WE BELIEVE THERE’S A BETTER WAY TO FEED OUR FUTURE.
By shifting from animal to plant-based meat, we can positively affect the planet, the environment, the climate and even ourselves. After all, the positive choices we make every day – no matter how small – can have a great impact on our world.
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 inclusive culture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development, engagement, and the employee experience.
The Beyond Meat ﬁnance team is looking to hire a highly-driven FP&A Manager in LA to augment the FP&A function. 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 role delivers strategic budgeting, variance analyses, links operational performance drivers to ﬁnancial results, proactively liaises with internal stakeholders and drives continuous improvement to deliverables. In addition, the FP&A Manager will provide day-to-day oversight of junior direct report[s] (Financial/Senior Financial Analyst[s]), guiding their workstreams to ensure timely and accurate completion of team deliverables, continuous process improvements and professional growth.
The starting annual base pay for this role is between USD 135,000 and 150,000. The actual base is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. The role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, and benefits.
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.
General Responsibilities (FP&A 70%)FP&A (70%)Designs and implements a formal process to prepare annual and quarterly budgets as well as budget vs. actual variance analysisProactively 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 issuesPerforms 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.Leads development of the company’s long range financial planPrepares ad hoc financial and industry analyses
Cost AccountingCost Accounting (20%)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 FinanceBrings financial perspective and recommendations to new product development and commercialization processPrepares variance and special reports as requestedMay interpret reports and records for managers
Investor Relations (10%)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 scriptsCompiles benchmarking information relative to publicly-traded, food company peersMonitors industry news and developments and communicates findings to the VP of Investor RelationsMonitors changes in shareholder ownership, communicating noteworthy changes to the VP of Investor RelationsEnsures data integrity of public-facing information
Supervisory DutiesLeads junior direct report[s] (financial or senior financial analyst[s])
QualificationsBachelor’s Degree in highly quantitative discipline – e.g. Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Engineering, etc.MBA or post-graduate Finance degree5+ years of experience in corporate FP&A, investment banking or management consulting (including 2+ years post-MBA or other graduate study)Superb analytical and MS Excel skills Demonstrated understanding of accounting principlesAbility to communicate eﬀectively with senior management. Previous CPG experience is preferred although not required.ERP Systems and data visualization tools experienceHighly analytical and problem-solver mentalityAdaptable and willing to work in a fast-paced, demanding environmentSelf-motivated, capable of working independently and strong organization skills