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Strategic Finance Associate (Rotational Program)

San Francisco, California
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Scale is creating its first Strategic Finance rotational associate program with the first rotation in the Operations team. The Operations team manages capacity and throughput while ensuring high quality delivery to customers -- the lifeblood of Scale’s business. We are looking for analytical, driven individuals that is excited about learning multiple facets about the business such as Operations, Engineering and Go-To-Market. Rotations will be about 12 months and can vary by department.

The Strategic Finance team is responsible for owning the company’s budget, helping to drive quarterly and annual planning processes, allocating and deploying 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 department heads in the Operations team to spearhead and deliver on key strategic initiatives such as building a new pricing and capacity model for Scale’s new products and building analysis for entry into lower cost geographies
  • Lead the budgeting and operating planning processes with the Operations team in partnership with the Head of Strategic Finance
  • Serve as a valuable thought partner and collaborate with stakeholders across the company to create and improve processes
  • Partner closely with the accounting team during the month-end close process to ensure accurate financial statement reporting
  • 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 with your first rotation with the Operations team

Ideally you have:

  • 2 years of experience in strategic finance, investment banking
  • 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 

Nice to haves:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a major in finance and/or accounting
  • Experience in SQL and Business Intelligence tools a plus
  • 2 years of experience in a highly strategic, analytical and operational role within a rapidly growing company
About Us:
At Scale, our mission is to accelerate the development of Machine Learning and AI applications across multiple markets. Our first product is a suite of APIs that allow AI teams to generate high-quality ground truth data. Our customers include OpenAI, Zoox, Lyft, Pinterest, Airbnb, nuTonomy, and many more.

Scale AI is an equal opportunity employer. We aim for every person at Scale to feel like they matter, belong, and can be their authentic selves so they can do their best work. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Scale AI is 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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