Director of Strategic Finance (Remote)

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About Ladder 

Ladder is life insurance built to be instant, simple, and smart. Life insurance is a fundamentally good product for families and communities. Unfortunately, the traditional life insurance process is unnecessarily burdensome, involving in-person meetings with agents, physical paperwork, and 6-8 weeks of waiting. This outdated process has resulted in a $16 trillion coverage gap in the United States.  We are a growing team of innovators going after this huge market by putting the user at the center of product design. We've combined a simple, online application with automatic, real-time underwriting to make instant decisions and provide on-the-spot coverage.

About the role 

This role is responsible for proactively remaining abreast of changes in the private equity market and its impacts to Ladder’s strategy, including both short-term and long-term plans. This role will ultimately report directly to the CFO, but will work closely beside the CEO, Biz Ops, and Finance to support strategic decision making through financial modeling and analysis. This role will also help to refine and improve key aspects of our long-term operating model with the goal of creating strategic clarity through strategic planning and forecasting.

How you'll make a difference
  • Build financial models, conduct financial analysis, and create business metrics in support of company fundraising, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions
  • Lead financial planning, partnering with leaders throughout the company to position the business for future success
  • Act as a strategic partner to business leaders to lead complex financial modeling and business analyses
  • Understand and create enterprise awareness of business impact from decisions, strategic initiatives and related business model changes
  • Leverage external perspectives and shareholder insights to inform long-term strategic opportunities and financial analyses
  • Drive ongoing assessment of company’s capital structure and capital markets opportunities to optimize the company’s cost of capital
Who you are
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, economics  or related field of study
  • 8+ years of progressive responsibilities related to financial planning, M&A, investment banking and or strategic modeling
  • Deep knowledge of private equity markets
  • Exceptional analytics and strong attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate complicated ideas to audiences with various levels of knowledge on the topics
  • Ability to work cooperatively and successfully with employees, customers, and other outside third parties.
  • Ability to drive change and be resilient to successfully handle pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to lead and manage through influence in a hybrid/remote work model

Whether you work in our beautiful office in Palo Alto or remotely, Ladder is highly collaborative and fun. To support you in your role, we offer fantastic perks and benefits that reflect our mission of care and support, including:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage | We offer competitive healthcare, dental and vision plans for you and your family.
  • Flexible paid time off | Take the time that you need to rest and recharge, including our week-long winter holiday closure. 
  • Stock options | We offer competitive stock option packages to participate in the success of building Ladder, including an extended option exercise window of 7 years after two years with Ladder.
  • A rewarding 401k match program | We'll match up to 4% of your contributions as you save for your retirement goals.
  • Ladder Fit Program | Your health matters. That’s why Ladder provides reimbursement of up to $50 a month for wellness-related expenses.
  • Commuter benefits | When you work from the office, you will receive pre-tax benefits for your commute and free parking.
  • A stocked, beautiful new office | Located in downtown Palo Alto, our office was specifically designed to accommodate all working styles. We've invested in technology to support our hybrid team, plus we provide office snacks and daily catered lunches so that team members can work well and have fun together.
  • Paid parental leave | We think it's crucial that new parents have time to adjust to their new lives without worrying about work, so we provide all parents inclusive of birthing, adoption, or fostering ten weeks of paid baby bonding.
  • Work-from-home flexibility and support | We recognize that everyone's homelife is different and support remote and hybrid work. Upon joining, we provide a one-time remote office stipend for all team members and then a monthly stipend to cover WFH costs such as the internet.
  • Fun company-wide events | Whether we work locally or remotely, we genuinely enjoy spending time together. That’s why we plan fun virtual and in-person events to let loose and laugh.

Ladder is building a diverse team of talented and enthusiastic people. We are an equal opportunity workplace. At Ladder, differences are celebrated and supported to benefit our people, product, and community. Let us know why you're interested in this position and what unique contributions you can make to the Ladder team. We look forward to hearing from you.


More Information on Ladder
Ladder operates in the Consumer Web industry. The company is located in Palo Alto, CA. Ladder was founded in 2015. It offers perks and benefits such as Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees, Open door policy, Team owned deliverables and Team based strategic planning. To see all 2 open jobs at Ladder, click here.
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