El Segundo, CA
At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.
At Beyond Meat, we are focused on raising the bar on talent. We are dedicated to shaping an inclusiveculture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development,engagement,andtheemployeeexperience.
The Beyond Meat ﬁnance team is looking to hire a highly-driven FP&A Manager in LA to augment the FP&Afunction. The FP&A Manager will be a key member of the Accounting & Finance team, with responsibility for producing value-added financial analytics, both on an ad hoc and ongoing basis, to assist senior leadership in assessing critical business decisions, better understanding industry dynamics, and communicating the Company’s strategy to internal and external stakeholders, including Wall Street.
Reporting to the VP of FP&A and Investor Relations, the roledeliversstrategicbudgeting, variance analyses, links operationalperformancedrivers to ﬁnancialresults, proactively liaiseswithinternalstakeholders and drives continuous improvement to deliverables. In addition, the FP&A Manager will provide day-to-day oversight of junior direct reports (Financial/Senior Financial Analyst[s]), guiding their workstreams to ensure timely and accurate completion of team deliverables, continuous process improvements and professional growth.
The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of FP&A experience (and/or 2+ years of post-MBA FP&A experience), a demonstrated understanding of accounting principles, superb analytical and MS Excel skills, and an ability to communicate eﬀectively with senior management. Previous CPG experience is preferred although not required.
Tasks, Duties, & General Responsibilities
Leads a team of junior direct reports (financial or senior financial analyst[s])
Designs and implements a formal process to prepare annual and quarterly budgets as well as budget vs. actual variance analyses
Proactively partners with department heads to ensure timely submission of budget information, full visibility into budget vs. actual tracking, and develops remediation plans to address any potential issues
Performs technical analysis to determine present and future ﬁnancial performance. Gathers, analyzes, prepares, and summarizes recommendations for ﬁnancial plans, acquisition activity, operating forecasts and industry developments.
Develops, interprets, and implements ﬁnancial concepts for ﬁnancial planning and control.
Prepares ad hoc financial and industry analyses
Maintain and improve SKU-level costing for both new and existing products. This entails liaising with key stakeholders across various departments, including Sales, Operations, R&D, Accounting and Finance
Prepares variance and special reports as requested
May interpret reports and records for managers
Assists the VP of Investor Relations in drafting responses to investor and/or analyst inquiries
Gathers data to assist with the preparation of quarterly public reports, including earnings press releases, investor presentations and earnings call scripts
Compiles benchmarking information relative to publicly-traded, food company peers
Monitors industry news and developments and communicates findings to the VP of Investor Relations
Monitors changes in shareholder ownership, communicating noteworthy changes to the VP of Investor Relations
Ensures data integrity of public-facing information
Bachelor’s Degree in highly quantitative discipline – e.g. Accounting,Finance, Mathematics, Engineering, etc.
MBA or postgraduate Finance degree
5+years of experience in corporate FP&A (including 2+ years post-MBA or other graduate study)
Excellent MS Excel skills
(Preferred) Experience with utilizing and managing entire Adaptive Insights model
ERP Systems and data visualization tools experience
Highly analytical and problem-solver mentality
Adaptable and willing to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment
Self-motivated, capable of working independently and strong organization skills
*Please note that Beyond Meat has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, our employees working on-site are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.
Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.
Please note that Beyond Meat has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. All U.S. employees who (a) physically enter a Beyond Meat facility in the United States, (b) represent Beyond Meat at work-related events, including but not limited to trade shows and product demonstrations, or (c) physically enter customer or potential customer sites in connection with their work for Beyond Meat must take all necessary steps to be Fully Vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.