Job Location:
US – MA – Boston

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Are you someone who is ready to make a big impact? We are looking for a Director of FP&A to support Research & Development and their pursuit of operational excellence through optimal investment decisions. Your efforts will directly impact Rapid7’s ability to grow and serve customers as we approach $1B in annual recurring revenue.

About the Team

The FP&A team is a close group of energetic individuals who work together to drive efficient decision making across the company. We partner with leadership to help them understand their organizations and invest resources so that they can best support the customer. Through these partnerships, FP&A also has a unique position within the broader Finance organization to facilitate decision-making across Accounting, Investor Relations and Business Intelligence.

About the Role

This person will be responsible for leading the partnership between Finance and the organizations within R&D and Cost of Goods Sold. This entails working with leadership to better align spend with desired outcomes. Additionally, this role is responsible for the annual and quarterly forecasting of Research & Development expenses while working closely with the rest of the FP&A team in managing the overall company forecast.

In this role, you will:

  • Partner closely with leadership in R&D and COGS to drive optimal budget decision making

  • Lead the R&D and COGS portions of the annual financial plan and quarterly forecast

  • Develop a deep understanding of Rapid7’s product and investment strategy to forecast cash and P&L expenses.

  • Work closely with the CFO and Strategic Finance on ad-hoc projects with opportunities for cross-functional team interactions

  • Develop meaningful analyses that drive better business outcomes and aid in the continuous improvement of forecast accuracy.

  • Foster an environment of continuous learning and development

  • Lead through change and support adoption of technology for improved processes, automated reporting and better business insights

The skills you’ll bring include:

  • 10+ years of experience in FP&A, Strategic Finance, or similar role, preferably with experience in a publicly traded technology company.

  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to distill complex financial information into a narrative that enables decision making.

  • Collaborative attitude and the ability to establish solid partnerships and build consensus at all levels of the organization.

  • Willingness to disrupt the status quo to create positive change and improve the impact of FP&A.

  • Exceptional financial modeling skills with an ability to create sustainable and reliable models to enable better understanding and decision making.

  • Critical thinking, problem solving and inquisitiveness coupled with a desire to continuously learn new skills.

  • An ability to make decisions and move forward with limited information – an ability to “operate in the gray”

  • Knowledge of Adaptive Planning, Workday, and data visualization tools such as Tableau a plus

  • Open to a Hybrid working environment – 3 days a week in the Boston office


We know that the best ideas and solutions come from multi-dimensional teams. Teams reflecting a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences. If you are excited about this role and feel your experience can make an impact, please don’t be shy – apply today.

About Rapid7

Rapid7 is creating a more secure digital future for all by helping organizations strengthen their security programs in the face of accelerating digital transformation. Our portfolio of best-in-class solutions empowers security professionals to manage risk and eliminate threats across the entire threat landscape from apps to the cloud to traditional infrastructure to the dark web. We foster open source communities and cutting-edge research–using these insights to optimize our products and arm the global security community with the latest in attackers methods. Trusted by more than 10,000 customers worldwide, our industry-leading solutions and services help businesses stay ahead of attackers, ahead of the competition, and future-ready for what’s next.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.