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Head of Finance

City Innovate

City Innovate

Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

We are seeking a highly skilled and strategic Head of Finance to join our team at City Innovate. This individual will be responsible for a wide range of financial duties including financial modeling, financial projections, and financial analysis. Additionally, the role encompasses responsibilities in financial accounting, planning, and reporting, ensuring the company's financial operations align with our strategic goals.


Financial Strategy and Decision Support:

  • Provide strategic guidance to the Co-CEOs and executive team on financial matters to support key business decisions including pricing strategies, expansion plans, and investment opportunities
  • Conduct financial analysis and scenario planning to assess the financial implications of strategic initiatives and potential risks

Financial Planning and Analysis:

  • Oversee all aspects of financial management, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting for all Business Units - including Revenue, Product, and Client Success
  • Conduct scenario analysis to assess the impact of strategic initiatives
  • Monitor and analyze financial performance, identifying areas for improvement and efficiency

Monthly and Quarterly Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly and quarterly financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, for review by the board and key stakeholders with the aid of our Sr. Accountant
  • Provide detailed analysis and insights on financial performance, variances, and key metrics to support decision-making

Risk & Compliance Management:

  • Assess and manage financial risks, implementing effective risk mitigation strategies
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations, tax obligations and reporting requirements

Team Leadership:

  • Develop and mentor finance team members to enhance their skills and contribute to organizational success


  • Collaborate with other executive team members to ensure alignment between financial strategies and overall business objectives
  • Work closely with departments such as operations, technology, and marketing to facilitate cross-functional collaboration

Board Reporting and Communication:

  • Prepare comprehensive board reporting packages, including financial reports, analysis, and strategic updates, for monthly and quarterly board meetings
  • Present financial updates and insights to the board, responding to questions and providing recommendations as needed

Financial Systems and Technology Proficiency:

  • Demonstrated experience in financial management software or systems, with a preference for candidates experienced in financial modeling tools, and analytics platforms
  • Ability to leverage technology to enhance financial operations, data analysis, and decision-making processes

Internal Controls and Audit:

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining robust internal controls to ensure the integrity of the company's financial transactions and reporting
  • Coordination with external auditors for annual audits, ensuring adherence to accounting standards and practices

Capital Structure and Financial Policies:

  • Manage the company's capital structure, including debt and equity financing, to optimize financial strategy and shareholder value
  • Develop and oversee financial policies and procedures to support operational efficiency and financial discipline

Strategic Partnerships and M&A Activities:

  • Involved in evaluating and executing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, or strategic partnerships, including due diligence and integration planning