VP of Financial Planning & Analysis

May 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:$251,250 - $297,000
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Skydio is the leading US drone company and the world leader in autonomous flight, the key technology for the future of drones and aerial transportation. The Skydio team combines deep expertise in artificial intelligence, best-in- class hardware and software product development, and operational excellence to empower a broader, more diverse audience of drone users - from action sports enthusiasts to first responders to insurance claims adjusters.

About the role:

The VP FP&A leads Skydio's global Financial Planning and Analysis organization, reports directly to the CFO and will be a key contributor to the future growth and success of the company. The VP FP&A is a core member of Skydio's finance leadership team with responsibility for leading the company's long range, annual and quarterly planning processes as well as analyzing company-wide performance to help guide optimal business decisions and resource allocation. The ideal candidate will be a proven team builder and leader who is adept at solving complex business problems, is comfortable with ambiguity and has a bias for action as well as experience in rapidly growing, complex global companies.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Lead the company's core financial processes including long-range and annual operating plans, periodic forecast updates and ongoing financial and key operating metric performance reporting for monthly executive Business Reviews and quarterly Board Meetings.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key business and functional leaders across the Company to ensure awareness of key business activities and performance trends as well as emerging opportunities and risks.
  • Partner with CFO to develop and own driver-based strategic planning model to facilitate decision making for key company initiatives, striking the right balance between model accuracy, flexibility and comprehensiveness.
  • Lead a high performing team with a focus on attracting, developing, and retaining top finance talent that can scale with company growth.
  • Ensure practical communication of complex financial concepts to various stakeholders across the Company to improve financial literacy and business decision making processes.
  • Responsible for enhancing and scaling the systems, processes, and internal controls to ensure financial discipline and the integrity of data.
  • Provide modeling and analytical support for ad-hoc strategic projects
  • What makes you a good fit:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field; advanced degree or postgraduate qualification preferred (e.g., MBA, CFA, CPA, etc.)
  • 15+ years of experience in finance or analytically intensive roles including serving as the corporate-level head of FP&A at a publicly traded company.
  • Strong communication skills to present fact-based analysis, reasoned insights, and actionable recommendations.
  • Demonstrated success in building and leading high-performance teams.
  • Experience in scaling and optimizing financial processes, controls and financial systems.
  • Background in identifying, assessing, and modeling complex contract structures, joint ventures, and acquisitions.
  • Exposure to international operations, various business models and global complexity, ideally including experience entering new markets.
  • Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required. NetSuite and Adaptive planning knowledge a plus.
  • Experience operating in high-growth, entrepreneurial environments, with hardware and software business models.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Problem solver. Self-motivated person who is adept at structuring ways to break down complex business and financial problems into digestible components and who can work well under pressure and tight deadlines. A data-driven decision-maker.
  • Comfortable with uncertainty. Ability to operate successfully and drive forward in a rapidly evolving environment with limited precedence or strict guidance.
  • Bias to action. Someone who is not averse to rolling up his/her sleeves and becoming involved in the details of the business when needed. Accustomed to working in an open, results-oriented culture.
  • Strong collaboration and influencing qualities. Ability to quickly gain the respect of various stakeholders including the Board, executive management, colleagues, customers, team members, and external stakeholders.
  • Strong self-awareness. The ability to understand how one's actions affect the world around them.
  • Complete integrity and high ethical standards demonstrated by the individual's approach to business, adherence to corporate and regulatory governance and impeccable reputation for honesty.
  • Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $251,250 - $297,000. Compensation will vary based on factors, including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Skydio full-time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans and take advantage of a variety of incentives and stipends.

    For some positions the pay may be dependent upon the individual's regional location.

    At Skydio we believe that diversity drives innovation. We have created a multidisciplinary environment that embraces the power of diverse perspectives to create elegant solutions for complex problems. We are committed to growing our network of people, programs, and resources to nurture an inclusive culture.

    As such, we do not make hiring or other employment-related decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, veteran, military or family status, or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local anti- discrimination laws.

    For positions located in the United States of America, Skydio, Inc. uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit https: // www. e-verify.gov/

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