Strategic Finance - Senior Associate (EMEA FP&A

  • Location
    • Amsterdam
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 24, 2021
  • Function
  • Finance
  • Sector
  • Mobility

Who is Bird

Bird is on a mission to bring environmentally friendly transportation to everyone. Our products, services, and people share one common goal: to make cities more livable by reducing gas-powered car usage, lowering carbon emissions, and improving the safety of all road users.

We are relentless in our pursuit of better—for our riders, for our partners, for our employees, and for future generations. Our award winning electric vehicles help millions of riders take carbon-free trips in more than 300 cities globally. And our teams push boundaries and challenge the status quo in pursuit of a brighter future.

As a Senior Associate, you will be an instrumental contributor as we build finance and accounting in a global, hyper growth environment. You will provide financial perspective, accountability and play a critical role in our Global FP&A team. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable operating with extremely high standards while also supporting a business that is scaling globally with high innovation and capital requirements.


  • Be a business partner to local EMEA operations teams and apply business acumen and financial insights to assist with decision making across hiring, program launches, product launches, city operations, and vehicle development
  • Support with the development of key strategic and business presentations for top management and ability present to executives in a clear and concise manner and provide actionable recommendations
  • Be the Subject Matter Expert on P2P, systems and controls for EMEA operations generating business units to better understand deltas between forecast/budget vs. actuals
  • Partner with accounting to provide input on management reporting needs, support month-end close and internal / external audits
  • Support Manager of FP&A in monthly financial analysis, forecasting and reporting of full EMEA P&L
  • Assist Manager of FP&A in driving profitability in the EMEA region and conduct ROI assessments on potential new market and product launches
  • Build and leverage financial planning systems for budgeting and forecasting
  • Manage EMEA forecasts, headcount plans, and business stakeholder relationships from top to bottom of the organization
  • Proactively partner with cross-functional stakeholders to identify financial drivers & maintain the highest level of data quality
  • Build sophisticated in-depth financial models from scratch to enable business planning and decision-making
  • Think strategically and help with tactical execution using the models to aid in decision making, overall company strategy, and worldwide operations
  • Be a founding member of the team building the financial backbone for Bird’s operational maturity endeavors
  • Organize and facilitate meetings and workshops with all levels of the organization
  • Be creative, adaptive, and eager to learn new technical skill sets


  • 4+ years of progressive work experience in public technology company or high-growth environment (years may be substituted with investment banking, private equity or accounting experience)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or in a related discipline

Preferred Qualifications

  • Public company FP&A experience and transitioning from a private to public company a huge plus
  • Proficiency working with FP&A systems such as Planful, Adaptive Insights or similar financial planning software
  • Proficiency with NetSuite or similar ERP system
  • Ability and genuine excitement to partner with and advise business leaders
  • Demonstrated experience in financial modeling, forecasting, analysis, and financial reporting
  • Ability to work independently, effectively handle multiple competing priorities and manage deadlines under pressure
  • Strong communication skills, able to share ideas and collaborate with team members
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and thrives in a fast paced, evolving environment
  • Passionate about connecting and cooperating with colleagues across cultures and time zones, developing new ideas cooperatively and working as a member of an effective team
  • Fluent English speaker, additional languages is a plus

Culture at Bird

We’re an ambitious, smart and open-minded team that is passionate about our mission. Each day is unlike the last, as we’re constantly moving forward, challenging each other, and working together to create the future of micro-mobility.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare package, childcare support, pre-tax spending accounts, mental health resources, a work from home stipend, a wellness stipend, and a whole host of other out of the box benefits that meet you where you are.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.