Director, Strategic Finance
Accounting & Finance
torrance, ca, usa
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023
Divergent is on a mission to democratize the design and manufacture of vehicles. We want to enable a future where small entrepreneurial teams across the globe will bring increasingly material and energy efficient transportation solutions to market with a fraction of the capital and time.
Divergent has invented a complete manufacturing solution to address system level challenges. The Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS) is a complete software hardware solution designed to replace traditional vehicle manufacturing. To make the complex simple, it is a complete modular digital factory for complex structures. Given a set of digital requirements as input, the machine automatically computationally engineers, additively manufactures, and assembles any complex structure. The system is able to move seamlessly between manufacturing different vehicle models.
As a Director, Strategic Finance at Divergent, you will be responsible for leading the financial planning and analysis function, providing valuable insights to support strategic decision-making, and optimizing the company's financial performance. You will work closely with various stakeholders across the organization, including executive leadership, to drive financial transparency and help shape the company's financial strategies.
Financial Planning and Forecasting:
Lead the annual budgeting process and periodic forecasting, collaborating with department heads to develop realistic financial plans.
Develop and maintain financial models to predict the company's future performance, considering various scenarios and key performance indicators.
Business Performance Analysis:
Analyze financial and operational data to identify trends, variances, and areas for improvement.
Provide actionable insights and recommendations to optimize business performance, cost and gross margin management, and revenue growth.
Partner with other finance and accounting areas to support month-end close, flux review processes, and deliver high-quality financial reporting, close packages, and disclosures
Strategic Decision Support:
Partner with senior executives to provide financial guidance for strategic decision-making, including investment opportunities, pricing strategies, and market expansion plans.
Conduct ad-hoc financial analysis to support critical business initiatives and investment decisions.
Reporting and Communication:
Prepare and present financial reports, including monthly and quarterly financial reviews, to the executive team.
Ensure clear and effective communication of financial results and performance to non-finance stakeholders.
Team Leadership and Development:
Manage and mentor a team of FP&A professionals, fostering their growth and development within the department.
Create a collaborative and high-performance culture within the FP&A team.
7-10 years of experience, preferably in a high-growth technology startup working directly in Corporate Finance, FP&A, Strategic Finance, and/or investment banking.
Strong expertise in financial modeling, budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis.
Experience in SQL and Business Intelligence tools a plus.
Experience improving and streamlining processes and developing solutions to operational inefficiencies.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen eye for detail.
Proficiency in financial software and tools, such as Excel, financial planning software (Anaplan, Adaptive Insights, etc.), and ERP systems.
Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to translate complex financial data into actionable insights.
Proven leadership experience in managing and developing a team.
IPO experience a plus.
Divergent is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
No agencies, no solicitations, and no calls please. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.