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Head of Finance

Finance | San Francisco, Bay Area, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

RIOS is a technology company helping global customers automate their factories, warehouses, and supply chain operations by deploying a new class of AI-powered and dexterous robots. RIOS robots handle hard-to-automate tasks, typically requiring human-level dexterity, in unstructured environments. RIOS is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has a pilot facility in San Carlos, CA. More information is available at

The Role:

With the advent of customers across geographical locations, supply chain network, sales pipeline, and revenues, our business is becoming increasingly complex. Thus, RIOS is looking for a financial guru and math wiz who is very good at building forecasting models, synthesizing data, and developing strategic insights for such a complex business to guide product and business decisions. This is a highly cross-functional role, involving close partnership across a number of finance functions (including Accounting, Tax, Operations, etc.) as well as business teams (including Product Management, Marketing, Product Strategy, and Engineering). The ideal candidate is a strong analytical and strategic thinker who will be working closely with the leadership team in architecting the financial engine that will drive business results. This job is a high visibility role that will receive a lot of attention from our investors and board members.


  • Building forecasting models and productivity frameworks to translate data into actionable insights that drive strategic company decisions
  • Lead total company bookings, revenue and operating expense planning and forecasting
  • Roll up your sleeves and develop annual operating plans, quarterly and monthly financial forecasts
  • Work closely and provide leadership to our external accounting and tax firms 
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), analyzing trends, and working with the leadership team to enhance global financial and operational performance
  • Advise on strategic financial matters that focus on growth opportunities, expense control, and on profitability of the business. Identify trends and resulting implications, propose key actions and strategic implications
  • Prepare management reporting / dashboards for executives - analyze results, synthesize business KPIs, assess business risk and operating performance, and timely communicate risks and opportunities to management


  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics or other relevant field
  • 3+ years of related experience in a key role within a Finance organization 
  • An accounting genius
  • Proven experience developing forecasting models and familiarity with the startup lingo and metrics that startups deeply care about (e.g., CAC, LTV:CAC, IRR, NRE, etc.)
  • Proven experience applying concepts, best practices and procedures of financial planning and analysis for hardware startup companies
  • Experience with software platforms like QuickBooks, HubSpot, Salesforce, NetSuite, Tableau, etc.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and stay nimble through growth and change


  • Competitive salary package & Stock options for every employee
  • Healthcare + dental + vision insurance plans
  • 401(k) plan
  • Free lunch
  • Flexible time off & paid holidays
  • Social events + happy hours + team parties