VP Strategic Finance

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2024. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercialising the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.

The VP Strategic Finance will be a key senior executive reporting to the CFO.  The role is based either in the San Francisco/Bay Area or in London. Core responsibilities include leading the fundraising, IR, corporate finance, and financial planning functions. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, aspires to bring structure to the unstructured, and enjoys collaborating with others in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

As part of a small team within an exciting and rapidly growing business, the VP Strategic Finance will have the opportunity to apply their skills to a broad range of diverse and exciting challenges and make a big impact to the business.

Responsibilities include:

  • Driving the fundraising process end to end (Series C planned in H2 2022, additional equity and debt raises to follow);
  • Leading Investor Relations function;
  • Supporting executive decision making through analysis and reporting;
  • Evaluating and executiving M&A and strategic partnership opportunities;
  • Overseeing FP&A activity and linking that to our capital strategy and longer term strategic planning;
  • Preparing materials for Board of Directors and other governance meetings.

Knowledge, experience and qualifications

Essential
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a 2:1 degree (Finance, Mathematics, Economics or related quantitative discipline);
- 10+ years of Corporate Finance experience in a high growth hardware company, or combination of corporate Finance/FP&A/investment banking consulting/audit;
- Experience building and leading teams in rapidly growing hardware growth companies;
- Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills: able to work across organization and geographies, while influencing peers and more senior colleagues an ability to work seamlessly with other teams;
- Relevant system experience (NetSuite, Excel, PowerPoint etc);
- Strong communication skills and experience distilling and presenting complex financial analyses into action-oriented recommendations;
- Ability to proactively identify and develop insights which would be valuable to support the decision making;
- Ability to see big picture and balance priorities in a dynamic, rapidly growing organization;
- A high level of attention to detail and professional integrity;
- A genuine passion for the company’s mission and excited by the future of electric aviation.

Preferred
- Prior experience in cleantech, aviation/aerospace or similar engineering environment;
- Priori experience going through an IPO process;
- Prior professional strategic finance experience in a listed entity. 

Diversity and Inclusion

As a young company in the aviation industry, we need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity.

Description

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2024. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercialising the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.

The VP Strategic Finance will be a key senior executive reporting to the CFO.  The role is based either in the San Francisco/Bay Area or in London. Core responsibilities include leading the fundraising, IR, corporate finance, and financial planning functions. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, aspires to bring structure to the unstructured, and enjoys collaborating with others in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

As part of a small team within an exciting and rapidly growing business, the VP Strategic Finance will have the opportunity to apply their skills to a broad range of diverse and exciting challenges and make a big impact to the business.

Responsibilities include:

  • Driving the fundraising process end to end (Series C planned in H2 2022, additional equity and debt raises to follow);
  • Leading Investor Relations function;
  • Supporting executive decision making through analysis and reporting;
  • Evaluating and executiving M&A and strategic partnership opportunities;
  • Overseeing FP&A activity and linking that to our capital strategy and longer term strategic planning;
  • Preparing materials for Board of Directors and other governance meetings.

Knowledge, experience and qualifications

Essential
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a 2:1 degree (Finance, Mathematics, Economics or related quantitative discipline);
- 10+ years of Corporate Finance experience in a high growth hardware company, or combination of corporate Finance/FP&A/investment banking consulting/audit;
- Experience building and leading teams in rapidly growing hardware growth companies;
- Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills: able to work across organization and geographies, while influencing peers and more senior colleagues an ability to work seamlessly with other teams;
- Relevant system experience (NetSuite, Excel, PowerPoint etc);
- Strong communication skills and experience distilling and presenting complex financial analyses into action-oriented recommendations;
- Ability to proactively identify and develop insights which would be valuable to support the decision making;
- Ability to see big picture and balance priorities in a dynamic, rapidly growing organization;
- A high level of attention to detail and professional integrity;
- A genuine passion for the company’s mission and excited by the future of electric aviation.

Preferred
- Prior experience in cleantech, aviation/aerospace or similar engineering environment;
- Priori experience going through an IPO process;
- Prior professional strategic finance experience in a listed entity. 

Diversity and Inclusion

As a young company in the aviation industry, we need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity.

Responsibilities

Requirements

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