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The world needs our help. By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come. At AeroFarms, we are on a mission to do just this, growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity.

As a Certified B Corporation, AeroFarms is a mission-driven indoor vertical farming company transforming agriculture with global headquarters in Newark, NJ. Recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the Top 25 Disruptive Companies in the World, AeroFarms is scaling quickly to meet the demand for our fresh, locally grown produce that is setting new culinary standards.

We have:

  • An incredible ‘change-the-world’ company with the eyes of the world focused on our success
  • A team of motivated, intellectually curious individuals to support you.
  • The backing of some very impressive firms like Goldman Sachs, IKEA, Prudential, and other leading venture funds


  • AeroFarms recently announced its plan to go public via merger with a SPAC (expected to close Q3 2021) and is hiring a Financial Analyst for our expanding team
  • Financial Analyst will report to Director of Corporate Development who leads AeroFarms’ financial modeling group
  • Experience of 4+ years as financial analyst or similar role
  • Mastery of cash flow, three statement and GAAP-based modeling; experience with other types of economic analysis, capital formation, capital markets, and traditional FP&A functions is a plus
  • Expected to derive clarity from multiple sources of information, ultimately presenting clear business insights as well as frameworks for decision making to Leadership and Board
  • Must have a passion for sustainability
  • Experience with CPG, manufacturing, technology, and/or energy sectors is encouraged but not required
  • Unique opportunity to guide our company through the next phase of growth. The Financial Analyst will have great exposure within AeroFarms as we transition to being a public company. The role will be instrumental in owning the financial models and strategic analyses that help to scale our business from current footprint in Newark, NJ, to a global platform as the leader in controlled-environment agriculture (CEA)


  • Author, maintain and use financial models to support decision making throughout the company
  • Evaluate strategic opportunities by delivering top-quality analysis and presentations
  • Support execution of new farm pipeline and new product commercialization
  • Communicate findings to stakeholders across the company in oral and written form, including presentations for company Leadership and Board
  • Maintain integrity and consistency of financial analysis across the company
  • Partner with leaders of Operations, Engineering, R&D and Sales teams to develop and integrate key assumptions into forward-looking financial models and business plans
  • Develop new tools and robust analytics to enhance insights around KPIs/metrics, including dashboards and summary reports
  • Support annual process for company budgets and OKRs (Objectives and Key Results)
  • Willing to work weekends if needed. The Financial Analyst should anticipate several big milestones per year including quarterly Board meetings/earnings releases as well as supporting the annual budget process. Candidate is expected to manage their time effectively and balance their life’s priorities outside of work through strong communication skills.
  • Promote AeroFarms’ mission “To grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity” by embodying the company’s CARE principles


  • Advanced Excel: mastery of three-statement modeling, including the ability to scrutinize underlying assumptions and understand their implications against future results
  • Advanced PowerPoint: ideal candidate will be geared toward story-driven presentations with quality supporting data, and will have the ability to summarize key conclusions for each intended audience
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Driven by numbers, data, and results
  • Self-motivated and highly productive
  • Fun to work with
  • Experience in STEM, Investment Banking, Valuation, or related fields encouraged but not required
  • Balances long-term projects with quick deliverables supporting day-to-day business needs
  • Collaborative leader who cultivates the link between their analysis and real management decisions and business outcomes, who can balance different points of view, and who will guide well-thought conclusions for the organization

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  • Company Address 212 Rome St, Newark, NJ 07105, USA
  • City Newark
  • Location New Jersey
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