Karma Automotive

Senior Analyst, Finance Program and Planning

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Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising. 


We promise to deliver our customers beautiful cars with high-technology and clean propulsion, and a memorable customer experience.


If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk.


The Senior Analyst, Finance Program and Planning is responsible for financial analysis, forecast, budgeting and modeling in support of the Engineering function of the company.   This role requires an understanding of the engineering development plans and the related hiring, project spend and engineering bill of materials estimates for the engineering areas and programs.  This is a highly interactive role that requires close collaboration with engineering to prepare financial plans, monitor performance, and take corrective action as necessary.  This role is also responsible for preparing the financial analysis for business cases, working with the engineering team to ensure appropriate use of company resources.


This position is located in our Costa Mesa office.


Financial Planning

  • Manage the financial planning process which includes regular forecasting, and annual budgeting for the assigned areas of engineering
  • Own the entire budget process, ensuring adherence to timelines, ensuring all budgets are accurate, comprehensive, and completed on time for the assigned business areas
  • Assist in the tracking to business plan. Including identification of key risks and opportunities in achieving strategic objective
  • Work closely with Accounting team to ensure actual costs are appropriately captured
  • Work closely with the responsible business areas by providing cost center and program-related management reports including budgets, commitments, actuals and variances to plan.
  • Support the engineering team in preparing the financial analysis for business cases, ensuring development projects meet required financial measures (cash flow, payback, NPV, ROI, etc.). Ensure finance prospective is considered in key decisions including make versus buy, strategic sourcing, and long-term development project alternatives. 
  • Perform monthly allocations to cost centers, and participate in the development of allocation templates and models.


  • BA / BS in Accounting, Business, or Economics - Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial planning or program finance.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to communicate the information in a clear and concise way.
  • High energy, willing to work in dynamic, fast-paced organization
  • Strong team skills, an ability to work well with others, and to deliver on commitments.
  • Process-improvement mindset, focused on efficiency, cost reduction, and simplification
  • Software skills: Advanced Excel and PowerPoint. Access

NO 3rd Parties, Principles Only, Please


Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions. Relocation assistance is available.


Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.




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