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Head of FP&A 113 views

Boston, MA

Ginkgo is a high-growth, well-capitalized public biotech company in Boston that is redesigning the living world to solve some of the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, and redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Our mission to “make biology easier to engineer” is poised to disrupt multiple industries by leveraging our innovative data, automation, and scale in biological engineering.
To support these ambitious goals, we’re seeking a finance leader to build the scaffolding of Ginkgo’s financial planning and analysis.  Our Strategic Finance team has a broad mandate to establish Ginkgo’s financial planning infrastructure, drive revenue, improve operational productivity, and support the business’s most important functions. Therefore, by taking an entrepreneurial approach to FP&A, your expertise and credibility will drive the change that’s needed to achieve our commercial, operational, and shareholder goals.  Plus, with your ability to thrive in fast-paced environments, you’ll implement “right-sized” software tools, decision-making processes, and communication flows that will enable Ginkgo’s leaders to translate financial information into key corporate strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Lead: Build, manage and develop a world-class FP&A team
  • Architect, execute, and communicate:  Design the short-, medium- and long-term plan for how the “finance system” at Ginkgo will function.  For each stage of maturity, define the operational and financial KPIs, communication rhythms, decision-making processes, and enabling software tools.  Align stakeholders and implement a progressively more useful and comprehensive “finance system” in tandem with Ginkgo’s strategic finance team and/or external consultants.  Continuously drive improvements in simplicity, clarity, accuracy, and automation of financial reporting.
  • Business partner:  Collaborate with and influence Ginkgo’s corporate functions (People Ops, Digital Technology, and others) to support planning, budgeting, reporting, investment decisions, and ad hoc business case analyses. Serve as the key point of contact between finance and accounting to support monthly and annual close.
  • Plan, measure, and analyze:  Manage Ginkgo’s periodic strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting exercises.
  • Special projects:  Assist with ad hoc finance and non-finance initiatives as new risks and opportunities are presented to the business.
  • Desired Experience and Capabilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, science and/or engineering
  • MBA or Master’s degree in a relevant field a plus
  • 10-20 years of relevant FP&A and/or financial services experience, particularly within a high-growth environment
  • 5+ years building and leading FP&A teams
  • Ability to build strong relationships and influence technical, business, and operational decisions
  • Strong level of proficiency with financial planning, systems, budgeting, forecasting, and financial modeling
  • Excellent project management skills, with demonstrated ability to drive cross-functional projects to completion 
  • Experience implementing financial planning systems; having demonstrated the ability to lead the “people” and “technical” aspects of change management with and without the support of outside consultants
  • Prior experience within a startup or entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a history of strong business judgment
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and attention to detail, with the ability to efficiently organize information, analyze large datasets, and present data in a clear and impactful manner
  • Strong multitasking skills, with the ability to work on multiple, concurrent projects and adapt to changing priorities
  • Motivation for promoting Ginkgo’s culture of inclusion and collaboration to drive results 
  • Enthusiasm about being a part of Ginkgo’s mission
  • To learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press:
    We also feel that it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry, and that needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with people from all walks of life.  
    We’re developing a powerful biological engineering platform, so we must remain mindful of the many ways our technology can – and will – impact people around the world. We care about how our platform is used, and having a diverse team to build it gives us the best chance that it’s something we’ll be proud of as it continues to grow. Therefore, it’s critical that we incorporate the diverse voices and visions of all those who play a role in the future of biology.
    It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.

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