CARMERA’s mission is to deliver safe autonomy and mobility for all. We recently joined Woven Planet (specifically Woven Alpha), [the advanced mobility subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation], and look forward to the growth this will fuel. To deliver safe autonomy for all, we need a consolidated financial operating model that supports the global budgetary needs of existing, acquired and future business units.

As a Finance Business Partner, you will report to the head of US/UK FP&A and play a vital role as the finance lead for Woven Alpha’s Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) business unit. You will work closely with the business unit to (1) create and own the financial operating model, (2) work with cross functional leads to ensure operational execution within the budget, and (3) provide ongoing strategic advice for the business leads, on matters such as headcount planning, pricing, and long-term profitability analysis. 

You will be the central point person: sitting in between the Finance team and the business unit. The role requires strong analytical and strong interpersonal skills. Success in this role will combine insights and understanding of financial results and the ability to communicate these insights to stakeholders to guide decision making. You will need to understand a business unit’s cost structure and be able to leverage finance to support operational decision making. You will be proactive & resourceful, comfortable in a rapidly changing multinational environment, willing to take on new challenges, and comfortable diving in, asking questions, and learning from others. 

This role is based in the US with preferences for candidates located near one of our office hubs (NYC, Seattle, Bay Area).

NOTE: If you are not sure that you’re 100% qualified, but up for the challenge – please apply! Skills are transferable and passion for our mission goes a long way. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create and own the financial operating model for the business unit, using it as the basis for budget creation and ongoing forecasting
  • Work with both US and Japan business leaders to understand the long term business model, and create a long-term financial plan to use as basis for scenario analysis, capital allocation, and strategic business planning 
  • Oversee execution of the annual budget, including communication to team leads, management of expense approvals, and preparation of reports, closely tracking all business activities that could have revenue or cost implications 
  • Join key meetings with business units, for example metrics meetings, in order to better understand business model and key cost drivers  
  • Collaborate with business development teams on pricing and detailed revenue build scenarios 
  • In the near term, help manage purchasing workstream alongside controller until new hires are in place, and use the opportunity to better understand business unit spend 
  • Help review month-end close reports, analyze trends, report on budget vs. actuals, and provide relevant commentary 
  • Analyze financial performance and KPIs in order to provide business insights to business unit leaders and team leads  
  • Help manage and negotiate with key suppliers and vendors 
  • Partner effectively with other finance team members and non-finance functions to drive improved controls and process enhancements
  • Collaborate with finance teams in other regions to gather and consolidate data and   streamline financial modeling & analysis 
  • Help with ERP integration ensuring continuity of reporting and ability to extract necessary insights

To be considered for this role, a candidate should meet all of the following:

  • 5+ years of progressive responsibility for financial analysis, data analytics, modeling and financial advisory work with strong presentation skills
  • Prior experience in investment banking, private equity, corporate finance, managerial accounting, or venture capital  
  • Exceptional financial modeling skills in Excel with ability to use functions (vlookup, index match etc.) efficiently to create clean and easily traceable models and review existing models 
  • Ability to synthesize information from disparate sources and present to executives via PowerPoint
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with all levels and parts of the organization. Confidence to speak up, ask questions, track down answers and willingness to make recommendations.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks with strong attention to detail, and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment
  • Ability to make decisions, prioritize effectively and meet deadlines while maintaining highest standards for completeness and accuracy
  • Experience with Google suite including Google sheets, and 1 or more ERP systems   

Be sure to mention if you have any of the following optional, but relevant experience:

  • Experience in tech or automotive a plus   
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, with MBA a plus but not required 
  • In house finance experience at a growth-stage start-up and/or multinational company 
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross culturally

Benefits & Perks

  • Attractive cash and equity compensation package
  • No state or city income taxes in our New York office as part of the START-UP NY program for new employees, nor in our Seattle office per Washington state laws
  • Generous benefits package including premium health care plan, free cell phone plans, company sponsored 401(k) and more
  • Currently we're all working remotely, but even before transitioning to WFH, we embraced flexible working norms and time-off
  • Flex Perks (flexible funds for professional development, wellness, productivity or personal climate impact)
  • Generous paid, parental leave (16 weeks for Primary Caregivers | 8 weeks for Secondary Caregivers)
  • Telehealth benefits
  • Short-term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Supplemental Disability Insurance
  • Work on groundbreaking civic challenges cutting across some of the most meaningful innovations of this era, including autonomy, smart cities, IoT, big data and AI
  • Be a foundational part of an exceptional, close-knit team who have diverse backgrounds and embrace challenges that are hard but achievable

INSIDER TIP: Want to elevate your application to the top?  A well articulated response to the question about related experience is the best way to insure an interview.  

*This position is open to applicants currently residing in continental US*

We are an equal opportunity employer and diversity is critical to our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  We are advocates for justice and overt promoters of marginalized, under-represented groups and individuals.

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