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Strategic Finance Associate - London

Synthesia

Synthesia

Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Welcome to the video first world!

From your everyday PowerPoint presentations to Hollywood movies, AI will transform the way we create and consume content. Today, people want to watch and listen, not read — both at home and at work. If you’re reading this and nodding, check out our brand video.

Despite the clear preference for video, communication and knowledge sharing in the business environment are still dominated by text, largely because high-quality video production remains complex and challenging to scale—until now….

Meet Synthesia

We're on a mission to make video easy for everyone. Born in an AI lab, our AI video communications platform simplifies the entire video production process, making it easy for everyone, regardless of skill level, to create, collaborate, and share high-quality videos. Whether it's for delivering essential training to employees and customers or marketing products and services, Synthesia enables large organizations to communicate and share knowledge through video quickly and efficiently. We’re trusted by leading brands such as Heineken, Zoom, Xerox, McDonald’s and more. Read stories from happy customers and what 1,200+ people say on G2.

In 2023, we were one of 7 European companies to reach unicorn status. In February 2024, G2 named us as the fastest growing company in the world. We’ve raised over $150M in funding from top-tier investors, including Accel, Nvidia, Kleiner Perkins, Google and top founders and operators including Stripe, Datadog, Miro, Webflow, and Facebook.

About the role...

Strategic Finance is a high-impact function focused on optimizing capital allocation across the organization and creating long-term business value. Synthesia is scaling at a rapid pace as we capture a huge market opportunity. With that, the requirements of the Strategic Finance function in supporting senior stakeholder decision-making continue to grow.

We are seeking a highly analytical and ambitious Strategic Finance Associate to join our dynamic team. This crucial role combines analytical skills with strategic thinking, directly impacting our company's financial strategy and operational decisions.

As our second dedicated Strategic Finance hire you will play a pivotal role in building a best in class function providing short and long-term top-line and cost forecasting, key metric analysis and data driven insights. You will work closely with the Strategic Finance Manager, VP of Finance and CFO.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Assist in building and assessing financial budgets and operational planning (headcount planning, incentive structures, GTM strategies, and more)
  • Conducting data-driven analysis to drive business insights and strategic decision-making
  • Help design and monitor key KPIs to drive the business both on a team and company level
  • Ensure the highest level of data accuracy and governance
  • Support investor relations and fundraising activities
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to senior stakeholders

We’d love to hear from you if you have…

  • 3+ years of professional experience in investment banking, private equity, strategic finance, FP&A, or related fields
  • Experience in financial modeling, forecasting processes, and KPIs
  • Demonstrated ability to distill complex issues into structured frameworks and develop concrete action plans
  • Experience problem-solving independently, organizing workload and priorities, and completing tasks on time
  • Experience building relationships and communicating with stakeholders across all levels and functions

We’d be particularly excited if you have…

  • Experience at a high-growth B2B SaaS company
  • Experience working in FP&A software such as Pigment, Anaplan, or equivalent
  • SQL experience

Culture

At Synthesia we’re passionate about building, not talking, planning or politicising. We strive to hire the smartest, kindest and most unrelenting people and let them do their best work without distractions. Our work principles serve as our charter for how we make decisions, give feedback and structure our work to empower everyone to go as fast as possible. You can find out more about these principles here.

Benefits

In addition to being a part of a great team, working in a fun and innovative environment, we offer...

📍 A hybrid setting where you can work from our London office in Soho.

💸 A competitive salary + stock options in our fast-growing Series C start-up.

🍼 Paid parental leave entitling primary caregivers to 16 weeks of full pay, and secondary 5 weeks of full pay

🌴 25 days of annual leave + public holidays in the country where you are based.

🚲 Cycle to work scheme (London).

🥳 Regular socials and company retreats

🏥 Private Medical Insurance (Medical History Disregarded basis) including mental health support, dental & vision, cashback and gym discounts.

👉 A generous referral scheme.

🧓 Our UK Pension provider is People Pension’s and Synthesia contributes 3% and employee contributes 5% on qualifying earnings. We also offer Salary Sacrifice.

💻 Work from home set up.

🚀 A huge opportunity for career growth as you’ll help shape a market-defining product.