Senior Finance Associate

Mountain View, CA
General & Administrative – Finance
Kodiak Robotics is developing autonomous technology for long-haul trucking. We are in the process of building a world-class team in the self-driving space. Our aim is to ship a product in the near future by taking a more focused approach to self-driving and pairing it with a very specific business case. We have a strong core team coming from the leading companies in the space and already have funding to continue growing the team.

We are looking for a Senior Finance Associate to work across the entire finance organization of a fast-paced startup. This role requires balance between the amorphous nature of complex, long term financial modeling with detail-oriented rigor. This individual must possess strong finance and accounting fundamentals to inform data driven decision-making by the leadership team. In the short to medium term, the individual will lead our financial forecasting activities and develop dashboards to track and analyze company-wide KPIs. Further, the individual will assist with month end close duties and special projects as needed and assigned by our Head of Finance.

What you'll be doing:

    • Prepare three statement financial models as needed to forecast the short-, medium-, and long-term needs, updating such forecast, and clearly documenting and explaining changes to the plan.
    • Help optimize resourcing and capital allocation through data-driven financial analyses.
    • Build and continually improve the financial planning processes and tools, as well as develop dashboards for tracking and analyzing various key performance indicators and driving new relevant metrics.
    • Maintain budget files for variance analysis of forecast vs. actuals and develop the story behind the numbers.
    • Assist with month-end closing, including coding invoices/purchases and coordinating with the Accounting/Tax teams to provide the necessary close and filing requirements as needed.
    • Assist with investor reporting.
    • Assist in special projects assigned by the Head of Finance, including industry competitive research and analysis.

We're looking for someone who:

    • Has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field.
    • Has minimum five years of experience in investment banking, private equity or corporate development, coupled with complex financial analyses. 
    • Is highly experienced in building and developing bottoms-up financial operating models from scratch in Excel.
    • Has a high sense of urgency and dedication. Must have the ability to and be comfortable with managing short deadlines and prioritizing workload. Work completed must be thoughtfully done and accurate.
    • Possesses strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • Has strong organizational skills and follow through.
    • Can handle sensitive information with confidentiality.
    • Practices strong and transparent communication skills.
    • Is independent, self-sufficient, and a self-starter.

What we offer:

    • A place with big goals that we trust we can achieve.
    • A fast paced environment where we work with talented, committed and supportive teammates.
    • Equity and competitive pay. Every employee is a stakeholder in Kodiak’s success.
    • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits.  
    • Flexible PTO and generous parental leave policies.
    • A beautiful facility in Mountain View.
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