Indigo: Finance Manager, Planning and Analysis
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Cassandra Ball
Trudi Baker


FINANCE MANAGER planning and analysis

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigos portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and So Paulo, Brazil.


  • Drive financial forecast, yearly budget, and managerial financial reporting
    • Develop and maintain the budget (3 financial statements) and rolling forecasts (P&L and cash forecasting), maintaining a close understanding of the business risks and opportunities
    • Lead implementation of financial planning and consolidation tool
    • Lead the Monthly Management Reporting Pack process
    • Create executive dashboards of key performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance
  • Support the Finance Business Partners colleagues by:
    • Helping with components of projects financial analysis and planning (Debt and Equity financing, new business models, etc.)
    • Providing support to Reporting cube system implementation (New Business models)
    • Support development of 5 Year Plan financials
  • Understand the details and drivers of all the different business models:
    • Develop a deep understanding of the business; attempt to know the business as well as the colleagues you support
    • Maintain knowledge of the budget/forecast to be able to speak to a variety of different crops/strategies/geographies
  • Develop strong partnerships with:
    • Accounting team to align on overall reporting needs and standardized reporting packages, including flux analysis
    • Financial Operations team to optimize the service delivery of standardized reporting


  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills/potential, with strong Excel skills
  • Financial Modeling experience, with strong MS Excel and Power-Point skills
  • Enjoys working cross-functionally in a positive and team-oriented way whether as a project lead or as a contributor
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-starter and desire to learn and develop skill sets
  • Highly organized and able to multitask
  • Takes ownership in work
  • Strong interest in Indigos mission and helping the company to execute to achieve goals


  • 5+ years of work experience in financial analysis, and forecasting
  • Finance, consulting, private equity, or strategy experience
  • Experience using financial planning and consolidation tools
  • Project Management skill is a plus
  • Agriculture experience is a plus

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow. As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.


Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Jesse Deardorff

Our plan is focused on the growers and helping them achieve maximum profitability using a unique set of tools. On top of offering a dynamic product, developing relationships and partnerships with growers will be key to achieving our goals.

Cassandra Ball
Cassandra Ball

I love the lab culture of Indigo. It's great being surrounded by both hard-working and fun-loving people. Most of our experiments are challenging and having the support of coworkers throughout the day really makes it fun for me.

Trudi Baker
Trudi Baker

From the early days when the whole company consisted of less than 20 people, I remember EVERYONE would gather for lively brainstorming sessions, the founder of the company, bench scientists, data scientists, lab techs, an attorney - everyone participated and listened and learned from each other's experiences and opinions. Today Indigo is much larger, but this spirit of open communication and collaboration is still strong. We collaborate through our everyday work, through software like our online innovation exchange where we bounce ideas off each other, and through "hands-on" brainstorming sessions where we learn a new assay and some of the points which are most challenging and can share ideas about how to make it more efficient.