Head of Strategic Finance in Whittier, CA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Brand Networks   •  

Whittier, CA 90601

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 41 days ago

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic finance professional to take ownership of the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Strategic Finance functions at Shift. In this role you will serve as a key leader within Shift finance and have the opportunity to build out the FP&A function within a fast growing and complex startup. In this player/coach role, you will need to exhibit the potential for rapidly increasing levels of responsibility & a mastery of corporate FP&A functions. The ideal candidate will have previous experience at a startup and a demonstrated ability to drive organizational decision making through strategic financial analysis.

What you'll do

  • First and foremost, you will be a strategic business partner responsible for driving informed decision making across Shift leadership, EPD and Operations teams.
  • Own and build Shift's financial and operational forecasting models to quantify opportunities and risks associated with profitable growth
  • Partner with market and functional leaders to develop forecasts, KPIs and operationalize data-driven insights and decision making within cross-functional teams
  • Deep dive into Shift's financials to drive sound decision making - identify the key drivers for business generation and profitability to develop investment strategies and support capital planning/resource allocation
  • Institute best practice FP&A processes to improve Shift's profitability and scalability
  • Lead financial and operational reporting - digest financial results on a monthly and quarterly basis and communicate trends, risks, opportunities to the executive team
  • Manage & advise on special projects - may include new product or market launches and capital market initiatives


  • BS/BA (Accounting or Finance major preferred) with 4+ years of financial management experience and a track record of success in finance positions of increasingly progressive responsibility in a high-growth or startup environment
  • Analytical background with combination of experience working in investment banking, management consulting, private equity or an industry finance role.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to cultivate relationships with senior leadership and with investors
  • Must be team oriented, enjoying working with colleagues in a highly collaborative environment
  • Advanced MS Excel skills and ERP/EPM/BI skills required

Valid Through: 2019-10-31