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Head of Finance



Accounting & Finance, (Financial Modeling)
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2022
<p> <span style="font-weight:400;">In this role, you will oversee the financial planning, budgeting, metrics, FP&amp;A, data collection, and corporate development work at Volley. You’ll be </span> <span style="font-weight:400;">a strategic partner in the decision-making of the company, working closely with executive leadership, growth &amp; business development functions.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">We've grown over 10x in the last few years and have commensurately more complex business needs in finance, accounting, control, balance sheet management, and budgeting. Your job would be to level us up from a 1.1 person finance function (10% of CEO time) to a group capable of scaling the company to hundreds of people and nine figures in revenue.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">You'll report directly to the CEO and have significant discretion over hiring and team growth. Our goal is to use smart financial planning and measurement to make better business decisions—your job is to take charge of making that happen.</span> </p> <h3> <span style="font-weight:400;"></span> <strong>Here’s what we’re looking for:</strong> </h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Deep knowledge of startup financial modeling, accounting, and control</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Ability to conduct in-depth financial analysis of our business and develop understanding of revenue drivers to identify improvement areas and opportunities</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience preparing investor-ready financial analyses, fundraising materials, strategic planning, exploration of market direction, and investor/board updates</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Desire to drive projects for the executive team and Board of Directors. Priority projects include:</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Managing the finance data infrastructure to understand and own how the company collects and uses data</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Building processes and infrastructure to effectively track and scale revenue</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Digging into marketing analytics and pricing strategy (bundling, retention, and customer segmentation)</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience managing/mentoring others in your function</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Hiring and org design experience</span></li> </ul> <h3> <strong>Some things you may have done in the past:</strong> </h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Built operating models to evaluate new business opportunities</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Worked with non-finance functional executives to provide structure and accountability on strategic objectives across the company</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Managed major finance initiatives as a growth-stage startup</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Implemented audit-ready accounting processes</span></li> </ul> <h3> <strong>Must-haves:</strong> </h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">6-10 years finance experience at a startup</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Passion for entertainment and/or games</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Deep understanding of startup financial modeling and accounting</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Strong verbal and written communication skills</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">3+ years management and hiring experience</span></li> </ul> <h3> <strong>The hiring process:</strong> </h3> <ul> <li> <strong>Stage 1 (Preliminary Screening) </strong>with Adrienne Hatter, Head of Recruiting</li> <li> <strong>Stage 2 (Interview Video Call)</strong> with Max Child, Co-Founder CEO</li> <li> <strong>Stage 3 (Interview Video Call)</strong><span style="font-weight:400;"> with Finance Leader</span> </li> <li><strong>Stage 4 (Take-Home)</strong></li> <li> <strong>Stage 5</strong><span style="font-weight:400;"></span><strong>(Half-Day “On Site”) </strong><span style="font-weight:400;">with various partners, team-mates, and executives</span> </li> <li> <strong>[Executive Roles] </strong><span style="font-weight:400;">Follow-Up Calls as needed</span> </li> </ul> <h3> <strong>What's in it for you:</strong> </h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Your medical, dental, and vision insurance is 100% covered by Volley, for yourself and all dependents and we match 401k!</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">We offer a flexible, hybrid work-from-home and in-office work model.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">We offer 4 weeks of paid time off (enforced 2-week minimum), 16 paid holidays, 40 hours of bereavement leave, unlimited sick days, and</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Our generous parental leave policy includes 24 weeks at 100% pay for birthing parents and 12 weeks at 100% pay for non-birthing parents</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">We offer visa support for eligible candidates, making the process of relocating for the job smoother and more streamlined</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"> <span style="font-weight:400;">A full breakdown of our benefits is</span><a href=""><strong>here</strong></a><strong>!</strong> </li> </ul> <p><em data-stringify-type="italic">For Pay Transparency: The base salary range for this position is $200,000 - $300,000 annually, based on a local (San Francisco) hire. Final offer amount may depend on experience, education, skills, and location.<br>Base pay is one part of the total package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work.</em> </p><h3><strong>About Us</strong></h3> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Volley develops voice-controlled games and entertainment apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Our voice apps are world-class and attract millions of users every month.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">We’ve created several of the top experiences for voice-controlled devices, including:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"> <a href=""><span style="font-weight:400;">Song Quiz</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;"> - a name-that-tune music trivia game</span> </li> <li style="font-weight:400;"> <a href=";dchild=1&amp;keywords=are+you+smarter+than+a+fifth+grader&amp;qid=1625680161&amp;s=digital-skills&amp;sprefix=are+you%2Calexa-skills%2C223&amp;sr=1-1"><span style="font-weight:400;">Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;"> - a quiz game to test your elementary-level knowledge</span> </li> <li style="font-weight:400;"> <a href=""><span style="font-weight:400;">Bedtime Stories</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;"> - a soothing, narrated skill to help you fall asleep</span> </li> <li style="font-weight:400;"> <a href=""><span style="font-weight:400;">Jeopardy</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;"> - the world's best game show</span> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">We believe voice control will be the main way people access entertainment in their bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and cars. Our goal is to build a destination for interactive audio entertainment, as Netflix did for television.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Volley believes in an inclusive workplace and is committed to building a team from a variety of backgrounds. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive the other benefits and privileges of employment.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">We’re a small but quickly growing team that truly enjoys working together. We love hanging out at happy hours, the funny and strange in Slack #random, and occasional karaoke sessions in our brand new Hayes Valley office. If this sounds like fun (we promise it is), get in touch!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Underrepresented candidates and candidates from nontraditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!</span></p>
Volley is an equal opportunity employer.
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