Sr. Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Brain Corp   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Technology

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 47 days ago

Brain Corporation is a San Diego-based AI company that specializes in the development of self-driving technology. Our AI tech represents the next generation of artificial brains for robots - it enables machines to perceive, learn, and navigate complex environments, while avoiding people and obstacles. We partner with commercial equipment manufacturers, and global consumer electronics brands, to transform their products into self-driving robots.

The Financial Planning & Analysis, Senior Manager is critical to the company’s forecast and budgeting process, operating plan variance analysis and provides financial consulting and strategic support to the leadership team. This individual creates financial presentations for Board, Investor, and Executive level discussions and drives analysis for key decisions regarding Business Initiatives. This role is important in Sales and Operations Planning process for inventory production. The Manager will support business case justification for Program Management and assessing Product/Program/Project resource needs. This individual turns data analysis into actionable insights that drive the corporate goals and overall company growth.

Task & Responsibilities

  • Help manage the financial planningprocesses including annual budgets, monthly forecasts, financial goals, and long term plans
  • Create financial forecasts based on solid understanding of GAAP
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of Cash Flows and Accruals related to complexities of long-term, multiple performance obligation contracts
  • Support contract negotiations and product pricing
  • Analyze complex financial and operational data, provide accurate and timely recommendations to the Company leadership for decision making
  • Support any financing, M&A, minority investment activities, including creation of marketing materials and data room management
  • Support Accounting, Treasury, Equity, Tax activities, including monthly close packages
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures; analyzes and reports on trends and causes of unexpected variances and offers recommendations to minimize those variances
  • Lead special projects (both analytical and process-oriented) and provide ad hoc analysis
  • Manage ad-hoc analyses that drive business strategy and insight
  • Develop financial and/or analytical models for new initiatives as necessary
  • Collaborate with IT in the selection, development, implementation, maintenance and training of business intelligence tools across the company
  • Collaborate with Executive Leadership and departmental leaders to develop and implement recommendations for ongoing planning processes

What you need

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 6-8 years of progressive financial analysis and planning experience including corporate FP&A responsibility
  • Strong understanding of GAAP and how it applies to financial planning and analysis
  • Proven success supporting business leaders and driving profitable growth
  • Advanced knowledge of ERP and accounting systems (Quickbooks preferred), Excel, and PowerPoint
  • A solid foundation in the practical application of financialforecasting, business planning, and analysis
  • Proven ability to successfully lead and manage cross-functional projects and teams
  • Ability to challenge current strategies or objectives and propose alternative recommendations, as necessary, based on in-depth knowledge of analytical methods and approaches
  • Ability to distill complex findings and concepts into key data-points and visualizations

Things that make a difference

  • MBA or relevant advanced degree
  • High growth tech industry experience highly preferred
  • Expert in Quickbooks