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Strategic Finance, Product & Compute



Accounting & Finance, Product
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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 seeking a Strategic Finance, Product & Compute member to join our Finance team at Anthropic. In this role, you will be a key partner to our product and compute teams, providing financial expertise and guidance to support strategic decision-making. As we continue to grow, you will play a crucial role in analyzing financial data, building models, and delivering insights to drive informed business decisions across pricing, packaging, compute spend, and capacity efficiency. This role will work closely with cross-functional teams and collaborate with other members of the finance organization to align product and compute strategies with broader financial considerations. If you are passionate about leveraging financial acumen to support innovation and drive business success at our cutting-edge AI company, join us on the frontier of making AI safe and impactful.


  • Provide expert guidance, recommendations, and influence to product and compute stakeholders on financial strategies, investments, and resource allocation decisions, leveraging an in-depth understanding of the company's financials
  • Partner cross-functionally to drive analysis, build financial models, and recommend business decisions across a variety of areas, such as pricing and packaging, business expansion, compute spend, and capacity efficiency
  • Prepare and deliver clear, concise, and insightful financial reports, analyses, and forecasts, highlighting key trends, risks, and opportunities to facilitate informed decision-making to stakeholders and executives
  • Collaborate with other members of strategic finance, FP&A, and accounting counterparts, helping to align product and compute with broader financial strategies and considerations
  • Establish and implement reporting dashboards and scorecards to track key operational and financial metrics

You may be a good fit if you have:

  • 7+ years in experience across strategic finance, product finance, compute finance, private equity, growth equity, venture capital, consulting, and investment banking
  • Exceptional analytical skills with an ability to synthesize data into compelling insights and develop / maintain complex financial operating models
  • Extraordinary problem-solving and critical thinking abilities to navigate complex financial challenges
  • Comfort working cross-functionally and are adept at communicating complex financial information to non-finance audiences
  • Excitement about working in a fast paced, dynamic environment and adapt well to change
  • Possess a bias towards action, strong work ethic, and have experience driving operational outcomes under tight timelines
  • Strong relationship building, business judgment, process management, and communication skills
  • Passion about Anthropic's mission to build safe, transformative AI systems

Strong candidates may also have:

  • A combination of 3+ years in strategic finance, paired with several years prior across private equity, growth equity, venture capital, consulting, and investment banking
  • Experience with consumption based and/or complex business models
  • High knowledge of and interest in cloud computing infrastructure
  • Background in AI, ML, or related technologies

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 - For eligible roles, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 headquartered 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.