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CFO/VP Finance

Social Native is a creative technology platform that is changing advertising by making it faster and less expensive for marketers to create the right type of content.

Founded by veterans of Salesforce, Google, Scopely, and Applied Semantics whose past startups have created over $6B in equity value, we’re building another industry transforming company. We’re off to a fantastic start, and looking for A+ players to help take us to the next level. We have raised $8M to date and are growing rapidly. It’s an exciting time to join the Social Native family where you can make a huge impact on the business during a key growth phase.

Social Native is looking for a VP of Finance or CFO who is a great leader, strategic thinker and will report directly to our CEO. You will play a pivotal role in scaling the organization and will also be expected to provide impactful and effective counsel to the senior leadership team in making strategic business decisions.

As the VP of Finance/CFO you’ll be an integral part of the leadership team responsible for scaling not only the finance and accounting team, but other integral departments at our fast-growing startup. You will lead the management and oversight of financial planning, financial analysis, annual planning and budgeting; and be responsible for periodical reports to management, board and investors, fundraising and overall finance and accounting operations. To be successful in the role, you will need to prove you can wear multiple hats within the finance function, be a strong cross-functional collaborator, an outstanding over-communicator, and a strategic thinker.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience in building a detailed Finance function in a startup at the scaling growth stage. This person will be expected to partner and collaborate with Leadership, the Board of Directors and investors, as well as the broader organization to bring a detailed eye to growth while focusing on process improvements as our business and operations continue to grow.

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Responsibilities

  • Own the primary financial model of the company upon which key business decisions are made. Ensure model to produce accurate and predictive billings, bookings, growth and revenue.
  • Implement processes and systems to enable fast and accurate GAAP compliant accounting results that integrate with budgeting system at an operational level to empower the team with timely and actionable insights.
  • Compare financial forecasts to actual financial performance, interpret results and variances, and give guidance on necessary course corrections.
  • Work closely with the Executive Team and functional managers advising on strategy, reporting, and budgeting.
  • Build efficient financial reporting process which allows the Company to quickly and transparently report to all stakeholders (Management, Board of Directors, Investors)
  • Support business with analytics and decision making around pricing, partnerships and key contracts.
  • Ensure that the company continuously remains on a sound financial footing by implementing company policies and best practices.
  • Optimize internal operations such as banking, accounts payable and receivable, bookkeeping, taxes, expenses, and commissions.

Skills & Qualifications

  • A./B.S. in finance and/or accounting (Master’s preferred) with 10+ years working within all aspects of the finance and accounting functions.
  • Leadership ability to enable, motivate and convince company executives through the use of the model to make major corporate decisions and investments
  • Previous experience building a successful and efficient Finance Team (FP&A, Accounting, etc.)
  • Prior experience working in a small, growth phase startup directly reporting to the CEO.
  • Possess world-class forecasting talent and well-steeped in the practice of building all types of financial forecasts.
  • Well versed in accounting best practices and the changing landscape of accounting principles (e.g. GAAP, ASC 606).
  • Analytical mindset to help elevate our analytical standards and practice to allow us to take full advantage of the data.
  • Must possess outstanding written, oral, and presentation skills as well as the ability to communicate complex financial matters to broad audiences with the ability to translate data, trends, etc. into pictures, graphics, stories.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for the ultimate finance leader who has the experience to help build Social Native through significant growth stages.  If you are the right person for this job, you will identify with several of the following characteristics:

  • You have been in Finance leadership roles at successful startup companies that have grown to $100MM+.
  • You have prior experience with M&A ($2M-$10M in revenue).
  • Your reporting packages and data analysis are things of beauty and effectively communicate information needed to make fast and effective decisions at all levels of the company.
  • You prepare board and investor reporting packages and presentations that illustrate a well-thought-out story that is backed by strong data points and metrics. You are able to lead conversations with the investors and assist the company as needed in fundraising activities.
  • You are constantly thinking of how to improve the efficiency of the company. Billing, reporting, payments, revenue recognition —all these can get very complex in a fast-growing business.
  • You can demonstrate how you effectively automated your organization to increase productivity and reduce errors.
  • You have experience identifying, acquiring and implementing systems to provide critical financial and operational information.
  • You can provide examples of how you made an impact on a company by providing a business case for changes in pricing and packaging, up-sells, introduction of new products, new markets, acquisitions, etc.
  • You are someone who leads by example and is willing to work in the trenches while balancing your time and priorities so you are also able to work on strategic initiatives.
  • You want to work at a fast-paced start-up where the culture still feels like family, the Executive team and employees sit side-by-side in one open space, and where you can move fast and make a measurable impact.

Perks

We love working at Social Native, and we think you will too! See what it’s like to work in a fast-paced, venture-backed tech startup. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, we’ve recently moved into a new building and aim to fill it with smart, driven, fun people. Particularly eager to take ownership of meaty projects and be a part of building something magnificent.

  • Healthcare, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Equity
  • Unlimited Vacation Policy
  • Flexible work hours
  • Quarterly Company outings and events
  • Free Parking
  • Work from home options
  • Competitive compensation structure
  • Casual work environment
  • Unlimited snacks and fun work culture!