2021-10-12 Google Operations Center
Chief Financial Officer
Palo Alto, California, United States

About Wing: 

Wing is reshaping the future of delivery. We are an on-demand drone delivery service that can deliver food, medicine or other items within minutes. We’ve also developed an unmanned traffic management platform to safely route drones through the sky. Our service is faster, safer and produces far less pollution than traditional delivery. Originally created in 2012 within X, the Moonshot Factory, Wing is now an Alphabet company.

About the Role: 

The Chief Financial Officer will provide financial and strategic leadership during Wing’s next phase of exponential growth. The role will be based in Palo Alto. The ideal candidate is a business leader first, providing strategic direction; and a finance specialist second, leading all finance-related activities. We seek a strategic partner who will advise and influence stakeholders as appropriate, design and implement finance processes, and monitor and adjust them to achieve extraordinary business results. Specifically, this person will oversee Financial Planning & Analysis, Financial Accounting & Controls and Corporate Development. They will have a deep understanding of business drivers and success metrics, and the ability to deliver results amidst ambiguity. The CFO will partner closely with the leadership team, Alphabet and our Board of Directors to drive ambitious growth goals. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Serve as a strategic partner and financial advisor to the CEO, leadership team and Board to shape the overall direction for Wing 
  • Provide functional leadership to make finance a strategic asset, by building the team’s capability to provide senior management with insightful and actionable data, and effectively monitor and analyze financial results
  • Doggedly campaign for Wing’s needs, being an advocate for the financial resources we need
  • Own internal and external financial and investor relationships
  • Build a world class finance organization by hiring, inspiring, and leading a strong team. Coach and develop a team to meet business priorities and goals
  • Partner with Alphabet finance teams to leverage their knowledge and execute on pan-Alphabet programs 
  • Build and execute financing strategy to meet the company’s near and long term objectives
  • Oversee the strategy and implementation of key financial processes, programs, and tools that enable Wing to achieve ambitious goals
    • Oversee annual budgeting, monthly forecast reporting and reviews, P&L and cash forecasting and generally helping the business closely manage their investments
    • Identify, develop and execute analysis of business initiatives, product launches and/or new service offerings
    • Ensure our financials are accurate, on time and meet the financial control & reporting requirements of our Board and investors
  • Explore new investment opportunities and provide recommendations on potential returns and risks

What You’ll Need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 15+ years of finance experience and 5+ years of exceptional track record of inspiring, leading, and scaling finance teams in a high-growth environment
  • Has served as CFO or divisional CFO in a scaled technology company
  • Experience with both small, entrepreneurial and larger established companies
  • Proven success in taking a business through scale and building out finance programs to support that growth 
  • Ability to prioritize and thrive in a highly ambiguous environment with competing demands -- applying discretion, common sense and good judgment 
  • Well developed situational judgement and risk management experience
  • A track record of personal accountability, strong work ethic, integrity, and achieving results through influence
  • Strong executive presence, including excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships
  • Strategic Orientation, ability to see beyond the numbers and serve as a true voice regarding strategic matters facing the organization 
  • Large-scale program and project management

Bonus: 

  • Experience leading finance internationally and general familiarity with financial approaches outside of US
  • Track record of success in both hardware and software environments
  • Past exposure to highly regulated environments
  • Experience in aviation, transportation or delivery businesses
At Wing, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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