About This Role

Strava is growing! We are looking for a Senior Director of Finance to join our Finance Team and help lead our finance strategy and operations as we enter this next phase of our rapid growth. Reporting to the CFO, this role will be the day to day leader of the Finance Team which today includes a team of six across FP&A and accounting. You will also partner with the revenue team, as well as with the broader leadership team, to optimize Strava’s performance. Strava is a global company with over 85% of our athletes residing outside the US, and with office operations in San Francisco, Denver, Hanover, Bristol, UK and Ireland. We’d look forward to you helping us expand well beyond where we are today.

In partnership with the CFO and our small but growing Finance Team, you will be responsible for leading, building and supporting all of the forecasting, financial analysis, and budgeting that ensures our company’s financial health. You will understand and help shape the drivers of our business so that we build a more valuable enterprise. Additionally you’ll provide oversight for our accounting manager to ensure our sound accounting practices as we build processes that help us scale. You will help develop the team and work collaboratively with them to provide valuable insights that will help guide decision making from everything to product strategy to corporate development, to investor relations, and more. You will apply your analytical skills, thoughtfulness, relationship building acumen, and financial leadership to maintain a sound foundation upon which the company can grow.

We are passionate about supporting each of our employees by building equitable and inclusive policies, programs and practices. It is important that our Director of Finance shares similar passions and is committed to helping incorporate antiracist strategies and policies into our culture and into all of our processes over time.


  • Lead FP&A, managing, compiling and creating all the financial reporting and analysis required to support our operations, including forecasting, reporting, and budgeting.

  • Maintain accounting policies and procedures in compliance with US GAAP.

  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of external audits, accounting reports, regulatory filings, budgets, and tax filings, and analyze financial results, distilling key trends, highlighting opportunities, and communicating trends.

  • Lead and develop a team of finance and accounting professionals.

  • Partner closely with Strava’s leaders to allocate resources across departments and ensure they have the tools they need to achieve their goals.

  • Develop and maintain short and long-term financial projections and create scenarios that help leaders envision the impact of different decisions.

  • Lead initiatives to continue optimizing our tools and processes, so we can become more efficient as we scale.

  • Model and execute transactions such as capital raises and M&A.

  • Create and manage financial reporting to investors and partner with the CFO on investor calls, as necessary.

  • Bring a sense of joy to the work and to the team, be grounded, and model a growth attitude and the desire to learn and get better.

About You

  • A minimum of 10+ years in progressive finance roles, with a depth of experience in areas such as investment banking, finance operations, planning, modeling, strategy, accounting, and people management.

  • Excellent analytical skills, spreadsheet wizardry, and the ability to think through problems from many angles.

  • Experience supporting major functional areas within an organization with experience in financial analysis, headcount/resource management and business metric reporting.

  • Collaborative partner with unquestionable ethics, integrity and discretion.

  • Ability to take initiative and implement scalable processes while working with teammates across the company and building strong, high-trust relationships.

  • Exceptional written and oral skills, along with finely tuned interpersonal skills and professional judgment. You must be able to demonstrate empathy toward employees and serve as their trusted resource.

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

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