Strategic Finance Associate / Manager

Palo Alto, CALIFORNIA | 12 months
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Palo Alto

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Job Description

Apex.AI, Inc. is seeking a Strategic Finance Associate / Manager to join the business team and help shape the startup's business strategy. This position is based in Palo Alto and will report to the Vice President of Finance and Business Operations.

You will be responsible for coordinating and delivering rigorous financial analysis to help inform the company’s strategic direction. In addition, you will own strategic initiatives and drive them to completion, so you should be a self-starter and willing to learn a lot in a short amount of time. This position is ideal for someone who is looking to get some operational experience after 1 – 3 years in Investment Banking, Private Equity, and/or Consulting.

If you are an all-rounder with a can-do attitude who is comfortable in a fast-paced startup environment, we want to hear from you. Apex.AI is committed to building a diverse and inclusive company that celebrates and develops individuals of all backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all applicants.

Your tasks are to

  • work closely with the management team to identify strategic initiatives, e.g. new business opportunities, commercial partnerships, acquisitions, and other high priority projects,
  • coordinate and execute rigorous financial analysis to evaluate selected initiatives and inform business decisions,
  • own and update the company’s operating model and provide actionable insights,
  • own the yearly budgeting and planning process and provide regular updates (actuals vs. plan) to management,
  • partner with management team to continuously develop Apex.AI’s business model and commercialization strategy, and
  • prepare commercial negotiations with customers and partners and drive them to completion.

Expected qualifications and characteristics are

  • 1 - 3 years of relevant work experience in Finance or an adjacent function,
  • bachelor’s degree with focus on accounting, finance, and/or business administration,
  • exceptional analysis and problem-solving skills coupled with sound business judgement and diligence
  • strong financial modeling skills, and
  • ability to effectively and professionally communicate and collaborate with executive teams, customers, partners, and investors.

Preferred qualifications and characteristics are

  • background in Investment Banking, Private Equity, and/or Consulting,
  • experience in software-as-a-service (SaaS), specifically B2B software licensing, and
  • experience or demonstrated interest in the automotive industry (e.g. OEMs, Tier I suppliers) incl. new mobility players (e.g. Uber, Waymo).

We offer

  • an open, friendly, collaborative, organized working environment, 
  • becoming part of an awesome and global team, 
  • catered lunch, healthy snacks and drinks,
  • Barista training to operate our professional espresso machine,
  • flexible work hours, 
  • competitive salary depending on experience, 
  • stock options, 
  • benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan.

We look forward to your application consisting of

  • a resume outlining your skills, direct experience and how they apply to the tasks above,
  • two references you have worked for or with, as this will help complete your career application.

About Apex.AI

We envision a world of seamless and safe autonomous mobility. Pursuing this vision, we have built a team of the best engineers in their field working together focused on enabling our customers to take automated mobility applications to production. Your work will have real impact and will improve traffic safety and save lives all around the world. We think that teamwork and collaboration beat individualism, and we strive to create an open environment of continuous learning and improvement. We value a positive and diverse team and work culture, and we openly discuss challenges so we can turn them into opportunities. We are funded by top VCs and work with well-known and international customers.

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