As Smartcar’s Director of Finance, you will join the executive team to manage and scale our financial operations. In this role, you will have 2 direct reports and upper management on the overall planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of Smartcar’s financial performance. This involves developing and managing accounting and financial analysis procedures and proposing recommendations for growth .This person will conduct financial analysis, modeling, forecasting, and reporting efforts to ensure efficient financial operations.
All of our openings are remote, but have a preference for our Director of Finance to be based in CA, OR, WA. Typically, you’ll visit San Francisco 1-2 times per quarter. We’d love for you to join us.

Key Responsibilities

    • Manage Smartcar’s annual operating plan and budgeting process.
    • Build a clear, accurate, and reliable predictive forecast model for Smartcar, utilizing an understanding of financial reports, bookings, expenses, and cash flow.
    • Develop insightful suggestions for investment, cost reduction, and lead strategic business decisions.
    • Identify key data sources and utilize data-driven insights about important departmental metrics to improve business decisions.
    • Track and report organizational key SaaS metrics such as MRR, ARR, NDR, Magic Number, Gross Retention, Net Retention, and more.
    • Coordinate, prepare, and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual rolling forecasts and prepare reporting on actuals vs. budgeted results, including additional ad-hoc analysis on results.
    • Establish budget and operating benchmarks to assist in the preparation of monthly/annual forecasts.
    • Lead financial modeling and reporting for investors and potential fundraising.
    • Collaborate with the executive team to measure and optimize financial performance.
    • Lead Smartcar’s Accounting Manager and external CPA to ensure accurate bookkeeping.
    • Monitor payroll and manage quarterly commission payouts and other non-regular items.
    • Manage payments for compliances, taxes, insurance, legal, and other standard payments.
    • Manage filings with the city, state, and any other applicable registrations.
    • Collaborate closely with an external CPA to complete tax filings.
    • Lead the full Order to Cash lifecycle, including sales order creation, subscription creation, Accounts Receivable, collections, and revenue recognition tracking.
    • Coach, train, and mentor your team to achieve their career aspirations while maintaining high retention.

Who You Are

    • 10 + years of professional experience.
    • 5+ years of experience in leading accounting and FP&A functions at a venture backed B2B company.
    • Proficient knowledge of US GAAP, FASB ASC.
    • Advanced quantitative and analytical skills and high proficiency in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.
    • Strong financial modeling skills, along with an understanding of financial reporting and cash flow information.
    • Must be detail-oriented and able to balance multiple responsibilities and tasks while meeting deadlines.
    • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction to accomplish objectives.
    • Previous experience working in QuickBooks Online.
    • Analytical mindset with a strong attention to detail.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Experience leading at least 2 audits
    • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and outside parties to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results.

Nice-to-Haves

    • Experience with subscription management tools such as Metronome, Recurly, ChargeBee, etc.
    • Experience using Mosaic, Salesforce, etc.
    • Experience with contract creation and e-signing tools such as PandaDoc, HelloSign, etc.
    • CPA license recommended but not required.
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