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Bird is a shared electric scooter company.

Strategic Finance - Head of 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 Strategic Finance, 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.


  • Hire, build, and develop a team from the ground up so that we can continue to execute as we grow

  • Lead the development of 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

  • Build sophisticated in-depth financial models from scratch with a focus on ROI and lease terms & fixed asset valuations

  • 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

  • Support procure to pay and order to cash processes

  • Be creative, adaptive, and eager to learn new technical skill sets


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or in a related discipline

  • 8+ years of progressive work experience in a transitional FP&A organization (years may be substituted with investment banking, private equity or accounting experience)


  • Master's degree in Finance or in a related discipline

  • Demonstrated experience in financial modeling, forecasting, analysis, and financial reporting

  • Ability and excitement to thought partner with senior business leaders and push back as appropriate

  • 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

  • Experience building FP&A systems in Adaplan or similar financial planning software

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.