Backflip is seeking a Director of Finance to help build our corporate finance function as the company scales. As an early hire, this “player-coach” will play a critical role in ensuring Backflip executes at the highest standards. The ideal candidate possesses a strong entrepreneurial drive, and has the experience + skill sets to help design, build, and manage an institutional-grade finance function at an early-stage FinTech platform. Success in this role requires the ability to learn quickly while balancing structure and autonomy. This position is remote (U.S.) and reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
You will be responsible for monitoring and managing Backflip’s financial health, and will work closely with the COO / Founders to oversee Accounting, FP&A, and Treasury. You will partner with teams to ensure financial transparency, support strategic decision-making, and contribute to achieving ambitious growth objectives. This is a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor (~50 person team) working directly with senior leaders in a fast-paced and well-capitalized startup (Series A).

This candidate will champion Backflip’s culture & Core Values:

    • Raise the standard of what is possible
    • Embrace being the novice to become the master
    • Work only with those who want the best for us
    • Communicate quickly, naturally and with radical candor
    • Learn from the giants who came before us
    • Test new things to invent and challenge the status quo

Primary Responsibilities

      • Lead and manage the corporate finance team, including accounting, reporting, FP&A, and treasury functions for multiple entities
      • Oversee the closing process, ensuring timely and accurate financial statements
      • Manage budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis
      • Work with the Accounting team to implement comprehensive accounting policies and procedures (GAAP)
      • Oversee Backflip’s treasury and cash management functions
      • Manage reporting to various stakeholders including investors (OpCo + AssetCo) and capital markets counterparties
      • Partner with executives to develop and implement financial strategies aligned with company objectives
      • Assist with investor relations, and preparing financial information for fundraising activities
      • Develop and maintain relationships with external auditors and various financial institutions
      • Identify and implement cost-saving measures to optimize financial performance
      • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and regulatory changes impacting the mortgage lending space
      • Some travel is required (e.g. – company offsites)
This role will evolve as the company grows; there will be various tasks that fall outside of the responsibilities above. 

Qualifications – Role Specific

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
    • 4+ years of experience in a finance leadership role, preferably in a high-growth startup or similar environment
    • Prior experience at a top-tier financial institution or accounting firm
    • Track record of success in building and managing high-performing finance teams
    • Demonstrated expertise in GAAP accounting principles and financial reporting
    • Familiarity with complex entity structures and capital markets strategies (warehouse lines, ABL, notes sales, securitizations, etc.)
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to translate financial data into actionable insights
    • Passion for FinTech or real estate investment finance; basic understanding of mortgages
    • General understanding of real estate investment concepts
    • Comfortable with advanced mathematical and finance calculations
    • Exemplary spreadsheet skills (Excel; Google Sheets)
    • Advanced computer skills – demonstrated desire to learn new technologies (we use Slack + Notion + Google Workspace + HubSpot + more)

People That Thrive at Backflip Have…

    • A desire to learn and grow with the company; propensity to “think like an owner”
    • An execution-oriented “one-team” mindset with motivation and scrappiness to achieve objectives
    • The ability to multi-task with exceptional time management, prioritization and attention to detail
    • An entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for technology and innovation
    • A bias for action; inclined to deploy rapid testing and iteration cycles
    • The ability to work effectively in a small, relatively unstructured office environment (we work remotely)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with appropriate urgency to various audiences
    • Strong self-motivation, are coachable and highly collaborative; take ownership of tasks and pride in work product
    • High integrity; are dependable, accountable, humble and respectful
$150,000 – $195,000 a year
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