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Bird is a shared electric scooter company.

Strategic Finance - Manager (FP&A)
Santa Monica, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters is available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.

You will be an instrumental leader as we build finance and accounting in a global, hyper growth environment. Reporting to the Head of FP&A, you’ll provide financial perspective, accountability and strategic oversight of our Corporate FP&A team. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable operating with extremely high standards while also supporting a business that is scaling globally with high innovation and capital requirements.


  • Experience developing financial metrics, operating cadence, and key FP&A activities
  • Apply business judgment and financial insights to assist with decision making across product launches, city operations, and vehicle development
  • Build and leverage financial planning systems for budgeting and forecasting
  • Proactively partner with cross-functional stakeholders to identify financial drivers & maintain the highest level of data quality
  • Build sophisticated in-depth financial models from scratch
  • Think strategically and help with tactical execution using the models to aid in decision making, overall company strategy, and worldwide operations
  • Work closely with accounting to provide input on management reporting needs and to better understand our actuals
  • Be creative, adaptive, and eager to learn new technical skill sets


  • 5+ years of progressive work experience in a transitional FP&A organization (years may be substituted with investment banking, private equity or accounting experience)
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or in a related discipline


  • Public company FP&A leadership experience and transitioning from a private to public company a huge plus
  • Proficiency building FP&A systems in Anaplan, or similar financial planning software
  • Strong proficiency with NetSuite or similar ERP system
  • Experience scaling a team in either hardware or software startups (both is preferred) and/or experience at a top tier bank or consulting firm with track record of outperformance
  • Ability and excitement to thought partner with senior business leaders Demonstrated experience in financial modeling, forecasting, analysis, and financial reporting
  • Basic understanding of the inventory management, software and hardware businesses
  • Master's degree in Finance or in a related discipline

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.