Apr 30, 2018

CFO - Chief Financial Officer

  • Sqwirl Lab
  • Sqwirl Lab, Abdul Wahab El Inglizi, Beirut, Lebanon
Full time Finance

Job Description

Sqwirl Lab is on the lookout for a driven, motivated and experienced self-starting CFO & Business Analyst to drive the overall financial strategy & operations for Sqwirl Holding and all of its subsidiaries. You will be responsible for financial planning & analysis, accounting, tax, cash management, fundraising, mergers & acquisitions and more. This position will also play a crucial role in building out the financial and operational systems for Sqwirl Lab’s next phase of growth.

This is not a position for the faint of heart. It’s an extremely dynamic and exponentially demanding role. We are a rapidly growing startup looking for someone who’s willing to put in everything they’ve got, if you’ve got nerves of steel, work well under pressure and love a challenge then please apply and we’ll do great things together.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the managing partners to drive the lab's direction moving forward
  • Develop and enhance existing financial, tax, and operational strategies
  • Drive the budgeting and planning process and long-range strategic planning
  • Communicate the company’s strategic direction, financial results, etc. to relevant audiences (ie: company updates, investor updates, board updates & materials, etc.)
  • Own & drive the company's fundraising strategy
  • Drive due diligence during acquisitions
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile
  • Plan and forecast for debt and equity financing
  • Oversee monthly/quarterly budget vs. actual variance analysis, including the key metrics and KPIs that tie back to financial goals
  • Oversee accounting team and ensure accuracy and timeliness of the monthly close process
  • Interact with accounting, tax and other external resources, including full financial audit
  • Full ownership of the company's financial plan (regular updates and adjustments to the detailed financial model and communication of key elements to senior management)

 

REQUIREMENTS  

  • Prior experience as a VP of Finance / CFO with a demonstrated track record successfully scaling an organization of a similar size/stage
  • This role is for action-oriented doers; must be able to get into the details and get the job done
  • Demonstrated success in developing and applying concepts, practices and procedures of financial planning and analysis (FP&A). Superior forecasting methods and techniques. Advanced analytical and quantitative abilities. An expert in cohort analysis.
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Capable of presenting complex financial information in an easy to understand format. Able to interact comfortably with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to think creatively; highly-driven and self-motivated. Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized is a must.
  • Collaboratively-focused and able to work well with others in a fast-paced and ever changing business
  • Comfortable completing projects requiring individual initiative and flexibility in tight time frames with minimal supervision
  • Strong financial acumen broadly across the organization (e.g., understanding of financial statements, chart of accounts, business intelligence, etc.)
  • Experience in complex modeling (e.g., cash flow, headcount, etc.)
  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization in an open office setting and a highly collaborative environment with a high growth, start-up mentality.
  • Knowledge of accounting and/or month-end close experience: Managing journal entries & reconciliations to build financial metrics.
  • Superior software and system skills (e.g. Microsoft Excel/Google Sheet) a must. Salesforce.com experience a plus

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. MBA preferred
  • 7+ plus years of relevant FP&A experience in a high growth organization. Experience in SAAS subscription or computer software/information technology industry preferred
  • English and French Proficiency

 

Skills

Business Strategy,   Business Analysis,   Management  

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