Canoo Technologies Inc.

Director FP&A

Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

About Canoo

 Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo is starting production in 2022 and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.


The “Canoo Way”

 Canoo’s success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other’s back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, innovate and are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


  • Coordinate annual operating plan (budget) process and interim forecast updates 
  • Analyze monthly and quarterly financial results to identify trends and explain variances in revenues, margins, expenses, capital spend and cash flows at a granular level 
  • Oversee the preparation and analysis of monthly management reports and other analytics 
  • Regular dialogue with business unit leaders 
  • Analyze variances, trends, risks and opportunities, performance against budget/forecast/targets, key business drivers and sensitivities 
  • Oversee the preparation of presentations for Senior Management, the Board of Directors, Investor Relations (including quarterly earnings call materials), our lenders, and other external parties 
  • Assist in several external reporting related tasks requiring the parsing of financial data 
  • Maintenance of management reporting structures 
  • Assist in the development of the corporate FP&A team 


In addition, the Director of FP&A may assist in the following areas: 

  • Develop financial models to facilitate product revenue, standard and actual cost and spend analyses 
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost reduction opportunities with operations, HR, regional leaders, etc. 
  • Support the review of strategic corporate initiatives including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other financial activities 
  • Develop pro forma financial and discounted cash flow models, analyze results, and present findings 
  • Perform special projects and other duties as required by the needs of the business 
  • Work with the Finance and Accounting teams to develop and improve the financial reporting and business analysis framework; enhance reporting techniques and tools  
  • Able to work flexible hours as needed during peak times 


  • Bachelors degree required, MBA, CPA or CFA preferred 
  • 10-12 years of relevant experience required 
  • Significant experience creating, tracking, and controlling financial budgets, actual, forecasts and metrics 
  • Advanced knowledge of financial planning business processes and budgeting 
  • Solid knowledge of accounting is required  
  • Demonstrated abilities to drive a team to accomplish goals through strong leadership and process discipline 
  • Experience with one of the Big 4 audit firms a plus but not required 
  • Must be highly computer literate and familiar with modelling and management reporting techniques, advanced excel skills required 
  • Proven ability to source data from accounting and management reporting systems 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to create presentations with great accuracy and timeliness 
  • Must exhibit ownership of the tasks and analysis assigned to him/her, driving towards a resolution of open questions  
  • Familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to create presentations with great accuracy and timeliness 
  • Must exhibit ownership of the tasks and analysis assigned to him/her, driving towards a resolution of open questions  
  • Strong organization and planning skills; attention to detail  
  • Ability to work with regional Finance Directors; ability to interact with staff and executives at all levels throughout the company 
  • Possess maturity and leadership skills; ability to manage junior staff 
  • The individual should be a team player as well as possess a strong sense of ownership for assigned tasks 
  • Should be quick learner and self-starter who has the ability to work both independently and within a team environment and is accustomed to working with tight deadlines 
  • Desire to work in a dynamic, nimble, entrepreneurial, empowered environment, yet one that is committed to best practice and to upholding the expectations of an SEC registrant 


What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting. 


Canoo cares deeply about the safety of all candidates who may be asked to participate in an in-person interview. While the company remains operational, some of our positions are remote, while others require working on-site. Canoo is following the Covid-19 protocols set forth by local state and federal governance and the CDC guidelines. Candidates who are vaccinated will be asked to provide a copy of proof of vaccination upon arrival for the interview. Candidates who are not vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test that is no less than 48 hours old. We ask that you practice hand hygiene, social distance, and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to Covid-19. We appreciate your cooperation with our safety protocols while you explore your future with Canoo!


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