• Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID 2018-1104
    # 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



    The Financial Planning and Analysis Manager will support the FP&A team and Califia’s senior leadership in performing financial planning, analysis, and reporting for the company. This will include, but is not limited to, assisting in budgeting, long-term planning, forecasting, variance analysis, project analysis, decision support, financial and operational reporting, etc.  The FP&A Manager will serve as a trusted advisor to senior leadership, becoming a subject matter expert on the financial performance of all operating departments and a valued input on the expected financial impact from taking potential courses of action.



    • Collect, analyze, and present financial information to business partners identifying risks and opportunities; play an active part in helping to solve problems and close gaps
    • Prepare and manage weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting to senior leadership (e.g. month end financials, daily revenue report, brokerage commissions calculations)
    • Prepare and report monthly budget vs. actual variance analysis, identify and explain variances, and provide commentary to inform outcomes and assumptions
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly presentations to support Board Meetings
    • Perform in-depth financial analysis, build strategic models, and develop fact-based recommendations to help senior leadership make informed business decisions
    • Support the development of the annual business planning and budgeting process; including the gathering of necessary data, development of supporting models, collaborating with business partners to determine assumptions and establish key benchmarks
    • Partner with the business and deliver valuable insights and sound decision support for functional teams to enable accurate quarterly/monthly forecasts
    • Champion best-practices and assess process improvement opportunities that drive productivity
    • Provide financial modeling, analysis, and valuation support for new product development
    • Support any ad hoc financial analysis, modeling, and analytical support
    • Build and maintain strong relationships throughout the organization


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field required with 3-5 years of relevant business experience
    • Experience in manufacturing/CPG is a plus
    • Proven interpersonal and team skills. Effectively communicates with, influences, and engages all levels of the organization
    • Has a strong interest and aptitude to automate manual reports and processes
    • Must be able to speak to key business drivers at a high level while understanding the details
    • Ability to package executive-level presentations
    • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and other MS Office applications
    • Ability to work in a rigorous environment with shifting priorities while delivering on tight deadlines


    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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