Associate, Strategic Finance at Zipline

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About Zipline
Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.
About You and The Role 

You will play a critical role in developing Zipline’s operating plan and developing profitable and scalable business models. Finance at Zipline owns our path to profitability that is fundamental for Zipline to achieve its mission globally, and we drive high priority initiatives to get us there. You will partner with cross-functional teams to translate complex operational objectives into financial performance. You will help us see around corners and anticipate scenarios so that our teams can plan and invest every dollar wisely. The ideal candidate for this role has strong analytical and communication skills and is passionate about fostering strong relationships at all levels of the organization.

What You'll Do  
  • Financial planning process
    • Own the financial model for one more segments of the business, maintaining full responsibility for collecting detailed business inputs and updating for actual results periodically
    • Participate in month-end accounting close procedures by reviewing financials for accurate expense classification
    • Partner with stakeholders within the company to enable data-driven decision making and budgeting
    • Perform comprehensive variance analysis every month
    • Support with consolidation and reporting of actuals & plan
  • Initiatives and projects
    • Support in steering the cross-functional initiative on unit economics & profitability
      • Gather and maintain source of truth on end-to-end costs of our service offering
      • Work with operating teams to assess cost structure and identify opportunities for improvement
      • Develop roadmap for profitability and track progress against roadmap
      • Incorporate trajectory into the financial plan
    • Partner with stakeholders within the company to enable data-driven decision making 
    • Define key performance metrics and provide actionable insights through reporting and ad hoc analysis
    • Support go-to-market teams on pricing and forecasting
What You'll Bring 
  • You have 3+ years of experience in investment banking, finance, consulting or similar, comfortable serving as a “general athlete” that can do a little bit of everything
  • You have experience in the technology industry, ideally with a heavy operational component
  • You have an exceptional ability to effectively collaborate with and influence at all levels of an organization 
  • You are comfortable working in cross-functional environments, able to navigate seamlessly between different functions, skillsets, and perspectives
  • You are data-driven but also committed to supporting fast-paced, “good, not perfect” decision-making
  • You can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to build strong relationships with Zipline teams and external stakeholders
  • You have strong project management and organizational skills
  • You are an excel wizard and can build and manage complex financial models 
  • You have a solid knowledge of financial statements, accounting principles, and investment analysis
What Else You Need to Know   
Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
 
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!
 
Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident.
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Location

South San Francisco, CA 94080

What are Zipline Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We pretty regularly participate in and host school and community events for STEM and technology. Our teams in Rwanda participate in Umuganda (community volunteering) every month.
Partners with Nonprofits
We work with groups like Black Girls Code, Drone Legends, and Women & Drones to inspire young kids and get their wheels turning about robots from a young age.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We're a pretty quirky bunch, and it's not rare to find our team doing things like having a mechanical boat race on the bay, DJing at our holidays parties, & going to comedy events together.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Zipline has a compensation philosophy centered around both cash & equity.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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