• Director, Financial Plannng & Analysis

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID 2018-1090
    # of Openings
  • Overview


    We're Califia Farms (Califia, pronounced like California), the plant-powered food and beverage company of the future. Our mission is to innovate delicious plant-powered foods for mindful nourishment. We're led by beverage visionary Greg Steltenpohl, crafting, concocting and cold-brewing beautifully bottled goodness from the San Joaquin Valley. Our name comes from the Spanish legend of warrior Queen Califia, the goddess of bounty and abundance who ruled over the mythical island of California. We make our daily decisions using these five core values: Do, Learn Improve; Act Like an Owner; Challenge the Status Quo; The Bottle is Half Full; and Using our Sixth Sense (being conscious of our impact on others and the planet).

    In a snapshot:

    • Founded in 2010
    • 250+ full time staff and contracted employee
    • Headquarters in Downtown L.A. Arts District and Manufacturing in Bakersfield, CA
    • We believe in Shared Leadership where team members are heard and leadership is broadly distributed
    • We are committed to our people and to our communities' sustainability



    Reporting to the CFO, the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis will develop and oversee effective financial forecast and budget processes, metric development and analysis, as well as manage reporting, ad hoc analysis and decision support. This role will support management in developing financial, operational and strategic models (both short-term and long-term strategic planning) with a focus on the delivery of effective and timely performance analysis. Accountabilities to include developing, maintaining and champion the use of reporting tools to expand the breadth and depth of financial operational reporting in pursuit of improved visibility to management for information necessary to support strategic and tactical decision-making.



    • Define and lead annual business planning and budgeting process
    • Define the cadence, process, tools, and outputs of the company’s ongoing business forecasting process and execute it, working closely with Sales, Marketing, Operations, Innovation and the Accounting teams
    • Build, maintain, and own extensive financial model of the company’s historical and projected performance (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow) and related financial metrics 
    • Working closely with financial team, monitor company performance in variance analysis, revenue and cost trends and drivers, and product/project profitability
    • Work closely with business leaders to manage and control financial results, identifying areas of both growth potential and operating efficiency
    • Create relevant dashboards and/or reporting tools to enable functional leaders to make data driven decision for day-to-day operations
    • Analyze and report on emerging business trends and operational drivers
    • Adapt reporting modules to yield KPI measurement and analytical insights to guide management in effective decision making
    • Ability to manage and develop a team of financial professionals
    • Analyze and recommend systems enhancements that improve overall business intelligence


    • Operates and thrives in founder led, fast-paced, rapid development, and complex manufacturing environment
    • Adjusts easily to multiple demands, rapid changes and shifting priorities
    • Ability to frame unstructured and complex problems into an easily understood format to aid the development of appropriate solutions
    • Excellent communication skills and capable of presenting analytical results in verbal and written form across a multi-disciplinary organization
    • Demonstrates ability to establish positive relationships and work effectively across all areas of the company, from sales and marketers to the C-suite
    • Thrives in an environment of concurrent operations and fast-paced innovation.  Enjoys the challenge of working multiple strategic projects and balancing day-to-day workstreams
    • Natural collaborator and connector of people to ensure the best result
    • Strong will to end each day knowing her/his contribution moved the dial on changing the way the world does business and moving us closer to a better food system for all



    • 8-10 years of professional experience in FP&A, corporate development; investment banking, private equity a plus
    • Undergraduate degree in finance or accounting; MBA or CPA preferred
    • Must have CPG manufacturing experience
    • Experience working in a complex and highly innovative beverage or food company preferred
    • Demonstrated ability and experience in sophisticated financial modeling, analysis, and problem solving
    • Uses data-driven evidence to communicate and educate stakeholders about the financial implications of business decisions
    • Ability to drive process improvement 
    • Experience implementing metrics, processes, and systems needed to enable first-class financial analysis, forecasting, and problem solving
    • Ability and enjoyment in developing people to their highest potential
    • Exceptional excel skills
    • Excellent communication skills


    The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


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