NEXT Trucking is seeking an VP of Finance to join one of the fastest growing tech startups in Southern California, backed by Sequoia Capital and other top VC?s in the SaaS and logistics space. The ideal candidate will combine both strategic financial thinking, ensuring that the FP&A, Accounting meet best-in-class SLA?s and GAAP compliance requirements and stellar operations experience. This role also requires a strong background in operations, understanding of SaaS metrics to uncover hidden insights and translating them into actions. We are assembling a world class finance and operations team that will build an integrated SaaSfinancial and reporting infrastructure, that will allow us to move quickly, with a high degree of accuracy and predictability. This is your opportunity quickly scale both our corporate finance and operations team, but also Next Trucking as a whole. Unlike more traditional companies in logistics, our corporate finance team prides itself on being a fast moving, solution-driven, strategic partner to the business. You?ll be joining one of the most innovative tech startups in the transportation and logistics that will be empowered to challenge the status quo and make a massive impact.
Roles and Responsibilities:
? Help build a business partner-oriented Finance and Accounting team; be the connective tissue between Accounting, Finance and operations broader business
? Continuously improve financial modeling, forecasting, reporting and accounting -- both process and technology, including keeping up with industry best practices.
? Provide effective leadership in the management organization of operations by directing and coordinating activities consistent with established goals, objectives and policies.
? Continuously evolve the month end process to improve speed, efficiency and accuracy
? Proactively seek opportunities to improve planning, reporting and day-to-day finance operations
? Assist in preparing analysis, commentary and presentation material for the monthly and quarterly financial review meetings with internal and external stakeholders
? Benchmark Company performance against competition when available and identify business, financial trends, and variances to plan
? Manage and provide leadership to Finance, Accounting, and operations teams by nurturing and developing a team of talented individuals, allowing them to reach peak performance and meet their career growth aspirations.
? Lead the team in preparing monthly and quarterly reports including dashboards, KPIs and business trends to ensure that high quality and insightful materials are consistently published with best-in-class SLA?s.
? Highly operational leader who can own the full spectrum of Finance responsibilities for a top-tier SaaS startup. Fluency in ?SaaS? is required.
?Experience w/ companies that have gone through growth (ideally from $40M to $100M in ARR) and achieved profitable scale on a firm financial footing.
? Profile emphasizing FP&A (vs. Controller-type) with extensive transactional experience (prefer experience in both however).
? Track record with brand name employers on his/her resume establishing credibility with prospective investors and strategic partners. ? Comes with high intellectual horsepower.
? Make the complex look easy; must be a master of just the right amount of Process at the right time so as to enable growth without creating additional overhead.
? Ideally been involved with the sale of a company.
? CFA/CPA and Big 4 public accounting experience is a big plus.
? MBA also a plus