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Chief Financial Officer - AI SaaS Firm - Series B

Company: Zanda
Location: Walton
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Zanda is an Executive search partner that works exclusively with high growth start-ups as they look to scale their business with senior talent. Zanda partners with VC's, Founder's, CEO's and CFO's when it comes to successfully hiring Senior Finance appointments.Who's the businessZanda has been retained by a hyper growth AI SaaS business to identify their first Chief Financial Officer. This B2B high growth start-up has quadrupled its customer base in the last 12months, won numerous industry awards, and provides the opportunity to work in a fast-changing industry for a leading disruptor in the field.The business currently has circa 200 employees and this Board facing CFO position will be key in driving the business forward, as it looks to quadruple its customer base again, and double its headcount.What experience will you gainWorking closely with the Founder, this role will focus on overseeing financial modelling and delivery, commercial insight and analysis and establishing financial processes to support business strategy.You will be instrumental in designing as well as implementing a cost-efficient financial strategy to ensure the company realises its growth potential. The business will look to grow aggressively over the next 12 months by increasing customer base, geographical presence and through acquisition. You will therefore be key in directing the Founder via analytics to ensure this strategy is executed. A Series C round is envisaged towards the summer of 2022, with the need to therefore manage and influence the process.In addition to commercial reporting, you will be leading the control function and ensuring the team reports to tight deadlines and that they are developed. Due to the rapid expansion of this business and of course the envisaged growth, there is a need to put in place more robust controls, processes and systems. With the current finance & accounting headcount at 5, there will be requirement to upscale this team to ensure that the function is far more proactive vs reactive.The Founder wants this CFO to create a commercial business partnering function that can have an impact on the business.What background should have before you press apply!You will be CPA or MBA qualified professional, with experience of working for a high-growth tech business a must have. You will need to have had experience of being a strong commercial business partner, with exposure to planning, forecasting and trend analysis. If you have gained funding experience then that would be a bonus. A controls understanding as well as the ability to initiate change management practices across this function is a must have. A strong leader is required that can successfully manage as well as develop staff.What do they offer differently vs othersA strong equity and benefits package is on offer. You will join this organisation at a great time as they look to scale up, which will no doubt make your experience very broad and commercial. They offer flexible working from home and unlimited leave. They also aid this by giving $5000 towards flights over a year!by Jobble

Keywords: Zanda, Scranton , Chief Financial Officer - AI SaaS Firm - Series B, Executive , Walton, Pennsylvania

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