Culver City, CA

Manager, FP&A at sweetgreen

| Greater LA Area
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About sweetgreen:

sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We passionately believe that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day in each sweetgreen, our 3,500 team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. And in our local communities, we’re committed to leaving people better than we found them. We’re in the business of feeding people, and we’re out to change what that means.

Summary Description: 

The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for supporting the strategic direction of all financial matters regarding analysis and communication of the Company’s financial results. The position will help support the development of the Company’s key messages regarding weekly/monthly financials, annual results, key metrics, and prospects for performance. The main goals and objectives will include driving process improvement associated with the Company’s financial forecasts, financial models, and scenario planning models. A heavy focus will be placed on supporting operations and working closely with leadership on developing forecasting tools and various performance models that will enhance current processes. This role will support the communication of information with Investors, the Board, and the general financial community.


  • Manage company forecasts and identify areas for process improvements and efficiencies to enhance accuracy and timeliness.
  • Partner with operational units in order to gain a better understanding of operational performance from a financial perspective.
  • Enhance variance analysis process between operational field and corporate (actual/forecast vs prior forecast/budget/prior year)
  • Develop models to generate insights and analyze scenarios for new initiatives and strategic projects.
  • Establish processes with supporting analysts in order to utilize cross-training initiatives and growth opportunities within the department
  • Prepare and present ideas and recommendations to colleagues and upper management in order to help drive process improvement and key business decisions.
  • Create pro-forma models for future investment opportunities and strategic planning opportunities, and help guide analysts with maintenance support
  • Drive annual budgeting process within Finance department and collaborate with operations teams.
  • Complete special projects, as assigned.


  • 5-7 years of progressive experience in financial planning & analysis or corporate finance, preferably in the restaurant industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of accounting principles
  • Demonstrated advanced-level ability to interpret and communicate complex financial information
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced & team-oriented environment
  • Ability to think outside the box and recognize irregular patterns in financial performance
  • Ability to develop complex financial models to validate investment decisions
  • Management experience leading teams
  • Proven responsibility with confidential company information


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. MBA or CPA preferred.


  • Expert user of MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Business Intelligence tools (Eg. Host Analytics, Tableau, SQL, ERP experience)
  • Strong analytical mind-set
  • Strong financial modeling skills

What you'll get:

  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance 
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen

Come join the sweetlife!

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.

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Where we are

Our office is located right off the I-10 and features a parking garage, plenty of street parking, and walkability to the downtown Culver City strip.

Technology we use

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What are sweetgreen Perks + Benefits

sweetgreen Benefits Overview

sweetgreen is committed to offering a benefit package with flexibility and options to help you live your sweetlife. Our suite of benefits includes the core options of medical, dental, and vision as well as other voluntary benefit options to help you create the benefit package that best meets the needs of you and your family.

We believe that our employees are the most important ingredients in our restaurants and aim to support you throughout your journey at sweetgreen. FAMILY FUND

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 5 months of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We believe in fully supporting new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
sweetgreen provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times. Do what you love on *and* off the clock.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees Give back with 5 paid volunteering hours per year.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Sweetgreen has partnered with Classpass to offer a different kind of gym membership. All benefits-eligible employees receive a subsidy per month to use towards your membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
sweetgreen hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits


The family fund provides emergency financial aid to employees experiencing financial hardship caused by catastrophic events outside of your control, like a natural disaster or life altering personal crisis.

Every person in the sweetgreen family can elect to donate part of their paycheck to the family fund pool of money. This is the money that will be distributed to individuals who apply for funds that will help them cope with an unfortunate situation.

With your continued support, we can truly make an impact in the lives of our sweetgreen family members who are experiencing hardship.

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