VP Finance

Category: Finance Location: San Francisco Job ID: 19806 Date Posted: March 20th, 2020

Our client in the SaaS communications business is looking to hire an exceptional VP Finance with excellent communication and analytical skills who will drive financial rigor into the financial management, reporting and long-term strategic process; also to create procedures and implement systems that enable stage-appropriate finance operations and grow and nurture a best in class team. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The VP Finance will own the finance and accounting function and scale it with the Company.  We are seeking a business strategist with deep experience in finance and accounting who embodies a real passion for operational excellence.  You will be an integral member of the executive team and the key driver and enabler in the development of policies, processes and technology, ensuring rigorous analyses are in place to support decision making.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop complex financial models and strategic scenario planning, prepare budgets and variance analyses
  • Work closely with the Executive Team on strategy, reporting, and budgeting and gives guidance to Company leadership on necessary actions
  • Handle all accounting, tax, treasury functions, and cash management
  • Support financial planning and operation of the company by analyzing its performance and risks
  • Represent the company externally to investors, lenders, and strategic partners
  • Partner with CEO to drive future funding events
  • Retain constant awareness of Company's financial position; act to prevent problems and improve opportunities
  • Establish and oversee the company’s finance and accounting workflows & accounting processes
  • Manage outsourced accountants and work to bring function in-house
  • Build efficient financial reporting process which allows the Company to quickly and transparently report to all stakeholders (Management, Board of Directors, Investors) on our performance
  • Hire, guide and supervise accounting and finance team members

Requirements:

  • 10+ years experience and proven success in a venture-backed business
  • Strong knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles, laws and standard methodologies for a SaaS business
  • Proven track record of building and owning the financial model which led to improving company KPIs and achieving revenue/profitability objectives
  • Track record of supporting an early stage but scaling business from $10M to $60M+
  • Excellent organization, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • BS / BA in business, accounting or another related field
  • CPA, CFA or other meaningful qualification a plus

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