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Strategic Finance Senior Associate / Manager

Prose, a Public Benefit Corporation

Prose, a Public Benefit Corporation

Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Commitment to Safety

Nothing is more important to us than safeguarding the health of our customers, employees, their families, and the community at large. Effective October 8, 2021, all US employees as well as all newly hired US employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination (and provide proof) unless granted an approved exemption from this policy due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief.

At Prose, we don’t believe in “one-size-fits-most.” We create custom hair care that’s inclusive to all hair types, needs and preferences. Each of our hair care products is customized to a person’s hair needs based on the results from an online consultation. The individual data is processed through a proprietary algorithm and made-to-order in the Prose lab using natural active ingredients. Marrying emerging technologies with the best in beauty, Prose is truly creating something special.

This is the opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and an energetic team that works together to deliver creative solutions that are transforming the way people think about and shop for hair care. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture, and are looking for talented problem solvers who lead with passion and who face any task with a positive mindset.

The Strategic Finance Senior Associate / Manager will play a crucial role in internal strategic decision-making as a thought leader throughout the organization and may include investor relations activities. This role will require being highly adaptable in blending the quantitative analysis with cross-functional collaboration and will report directly to the Director of Strategic Finance.

This is a hybrid role based in our Williamsburg, Brooklyn headquarters. Candidates based in the New York City area can expect a base salary that ranges from $115,000 to $145,000. The base salary offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills and experience.

Role Description

Strategic Finance

  • Help shape the company’s long-term strategy by researching potential growth opportunities and modeling out their financial impact
  • Evaluate potential investments, build frameworks for measuring ROI and provide recommendations that aid decision-making
  • Analyze business trends for internal business partners and the executive team to facilitate decisions
  • Craft executive-level presentations for the Board of Directors, executive leadership team and external investors to facilitate effective decision-making

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Build and maintain financial models for the company as a whole as well for departments and strategic initiatives
  • Support company-wide budgeting and ongoing forecasts
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses, working capital and capital expenditures
  • Develop reporting and automate processes to create visibility and draw insights for internal and external stakeholders
  • Define and track KPIs to ensure resources are efficiently allocated, and help continuously improve reporting frameworks and tools
  • Be a thought leader in creating and refining processes to drive financial discipline within the organization

Investor Relations Activities

  • Play pivotal role in any investor-related work
  • Acts as a key liaison with existing and potential investors
  • Prepare and present financial models, projections, investor presentations
  • Manage and support any due diligence with cross-functional teams

Key Candidate Requirements

  • 1-3 years of experience in a highly analytical and strategic role (experience in investment banking, management consulting or high-growth e-commerce startups preferred)
  • Knowledge of subscription-based e-commerce business model and success metrics
  • Ability to create structure out of ambiguity and boil down complexity into simple and easy-to-understand recommendations
  • Strategic thinker who can get into the nitty gritty while also having the bigger picture in mind
  • Strong financial modeling / Microsoft Excel skills (cohort and LTV modeling experience preferred)
  • Comfort in manipulating and drawing insights out of data
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work cross-functionally, and a knack for presenting financial information in a way that others can understand easily (advanced PowerPoint and executive-level presentation skills)
  • Ability to work well both independently in an unstructured environment and in a dynamic environment. Experience in a startup environment a plus
  • Excited by new challenges and always eager to learn

Understand & Embody our Prose Values

Intentional Inclusivity

  • We know the best ideas come from open minds and willingness to listen. While our products cater to the individual, an invitation into our process is always open to our community.
  • We value our differences and diverse backgrounds by communicating openly, managing with transparency and striving to understand one another’s perspective. It’s a key ingredient to our innovation.

Connected Collaboration

  • Our strength as a group will outlast our efforts as individual contributors. With offices across countries (and across boroughs) staying inventive and agile deepens our clear vision and consistent communication.
  • We stay in a spirit of entrepreneurial collaboration: We do not have consensus at all times, but we trust one another to work toward our common goals. Our success is an expression and result of our progressive and gratifying teamwork.

Driven, Together

  • We value ownership and coaching that encourages employees to think constructively and creatively about the business. We view employees as leaders and individuals who are accountable, resourceful and responsible. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to lead.
  • We recognize that in order to continue thinking one step ahead, we will need to try new things. We strive to provide an open environment that accepts this truth making space for new ideas to emerge.

Humanity Always

  • We assume good intentions in every interaction keeping ourselves accountable for the climate we create. We seek to understand our co-workers through this lens of conscious bienveillance, authenticity and fellowship.
  • We operate with the intention of preserving resources, creating an environment we can all live in--for our business and the world. Sustainable care is essential to our ethos as an organization. We take a mindful approach to how we think about our people (employees) and our planet.

Perks & Benefits

At Prose we value our employees and their well being. As a growing business we aim to stay up to par on the latest perks and benefits for all of our eligible team members. Some of these include but are not limited to:

  • A competitive and flexible PTO policy
  • Competitive compensation package (base salary, target bonus and equity)
  • Company sponsored health care plan ( medical, dental and vision plans)
  • 401k + matching
  • $125 monthly wellness allowance
  • FSA and commuter benefits