Finance & Ops Lead


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time





Keywords: remote sql

Help us to increase the number of successful products in the world!

  • 🌍 Location: We are full-remote and globally distributed! Our current team is distributed between GMT-8 and GMT+2 so we currently only hire in these timezones.

  • 🎤 Interview process: 3 stages across 2-3 weeks: 1) 30min call with a Talent Partner team member, 2) 45min call with the hiring manager with a 30min call with our founders, and 3) PostHog SuperDay (paid day of work). Read more about our interview process.

  • 🖥️ Team: People Ops

  • 💼 Manager: Charles Cook

  • 💰 Compensation: Please check our compensation calculator.

  • 🦔 Read more about how we hire and how we think about Diversity & Inclusion.

About PostHog

PostHog helps engineers build better products. We are a single platform to analyze, test, observe, and deploy new features. We give engineers product analytics, session recording, feature flags, A/B testing, event pipelines, SQL access, and a data warehouse… and there’s plenty more to come.

PostHog was created as an open-source project during Y Combinator's W20 cohort and had the most successful B2B software launch on HackerNews since 2012 - with a product that was just 4 weeks old. Since then, more than 35,000 companies have installed the platform. We've had huge success with our paid upgrades, raised $27m from some of the world's top investors, and have shown strong product-led growth - 97% driven by word of mouth. 

Despite the tech market, we're default alive and doing better than ever!

PostHog makes money from our cloud product, or people can self host the open source project. We average 10% monthly revenue growth and are aiming for $10m ARR in early 2024. While others are focused on layoffs and struggling to grow into huge valuations, we're focusing on an awesome product for end users, hiring a handful of exceptional team members, and seeing fantastic increases in revenue as a result.

What we value

We are open source - building a huge community around a free-for-life product is key to PostHog's strategy.

We aim to become the most transparent company, ever. In order to enable teams to make great decisions, we share as much information as we can. In our public handbook, everyone can read about our roadmap, how we pay (or even let go of) people, what our strategy is, and who we have raised money from.

Working autonomously and maximizing impact - we don’t tell anyone what to do. Everyone chooses what to work on next based on what is going to have the biggest impact on our customers.

Solving big problems - we haven't built our defining feature yet. We are all about shipping fast, talking to users, and iterating.

What you’ll be doing

  • You’ll be overseeing all things ops and finance at PostHog. You’ve got to love all things ops - this role is 80% individual contributor and 20% management. You’ll work closely with our experienced VP Ops and own a wide range of general operations responsibilities across multiple areas. More specifically, you will:
  • Create, improve, and maintain people ops systems that help us scale as the PostHog team continues to grow. 
  • Take responsibility for our financial ops - including banking, financial accounting, tax filings, and more. Keeping-the-lights-on stuff. 
  • Be the first point of contact for legal - you might be helping our customer success team negotiate a large contract, or making sure we’re on top of our privacy obligations. 
  • Supporting our VP Ops with financial modeling, board prep, and fundraising ops.
  • Maintain a high bar for the team’s quality of work and performance.

##What you won’t be doing

  • The cultural side of people - the exec team is responsible for this (and we take it really seriously!)
  • Building a team. Our philosophy is to hire a small number of experienced people and give them loads of autonomy. We may add one more person to the ops team in 2024 - that’s it. 


  • You have several years of experience solving ops problems - this could be in management consulting, business operations, or finance. 
  • You get things done - fast. You can't help but solve problems when you see them, while always keeping a cool head. 
  • You are totally dependable and super responsive to the team’s needs - anyone needs to feel 100% comfortable coming to you for help.

Nice to have

  • Specific experience with both US and UK people ops (you’ll definitely need one or the other!)
  • You’ve worked at a startup that went from small to big. You may or may not have had a team help you do this. 

If this sounds like what you’d love to be doing, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you’re not sure that you exactly fit the above criteria, get in touch anyway. Alignment with our values is just as important as experience!

Benefits What we offer in return: Generous, transparent compensation and employee-friendly equity in PostHog Unlimited time off with a 25 day minimum (in 2021 the team on average took 32 days off) Private medical insurance, including dental and vision (US and UK only) Pension/401k contributions (4% matching) Generous parental, bereavement and child loss leave Training budget and free books $200/month budget towards co-working or café working and $500/month for team socials Spill mental health chat $100/month budget to provide support to open-source projects We'll be your first investor Regular team off-sites (we went to Aruba in March) with carbon offsetting for work travel with Project Wren

We believe people from diverse backgrounds, with different identities and experiences, make our product and our company better. That’s why we dedicated a page in our handbook to diversity and inclusion. No matter your background, we'd love to hear from you!

Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you - we're happy to accommodate!

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