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Finance Systems Architect



IT, Accounting & Finance
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

About Zipline

Do you want to change the world? Zipline is on a mission to transform the way goods move. Our aim is to solve the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges by building, manufacturing and operating the first instant delivery and logistics system that serves all humans equally, wherever they are. From powering Rwanda’s national blood delivery network and Ghana’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, to providing on-demand home delivery for Walmart, to enabling healthcare providers to bring care directly to U.S. homes, we are transforming the way things move for businesses, governments and consumers. The technology is complex but the idea is simple: a teleportation service that delivers what you need, when you need it. Through our technology that includes robotics and autonomy, we are decarbonizing delivery, decreasing road congestion, and reducing fossil fuel consumption and air pollution, while providing equitable access to billions of people and building a more resilient global supply chain.
Join Zipline and help us to make good on our promise to build an equitable and more resilient global supply chain for billions of people.

About You and The Role

Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will architect, develop and oversee the portfolio of Business Systems managed by Zipline’s Finance function. Finance at Zipline owns the company’s path to profitability (which is fundamental for Zipline to achieve its mission globally) and drives high priority initiatives to get us there. This role plays a crucial role to empower the business with a single source of truth, actionable operational and financial insights, as well as scalable, efficient and compliant processes. He/she will help us see around corners and invest every dollar in new systems wisely. The ideal candidate for this role has strong analytical and communication skills and strikes the right balance between scrappy and quality. They will help grow our team to a world-class finance organization that is customer service-oriented and highly accountable.

What You'll Do

  • Evaluate our current systems and develop/maintain the future multi-year finance systems roadmap
  • Build finance system teams and manage tech developers and external vendors as needed
  • Provide expertise, technical support, administration, and maintenance of all internal finance and accounting systems - currently NetSuite, Tipalti, Odoo, Carta, and Expensify
  • Participate/lead new business discussion from a tech/process perspective representing Finance
  • Perform and facilitate testing of end to end solution (inclusive of non-financial systems)
  • Act as liaison with business for troubleshooting: investigation, analysis, and solves software/tech problems
  • Map business requirements, processes and objectives; develops necessary product modifications
  • Support all aspects of internal and external audit as related to accounting systems
  • Project manage cross-functional system projects
  • Oversee and support relevant budget management

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of experience in Finance and Accounting Systems
  • Prior experience implementing ERP systems
  • Experience administering and modifying ERP software in a multi-entity, multi-currency environment
  • Experience with NetSuite (a plus)
  • Strong Microsoft SQL skills – writing queries and stored procedures
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills – pivot tables and macros
  • An excellent understanding of standard business practices related to accounting
  • A strong work ethic to solve problems, accomplish objectives, and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of GAAP and IFRS standards

What Else You Need to Know

The starting cash range for this role is $155,000 - $185,000. Please note that this is a target, starting cash range for a candidate who meets the minimum qualifications for this role. The final cash pay for this role will depend on a variety of factors, including a specific candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, working location, and projected impact. The total compensation package for this role may also include: equity compensation; discretionary annual or performance bonuses; sales incentives; benefits such as medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off; and more.
Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!