Senior Director, Finance

Foster City, CA
Operations – Finance
Full-time
The Senior Director of Finance will lead the financial planning and analysis function for Zoox. He or she will work across the organization, with a particular focus on leading the Company-wide budgeting and financial forecasting processes, and supporting a wide range of strategic analysis and decision making. The position requires excellent financial reporting, planning and modeling skills, as well as strong business acumen. Must be able to understand the big picture of the Company’s financial model, while being very detail-oriented. Impeccable character, integrity, people skills and work ethic are critical for success.

Responsibilities

    • Lead the total company planning processes for all budgets and short-term forecasts
    • Oversee forecasting and planning, reporting and analytics, and decision support
    • Responsible for rolling up company level forecasts as well as serving as lead FP&A business partner to functional leaders
    • Work with department managers to develop multi-year business plans
    • Manage the preparation of financial outlooks and financial forecasts
    • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget; oversee preparation of monthly financial report analysis
    • Serve as point person on the finance team for interactions with prospective lenders
    • Trusted advisor to the CFO and executive team; effective partner with Controller
    • Hire and manage finance staff
    • Proactively collaborate, influence, and align the company’s planning processes to achieve the overall company strategy
    • Work cross-functionally to support company goals
    • Partner with broader organization to drive process and systematic improvements across the Company
    • Prepare or assist as need with board of directors, financing, and other presentations
    • Ad-hoc analysis

Qualifications

    • 12+ years of FP&A experience, most of it in in organizations with fairly complex operations
    • Prior record of building and leading one or more high-performing FP&A teams
    • Exposure to key financial management processes as required in a scaling organization
    • Highly analytical and detail-oriented, complemented by excellent business acumen and strategic perspective
    • Excellent technical skills – highly proficient in Excel and strong knowledge of accounting and accounting programs
    • Intellectually curious with a passion for understanding the why and ability to provide context for issues and decisions
    • Professional and mature with the ability to engage at all levels of the organization
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills – both written and oral
    • Track record of success throughout academic and professional career
    • Problem solver with collaborative approach
    • Exceptional partnering capability with a big picture orientation  
    • Comfortable representing the Finance perspective with business partners while effectively demonstrating the ability to understand the total business implications
    • Change agent with a results orientation – proven capacity to get things done
    • Willingness to roll up sleeves and build complex models (in Excel and other planning applications)
    • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in any situation
    • Must demonstrate analytical prowess, strategic thinking and a command of the details
    • Extremely well organized, and data driven
    • Ability to deal with conflict and manage expectations
    • Self-starter capable of driving business results without significant supervision

Bonus Qualifications

    • FP&A experience in the automotive sector
ABOUT ZOOX

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

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A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.
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