Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Sr. Financial Analyst, Operations

Join a high-performance operations finance team at a high tech company experiencing rapid growth. Prepare insightful financial reports, models and analysis to guide better business decisions for worldwide operations. Partner with senior management and operations to establish budgets, measure performance, and provide timely feedback. Lead and collaborate on projects that range between accounting, operations, and/or finance-focus, and require willingness to stretch knowledge and expertise based on the needs of the organization.

Help evolve processes and available reporting to support nLIGHT’s expanding worldwide businesses. You need to be a motivated, hands-on professional who likes to be involved in a wide variety of projects as the business grows. We are seeking a team player with very high personal and professional values, strong work ethic and positive attitude.


  • Financial Reporting - Analyze financial performance and prepare reporting packages that help management run their operations more efficiently and effectively. Review trends and accounting packages to ensure accuracy.
  • Cost Modeling – Create and maintain models for products and production flows to forecast results and measure actuals. Partner with Operations groups, Product Engineering, and Senior Management to drive key assumptions.
  • Analysis - Evaluate business decisions and investment opportunities including expansion options. Help management maximize profit contribution for existing and new product opportunities.
  • Planning, Forecasting, and Budget Management Support – Ensure timely preparation of annual budget and forecasts, working with operations management and driving/documenting assumptions. Analyze spending and approve requests to aid in budget management.
  • Lead departmental and cross-functional teams to complete system implementations, process improvements, automation and streamlining efforts.
  • Provide leadership and facilitate discussions that lead to better decisions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or similar field. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in a corporate finance or operations finance organization, ideally in high-tech, semiconductor or other manufacturing company.
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to communicate complex information to management.
  • High standards for quality, accuracy, and attention to detail. Prior experience preparing schedules or analytics for financial audit a plus.
  • Power user of Microsoft Excel and ERP systems. Ability to work with large volumes of data and developing reporting using query-based reporting tools.
  • Good understanding of US GAAP and demonstrated ability to partner with Accounting, IT, and Operation groups to achieve corporate goals.
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple high-priority projects on schedule
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and natural curiosity
  • Must enjoy new challenges, investigating root cause of issues, streamlining work, identifying areas for improvement and following through to drive related changes.

nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, a Foreign Person (that is, not a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident) must be eligible for a deemed export license under the US Department of Commerce and/or the US Department of State.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or age. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please see these government posters: “EEO is the Law” and its accompanying temporary supplement.  If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 566-4460 or

About nLIGHT
nLIGHT is a rapidly growing vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, microelectronics and defense applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers based on industry-leading semiconductor laser and optical fiber technology. nLIGHT is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with additional sites in North America, Asia and Europe. nLIGHT lasers are not only changing the way things are made, but what can be made.

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