Chief of Staff to the CFO

Chief of Staff to the CFO

The Chief of Staff to the CFO reports to the Chief Financial Officer

Chief of Staff to the CFO Job Grade

The Chief of Staff to the CFO can be a grade 11 or a grade 12


The Chief of Staff to the CFO is a trusted member of the CFO leadership team and is responsible for both directed work that will mostly be triggered by a direction from the CFO, as well as leadership work that is self-directed and includes inputs and priorities from the CFO leadership team. This role will drive operational excellence and execution of strategic and important projects in Finance. The CoS to the CFO will enable communication, collaboration, strategy execution and special projects across the CFO organization. The CoS will be a sounding board for the CFO and execute on projects and programs that are important to the success of the division and GitLab overall.


Lead and execute on urgent and strategic key projects for the CFO and Finance organization Serve as a sounding board for the CFO on new ideas and initiatives Initiate and guide OKR process for Finance Lead coordination and development of Board decks Lead preparation and strategy for Finance leadership meetings, including offsite cadence, content, action items, and execution follow up Collaborate with the CFO, VP, IR, and other key stakeholders in preparation for quarterly earnings activities Manage Finance budget in partnership with FP&A Management of cross functional Finance processes and DRI on ensuring handbook alignment to those current Finance processes/programs (with support from process owners and Executive Business Admins) Support communication of key messaging within Finance, GitLab, and externally Interact with senior leaders across GitLab


Deep understanding of Finance as a function in a public company, and strong general business acumen Deep project management experience with demonstrated success leading complex project through inception to completion Demonstrated ability to do whatever it takes to solve complex problems and build scalable processes. Works consistently with abstract ideas or situations across multiple areas of the Finance division Proven ability to quickly learn new things. Comfort working in a high-growth, constantly changing environment. Experience handling sensitive and confidential financial material in a public company Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with stakeholders throughout the organization Experience interacting with the Board and C-Suite with ease and confidence Concise and effective written and verbal communication.
Ability to work independently and deliver results autonomously when needed, while also able to inspire collaborative solutions and achieve results through others Problem solver, analytical and organized thinker Short toes and an aptitude for working well with a wide range of people. “Calm under fire” demeanor Willingness to take on new challenges has led to opportunities for increased scope overtime

Performance Indicators

  • TBD


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