Director of Finance job description

Director of Finance job description

Company: [Your Company Name]

Location: [Your Company Location]

Position type: [Full-Time/Part-Time/Contractual]

Remote status: [Remote/Hybrid-remote/In-office]

Salary range: [Range/bonuses/equity]

About us

[Your Company’s Brief Introduction – e.g., “At Teamdash, we have been dedicated to providing innovative solutions in the recruitment industry since 2020. With a commitment to giving access to easy-to-use tools for recruiters worldwide, we are on a mission to make recruiters happy. So, join us now as one of our leading members and play a vital role in Teamdash’s growth.”]

Director of Finance job overview

The Director of Finance will play a pivotal role in shaping the financial future of our organisation. This individual will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations, developing financial strategies, and ensuring the company’s long-term financial health. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in finance, a strategic mindset, and exceptional leadership skills.

What we offer

  • Higher than industry-average compensation: An attractive salary package with equity options, allowing you to share in our company’s long-term success and value creation.
  • Professional growth: Opportunities to take on increasing responsibilities as the company scales, ensuring your career grows as we grow.
  • Learning & Development: Quarterly L&D allowance to ensure you stay at the forefront of industry knowledge.
  • Flexible work environment: The freedom to choose your work location and hours, recognising the importance of work-life balance. You are free to use our HQ at any time!
  • Innovative and inclusive culture: A dynamic and collaborative work environment where innovation is celebrated and new ideas are always welcome.
  • Health & wellness: Comprehensive health plans, along with wellness programs and gym membership reimbursements.
  • Networking opportunities: Regular interactions with our high-profile investors and industry leaders and access to exclusive startup events.

Director of Finance key responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a cohesive financial strategy to ensure the organisation’s sustainability.
  • Oversee the preparation of annual budgets, financial forecasts, and variance analyses.
  • Lead and mentor the finance team, promoting a culture of excellence.
  • Communicate financial KPIs and recommendations to senior leadership and the board.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations, tax laws, and audit requirements.
  •  Collaborate with other departments to align financial strategies with business goals.
  •  Play a key role in fundraising or partnerships, ensuring financial due diligence.

What we expect from you

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field. Master’s degree or MBA preferred.
  • Relevant certifications such as CPA or CFA are advantageous.
  • 7-10 years of experience in finance, with a track record in senior roles.
  • Proficiency in financial software and accounting principles.
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and analytical skills.
  • High level of integrity and ethical judgment.
  • Commitment to staying updated with industry trends and best practices.
  • Previous experience in a high-growth startup is a bonus.

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