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Strategic Finance Associate

San Francisco, California
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We are building the Strategic Finance team to help make data-driven and financially sound decisions for Scale. The Strategic Finance team is responsible for improving strategic, financial and operational decisions by partnering with the leadership team in making critical decisions across Scale.  

The Strategic Finance team is responsible for owning the company’s budget, helping to drive quarterly and annual planning processes, allocating and deploying the company’s resources efficiently, and performing financial analyses in partnership with all departments across the company. You will have a unique opportunity to work closely with department heads on real-time high-priority business issues and use quantitative insights to drive better decision-making across Scale. The ideal candidate will not only have the technical skills to support their recommendations, but also strong interpersonal skills to manage various stakeholders. We hope you'll join us!

You will

  • Partner with the Finance team on the budgeting, financial forecasting, and strategic planning processes at Scale 
  • Partner closely with G&A and Engineering teams to accurately determine operating improvements and associated financial impact  
  • Partner closely with the accounting team during the month-end close process to ensure accurate general ledger and company-wide financial statement reporting
  • Support the development, implementation and administration of Scale’s financial forecast systems and tools
  • Perform and own weekly and monthly reporting and develop key performance indicators to assist with the decision-making that aligns with company’s objectives 
  • Help grow the team’s impact by partnering with Scale’s department heads to respond to internal customer needs

Ideally you'd have

  • Minimum of 2 years of financial analysis experience working directly in a Corporate Finance, Strategic Finance or FP&A  role
  • Demonstrated excellent project management skills, ability to manage and manipulate large data sets, critically analyze existing processes, and identify opportunities for process improvement
  • Strong knowledge of Google Suite, MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); expert Excel modeling skills 


  • A Bachelor’s degree with a major in finance and/or accounting
  • Experience in SQL and Business Intelligence tools a plus
  • Experience with Anaplan and / or Adaptive Insights a plus
  • 2 years of experience in a highly strategic, analytical and operational role within a rapidly growing company
  • 1 year of investment banking experience
About Us:
At Scale, we believe that the transition from traditional software to AI is one of the most important shifts of our time. Our mission is to make that happen faster across every industry, and our team is transforming how machine learning can build innovative products. Our products provide access to human-powered data for hundreds of use cases and are used by industry leaders such as Open AI, Lyft, GM, Samsung, Airbnb, NVIDIA, and many more. We’ve recently raised $325 million in Series E funding at a valuation of $7B+ and are expanding our team to accelerate the development of AI applications. 

We believe that everyone should be able to bring their whole selves to work, which is why we are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability status, gender identity or Veteran status.  

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at accommodations@scale.com. Please see the United States Department of Labor's EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

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