Strategic Finance Associate

Santa Monica, California
Finance – Finance
Full Time
Who is Bird
At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters are available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.

As an Associate on our Strategic Finance team, you will work closely with our data, product, operations and vehicle teams to support Bird’s overall financial strategy, planning, and analysis efforts in a global, hyper growth environment. In addition to driving and supporting our total company strategic planning, forecasting, and reporting, you will investigate and synthesize complex data sets to deliver data-driven decision support to the senior leaders of our business. This team brings analytical rigor to Bird’s overall business model, unit economics, new products and expansion efforts worldwide. 

Responsibilities

    • Build sophisticated financial models from scratch based on a deep understanding of our unit economics
    • Partner closely with various business units to develop financial and operational forecasts, targets, cost/benefit comparisons, and measure the financial performance of existing operations, expansion efforts, and new products 
    • Monitor operational and financial results across relevant KPIs and assist in mapping performance back to our global P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow 
    • Think proactively about financial optimization across every facet of our business including operations, launch, payments, and performance marketing
    • Work closely with the corporate development team on fundraising, special projects and deal support
    • Partner with accounting to provide input on management reporting needs and better understand our results 

Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or in a related discipline
    • 2-3+ years of experience in FP&A, Corporate Finance, or Investment Banking at either a high-growth company or a large, well-established organization

Preferred Qualifications

    • Elite Excel skills: you must be an expert in Excel. Best-practices are second-nature, your models are efficient, scalable and intuitive
    • Attention to detail: consistent with swift execution. We need to do things quickly and we need to do them well. Striking that balance can be challenging and this should be a strength of yours
    • Excellent communication and people skills: numbers are key, but a business is built with people and you will collaborate with several different stakeholders in finance, the strategy and planning function, and beyond
    • Analytical mindset: you get excited about deciphering huge data sets and cutting through irrelevant distractions to get to the heart of core data questions
    • Self-starter and hands-on: you will take initiative, be proactive, set and follow through on goals and commit to your work

    • Bonus Points:
    • Significant SQL skills: the ability to self-serve, investigate and get the data we require will make you much more effective in this role
    • Presentation skills: knowing how to structure effective presentations will increase your impact
    • Accounting: working knowledge of accounting and GAAP
    • Systems: working knowledge of enterprise-level financial planning systems
Culture at Bird
We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Perks up
We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

Bird is the world
Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work.  We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.