Lead Financial Analyst - FP&A(Engineering)

| Greater LA Area
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The 21st century challenges are here, and we need 21st century solutions. As we continue to progress hyperloop from home, we are actively hiring for open roles. The interview process will continue online to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Virgin Hyperloop One team

The Senior Financial Analyst at Virgin Hyperloop One will play a critical role in providing insightful financial analysis to support overall company decision-making. Under minimal supervision, the candidate will be instrumental in budgeting, forecasting, reporting, financial modeling, ad-hoc analysis and process improvements. We are looking for a meticulous, independent, curious and creative Senior Financial Analyst with the ability to work well across multiple functions and respond well to rapidly changing demands. The successful candidate will also deliver insightful financial analyses and reports to internal/external parties. This is a key FP&A role with executive level visibility, assisting in crucial decision-making to execute the program efficiently and effectively. Ideal candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment and producing quality results quickly while adhering to deadlines
• Produce action-oriented financial analysis to aid in critical decision-making about technical execution, complex problems and long-term investments
• Coordinate and lead monthly budget versus actuals reporting with designated budget owners to fully understand financials, future plans, risks/opportunities and associated mitigation plans
• Produce value-added and thought-provoking variance explanations, identifying timing vs. permanent cost differences to budget
• Partner with Talent Operations and budget owners to identify headcount requirements in support of program objectives
• Support implementation of project-based planning and tracking of development costs
• Maintain multi-year plans to address resource planning with supporting scenario analysis
• Create and update financial models and tools, including instituting modeling best practices
• Work across multiple functions to assist in fund-raising activities
• Lead the implementation of improvements to the reporting and budgeting/forecasting processes
• Work closely with accounting department researching variance explanations, propose re-class journal entries, convey budget assumptions, etc.
• Able to address accounting/planning questions from budget owners (accounting treatment, cash vs. GAAP differences, etc.)
• Prepare reports for existing investors and lenders
• Perform ad-hoc financial analysis
• Other special projects as required

• Operates and thrives in a fast-paced, unstructured environment
• Demonstrates ability to work proactively to drive high priority actions to closure with limited guidance
• Maintains the highest standards of accuracy and precision
• Highly organized, flexible and easily adaptable to changing conditions
• Demonstrates ability to frame unstructured and complex analytical problems to senior leadership
• Possesses excellent communication skills -- must be capable of presenting analytical results in verbal and written form across a multi-disciplinary organization
• Establishes positive relationships and works effectively across all areas of the company
• Strong business partnering and interpersonal skills
• Exhibits insatiable curiosity
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Business
• Progressive advancement within Financial Planning and Analysis
• Solid understanding of accounting and finance principles, including comfort with all financial statements
• Experience creating diverse financial reports, modeling structures, and tools
• Financial modeling experience in Excel
• Advanced user of MS Excel (including: Pivot tables, Vlookups, Nested IF statements, Logic statements, etc.)
• Strong presentation skills
• MBA/CFA, or work experience equivalent
• Prior experience in Tech/Aerospace/Manufacturing/Engineering
• Previous startup experience a huge plus
• Prior experience with ERP system implementation (including testing, training and rollout)
• Master user of MS Excel
• Prior experience with Netsuite, Concur, and/or Coupa

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We're located in the Arts District, an up-and-coming neighborhood with new hotels, restaurants, and breweries—and just minutes away from Downtown LA!

An Insider's view of Virgin Hyperloop One

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office gives the feeling of excitement and energy every day. You can see it through the passionate discussions about engineering, marketing or any field. The people really bring a level of passion and energy that makes it one of the best places to work. The dog-friendly culture also helps soothe our nerves after any intense discussions!


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My job is based around collaboration with other teams. When a team needs to optimize their workflow or day-to-day operations, I gather requirements from them to find solutions to best suit their needs. I love being able to make this easier and simpler for other teams.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I am probably a unique example having only worked for the company for six months and already having the opportunity to start in the Dubai office and then be seconded to the Los Angeles Headquarters. Relentless focus on making a difference, impacting positive change, and putting safety first have already given me great opportunities with VHO.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to model the dynamics of our pod and how the different EM systems generate forces that control its motion. I extended my knowledge into multi-body dynamics which is needed to simulate the motion of the vehicle through curvilinear trajectories. I have learned how to develop my own in-house simulation tools and use CAE tools.


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What are Virgin Hyperloop One Perks + Benefits

Virgin Hyperloop One Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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