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Finance Director / VP Finance

Closing: Apr 8, 2024

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Published: Mar 26, 2024 (17 days ago)

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Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field. An MBA, CPA, CFA certification is preferred, demonstrating advanced knowledge and expertise in financial management.
  • Experience: Minimum of 10 years of proven experience as a financial leader in a hyper-growth company environment. Candidates should have a track record of driving financial strategy and operational efficiency in dynamic and rapidly evolving organizations.
  • Strategic Thinking: Strong strategic thinking skills, with the ability to assess market trends, identify growth opportunities, and develop innovative financial solutions. Candidates should demonstrate a proactive approach to problem-solving and decision-making in complex business environments.
  • Analytical Skills: Exceptional analytical skills and proficiency in interpreting financial data and metrics. Candidates should be able to conduct in-depth financial analysis, forecast future trends, and provide strategic insights to support organizational objectives.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this role. Candidates should be able to effectively communicate complex financial concepts to diverse stakeholders, including senior leadership, investors, and external partners.
  • Financial Software Proficiency: Proficiency in financial software and emerging technologies is required. Candidates should have hands-on experience with financial management systems, data analytics tools, and reporting software to drive operational efficiency and informed decision-making.
  • Leadership and Team Management: Proven leadership skills and the ability to mentor and develop a high-performing finance team. Candidates should have a collaborative leadership style, fostering a culture of innovation, accountability, and continuous improvement within the finance function.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment characterized by rapid growth and change. Candidates should be adaptable and resilient, with the flexibility to navigate ambiguity and drive results in evolving business landscapes.


Responsibilities

Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field. An MBA, CPA, CFA certification is preferred, demonstrating advanced knowledge and expertise in financial management.
  • Experience: Minimum of 10 years of proven experience as a financial leader in a hyper-growth company environment. Candidates should have a track record of driving financial strategy and operational efficiency in dynamic and rapidly evolving organizations.
  • Strategic Thinking: Strong strategic thinking skills, with the ability to assess market trends, identify growth opportunities, and develop innovative financial solutions. Candidates should demonstrate a proactive approach to problem-solving and decision-making in complex business environments.
  • Analytical Skills: Exceptional analytical skills and proficiency in interpreting financial data and metrics. Candidates should be able to conduct in-depth financial analysis, forecast future trends, and provide strategic insights to support organizational objectives.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this role. Candidates should be able to effectively communicate complex financial concepts to diverse stakeholders, including senior leadership, investors, and external partners.
  • Financial Software Proficiency: Proficiency in financial software and emerging technologies is required. Candidates should have hands-on experience with financial management systems, data analytics tools, and reporting software to drive operational efficiency and informed decision-making.
  • Leadership and Team Management: Proven leadership skills and the ability to mentor and develop a high-performing finance team. Candidates should have a collaborative leadership style, fostering a culture of innovation, accountability, and continuous improvement within the finance function.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment characterized by rapid growth and change. Candidates should be adaptable and resilient, with the flexibility to navigate ambiguity and drive results in evolving business landscapes.


Strategic Leadership

  • Mentor and develop the finance function, setting a strategic department vision and scalable organizational model.
  • Act as a strategic business partner to the CEO, Board of Directors, and senior leadership team at Pula.
  • Evaluate financial performance against short-term & long-term operational goals, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Identify growth opportunities and strategic partnerships to drive business expansion.
  • Manage financial aspects of fundraising activities and evaluate potential mergers and acquisitions. (if needed)

Financial Budgeting, Planning & Analysis:

  • Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports, analyzing profit and loss and cash flow projections.
  • Conduct analysis of business initiatives, product launches, and new service offerings.
  • Develop risk management strategies and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Explore new investment opportunities and provide recommendations on potential returns and risks.
  • Develop systems to manage budgets vs Actuals and align on key performance indicators and key cost drivers.

Financial Management

  • Manage cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability.
  • Explore new investment opportunities and provide recommendations on potential returns and risks.
  • Maintain outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners.
  • Build and utilize forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to providefinancial insight into the organization's plans and operating budgets.
  • Represent the company to banks, financial partners, institutions, public auditors, and officials.
  • Remain current on audit best practices globally as well at country state, federal, and local laws.
  • Work alongside business leaders to set up legal and financial compliance across all markets we operate in

Innovation and Technology Integration

  • Champion the adoption of innovative financial tools and technologies to streamline processes and enhance efficiency.
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate financial systems and automate routine tasks.
  • Stay abreast of emerging financial technologies and trends, evaluating their potential impact on business operations.

Stakeholder Engagement and Communication

  • Serve as a key member of the senior leadership team, providing strategic financial guidance and insights.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with investors, board members, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Communicate financial performance and strategic initiatives effectively, translating complex financial concepts into actionable insights.

Sustainability and Impact

  • Drive sustainability initiatives across financial operations, integrating environmental, social, and governance considerations.
  • Lead the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies aligned with the organization's values and objectives.
  • Measure and report on key performance indicators related to sustainability and impact.

Talent Development and Culture

  • Develop a high-performing finance team through mentorship, coaching, and professional development opportunities.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, accountability, and continuous improvement within the finance function.
  • Recruit and retain top talent, ensuring alignment with the organization's values and strategic objectives.


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