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Chief Financial Officer

Company: Hello Alice
Location: Houston
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Administration Houston, Texas, United States Full time Hello Alice is a digital passport through entrepreneurship, connecting small business owners and entrepreneurs to the resources they need to grow and scale their companies, regardless of industry, geography, capitalization, prior experience or cultural constraints. We're a passionate team building a rapidly-growing, predictive technology that supports over 350,000 small business owners from all 50 states and beyond through our free digital platform, helloalice.com. Hello Alice serves all entrepreneurs, and we wholeheartedly believe that if New Majority business owners -- women, people of color, those with military connection, the LGBTQ+ community, entrepreneurs with disabilities, founders from small towns, and immigrants -- are provided better access to capital and growth resources, they can change the world, positively impact our economy, and generate jobs for all. Hello Alice is a venture-backed company with solid financials and a notable list of investors. With 1,100%+ 12-month acquisition growth and 600%+ LTM revenue growth, this is your opportunity to lead a blitzscaling venture. Hello Alice is a fully remote team, so all locations are considered. All employees receive attractive compensation, equity and benefits packages. JOB DESCRIPTION As the Chief Financial Officer at Hello Alice, you'll be responsible for leading our growth budget from Series B financing, working alongside company executives in marketing, sales, product, administration and partner success. The CFO will be a lead strategist on the equitable access to credit program launching this year, including the small business financing capacity within our Fintech platform. This role reports directly to the company cofounder. As CFO, you'll be identifying and supporting strategic growth opportunities, including the rollout of soon-to-be-launched financial products for the small business market, alongside our Fortune 500 partners and premier national organizational partners. Hello Alice is building best-in-class capital access programs targeting the New Majority of entrepreneurs, and a solid understanding of credit and payments is a must for this role. RESPONSIBILITIES Here's what you'll be working on day-to-day, but as a nimble organization that puts our small business community at the forefront, flexibility is key, and other responsibilities may arise.

  • Ensure ample company runway through responsible use of funds
  • Develop and oversee overall company budget through collaboration with team
  • Develop and maintain financial policies and procedures that comply with State and Federal laws and regulations and are consistent with corporate philosophy
  • Identify high margin growth opportunities based on data and learnings from product and marketing
  • Support co founder and executive team in leading and launching the Fintech solution
  • Manage all team, partners and contractors related to finance, Fintech and credit
  • Partner with HR to establish compensation, bonus structures and incentive plans
  • Advise co founders on fundraising and capital structure
  • Manage and regularly report cash flow to the Senior Management Team
  • Drive the company's financial planning
  • Prepare reliable current and forecasting reports
  • Manage internal and external finance/audit professionals REQUIREMENTS
    • Proven experience as CFO, Director of Finance, Treasurer or Finance Manager, in a startup or Fintech environment
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or other relevant field; MSc/MBA and/or CPA is highly desirable
    • Preferred experience in corporate accounting or investment banking
    • In depth knowledge of startup financial law and risk management practices
    • An analytical mindset and extremely comfortable with numbers
    • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
    • Advanced proficiency in the use of Excel and financial management software (e.g. Quickbooks)
    • Ability to strategize and solve problems
    • Strong leadership and organizational skills, with experience managing a team WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR These are some of the characteristics that thrive in our diverse team, and specifically within this role.
      • Self-Starter: We're a fast-paced team that likes to think outside the box, so dig in to never-been-done-before projects, and figure out who can best help you execute.
      • Data-Driven Problem Solver: Synthesize information, then use intuition and experience to design the right solution.
      • Relentless Attention to Detail: You thrive in the details, with an eye for trends and analytics and an ability to tie everything back to the bottom line.
      • Default to Action: Time is of the essence as work to solve the barriers for our business owners, so our team prioritizes quick decisions based on sound judgment. It's also how we learn quickly, gather the right information, and refine our solutions.
      • Creative Planning: Put every resource to its highest and best use, maximizing our runway and providing the company an opportunity to test, learn, and iterate in order to sustain market leadership.
      • Be Scrappy: We operate with an entrepreneurial mindset, starting with small budgets to prove our theories. Every team member contributes to profits and revenue, and is responsible for optimizing organizational resources, whether it's time, money, or energy. We love to do a lot with a little, but aren't afraid to invest when an idea shows traction.
      • Clear Communication: Finance is your expertise, but responsible fiscal management is the responsibility of the entire team, which means you'll need to be gifted at breaking down complex insights into clear actions for your teammates. COMPANY VALUES Our company values are important to us. We've shared them with you as someone interested in joining our team. Innovate Always. Seek out unique perspectives, diverse experiences, and disconnected dots. These are the seeds of big ideas and exceeded expectations, made even better through constant collaboration. Embrace Failure. Learn from the inevitable failures that result from innovation, and move forward quickly with a pioneering spirit. Champion the doers, celebrate their contributions to the team, and don't shy away from difficult conversations. Drive the Mission Forward. Everything we do is through the inclusive lens of helping all business owners launch and grow, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Hold yourself to the highest standards of quality and equality in everything you do. Everyone Takes Out the Trash. No task is too small for the success of our company or our owners. Always be thoughtful and practice extreme kindness toward our team, partners, and owners. Simplify and Commit. Maintain a bias toward efficiency, acting quickly and testing often. Recognize the opportunity cost of every decision, commit to deadlines, be on time, and search for simple, smart solutions. Hello Alice is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Hello Alice does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

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