About Watershed

Watershed is a software platform for running a world-class climate program. We measure our success in the carbon reduction achievements of our customers. We are looking for team members who love product-building, want to work hard at a mission-oriented startup, and will collaborate with us in shaping the culture of a growing team.

We have offices in San Francisco, New York and London and remote team members across the US and Europe. We hope that you'll be interested in joining us!

The role

FP&A is a critical function for Watershed. The Head of Financial Planning and Analysis will be the founding member of the FP&A team at Watershed and play a leadership role in shaping the Finance team and building the FP&A practice.  Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, you will set the foundation of the FP&A organization and develop over time the team, processes, and systems that will allow the company to continue to scale in a financially sound way for the years to come. You will drive strategic decision-making by improving visibility into business performance, leveraging data-driven insights to shape Watershed’s long-term trajectory. You’ll manage financial planning, forecasting, and budgeting for the company and it is expected to grow and expand in responsibility at a rapid pace as the company grows.

This role offers the unique opportunity to directly impact Watershed growth trajectory and it is expected to grow and expand in responsibility at a rapid pace as the company grows. You should be passionate about building and scaling functions from the ground up. You should also have a track record as an excellent collaborator and communicator. This role will be in our San Francisco HQ.


You will: 

  • Establish, manage, and grow the FP&A team that will support the executive team in understanding the financial implications of strategic decisions (resource investments, spend allocation, business planning, etc.) 
  • Set up and lead the company long-term (multi-year) and short-term (annually or semi-annually) planning processes
  • Establish processes and systems to forecast and report on financial performance, manage budgets, and facilitate decisions on major spend requests in partnership with the business
  • Define and report on the key business metrics, proactively analyze business trends and identify opportunities to improve financial performance.

You might be a fit if you: 

  • 10+ years of experience in professional financial practice/corporate finance, including FP&A leadership
  • Experienced at managing high-performing FP&A teams and evolving the FP&A processes, in particular for a fast-growing organization
  • Experience with Enterprise Subscription / SaaS businesses
  • Experience in late stage private or public companies strongly preferred
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration preferred
  • Advanced understanding of GAAP financial statements
  • Rigorous analytical thinking and strong problem-solving skills
  • Have a clear track record of successfully cultivating cross-functional business partnerships
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, also at the executive level
  • Ability to strive in a fast-paced environment and to deal with ambiguous situations.

At Watershed, we strive to design consistent, fair, and competitive compensation programs. The total cash compensation range may be inclusive of several levels at Watershed and final offer will be determined by a number of factors, including the candidate’s skills, capabilities, and location, as well as scope of the role.

The anticipated cash compensation range is in addition to a total rewards benefit package including equity, health/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), unlimited paid time off, paid parental leave, fertility, and mental health programs etc. 

Salary Range
$243,000$270,000 USD



Where does Watershed work?

We have hub offices in San Francisco, New York and London, and some remote team members in the US and EU. Most of our jobs need to be in San Francisco / New York / London, but certain jobs are open to being remote and will be specifically noted on the jobs page and in the job description.

What’s the interview process like?

It starts the same for every candidate: getting to know the team members through 1 to 2 conversations about Watershed, your experience, and your interests. Next steps can vary by role, but usual next steps are a skill or experience screen (e.g. a coding interview for an engineer, a portfolio review for a designer, deeper experience call for other roles) which leads to a virtual or in person interview panel after that if the screens go well. We prioritize transparency and lack of surprise throughout the process.

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