Director – Strategic Finance
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours

51-200 employees

Developing advanced computing engines for progress and discovery
Company Overview
Lightmatter is a pioneering company that is at the forefront of developing photonic computers, which have the potential to outperform traditional electronic computers in speed and energy efficiency. Their work culture encourages curiosity and exploration, fostering an environment where employees can push the boundaries of what is technologically possible. As industry leaders in this emerging field, they offer a unique competitive advantage and the opportunity to be part of a team that could redefine computing.
AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding





Boston, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Financial analysis
Finance & Banking
  • Proven experience (12+ years) in high-performing finance roles, preferably within the semiconductor or hardware industry, in corporate finance
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline; MBA and/or CFA preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic financial planning, analysis, and scenario modeling. Expert in financial modeling
  • Demonstrated experience building robust processes and developing an FP&A function
  • Experience with IPO readiness preferred
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret financial data, and provide strategic insights
  • Effective communication and presentation skills, with the ability to clearly convey complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders; comfortable interacting with executives, investors and employees at all levels. Strong leadership presence
  • Sound decision-making abilities and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and understand the nuances of operating in a small company with big aspirations
  • Lead the FP&A function, partnering with department and executive leaders on P&L management
  • Develop operating plans, budgets, and forecasts aligned with Lighmatter's strategic objectives
  • Conduct ad hoc financial analysis and scenario modeling. Influence strategic initiatives and decision making through financial insights
  • Implement process improvements and tools to upgrade accuracy and ability to generate meaningful insights from financial data
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and financial metrics to assess the company's financial health and identify areas for improvement
  • Prepare reports and presentations for cross-functional executives. Support departmental leaders with business analysis and spending insights
  • Lead company-wide internal financial reporting, including budget vs. actuals and other dashboards
  • Drive cross-functional initiatives to improve systems, and automation to help scale the business
  • Support headcount planning and management, partnering with the People Team
  • Build out the FP&A function as needed to support a growing business