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Director, Finance

Airship

Airship

Accounting & Finance
Portland, OR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

About Airship

At the dawn of mobile apps, Airship powered the first commercial messages and then expanded its data-led approach to all re-engagement channels (mobile wallet, SMS, email), app UX experimentation and feature release management.

Now, with Airship App Experience Platform (AXP), brands can create and adapt native app experiences on their own — with no ongoing developer support or app updates required.

Having powered trillions of mobile app interactions for thousands of global brands, Airship is proud to be at the forefront of what has become the digital center of customer experience, loyalty and monetization — mobile app experience (MAX).

Learn more about Airship here: Airship Newsroom + Airship Customers

About You:

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Finance who can effectively balance the role of a hands-on player and a strategic coach within our finance team. Reporting directly to the VP of Finance, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in driving financial planning and analysis initiatives, supporting growth strategies, managing partnerships, investor reporting, and leading the close package process.

Responsibilities:

Financial Modeling and Reporting:

  • Lead the development and maintenance of a comprehensive 3-statement financial model to support strategic decision-making, business planning, and forecasting.
  • Lead the development and ownership of the Company’s consolidated financial model and projections, encompassing financial model building, forecasting, and scenario planning processes.
  • Lead investor reporting
  • Lead month-end reporting
  • Prepare and present the monthly close package
  • Build financial models and analyses to support the broader business

Strategic Financial Analysis and Insight:

  • Drive growth initiatives by providing financial insights and analysis to support key business initiatives and investment decisions.
  • Prepare presentations and reporting related to financial results and projections for the Board as well as internal senior management.
  • Guide improvement of existing models and processes and develop new analytical frameworks that enhance insight and improve forecasting reliability through interpretation of key business drivers and trends.
  • Lead the preparation and analysis of consolidated P&L for actuals and forecasts; oversee forecast variance analysis with a mindset of continual improvement to increase model accuracy.
  • Drive multiple highly visible strategic projects, including developing frameworks to allow dynamic scenario planning and the ability to maintain multiple forecast versions simultaneously.

Partnership Management and Communication:

  • Manage relationships with key partners to ensure alignment of financial goals and objectives.
  • Oversee investor reporting requirements, providing accurate and timely financial information to stakeholders.
  • Act as a business partner for Ops team for new services launches and initiatives, taking an active part in the development of the company and the structuring of the finance team by implementing/maintaining/connecting the right management tools to automate and improve the quality of financial information (Anaplan, ERP, dashboarding, KPIs).

Process Improvement and Automation:

  • Coordinate with operational teams during forecast processes and support the planning and execution of fundraising.
  • Oversee the close package process, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of financial reporting within established deadlines, and actively participating in the preparation of the Group monthly financial package.
  • Work with various teams in the company to automate and simplify the process of planning, forecasting, and variance analysis.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience: 7-15 years of experience in Finance or investment banking, preferably within the SaaS or Enterprise Software industry. Demonstrated progression in roles with prior experience managing a team.
  • Education: Undergraduate degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, or Math (quantitative-based). A graduate degree (MBA) or CFA is preferred.
  • Skillset: Strong financial modeling skills and experience with a history of driving reporting cadence. Ability to leverage data-driven insights to inform strategic decisions. Proficiency in creating compelling PowerPoint presentations.
  • Primary Personality Traits: Curious with excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, and a thoughtful approach to problem-solving. Demonstrates discretion and considers responses carefully before communicating

Airship’s Talent Commitment

At Airship, we are committed to Attracting, Retaining, and Growing Top Talent. To do so, we strive to make our innovative digital-first organization a great place to work and provide employees with compensation that is aligned with our Company mission and values.

Our culture is one of High-performance, Accountability, and Team Collaboration, and our Compensation structure is designed to reflect that.

Compensation at Airship
Airship’s compensation is determined by a variety of factors including market data, experience ladders, and geographical location. The starting salary range for this position is $154,500 - $175,000 per year. Some roles may also be eligible for commission, bonus, competitive equity packages, and other performance incentives. In addition, we also provide an extensive suite of benefits as part of our Total Rewards approach to compensation.

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Benefits at Airship

Workplace Flexibility (Fully Remote Option) + WFH stipends + Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance (PPO/HSA Options) + Mental Health Benefits + Open PTO Policy (take the time you need) + 401(k) Retirement Plan + Stock Options + Mentorship Program + Employee Resource Groups + Culture Club + Supplemental Benefits (Life Insurance, Short/Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending) + Parental Leave + Employee Assistance Program + Referral Bonus Program.

Disclaimer

Duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time; or the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of the Employer.