Head of Financial Planning & Analysis at Chowbus

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Chowbus is a fast growing, well-funded food startup headquartered here in Chicago on a mission to help diners to discover new and exquisite dishes, and to give traditional mom and pop restaurants a fighting chance to succeed without compromising who they truly are. By building a super app, our goal is to be the one stop shop for everything related to food.

If you’re a proactive and self-motivated person, this is the role for you. Progressive experience in

financial reporting, quantitative analysis and strategic modeling is required, as well as the ability to

interact with all levels of management and cross-functional teams in a dynamic and fast-paced

environment, both internally and externally.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of metrics, operating cadence, and key FP&A activities
  • Apply business judgment and financial insights to assist with decision making across product launches and city operations
  • Proactively identify and surface key business trends and conduct deep dives to pinpoint root

causes; work with stakeholders to drive impactful initiatives

  • Build sophisticated in-depth financial models from scratch with a focus on ROI, profitability and cost control
  • Provide analytical and strategic support on key FP&A deliverables (e.g., annual budgeting, financial projections, and Board of Directors meeting preparation) as well as on ad hoc analyses
  • Build and develop a team of 1-2 analysts from the ground up to support the fast growth of the business


Who We Are Looking for:

  • 7+ years of relevant experience in FP&A, corporate finance and related areas; preferably in tech(marketplace)/venture backed/growth stage startup
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related experience
  • Analytical background working directly in an FP&A, Strategic Finance or Business Operations environment
  • Organized, strategically focused, detail oriented, self-starter
  • Proven leadership and ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
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55 E Jackson Blvd. Suite 450, Chicago, IL 60605

An Insider's view of Chowbus

What's something quirky about your company?

Everything here truly revolves around authentic food. For lunch, employees make subsidized orders through our own platform that are delivered directly to the office. Coworkers might bring in interesting snacks they've found, or samples of new items from our grocery service or desserts for birthdays! There is no shortage of ways to try new cuisines!


Sr. Software Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

No day is the same at Chowbus! My days are typically spent working with teams to analyze and diagnose different areas of the business and implementing solutions to improve it. I typically start my days around 8:30am and finish my work when I feel good about the progress I have made.

Matt Jones

Head of Central Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

There are many opportunities to advance and make change within the company. Leadership does a great job of developing employees' skills and providing feedback towards our goals, setting people up for growth and future success. You truly can play a large role in helping to shape the future of this company, while growing yourself.

Michael Gross

Operations Analyst

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We don’t say no to any idea, we truly evaluate any employee’s idea. Our strategy is not from the top down, it's from the bottom up, the teams that work with our customers everyday have the most knowledge of what our customers want and that is where the innovation and best ideas come from. We love jamming and creating new ideas with each other!

Linxin Wen


What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Chowbus has been growing super fast, I joined the company when it was a “small” start-up, now we’ve expanded to more than 20+ cities, it’s inspiring while challenging. For our team, we are trying our best to make sure marketing gives adequate supports to each region, and make efforts to make more people aware of this amazing delivery app.

Cindy Yang

Marketing Manager

What are Chowbus Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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