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Director of Finance

Company: Zero Labs Automotive
Location: Gardena
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

We are searching for a Los Angeles only based Director of Finance to join our team

  • Great leadership opportunity to help lead a new premium classic electric automotive industry. We specialize in building, restoration, customization and electrification of the worlds most beloved classic vehicles with a strong commitment to personalized customer service, honest communication, and top quality work to fit customer's needs. Your meticulous attention to detail will be critical.
    • As a Director of Finance, you have a strong finance background and a record of achievements based on your business, strategic and analytical mindset. You have helped startups grow into global brands and know how to set up systems to achieve this outcome. You have a proven record of surrounding yourself with top-notch talent that you inspire and empower.
      • You provide leadership in all areas of financial strategy, budgeting, forecasting, investor management, and planning activities for Zero Labs Automotive. Specific responsibilities include annual and multi-year budgeting, development of financial forecasts and planning scenarios, development and implementation of financial and operational metrics, dashboards, and capital expenditure planning. You will also be responsible for improvements in financial and business processes as dictated by evolving corporate strategies. You will serve as a trusted financial advisor to all levels of the leadership team, providing the financial data, trends analysis, and predictive analytics that the corporation needs to deliver its value proposition to customers and to meet its goals. Prior experience as a Financial Director, Manager or equivalent. Prior experience within a product or vehicle manufacturer, is highly desirable. You will also have a track record of translating strategic direction into specific actions, allocating resources to achieve those actions, and aligning organizations to successfully complete those actions on rapid timelines. You will work closely with the CEO to ensure a consistent vision and implementation of financial policies, practices, and processes throughout the company. Your exemplary people leadership skills will create and motivate a high-performance team to efficiently and effectively achieve the strategic vision for financial and business operation.
        • You will operate in a matrix organization where you report to the CEO for policy, process and guidance ensuring that our strategy, operations, and initiatives are supporting Corporate objectives. Experience
          • Creating income statements and P/L reports for each division and company
          • Plan, forecast and manage financial performance and metrics
          • Oversee cost of good systems including verifying time and build of material inputs are accurate and regularly reported
          • Build annual budgets, lead budget and monitor/manage budget performance
          • Leading strategic projects at the group and corporate level
          • Inform leadership of financial trends, reporting unit performance and recommend corrective actions to achieve financial plans
          • Compare and analyze financial results with plans and forecasts, identify trends, assess and communicate reliable metrics that management can use to make informed business decisions.
          • Make or recommend value-informed purchasing, investing, and hiring decisions on behalf of leadership
          • Integral member of the leadership teams
          • Provide leadership in development of financial and business policies and procedures
          • Establish and direct financial operations to optimize compliance
          • Responsible for hiring, supervising, providing training, scheduling overtime, approving time off, determining objectives, initiating action, and completing annual performance reviews of staff. Plan, assign, and review the work of staff members Requirements
            • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, or related field
            • Ten or more years of experience in financial strategy, budgeting, and forecasting
            • Five or more years of experience in a senior leadership role accountable for enterprise-level Finance programs and initiatives that include budget management
            • Lead finance for an early stage company with a successful exit or transition to global scale
            • Significant direct experience in managing people and teams
            • Significant direct experience in product or vehicle manufacturing
            • MBA, CPA and/or advanced degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or related field
            • Two or more years of experience in product or vehicle manufacturing
            • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and communications skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with peers, direct reports, customers, and leadership
            • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changes as needed
            • Demonstrated experience as a resourceful and creative solution finder who can develop options with a broad perspective on the potential impact to the corporation
            • Ability to establish rapport and build trust quickly at all levels of the organization
            • Cross-functional collaboration and leadership skills, with the ability to make critical decisions and influence others
            • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build strong and trusted working relationships with stakeholders and with geographically dispersed teams
            • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - can organize complex materials and concepts in a manner that is clear, persuasive, logical and builds a consensus.
            • Knowledge of governmental and government contractor budgeting systems and practices
            • Knowledge of Build of Materials (BOM) cost modeling and analysis
            • Applies critical thinking to determine which ideas to pursue and implement.
            • Anticipates customer's future needs and effectively influences others to adjust and pursue different paths when warranted
            • Actively identifies high potential diverse talent and significantly contributes to their career development and advancement Benefits Why else you should work here... In addition to a lively, engaging, and collaborative work environment, Zero Labs provides generous time off and flexible healthcare benefits. Full time employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the month following hire.
              • Zero Labs provides performance-based opportunities for promotion and increases in pay and PTO.
              • Competitive compensation based on experience.
              • Comprehensive benefits package
              • Holidays and Paid Time Off Paid time off (PTO)
              • Annual company paid holidays
              • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine classic and electric vehicles
              • Opportunity for Stock Options Zero Labs is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. About Zero Labs Automotive Zero Labs Automotive based in Los Angeles, California is an automotive and industrial design, technology and engineering firm with a focus on developing the Premium Classic Electric Vehicles. Less than a year we have been featured in TopGear, MotorTrend, GQ, Robb Report, Esquire and hundreds of others Committed to a clean energy future. We have put together an incredible team of entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, researchers, car enthusiasts, futurists, clean energy experts and more. Our team has multiple decades of experiences working at some of the largest companies in the world, on everything from innovation and ideation, to marketing and customer experience.

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