Strategic Finance Associate

Posted Jul 9

About Caribou 

At Caribou, we care about giving people financial freedom so they can focus on what’s most important to them. Today, less than two percent of Americans refinance their auto loans despite drastic increases in the cost of new and used cars. We see huge potential to help folks reduce their monthly auto expenses, as well as increase the predictability of those expenses over time. We do this by building technology to pair customers with community banks and credit unions, and ushering them through the process quickly. On average, our drivers save $115/month on their car loans while protecting their investment long term. 

Caribou is led by leaders from the technology, automotive, and finance industries. We’re proud to be backed by a great team of investors, including QED Investors, Goldman Sachs, Moderne Ventures, Accomplice, Link Ventures, Motley Fool Ventures and others.

About the Role

The Strategic Finance Associate will be a key member of Caribou’s Finance team focused on setting the overall financial targets for Caribou underpinned by providing support for decision making across strategic partnerships, investment opportunities, establishing new lines of business, and enterprise prioritization. This role will sit at the cross-section of Finance, Strategy and Operations supported by a world class FP&A, Accounting team and wider business leaders. This role will report directly to Caribou’s Chief Financial Officer and drive fundamental impacts to the business with significant exposure to Caribou’s senior leadership team. 

In this role, you will…

  • Partner with key stakeholders throughout the organization to create financial visibility and apply sound financial theory to assist in setting business priorities.
  • Create and structure financial models needed in support of greenfield product initiatives as well as scale core offerings.
  • Think strategically and leverage analysis from models to aid in decision making.
  • Ensure and validate efficient capital deployment across operating departments and adequate capital management for the business.
  • Work closely with the Accounting function to anchor to “actuals” and identify trends surfacing in the financials. 
  • Assist in conducting ad-hoc analysis and preparing recurring reporting deliverables with cross-functional teams and management presentations.
  • Support a variety of investor, capital investment and planning and Board reporting deliverables. 
  • Capture the entirety of financial implications across Caribou’s P&L, balance sheet and cash position.
  • Continuously develop, innovate and elevate analysis and reporting to the company’s key stakeholders.

This role can be based out of our Caribou office in Denver, CO. Alternatively, this role may work remotely from a state where Caribou operates with a preference for the Chicago, IL, Denver, CO or San Francisco, CA markets.* This role may require attendance at occasional in-person team meetings. 

About You

You, like us, are driven to achieve your goals. At Caribou, we have just three core values: Give a damn. Velocity. Make the assist. We’re motivated. We race towards our goals. And we help each other along the way. We’re ideally seeking: 

  • 2 - 4 years of Finance experience within a high growth technology environment, investment banking, private equity, corporate finance and / or corporate strategy.
  • MBA and / or CFA (designation or in progress) a plus.
  • Sound understanding of financial statements and financial theory.
  • Advanced Excel skills and data-driven approach to solving complex financial decisions, with very strong attention to detail.
  • A critical thinker who can clearly articulate color commentary around a number, and make sound and data-supported recommendations / conclusions.
  • Experience with data visualization and financial reporting tools such as Looker, Datarails, NetSuite, Microsoft Office and Google Suite products.
  • Strong sense of ownership in work quality and continuous improvement, with past demonstration of independent work management. 

How we will take care of you

Everyone at Caribou is a valued team member. Our compensation and benefits package includes: 

  • Competitive compensation: $100,000 - $120,000
  • Equity options
  • 401k savings program
  • Generous paid time off including: Flexible Time Off (FTO) for all employees and 100% paid parental leave for all parents.
  • Robust wellness benefits including company-paid plans for health, dental, vision, mental health, disability and basic life insurance.
  • Optional benefits to suit your individual circumstances such as HSAs, FSAs, supplemental life and medical insurance, and pet insurance.
  • Up to $1,000 per year for eligible professional development expenses.

Our Core Values

We come from all walks of life and are joined together by our shared values, which guide our work and how we work together. 

  • Give a damn. What we’re doing matters. We show up determined to deliver results, and we love it.
  • Velocity. We’re intentional about where we’re going and we race towards it.  
  • Make the assist. We have diverse strengths. We offer and ask for help so we all win.  

Caribou is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, marital status, military or protected veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is not restricted solely to the responsibilities listed above, and the scope and responsibilities are subject to change. A pre-employment background check is required as a condition of employment.

*Caribou does not currently have employee operations in AL, AK, AR, CT, HI, ID, IN, IA, KY, MS, MT, NE, NM, ND, OK, RI, SD, WV, WY.

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