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Finance Business Partner

Mukilteo, WA · Accounting/Finance

Zap Energy is a fast-growing company that is developing technology to make fusion energy a reality. Zap Energy has rethought the fusion status quo by removing magnets, developing the smallest, most economical, and most scalable fusion reactor.

As part of a growing Finance & Accounting team, Zap is seeking a Finance Business Partner who will partner with our Science and Technology leaders to provide effective finance and business operations support. Leveraging your financial analysis background and strong communication skills, you will lead the teams in the development and achievement of robust financial plans. You will be a part of a tightly knit finance and accounting team and influential in the development of Zap’s business operations processes and our pursuit of clean energy.


  • Provide Business Operations and Finance support to one or multiple of Zap’s departments
  • Lead Engineering and Science teams in the development of financial forecasts
  • Conduct monthly financial outlook updates
  • Establish operational and financial metrics used to drive financial performance
  • Provide detailed actuals analysis
  • Perform Purchase Order reviews and invoice reconciliations
  • Conduct variance analysis reviews
  • Establish financial policies and controls

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, Finance, Accounting or another analytical field
  • 6+ years of financial analysis experience
  • Financial Planning experience (e.g., month-end outlooks, long range plans)
  • Team player with excellent communications skills and positive outlook
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems, implement process improvements
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; strong Excel skills, preferred
  • High level of professionalism and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience in a startup or other rapid growth industries is desired
  • Dedicated to learning and continued development
Desired Skills:
  • Experience in Product Cost Modelling and/or Cost Estimating
  • Experience providing financial support to Research & Development and/or Manufacturing teams
  • Experience with ERP implementations

Benefits of joining Zap Energy:
While doing meaningful work is rewarding, we also offer a competitive total rewards package including compensation and benefits.

Zap Energy is building a low-cost, compact and scalable fusion energy platform that confines and compresses plasma without the need for expensive and complex magnetic coils. Zap’s sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch technology offers the shortest potential path to commercially viable fusion and requires orders of magnitude less capital than traditional approaches. Zap Energy has over 60 employees in two facilities near Seattle and is backed by leading financial and strategic investors.   Zap Energy is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations. 

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