Finance Manager – IT


Working at Atlassian

Atlassian can hire people in any country where we have a legal entity. Assuming you have eligible working rights and a sufficient time zone overlap with your team, you can choose to work remotely or return to an office as they reopen (unless it’s necessary for your role to be performed in the office). Interviews and onboarding are conducted virtually, a part of being a distributed-first company.

Job description
Atlassian is seeking an IT Financial Analyst to join the Financial Planning & Analysis team (FP&A). In this highly visible position, you’ll oversee the operational plan of the Atlassian CIO organization and play a meaningful role in influencing both the company and IT strategy. You will partner directly with the CIO leadership team and drive value with a particular focus on leading the company’s planning and monthly/quarterly forecasting processes.

More about you
You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, look to tackle challenging problems and are motivated to implement innovative ways to do things better. You’ll thrive if you are highly organized, driven, a self-starter, analytical and have a strong attention to detail.
This role will report to the G&A Operations Manager and will primarily support the CIO org. In the G&A Operation Team, you will play a key role in the budgeting/forecasting process, business performance reporting, monthly close process, purchase requisitions reviews, headcount change management, operational improvements, and ad-hoc support on strategic projects. Besides working with the CIO organization and the FP&A team, you will also work closely with the broader finance team including Accounting, Procurement and People Operations.


On your first day, we’ll expect you to have:


  • Qualitative:
  • Curiosity to learn and take initiative to solve problems independently
  • Ability to prioritize objectives in a fast-paced environment to ensure key deliverables are met in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and follow-through
  • Team player who can also self-initiate
  • Possess a strong work ethic with a “get-it-done” attitude
  • Strong critical thinking, organizational, and collaboration skills
  • Strong communication and personal skills, with the ability to be personable but also persistent
  • Efficient with managing tasks that require collaboration with stakeholders in different time zones
  • Comfort with challenging leaders to drive return on investment and operational improvements
  • Quantitative:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (Finance, Accounting, Economics)
  • 8+ years of Finance or Accounting work experience including planning and budgeting processes, financial forecasting, interpreting and reporting business performance results
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling and Keynote presentation development
  • Strong technical fundamentals such as spreadsheets (e.g., Google Sheets, MS Excel) and exposure to planning tools (Anaplan) and data/finance systems (Netsuite)
  • It’s great, but not required if you have:
  • Exposure to procurement platform (Coupa), workforce planning (e.g., Workday), and BI tools/dashboards (e.g., Tableau)
  • Experience in Technology or Software / SaaS industry
  • Experience working with IT/Operation function

    In this role, you’ll get to:


  • Oversee all of Atlassian’s IT Finance including budgeting and financial forecasting process
  • Partner with the CIO organization to develop forecasts and ensure spending in accordance with budgets, while building deep business partner relationships across the organization to drive cost savings and efficiency improvements
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly management reporting – analyzing financial results, distilling/synthesizing key trends, and communicating business insights to the CIO leadership team
  • Lead the month-end close efforts forIT including reviewing accruals and presenting monthly variance analysis
  • Assess and reflect current quarter performance through the monthly outlook process and work closely with Corporate FP&A to provide commentary for senior leadership
  • Proactively highlight opportunities for process improvements
  • Review and approve purchase requisitions and headcount changes, while working closely with business partners to solve for any inconsistencies
  • Provide ad-hoc guidance to business partners with questions on accounting treatment and budgeting/forecasting process
  • Perform ad-hoc analyses on strategic projects



    Our perks & benefits
    To support you at work and play, our perks and benefits include ample time off, an annual education budget, paid volunteer days, and so much more.
    About Atlassian
    The world’s best teams work better together with Atlassian. From medicine and space travel, to disaster response and pizza deliveries, Atlassian software products help teams all over the planet. At Atlassian, we’re motivated by a common goal: to unleash the potential of every team.
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