VP of Finance (Brisbane, CA)


We’re looking for a VP of Finance to help scale our company to the next level. You will have the opportunity to work with a talented team driving innovation in the digital savings space.

The successful candidate will be a strategic individual with 7-10 years of managerial accounting and financial management experience in a rapidly growing start-up environment. You consider yourself on a CFO career track. You should be equally capable working effectively as a leader, individual contributor, and executive team member. You have a proven track record of managing complex, high-impact initiatives, be self-motivated and highly organized.

This position reports to the CEO and the role is based at YOU Technology in Brisbane, CA – just south of San Francisco.

Responsibilities

  • Assist CEO in financial planning and results management including strategic modeling, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Understand revenue and cost drivers and define appropriate methods of tracking
  • Work with CEO to set up processes to allow the capitalizing of software development and R&D tax credits as appropriate
  • Direct all aspects of accounting operations, overseeing all transactions related to general ledger, billing and receivables, payables, payroll and financial reporting
  • Analyze and report on company financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs and compliance with budget
  • Review and maintain benchmarks for measuring financial and operating performance
  • Prepare financial analysis for contract negotiations and product investment decisions
  • Develop/maintain all accounting policies and systems
  • Coordinate financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements
  • Manage and build accounting department as needed
  • Oversee all contracts and legal work. Manage outsourced legal counsel, IP attorneys and immigration firm
  • Oversee third party HR, payroll and benefits firm
  • Manage administration of payroll and benefits, 401K, bonus and stock plans
  • Interact with board of directors

Required Skills

  • 7-10+ years of experience in relevant financial leadership roles at a rapidly growing start-up, large-scale consumer web application or leading enterprise software company
  • IPO experience preferred
  • Masters Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business with strong accounting experience
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including GAAP
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems, Netsuite experience a plus
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Working knowledge of short and long term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets and profitability analysis

About You

  • You are an entrepreneurial team player who can multitask in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines
  • You are a self-starter and work without direct supervision to efficiently manage tasks and time
  • You have strong organizational skills and strict attention to detail
  • You are a natural communicator, coach and mentor, you are great at promoting teamwork and understanding between different types of workers and thinkers and can influence direct and indirect reports and peers
  • You have excellent judgement and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • You are energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administrative initiatives
  • You relish the challenge of solving complex problems and strategizing new ways to make a measurable difference
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