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Finance Systems Lead



Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

About Anthropic

Anthropic’s mission is to create reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. We want AI to be safe and beneficial for our users and for society as a whole. Our team is a quickly growing group of committed researchers, engineers, policy experts, and business leaders working together to build beneficial AI systems.

About the role:

We are looking for a Finance Systems Lead to join our Finance & Accounting team at Anthropic. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the implementation, maintenance, and optimization of our financial systems. As we continue to scale, you will optimize our financial tech stack and automate manual processes to build scalable financial systems. This role will work closely with the Finance & Accounting team, as well as cross-functional teams, to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial data, streamline processes, and support the company’s financial goals. If you are looking for an opportunity to have a significant impact on financial operations and systems at our innovative AI company, come support the team on the frontier to making AI safe.


  • Manage the maintenance and optimization of our existing 3rd party financial systems, including Enterprise Resourcing Planning (ERP), Procure-to-Pay (P2P), Order-to-Cash (O2C), Travel & Expense (T&E), Planning, and Tax systems
  • Develop a long-term strategy for our financial tech stack, including build vs. buy decisions
  • Own vendor relationships for financial systems, including price negotiations and decisions to upgrade or purchase new modules or systems
  • Collaborate with the Finance & Accounting team to identify and prioritize system requirements and improvements
  • Develop and maintain documentation for financial systems, including user guides, process flows, and training materials
  • Design and implement financial system workflows, integrations, and automations to enhance efficiency and accuracy
  • Partner on the implementation of a Data Warehouse to centralize financial data from various systems, enabling advanced reporting, analytics, and data-driven decision-making
  • Provide training and support to users of financial systems
  • Monitor system performance, troubleshoot issues, and ensure data integrity
  • Stay up-to-date with industry best practices and emerging technologies in financial systems
  • Act as system administrator for financial systems and control owner for ITGCs

You may be a good fit if you:

  • Have 8+ years of experience in Finance Systems, including experience building and leading a Finance Systems team
  • Have experience with NetSuite ERP and other 3rd party financial systems such as Zip HQ, Brex, Navan, Stripe, Metronome, Anrok, and Pigment
  • Have a strong understanding of financial processes, including accounting, budgeting, and reporting
  • Are proficient in financial analysis and data management tools such as Excel and SQL
  • Have Excellent project management and organization skills
  • Have strong problem-solving and analytical abilities
  • Have excellent communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences

Strong candidates may also:

  • Have Finance or Accounting experience, including optimizing complex financial data workflows and implementing automation solutions for financial processes
  • Have full-stack development expertise to build custom integrations and have experience building production software with a focus on usability
  • Have proficiency in coding languages such as Python and Java
  • Have knowledge of security and privacy best practices

Deadline to apply: None. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The expected salary range for this position is:

Annual Salary:
$230,000$230,000 USD


Location-based hybrid policy: Currently, we expect all staff to be in one of our offices at least 25% of the time. However, some roles may require more time in our offices.

US visa sponsorship: We do sponsor visas! However, we aren't able to successfully sponsor visas for every role and every candidate; operations roles are especially difficult to support. But if we make you an offer, we will make every effort to get you into the United States, and we retain an immigration lawyer to help with this.

We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification. Not all strong candidates will meet every single qualification as listed. Research shows that people who identify as being from underrepresented groups are more prone to experiencing imposter syndrome and doubting the strength of their candidacy, so we urge you not to exclude yourself prematurely and to submit an application if you're interested in this work. We think AI systems like the ones we're building have enormous social and ethical implications. We think this makes representation even more important, and we strive to include a range of diverse perspectives on our team.

Compensation and Benefits*

Anthropic’s compensation package consists of three elements: salary, equity, and benefits. We are committed to pay fairness and aim for these three elements collectively to be highly competitive with market rates.

Equity - On top of this position's salary (listed above), equity will be a major component of the total compensation. We aim to offer higher-than-average equity compensation for a company of our size, and communicate equity amounts at the time of offer issuance.

US Benefits - The following benefits are for our US-based employees:

  • Optional equity donation matching at a 3:1 ratio, up to 50% of your equity grant.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and all your dependents.
  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching.
  • 22 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
  • Stipends for education, home office improvements, commuting, and wellness.
  • Fertility benefits via Carrot.
  • Daily lunches and snacks in our office.
  • Relocation support for those moving to the Bay Area.

UK Benefits - The following benefits are for our UK-based employees:

  • Optional equity donation matching at a 3:1 ratio, up to 50% of your equity grant.
  • Private health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Pension contribution (matching 4% of your salary).
  • 21 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
  • Health cash plan.
  • Life insurance and income protection.
  • Daily lunches and snacks in our office.

* This compensation and benefits information is based on Anthropic’s good faith estimate for this position as of the date of publication and may be modified in the future. Employees based outside of the UK or US will receive a different benefits package. The level of pay within the range will depend on a variety of job-related factors, including where you place on our internal performance ladders, which is based on factors including past work experience, relevant education, and performance on our interviews or in a work trial.

How we're different

We believe that the highest-impact AI research will be big science. At Anthropic we work as a single cohesive team on just a few large-scale research efforts. And we value impact — advancing our long-term goals of steerable, trustworthy AI — rather than work on smaller and more specific puzzles. We view AI research as an empirical science, which has as much in common with physics and biology as with traditional efforts in computer science. We're an extremely collaborative group, and we host frequent research discussions to ensure that we are pursuing the highest-impact work at any given time. As such, we greatly value communication skills. We do not have boundaries between engineering and research, and we expect all of our technical staff to contribute to both as needed.

The easiest way to understand our research directions is to read our recent research. This research continues many of the directions our team worked on prior to Anthropic, including: GPT-3, Circuit-Based Interpretability, Multimodal Neurons, Scaling Laws, AI & Compute, Concrete Problems in AI Safety, and Learning from Human Preferences.

Come work with us!

Anthropic is a public benefit corporation based in San Francisco. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, optional equity donation matching, generous vacation and parental leave, flexible working hours, and a lovely office space in which to collaborate with colleagues.