience within a finance organization

  • Exemplary ability to distill complex financial information into actionable insights for leadership

  • Best-in-class attention to detail and unwavering commitment to accuracy

  • Mastery of critical analytical tools including Snowflake, Mode, NetSuite, Excel, Tableau, SQL, and more

You might thrive in this role if:

  • You’re an enthusiastic self-starter. You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and expect to fully own your function. You take ownership of your work and believe that a job not done well is a job not done.

  • You’re a master of manipulating data. Making data flow seamlessly is an art, and you are obsessed with the paintbrush. You extract hidden insights that drive better decisions and are constantly looking for ways to improve your analyses. You’re detailed and diligent.

  • You’re a phenomenal teammate. You’re a strong communicator who can explain complex topics with ease, in any format. You intuitively understand the importance of keeping everyone in the loop, and you take proactive measures to do so. You’re intellectually honest.

  • You’re passionate about technology and artificial intelligence.

About OpenAI

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We push the boundaries of the capabilities of AI systems and seek to safely deploy them to the world through our products. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core, and to achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity. 

At OpenAI, we believe artificial intelligence has the potential to help people solve immense global challenges, and we want the upside of AI to be widely shared. Join us in shaping the future of technology.

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

The annual salary range for this role is $180,000 – $230,000. Total compensation also includes generous equity and benefits.

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family

  • Mental health and wellness support

  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching

  • Unlimited time off and 18+ company holidays per year

  • Paid parental leave (20 weeks) and family-planning support

  • Annual learning & development stipend ($1,500 per year)

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