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Strategic Finance Associate

  • Finance
  • Full-time
  • New York, NY
  • Remote friendly

2022-10-14 20:21:22 UTC

About this Role

Summer is looking for an inquisitive financial thinker with an entrepreneurial skill set. As the second finance hire, this role will play an integral part in building out the backbone of Summer’s finance, analytics, and strategic planning organization. This role will place an emphasis on all things start-up finance and will involve working cross functionally to help all company employees make smart financial decisions. From modeling big picture strategic decisions to analyzing cash spend, this individual will work hand in hand with the current Head of Finance and other team members  to help Summer grow responsibly and quickly. 

This individual will have the ability to own a significant portion of the inner financial workings of the Company and be tasked with wearing a different hat each day to support Summer’s rapid growth.  

What You’ll Do

  • FP&A

    • Identify key performance metrics, create visibility, and champion analytical and reporting rigor across the organization

    • Drive forecasting and budget process to ensure responsible allocation of capital 

    • Own relationship with outsourced controller / jr. accounting resources to continually refine financial and accounting practices

  • Strategic Projects

    • Be a strategic thought partner to Summer’s business leaders, modeling out new initiatives and products to guide business decision making

    • Partner with product, technology and operations on new project rollouts

    • Support the refinement of pricing strategy for Summer products and home portfolio

    • Drive creation of quantitative based new market expansion strategy

  • Fundraising

    • Be a key support to Summer venture fundraises, including direct exposure to industry leading investors

    • Drive the closing and management of $100M+ debt facility

    • Support Summer through pitch development and raise of real estate equity for Summer PropCo

    • Own the development and refinement of Summer’s 3 statement model

    • Establish investor relations cadence and build relationships with long-term capital partners

You’ll be a Great Fit if you Have….

  • 2-4 Years Investment Banking or Big 4 Accounting

  • Extremely well versed in understanding cash flows and their impact on the four financial statements

  • Ability to run with ambiguous strategic projects

  • Ability to analyze large data sets

  • Advanced modeling experience

  • Start Up / Real Estate experience a plus

You’ll love working at Summer because of our...

  • Amazing purpose-driven team & culture

  • Competitive salary & stock options

  • Unlimited, flexible PTO for exempt employees

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid maternity & paternity leave

  • Generous home office stipend

  • Company-sponsored meetups & travel perks (Free stays at a Summer home!)


Summer offers a competitive compensation package including a base salary and equity. The range for this role is $100,000.00-$140,000.00 based on experience and qualifications.