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Strategic Finance Sr. Associate

Your Role at Bolt

Bolt is looking for a Strategic Finance Sr. Associate to own our financial model and support key business decisions. You’ll partner with our execs to drive strategic and tactical decision making around planning, risk, and capital allocation. Projects will vary, but should include lots of traditional FP&A as well as unique payment challenges around risk and underwriting.

The best candidates will be able to analyze the company's finances through a strategic lens to provide substantial additional value as we grow our business many times over. Ideal candidates can lean into substantial FP&A and partner with our business leads to deliver our services and product’s profitability with limited risk.

Backgrounds will be varied but should include some prior corporate finance, investment banking, and/or consulting work.
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Responsibilities

  • Own all aspects of Bolt’s financial model to maintain an accurate forecast and inform strategic decisions
  • Partner with Exec team for capital planning and fundraising (e.g. pitch decks, financial diligence materials)
  • Perform data-driven analysis to evaluate strategic initiatives, in partnership with Business Operations and Exec team (e.g. pricing, market expansion, risk modeling to name a few)
  • Support monthly reporting and analyses to Exec team, external investors and board
  • Generally bring a high level of financial hygiene to the organization

Requirements

  • Strong modeling ability around go-to-market, risk, traditional operating metrics
  • Ability to work with and present to external parties
  • A deep curiosity around making our business more efficient
  • Ability to use your tools well: Excel, PowerPoint, Salesforce, Tableau, SQL, QuickBooks (Intacct or NetSuite later)

Nice to have

  • Prior experience in FinTech and payments
  • Prior experience with Venture and Private Equity investors
  • Prior 1-N experience in successful high growth environment
  • Ability to rapidly scale yourself

Our Values

Be 20% Wrong

As a startup, speed is extremely important. The quicker we move, the more mistakes we make. If we are making no mistakes, it means, quite simply, that we’re not moving fast enough. Therefore, a 20% error rate is, not only permissible, but expected. If you’re not wrong 20% of the time, you’re not moving fast or ambitious enough.

Be Fearless

Fear is the primary motivator of human action. It drives people to cherish safety and complacency, coupled with an aversion to risk and change. However, it’s risk and change that advances the human race. Extreme risk and change is required to disrupt the digital commerce space as we know it. The outside world can’t possibly have the same knowledge that we have within our company walls. While we’re being called crazy, we must be fearless and driven by our internal conviction.

Chase 10X, Not 10%

The only way a startup with 10s of people can outcompete corporations with 1000s is by leveraging its force multipliers of nimbleness, talent, and creativity. Large corporations focus on 10% optimizations to generate millions in revenue. They cannot evoke major changes without years of preparation. As a startup, we don’t have that luxury… it also does not make economic sense to optimize something that’s very small. There are always more incremental features to build. There are always more incremental people to hire. But, from product to people, we must consistently chase 10X opportunities and force multipliers.

All or Nothing

All or Nothing is the guiding philosophy for our decisions. Starting with why we work at Bolt, it is, quite simply, because we’re obsessed. We’re not here to advance our professional careers or for a financial outcome. We’re here because we’re obsessed with changing the world and becoming the best versions of ourselves. And we trust that, to the degree to which we do what we are obsessed with, everything else in life will fall into place. Similarly, we make only “All or Nothing” decisions about others we bring onto the team and product features we build.

Keep it Simple

Complexity worship has drowned the modern world. Simple solutions are harder to come to, and, rather than be dismissed as “too simplistic”, should be hailed as a result of clear thinking. Simplicity enables speed, reduces cost, and allows for faster learning.

Win as a Team

At Bolt, we want everyone to be as successful in their pursuits as possible. We know that our peers’ successes are tied to ours. And their triumphs, whether personal, professional, or otherwise, will benefit the company and us as individuals in the long-term.

Perks

  • Work with a world-class team
  • Significant equity at a fast-growing company
  • Ownership and autonomy over substantial projects
  • Health benefits for you and your family
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and SNACKS
  • Relocation support
  • An office filled with energy and optimism