Sr. Manager, Finance

Irvine, CA

About Us:

Menlo Micro has reinvented one of the most fundamental building blocks of electronic systems – the electronic switch. Menlo Micro’s technology creates a new switch category that eliminates compromises and tradeoffs by combining the benefits of electromechanical and solid-state switches into the best of both worlds with its “Ideal Switch.”

Are you interested in playing a critical, impactful role and work with top electronic systems talent at an exciting startup backed by industry leaders? Do you want to help create truly disruptive and unique products that have the ability to change markets? If you answered yes to both, this may be your opportunity to have a significant impact at a cutting-edge startup with industry-leading technology that will drive electronic systems innovation across a diverse range of industries.

Role Summary & Purpose:

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, you will work in a matrixed organization supporting Menlo’s CFO and executive management teams. You'll work directly with the CFO to provide strategic, operational and transaction support, analysis, monitoring, management, and controls. This will include leading the timely production of strategic/operational plans. You must be able to thrive in a fast-paced and adaptive team environment that is developing innovative technology with an impact on broad industrial and commercial markets. 

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Sr. Manager, Finance opportunity, you will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering or a technical field; an MBA is preferred.
  • 8+ years of related experience, preferably in analytical finance roles such as corporate finance, investment banking, FP&A, or equity analysis.
  • Advanced financial modeling skills, in-depth understanding of financial statements and the ability to build pro forma financial analyses for business planning, as well as various scenario and sensitivity analyses. 
  • Willingness to handle both highly strategic and tactical responsibilities.
  • Strong ability to lead and manage cross-functional teams and develop strong working relationships across all levels of the company.

    You will need:
  • Proven technical, quantitative and critical-thinking skills, high level of independent judgment, initiative and creativity to identify and clearly communicate strategic analyses and key performance drivers to senior management.
  • Willingness to work on site in Irvine, CA.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.

    More About the Role:
  • Manage the FP&A function. Develop and standardize financial planning and analysis models and templates that can be utilized across the company. Ensure financial and business processes and controls are audit ready. Support CFO as needed in preparing monthly financial reporting for management and Board of Directors.
  • Manage various finance-related processes such as the quote-to-cash cycle, treasury function, and AR & AP functions.
  • Manage relationships with managed service provider (MSP) and other third-party vendor relationships, including contract negotiations, active review and analysis of budget/spend, facilitate new purchases and ensure effective utilization of existing products/services.
  • Manage contract administration and other financial administration functions.

Why Join Us

More great reasons to build a career home with us.

Strategic impact
We are a lean organization and take advantage of outsourced partners for pretty much all accounting up to the controller level. However, we believe that the time is right to bring on a professional who will ensure our FP&A function is robust and supports ongoing strong growth. We posted triple-digit sales growth in Q4 2021.

The future is now
Menlo Micro has created an entirely new category of electronic switches with its Ideal Switch technology. We have introduced many new switching products this year that are now being tested and readied for mass deployment in every major industry. We are bringing disruptive changes to the efficiency, reliability, size and cost of the infrastructure and systems that will enable critical advancements in 5G connectivity, electric vehicles, smart grid management, Industry 4.0, and avionics. With roots in the research labs of General Electric and Corning Inc. and backed by GE Ventures, Menlo's Ideal Switch technology is being designed into the $20 billion switch industry. Be a part of the team that's changing the future and optimizing the electrification of everything.

Next-generation technology
Menlo Micro is on a mission to advance the electrification of everything to enable a more sustainable global energy landscape. Menlo Micro has delivered the "holy grail" in next-generation switching technology, impacting billions of electronic devices by making them smaller, more energy-efficient and more connected. Menlo Micro's scalable, cost-effective Ideal Switch solutions enable a 99 percent reduction in size, weight, cost and power, minimizing inefficiencies and improving systems design capabilities to bring innovation and technology ecosystems to fruition. Join us and be part of this unique opportunity to work alongside some of the top engineers in the world.

Make a significant impact
This is your opportunity to have a significant impact working inside an industry-leading company delivering disruptive technology that is enabling the electrification of everything. We're looking for innovative minds that want to be part of creating sustainable solutions that change the world.
Grow and evolve with the best. Our seasoned leadership team has decades of combined experience from successful startups to Fortune 500 companies. We offer our employees unique opportunities to grow and excel in their careers by working on advanced and challenging problems while providing unique technical and organizational growth opportunities. We also offer competitive compensation and a strong slate of benefits.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A CPA and/or MBA.
  • A desire to be a critical problem solver and innovator.
  • Experience in new company or start-up situations.
  • Experience researching, selecting, and implementing automated or cloud-based financial tools.
  • Experience in high technology component manufacturing business.


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