Head of Strategic Financial Planning & Analysis

New York, NY
Finance
Full-time
At HyperScience, we use modern machine learning to turn documents into machine-readable data. Our customers receive a wide variety of documents, like life insurance applications, paystubs, utility bills, insurance claims, that must be processed quickly and accurately to better serve the people at these organizations, and their customers. Amazingly, this is all done manually today. We’re on a mission to change that!

Our product is already delivering value to large, blue-chip organizations in financial services and insurance, and we see a massive opportunity to expand to more industries and automate more business processes. We are looking for people who are excited to help us build upon this foundation and vision.

Founded in 2014 by Peter Brodsky, Vladimir Tzankov, and Krasimir Marinov, Hyperscience has raised over $48 million from SV Angel, The Stripes Group, Firstmark, Battery Ventures, and Felicis Ventures.

Job Summary:The Finance & Strategy Manager will manage the financial planning and analysis functions across both offices at HyperScience and will have a cross-functional involvement with each department in relation to business development, budgeting and forecasting to ensure the company’s financial goals are being addressed and are met. This person will be also the wizard who can read the financial data on the books in a way that is meaningful for the company’s stakeholders and be an important factor in the strategy defining and decision-making processes within the company.

The Finance & Strategy Manager will be part of the Company’s Finance and Operations team and will be reporting to the Operations Manager, based in Sofia.

Responsibilities:

    • Accounting Management - Oversee all finance related processes and controls (bookkeeping, expenses allocation, revenue recognition, etc)
    • Cash flow Management - Put together and update various expense policies, own, coordinate and manage the budgeting function, manages the major vendors negotiation and planning, evaluate major vendors’ contracts
    • Planning & Analysis - Empower members of the management team to make better, more educated decisions by providing regular reporting, forecasting, and as-needed analyses.
    • Audits and Financial Due Diligence - Play a major role during all the phases of the year-end audit, as well as during financial due diligence in connection with future rounds of fund-raising

    • The ideal candidate is well organized with a strong business acumen and a penchant for detail. This individual will be a self-starter who can excel in a fast-paced environment that provides meaningful autonomy and expects rigorous thinking.

What You'll Achieve:

    • Within the first 60 days:
    • Understand the existing accounting processes across the company
    • Dive into our current financial model and identify improvement ideas
    • Review existing budgeting and forecasting processes
    • Oversee monthly close processes for all entities, including but not limited to general ledger review, journal preparations, consolidation, and analysis and reconciliation of P&L and Balance Sheet accounts
    • Manage cash flow reporting, including future projections, and oversee A/P and A/R activity

    • After 60 days and beyond:
    • Act as primary finance contact for the company’s leadership
    • Produce regular, recurring reports, ensuring accuracy, validity, and clean presentation and help make financial decisions that impact the business
    • Use existing or new technology solutions and tools to create systems & dashboards that enable leadership to have appropriate visibility to financial data
    • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual  reporting package, including financial statements, KPIs, forecasts, and metric dashboards.
    • Work with management to create financial packages for the Board of Directors.
    • Lead and coordinate the communication with various external parties, such as auditors, accountants, clients, vendors
    • Oversee and manage the budgeting process and create variance reports.
    • Set and maintain company financial and expense policies.
    • Evaluate large vendor contracts and assist in negotiations.
    • Provide strategic support to key business initiatives

Qualifications:

    • BA/BS in Business, Finance, Accounting or related
    • 5+ years of progressive work experience in financial reporting, modeling, financial analysis and business partnering
    • Hands-on experience with building financial models and reports
    • Good understanding of the general accounting principles and GAAP
    • Advanced Excel skills  
    • Proficiency in written and spoken English language
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Driven and self-motivated
    • Experience in a tech start-up environment with international/remote offices