Senior Financial Analyst / Finance Manager
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Job Description

Soylent means complete nutrition— innovative, science-based, and sustainable. We create products that deliver complete plant-based protein, essential nutrients, healthy fats, and slow-burning carbs in convenient and affordable formats that are both good for you and the planet.

Our company was founded on the principle of reducing trade-offs between nutrition, convenience, and sustainability and we continue to use these principles as guides in our product formulation and ingredient selection. Working at Soylent, you'll be able to share in our singular mission of making complete nutrition accessible, appealing, and affordable to all. We take this very seriously—when we say ALL, we mean it. We know there are people near and far that cannot afford healthy food and are food insecure. To achieve our mission of expanding access to complete nutrition, we’ve developed our #SoylentForGood program that has donated millions of meals to date. To learn more, check out our impact page here.

We are looking for a dedicated and driven Senior Financial Analyst/ Finance Manager to join our team! This position will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer. As a member of the Finance team, you will be integral in efficiently scaling our fast growing business. You’ll build reports, financial models and processes to support a wide range of financial planning and analysis. The ideal candidate is a team player who possesses deep analytical skills; critical thinking, and enjoys solving complex business problems.


  • Ensure all Pricing, Trade, Cost of Goods, Inventory, and Distribution costs are recorded properly in financial statements

  • Work with channel leads to provide visibility and manage Trade spend to achieve or exceed Net Sales Budget and Forecast

  • Provide the necessary level of analysis and recommendations to CFO and supporting teams to drive efficient and effective trade spend

  • Embed financial responsibility and accountability in the Sales Organization

  • Provide timely and relevant financial analysis / reporting for proper decision making at the leadership level to drive higher margins that budget/forecast

  • Lead budgeting and forecasting process for Volume, Trade, Cost of Goods & Distribution costs by item and division

  • Partner with Direct or Sales in Goal Setting process for Sales / Trade and Standard Margin by account and Channel

  • Drive Annual Standard Margin goal setting and variance analysis Monthly by Customer

  • Identify Risks and Opportunities to maximize Net Sales with Channel leads

  • Lead promotional effectiveness and recommend changes to improve profitability

  • Drive process of evaluating new customer and item profitability via Pro forma P&Ls and making recommendations in path toward profitability

  • Own pricing and costing controls in Netsuite, as well ad driving dispute resolution with pricing errors and credit memos

  • Partner with the Director of Supply Chain on analytics within manufacturing and supply chain understanding key variances to budget and prior year

  • Own quarterly review on COGS changes identifying opportunities for improvement, breaking out item, product format, and cost components (raw, packaging, tolling).

  • Drive tracking of ongoing cost saving initiatives by building monthly scorecards and identifying opportunities with the Director of Supply chain and CFO

  • Own analytics across the organization and streamline others to utilize Tableau and netsuite for the one source of truth.

  • Develop KPI (Key Performance Indicator) reports for the company’s core business and other business segments

  • Assist in the monthly financial close process, including ensuring all costs incurred are properly recorded within Cost of Goods Sold, Distribution, Inventory, and Deferred Revenue. Ensure all accruals are accounted for resulting in accurate financial reporting.

  • Create accurate reporting on Product Profitability by identifying gross to net rates, Cost of goods and distribution costs by SKU and product category

  • Drive Quarterly Customer and Channel income statement reviews on a quarterly basis with the Management team to drive customer and channel profitability improvements.

  • Create accurate reporting on Product Profitability by identifying gross to net rates, Cost of goods and distribution costs by SKU and product category

  • Own month end variance analysis of contribution margin including components of Trade, Pricing, COGS variances, Distribution, and Product/Divisional Mix

  • Ability to summarize and provide concrete recommendations to improve profitability or drive revenue regularly with the executive leadership team

  • Assist in establishing internal controls surrounding the tasks performed within operations, customer and item setup

  • Support annual Audit with 3rd party CPA firm including Tax preparation

Professional Experience and Qualifications

  • BA or BS with an emphasis in Accounting and/or Finance

  • Minimum 4 years of general accounting/finance or equivalent experience

  • Combination of public accounting firm experience and private industry experience a strong plus

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP

  • Must be very detail oriented

  • Must have a thorough understanding of the General Ledger and Trial Balance

  • Ability to formulate and implement well thought out solutions to day-to-day issues with minimal supervision

  • Team player that can thrive in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Strong attention to detail while producing accurate and high-quality work

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite: (Excel, Word and Outlook), experience in Google Sheets a plus

  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel skills required

  • Netsuite experience a plus


  • 100% company paid for health, dental and vision benefits for you and your family!

  • Life insurance and disability benefits

  • 401(k) match

  • Competitive salary

  • Flexible; WFH hours

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Wellness & Education Allowances

  • Monthly Internet and Phone Stipends

  • and More!

What We Will Provide

  • Meaningful work - Soylent is mission-focused, and we believe in creating products that help people live their best life. We also believe in giving back and making sure underserved communities have access to nutritious food

  • Unique Working Environment - We embrace the extraordinary! We appreciate the unique and diverse backgrounds of our employees

  • Working with the best - hardware, software and people

  • A constant learning environment - dedicated time devoted to learning new things