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Director of Financial Planning & Analysis 44 views

Alameda, CA

About us 
At Shiru we believe that food should be delicious and nourishing without negatively affecting our planet. Acknowledging our growing global population as well as the imminent effects of climate change, Shiru’s mission is to create better protein ingredients that will catapult us into a sustainable food future. 
With our mission in mind, Shiru makes high quality, functional food proteins through better leveraging our precious environmental resources. To do this, we employ technologies originally  created to solve problems in adjacent industries, including computational biology, machine learning, and industrial fermentation and bioprocessing.
We apply computational intelligence to find the most functional natural food proteins in the world, harnessing the inherent ability of microflora to produce them. We then partner with food and beverage companies to incorporate these unique protein ingredients into everyday products. Shiru is now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across multiple disciplines to make enhanced protein ingredients for a better world.
About the role
Reporting to the VP of Business Development, you will be a key asset in the strategic growth of Shiru.  You will provide management reporting and KPI insights to the leadership team to enable tactical & strategic decision making.  You will build clear & impactful reporting dashboards, highlight key trends, issues & opportunities while managing the budget, forecasting & planning cycles.  You will network across the business with your finger on the pulse of the dynamics of the organization.  Additionally, you will have direct management responsibility of the business bookkeeping through an in-house accountant. This is a high impact role where you will be at the center of Shiru to enable its important mission.
About You
You are curious, analytical and you love data.  But you prefer the insights that data creates, and you know where to find them. You are financially literate and have  experience and knowledge of how business works.  You have the communication skills to collaborate with all members of the Shiru team from scientists, to business development, to external investors and partners.  You want to use your talents as a platform to grow your career, where success means you are making an impact on the planet in an organization that matches your values.


  • Management and performance reporting – Ideate, build & manage a suite of dashboards that gives  constant insights & recommendations to the leadership team to quickly enable strategic decision making
  • Board & Investor meetings – Create  & deliver high level presentations for internal and external Shiru team members
  • Planning and budgeting –  Develop & manage an efficient planning & budgeting process to enable the shifting priorities of a startup , fiscal discipline, and long term planning for an exponentially growing organization
  • Forecasting and modeling –  Scenario planning & modeling to support the long term development of the business, fundraising activities & strategic initiatives
  • Administration – Direct management of the in-house Senior Accountant to ensure disciplined & compliant bookkeeping is well executed.  You will be mentored & supported by an external Fractional CFO
  • Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance and/or MBA highly preferred
  • Strong previous experience of Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Highest standards of accuracy, precision, & organization
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • At Shiru, we’re looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You’re encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description. We’re expecting your skills and passion to stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. Please join us in this singular opportunity to create the future of food!  
    Shiru is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Shiru offers competitive compensation and employee benefits along with an attractive equity package commensurate with candidate qualifications.

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    • Company Address 6260 Hollis Street, Suite A, Emeryville, CA 94608
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