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FP&A Lead



Accounting & Finance
hermosa beach, ca, usa · hermosa beach, ca, usa
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2024
CHAOS Inc. is a global technology company that is delivering next generation capabilities to the defense and critical industrial sectors. Founded in 2022 by a seasoned leadership team, CHAOS has quickly become the place where world-class multi-disciplinary engineers come to build mission-critical technologies. CHAOS has a mission-focused culture, dedicated to solving the toughest technical challenges. Its unique agile engineering approach enables rapid prototyping, while deep partnerships with defense and industry ensure real-world solutions.

Role Overview

The FP&A Lead will interact with every department within the organization; from business operations and engineering. They will also produce documents for outside investors to showcase future plans for the organization. This role will be a key figure within the organization and will be instrumental in owning and building out the FP&A function.


  • Ownership of the FP&A function
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts through financial models, variance analyses, long-term planning, risk/opportunity assessments, and periodic/ad hoc reporting
  • Work on corporate projects and initiatives that impact the entire organization by teaming up with the leadership team to develop
  • Serve as Finance liaison to departments by working closely with them in understanding their business, supporting their initiatives, and general financial inquiries
  • Identify and research variances regarding forecast, budget, and prior-year expenses
  • Review financial reports, presentations, and other management reporting needs
  • Ad-hoc business reporting and analysis as needed
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned
  • Work full-time onsite out of our Hermosa Beach office

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field with 5+ years of professional experience
  • Strong knowledge of accounting/financial/operational principles
  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple important deliverables
  • Comfortable navigating through gray areas without clear solutions
  • Capability to lead projects throughout an organization
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities while maintaining a view of the big picture
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal
  • Self-starter with good time management skills when urgent deadlines need to be met
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with various management levels

Preferred Requirements

  • Masters of Business Administration in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Experience with data visualization, storytelling, and insights to solve complex financial problems
  • Critical thinking skills proven through the ability to synthesize large quantities of complex data into actionable information
  • Experience with ERP systems (NetSuite preferred), financial planning tools, financial systems implementations

Salary range: $130k - $180k

The stated compensation range reflects only the targeted base compensation range and excludes additional earnings such as bonus, equity, and benefits. If your compensation requirements fall outside of the range, we still encourage you to apply.