FINANCE DIRECTOR - VENTURE BACKED SAAS

Job title : FINANCE DIRECTOR - VENTURE BACKED SAAS
Location : Chicago
Contact : Ben Smith
Call : Ben
Email : email Ben
Reference : 1022538

THE SEARCH:

Altus Partners are delighted to be partnered with a late-stage Venture backed AI organisation based out of the US. Their market leading technology has applications across AR and other simulated environments, live streaming, gaming, automotive, fitness, and health and wellness, with a blue-chip client base. The company recently undertook a highly successful Series A fund raise and plan to consolidate their domestic market position whilst rapidly scaling internationally. The business is now seeking its first Finance Director to develop the finance function and partner the COO on future funding activity, ensuring the business hits its strategic milestones going forward.

 THE ROLE:

  • Leading the finance function including oversight of all operational and commercial finance activity

  • Leading on all future fundraising activity

  • Managing and developing the finance team

  • Ensuring that robust frameworks and systems are in place to accommodate continued rapid growth

  • Develop the investor narrative and brand image

  • Present regular insightful management information, including market analysis, forecasting and necessary commentary

  • Establish and ensure the adherence to financial processes that meet the statutory requirements of the organisation

  • Strong management of working capital, cashflow and liquidity positions

  • Managing and developing relationships with investors and key stakeholders across the business

  • Model financial climate scenarios and market trends to assist senior executives in creating strategic plans

THE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prior technology/marketing/SaaS experience

  • Experience in scaling a technology led business is desirable

  • UK operations/entity exposure is a benefit

  • Experience working in a private equity or venture capital backed business, with fundraising experience

  • Building a finance function, implementing best practice and ensuring robust frameworks and procedures are in place