Deal Desk Manager

San Francisco, CA — Finance

About the Team

OpenAI Finance is responsible for ensuring the organization is set up for success in pursuit of its mission. The OpenAI Revenue team works cross-functionally to grow and maintain the Company’s commercial offerings. This team oversees billing operations, deal desk, technical revenue analysis and revenue close, in ensuring the organization’s revenue processes are efficient, accurate, and compliant with relevant laws and regulations. 

About the Role

We are looking for a Deal Desk Manager who will assist in managing complex sales transactions and optimizing deal structures. This manager will collaborate closely with Finance, Sales, Billing Operations, and Legal teams to build and maintain scalable commercial processes. This is an individual contributor role who will report into the Senior Revenue Accounting Manager and will be essential in shaping the future of contracting and contributing to a world class finance team. 

This role is based in our San Francisco HQ. We use a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office per week and offer relocation assistance to new employees.

In this role, you will:

  • Partner closely with Finance, Sales, Billing Operations, Legal, and related teams to help manage contracting workflows

  • Ensure contract hygiene and compliance through cross-functional partnerships

  • Build and implement accounting and contracting policies with cross functional stakeholders that would drive scalable operations

  • Collaborate with Go-to-Market in managing and maintaining usage estimates and forecasts to remain compliant with ASC 606

We’re looking for a blend of:

  • 4+ years of experience in the Enterprise SaaS/B2B industry, specifically with deal desk, revenue operations, sales operations, or finance operations

  • Strong understanding of order-to-cash cycle and experience in building related processes

  • Proficiency working with contracting systems, payment processors, and ERP systems (e.g. Stripe, Netsuite, Ironclad, Salesforce)

  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel, as well as GSuite, Slack, and Adobe Acrobat

  • Exemplary interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

You might thrive in this role if: 

  • You’re an enthusiastic self-starter. You thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment, and expect to lead multiple projects. You take ownership of your work and believe that a job not done well is a job not done.

  • You’re a phenomenal teammate. You’re a strong communicator who can explain complex topics with ease, in any format. You intuitively understand the importance of keeping everyone in the loop, and you take proactive measures to do so. You are fluent in translating concepts across teams to drive alignment and results.

  • You’re excited about new challenges. You don’t have the answers to every question up front, but the process of solving them invigorates you. Novel issues requiring multidimensional knowledge excite you.

  • You’re a builder. You not only embrace the opportunity to have a direct impact on how a company operates, you revel in it. An organization relies on the quality of its foundation and your passion is building strong systems and processes from the ground up.

  • You’re passionate about technology and artificial intelligence.

About OpenAI

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We push the boundaries of the capabilities of AI systems and seek to safely deploy them to the world through our products. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core, and to achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. 

For US Based Candidates: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, and requests can be made via this link.

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