• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Finance Director

Berkeley, California

About us

Headquartered in Berkeley, CA, Bellwether Coffee is a venture-backed, high-growth tech company working hard—alongside other game-changers—to positively transform the coffee industry, making it more accessible and sustainable for our planet and our communities. We’re a diverse team of coffee industry veterans, entrepreneurs, engineers, technicians, human-centered designers, and people-focused rule-breakers who have a passion for making the “impossible” a reality.

What we do

Our revolutionary electric, ventless, zero-emissions commercial coffee roaster uses clean technology and does not require gas lines or expensive ventilation. It’s the most consistent and controllable roaster available, the lowest carbon footprint commercial roaster ever made, and was designed by coffee people who want a better future for coffee roasting. Our roasting platform allows Bellwether customers to easily and responsibly source green coffee from incredible coffee farms around the world, expertly roast using artisan-crafted roast profiles (or create their own), and share fresh, delicious coffee just the way their customers like it.

About you

You are a crucial member of the team. You are a naturally empathetic and integrity driven person. You enjoy solving problems for others. You are a critical thinker, you love sharing your thoughts and ideas and progress with the team. You have a sense of urgency with everything you do without compromising quality and detail.

Key Responsibilities – What success looks like

Overview: Our company is looking for a Finance Director, reporting to the VP Finance, to help manage financial planning, forecasting, reporting and analysis. The Finance Director will work closely with the VP of Finance and other senior managers to make better decisions. This role will provide a unique opportunity to be involved with every aspect of the business and provide routine access to executive management.

  • Use financial analysis and business knowledge to identify financial issues and opportunities to optimize results and to drive/influence management decisions

  • Own the development, preparation and distribution of the annual budget and monthly forecasts

  • Prepare and manage weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting to senior management

  • Develop and improve upon financial planning processes ensuring transparency of planning assumptions and actual performance to the functional areas

  • Prepare variance analysis to identify and explain variances to budget and forecast

  • Responsible for the development and administration of the corporate planning tool and dashboard

  • Perform ad hoc modeling and analysis

  • Update and track key operating indicators


  • 4+ years FP&A experience, either supporting a business unit or in a corporate FP&A organization

  • Strong understanding of financial statements, ability to analyze financial statements and a strong understanding of corporate finance concepts

  • Ability to develop and update complex financial models

  • Ability to question the output of a financial model and consider options for improvement

  • Understanding of accounting concepts, particularly as they relate to manufacturing, plus revenue recognition concepts, expense timing, capitalization policies, etc.

  • Strong relationship building and communication skills, experience and desire to work cross-functionally

  • Strong Excel experience

  • Manufacturing industry experience preferred

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, or any other class protected by local, state, or federal law.


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