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Director of Finance

Jeenie

Jeenie

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Director of Finance

Director of Finance

Director of Finance

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Company sees Finance not as a vertical function which sits in its own silo on the org chart, but as an area of business expertise that runs horizontally across all of our departments to search for patterns of performance and opportunities for improvement and increased efficiency based on what the numbers say. As the Director of Finance, you will design, model, and present financial reports for Jeenie and proactively identify trends and impacts on the business to inform decisions. As a partner to the business, you will help advance team objectives and business outcomes by interpreting, communicating, and applying financial analyses. This role will be valued and rewarded for business operations partnership, financial modeling, critical thinking, accurate financial reporting, and the desire to help drive strategic change and deliver on financial commitments. This team member will be valued and rewarded for their integrity and keeping leadership informed at all times on the “true story” as told by the numbers, while always keeping an incessantly positive attitude.

ABOUT SUCCESS IN THE POSITION

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Financial Reporting

  • Cash flow: Manage cash flow, working capital, and liquidity to support daily operations.
  • Implement strategies to optimize cash reserves and investments.
  • Income Statement/Balance Sheet: Prepare accurate financial statements/reports/presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • KPI Dashboards: maintain a monthly KPI dashboard that provides investors with a clear and concise overview of the company's financial performance, and addressing questions and providing explanations as needed.


Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with tax filings and regulatory/other requirements

Budgets

  • Complete monthly/quarterly/annual budgeting and forecast processes Revenue Projections, Department Expense Projections, and Operating Cash Flow projections
  • Work with Commercial Teams (Client Development and Client Experience) to build Revenue Projections
  • Develop and maintain templates and presentations to be used in order to support the revenue forecasting process
  • Provide monthly mix analysis to explain variances between actual and forecasted revenue
  • Work directly with Department heads to build annual expense budgets
  • Develop and maintain templates and presentations to be used throughout the organization to support the review of the annual operating plan and strategic plan.
  • Consolidate projections and review and present multi-year forecasts, strategic initiatives, and opportunities to improve financial performance.
  • Reconcile Department budgets with actual spending vs. budgeted expenses
  • Identify operating efficiencies to optimize department expenses

Data Analysis and Synthesis

  • Run what-if scenario analysis to show the implications of different business operational and strategic paths
  • Work with Department Heads to examine their Department performance indicators and re-engineer their growth drivers to ask hard questions, challenge assumptions, and drive important decisions
  • Client Pricing - work with Commercial Teams (Client Development, Client Experience) and Product on pricing analysis and optimization
  • Gross Margin analysis - work with Linguists Experience and Engineering team on Cost of Goods Sold analysis and optimization
  • Prepare presentations for the Executive Team and Board of Directors to highlight financial trends and summarize business plans
  • Initiate and support annual benchmarking studies and other profitability analysis

Finance Operations

  • Design and implement future state processes for all finance functions, including Order-to-Cash (AR), Procure-to-Pay (AP), and Treasury
  • Optimize use of current financial reporting software (Quickbooks) to automate current state processes
  • Work with Data Operations (Data Engineer and DevOps) to optimize client invoicing and payment processes

Ad Hoc

  • Participate in due diligence work and analysis around M&A, capital raises and debt refinancing
  • Size potential market opportunities and revenue impact for new product development and innovation, along with associated market expansion.

ABOUT YOU

Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies

    • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting; MBA, CPA or CFA is a plus
    • 5+ years of experience in FP&A; background in technology space and/or private equity and/or consulting transaction services
    • Essential: Proven ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize data from various sources to provide insights and recommendations
    • Experience with working in finance in a digital marketplace, understanding how to weigh supply and demand, and the implications to pricing and load balancing
    • Very strong business acumen and track record of solving complex business problems
    • Highly collaborative, team-oriented approach
    • Advanced written and verbal communication skills with superior presentation skills
    • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
    • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced environment and unwilling to accept status quo if something can be done better
    • Strong sense of ownership on issues and following through to completion
    • Advanced proficiency with data analysis tools, such as Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Power BI
    • Advanced proficiency with presentation software, such as PowerPoint and Google Slides

ABOUT Jeenie

Jeenie is a virtual interpreting platform that connects users to a video or audio call with live, qualified interpreters for on-demand language assistance. Our global community of interpreters, located in over 140 countries, is available to help clients 24/7 in over 300 languages. Clients access Jeenie from any smartphone, tablet or computer, as well as through third-party integrations with platforms such as Zoom.

We believe language is a Basic Human Right. We’re on a mission to eliminate language barriers and ensure equitable access in healthcare, education, refugee and immigration support, legal services, and government, as well as facilitate business and social conversations.

Join Our Team!

As an innovative, young tech company, we are in an exceptional position to expand our peer-to-peer marketplace platform into a market leader, and disrupt a $60 billion industry. We are hiring vibrant and intellectually curious people who want to help us achieve our mission, grow professionally, and be part of a supportive and dynamic team!

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.