Head of Corporate Finance (Sr. Director / Director)

  • Cloudflare
  • United States
  • Apr 03, 2024
Executive Finance

Job Description

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. 

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us! 

Available Locations: US Remote (Pacific and Central time zones preferred)

***Note: Based on the candidate's experience, we are open to hiring this position at the Director or Sr. Director level.

About the department

The Corporate Finance team is responsible for enterprise level planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysis and capital allocation. This is a highly strategic & visible team that partners closely with our C-Suite and cross-functional business leaders to develop key priorities for the business as well as the financial plan required to deliver on our growth and profitability goals. Members of the Corporate Finance Team possess excellent analytical, critical reasoning, interpersonal, communication, influencing and leadership skills and are passionate about both problem solving as well as building high quality repeatable processes that scale with our rapid growth. Our role extends beyond analyzing and reporting; we take pride in helping to design and implement solutions to the different challenges that can arise in our high growth environment. 

What you'll do

  • Develop and execute our financial plan to support Cloudflare’s growth and scale objectives. Partner with cross-functional teams to develop and prioritize strategic initiatives that drive revenue growth, cost optimization, and operational efficiency
  • Lead the corporate forecasting and budgeting processes, including Annual Planning as well as monthly and quarterly business reviews
  • Be a thought partner to business leaders helping to resolve competing business priorities and determine optimal investment allocation by function
  • Prepare financial analysis, business insights and presentation materials for regular financial and business updates to the leadership team
  • Partner with accounting to support month-end close, flux review processes, and deliver high-quality financial reporting
  • Contribute to earnings releases, M&A activities and other corporate initiatives in close partnership with our Investor Relations and Corporate Development teams
  • Design, automate, and optimize flexible finance processes to meet the needs of a dynamic and fast-growing business environment
  • Own, refine financial systems roadmap in partnership with our transformation teams
  • Lead, inspire, and develop our team of Corporate Finance and Anaplan COE professionals  

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • 12+ years of progressive experience in Finance, Investment Banking or PE with prior experience in a corporate FP&A function. High growth, public company SaaS experience preferred
  • Demonstrated success in building and leading high performance finance teams
  • Strong executive presence and interpersonal skills with proficiency in distilling complex business information into consumable and actionable takeaways
  • Expert in financial modeling with strong working knowledge of GAAP. Extensive experience architecting integrated models from scratch, in Excel or in other planning applications.
  • Systems thinker. Experience in designing and implementing new systems and tools
  • Demonstrated project management skills with experience improving and streamlining processes, and developing solutions to operational inefficiencies
  • Intellectually curious with problem solving orientation. Strong analytical capabilities and business acumen with ability to apply rigorous logic and sound methods to solve multi-faceted problems. Not satisfied with easy or convenient answers
  • Willingness to play “up and down the stack” diving into the details as well as managing exec level communications
  • High proficiency with financial systems and tools. Anaplan, Netsuite, RevPro, Salesforce and Tableau experience is a plus
  • BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics or quantitative field; MBA or Masters preferred


Compensation may be adjusted depending on work location.

  • For Colorado-based hires and Washington hires: Estimated annual salary of $216,000 - $294,000
  • For New York City-based and California (excluding Bay Area): Estimated annual salary of $248,000 - $337,000
  • For Bay Area-based hires: Estimated annual salary of $261,000 - $355,000


This role is eligible to participate in Cloudflare’s equity plan.


Cloudflare offers a complete package of benefits and programs to support you and your family.  Our benefits programs can help you pay health care expenses, support caregiving, build capital for the future and make life a little easier and fun!  The below is a description of our benefits for employees in the United States, and benefits may vary for employees based outside the U.S.

Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical/Rx Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Spending Accounts
  • Fertility & Family Forming Benefits
  • On-demand mental health support and Employee Assistance Program
  • Global Travel Medical Insurance

Financial Benefits

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Participation Plan

Time Off

  • Flexible paid time off covering vacation and sick leave
  • Leave programs, including parental, pregnancy health, medical, and bereavement leave

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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