Senior Director, FP&A

Bowery is growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. Our modern farming company combines the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology to grow produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, our proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7. Because we control the entire process from seed to store, Bowery farms use zero pesticides, 95% less water, and are 100+ times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture. Bowery produce is currently available at select Whole Foods and Foragers stores in the Tristate area, and featured on the menus of Tom Colicchio’s New York restaurants Craft and Temple Court. Based in New York City, the company has raised over $170 million from leading investors including GV, General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Temasek and Almanac.

About The Role:
Reporting directly to the CFO, this is an opportunity to lead a significant portion of the design and build-out of the Bowery finance function, and make a significant impact at a rapidly expanding startup growing food for a better future. The finance team is deeply ingrained in all the functional areas of Bowery and partners heavily with cross-functional leaders. In this role, you will provide financial leadership to drive results and operating efficiencies across the organization.  You will work closely with the senior leadership team to enhance and better integrate Finance with other functions in the business. This will include the development, presentation, and maintenance of the company’s long-range financial model and financial management reporting.  Your team will direct the annual budgeting process and provide monthly reporting against this budget, including the development of key insights that can be used to drive improved performance.  Your team will also direct a periodic re-forecasting of the business, as appropriate.  Your team will manage operating budgets, lead the preparation of materials and presentations for various audiences including the Board of Directors, and guide projects from the conceptual stages through review process and implementation.

What You'll Do:
  • Lead weekly/monthly financial planning and reporting activities, including executive management reporting, analysis and forecasts, variance commentary and overall financial performance analysis
  • Oversee annual budgeting process and long-term strategic planning from a financial perspective, exploring new growth and improved operating return opportunities
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations, along with building financial models and scenario analysis to evaluate investment decisions for various initiatives
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including, revenue drivers, operating costs and capital expenditures; along with external/internal market and competitive trends, leading/lagging indicators, and cost benchmarking analysis
  • Drive operational and financial process improvement practices, including working with senior management to establish key business metrics and create a robust reporting platform
  • Develop financial models and dashboards to track, organize and report on initiatives and key projects
  • Continuously improve budgeting, reporting, analysis framework - along with enhancing systems, tools, and processes
  • Translate the long-range plan for the business into progressively improving operating metrics and financial returns, which can then be used to support corporate goals, operating and investment decisions
  • Maintain the company’s financial model for presentation to internal stakeholders, the Board and investors
  • Direct the build-out of the FP&A function that can support each of the key functional areas of the business and scale with this rapidly expanding enterprise
  • Support CEO and CFO in interaction with external audiences, including presentation preparation for capital raising activities

What You’ll Have:
  • BA or BS degree is required; MBA is highly preferred. Master's degree in Finance or Accounting or CPA is a plus
  • 10+ years of experience in finance leadership roles 
  • Proven leadership in developing industry “best practices” financial planning/reporting infrastructure
  • Strong financial analysis skills, including being detail-oriented and proficient in building and using complicated data sources, financial modeling, and multi-year projections
  • Proven problem-solving skills, especially within a highly innovative environment
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking skills, and proactive thought leadership
  • Comfortable interfacing with and presenting to executive management and Board of Directors
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to effectively manage and develop an FP&A team
  • Experience working directly with business functional leaders and supporting a variety of functions, including Sales & Marketing, Operations, R&D and Strategy
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to influence all levels, including senior-level executives, with strong interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy representing the Finance department in executive settings
  • Track record of success in delivering high-quality work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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