As part of the Emerging Finance team, you’ll take the role of a “player/coach”, empowering a small but growing team supporting an evolving portfolio of Gusto’s nascent businesses. Partner closely with Corporate Development to formulate, evaluate, and steer new investment opportunities. A core philosophy in FBOS is that we are not here to merely forecast — that is, to try to predict an indeterminate future — we are here to help make it happen. We roll up our sleeves as partners and pitch in with operators as needed.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Empower. Provide leadership among members of the Emerging Finance team. Develop talent through coaching and mentoring. Embody a service mindset by helping your team establish priorities, manage uncertainty, and set and achieve stable goals.
  • Player / Coach. Drive best-in-class Financial Planning & Forecasting practices directly and indirectly through your team. Manage operational revenue and expense models and support strategic planning, forecasting, and resource allocation including headcount planning and management.
  • Business Operations. Support development of technical solutions to business problems; validate and communicate technical and data requirements to business partners, test solutions, and ensure they meet specifications.
  • Management Reporting. Support key corporate reporting requirements to Board of Directors and Executive Team, e.g. app-level OKR tracking, performance to plan, budget vs. actual variance analysis and other analysis in Tableau and similar BI tools.
  • Strategic Partner. Partner with Corporate Development to evaluate and incubate new businesses and models. Help leadership make financially sound and strategically aligned decisions. Steer financial ownership of new emerging businesses among your team and others’ through collaboration with fellow FBOS leaders.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Experience
    • 8+ years of relevant work experience in Corporate Finance / Finance & Strategy, BizOps with Operational SaaS experience.
    • Financial Operations experience at a startup is preferred.
    • Direct people management experience is preferred; demonstrating relevant indirect people management experience is acceptable.
  • Technical skills
    • Excel/Sheets pro with the superpower to develop insightful financial models and quantitative analysis, paired with strong critical thinking and financial storytelling skills.
    • Experience driving financial business processes in enterprise tools like Asana and Pigment.
    • Comfortable with data and analysis in Tableau or similar BI tools.
  • Discipline & Attitude
    • Leader who embodies a service-mindset
    • Attention to detail with a natural feel for numbers and data; able to balance between accuracy and precision in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
    • Demonstrated time management skills and comfort juggling multiple projects/tasks with multiple stakeholders amid deadlines on time sensitive projects.
    • Proactive business partner willing to roll up sleeves and troubleshoot issues that arise.
    • Business builder and systems thinker.
  • Location
    • San Francisco, New York, Denver, Seattle

Our cash compensation amount for this role is between $162,000 – $200,00/year in Denver, between $191,000 – $237,000/year for New York/San Francisco, and between $176,000 – $218,000/year for Seattle. 

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