Corporate FP&A and Strategic Finance Manager


April 6, 2021

San Francisco, CA, US

We are looking for a Manager to join our Finance team. You will be joining as an early team member on a growing team, with the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on a fast-growing startup. In this role, you will be a key business partner providing financial support to the executive team. This includes supporting budgeting and forecasting, monthly and quarterly business review processes, board and investor materials, and other financial analyses in partnership with key cross functional stakeholders.
As a Manager, you have both strong attention to detail and the ability to consider the big picture to drive strategic and investment recommendations. You are highly analytical and a clear, confident communicator.
    • Initial team member on the Corporate FP&A and Strategic Finance team
    • Manage consolidated monthly, quarterly and annual P&L forecast leveraging cross-functional partnerships, in collaboration with:
      • Revenue StratFin teams, COGS/Opex FP&A teams, Accounting, BizOps/Analytics and other cross-functional stakeholders
    • Support the CAO's month-end close process with variance analysis and forecasting updates
    • Partner cross-functionally to drive annual budgeting and headcount planning process, strategic decisions and initiative prioritization
    • Partner with StratFin/Market Intelligence and BizOps leads to generate monthly and quarterly performance and forecast reviews, board meeting and investor presentations, and other financial review presentations
    • Prepare insightful analytics for cross functional leadership team; identify areas of opportunity to help develop Instacart's strategic direction
    • Develop, monitor, and drive deeper understanding of our KPIs across the company. Identify opportunities to improve existing reporting processes and key metrics tracking
    • Support long range strategic planning
    • Ad hoc financial modeling and analysis
  • Key Initial Projects may include:
    • Work with Finance leads and Financial Systems team to implement FP&A planning tools and create scalable, repeatable analyses and facilitate corporate model aggregation
    • Review underlying data in BI system that supports forecasting; align with accounting's close process and revenue recognition policies. Modify forecasting process based on findings
  • Partner with other StratFin and FP&A leads to maintain new GAAP and non-GAAP 5 year model
  • Roll out and improve Key KPI BvA reporting monthly and weekly snapshots
  • Design and implement BU P&Ls

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, CS, Math, Economics, Finance, Business or other related field
  • 6-8 years work experience in a relevant field with demonstrated financial acumen and a track record of leveraging data for business impact
  • Experience in investment banking, equity research, private equity or FP&A / Strategic Finance at high-growth technology company prefered
  • Experience solving problems in a collaborative environment with all levels of management
  • Demonstrated experience thinking strategically about issues, leading to recommendations and action plans
  • Detail-oriented, and experience multitasking and prioritizing to deliver impact in fast-paced environment
  • Highly proficient in advanced Excel and proficient in SQL
  • Knowledge of Periscope and/or Tableau preferred
  • A self-starter with a positive attitude and ability to work in a rapidly changing environment