Director of Finance and Accounting

Palo Alto
Finance
Full-time

You will be the first full-time finance professional at Mindflash, directly responsible for critical finance functions including planning, analysis, and budgeting, and day-to-day finance and accounting functions.
As a small and growing company, we need a Controller who will roll up his/her sleeves and dive into the details. The Controller must also be a strong communicator, as this role is highly visible within the organization and must interact well with colleagues at all levels.

What you will do

    • Oversee all day-to-day financial and accounting functions;
    • Oversee the monthly and yearly close process, and fully own the financial statements;
    • Assist the executive team with basic client contract issues;
    • Work with the CEO on the budgeting process and provide timely and insightful reporting into variances versus budget;
    • Analyze and interpret financial data and recommend changes to improve systems and performance;
    • Prepare cash flow forecasts and manage cash;
    • Assist with special projects as required;
    • Oversee and mentor our part time bookkeeper and part time accounts receivable associate;
    • Develop, maintain, and regularly prepare and review financial reporting packages for the executive team and board of directors;
    • Work with the executive team on board decks and pitch decks as needed;

Required Qualifications for the Role:

    • The successful candidate will be a CPA with previous experience working in SaaS company. You will be capable of working with in a rapidly changing environment and interfacing with individuals across departments as well as 3rd parties.
    • BS in Finance/Accounting and a CPA;
    • 3+ years of related professional experience;
    • Must have prior experience in a SaaS company or with SaaS clients
    • Willingness to dig in and roll up sleeves to develop strategy while executing day to day accounting processes;
    • Strong analytical skills with ability to evaluate issues, propose and implement solutions with consideration for all downstream implications;
    • Demonstrated strong working knowledge, understanding and experience utilizing US GAAP accounting rules and regulations;
    • Comfortable posting and reviewing journal entries;
    • Tech-savvy and comfortable using excel pivot tables and advanced functions; knowledge or willingness to learn advanced Salesforce functions;
    • Highly responsible, detail oriented, and organized;
    • Great communicator and mentor, team player;
    • Used to working in a fast-paced environment;
    • Experience working in a big four accounting firm a plus;
    • A get-it-done attitude and a bias toward action;

Nice-to-haves for the Role:

    • Past experience in a high growth software company;
    • Proficiency with Quickbooks and Zuora a plus;
    • Familiarity with Agile/SCRUM technology;

What you get:

    • A very energizing, low process environment focused on ideas, action, and achievement
    • The opportunity to work with seasoned people in a small company with an established 1000+ customer base, getting a lot done within an excellent culture
    • The opportunity to build our finance function in-house from the ground up as our first full-time hire after years of working with contractors
    • Opportunity for board exposure and to have a real impact on the business with analysis and financial planning
    • Competitive compensation, benefits and flexibility

About Mindflash

Mindflash is a leading cloud platform for online training and collaboration for companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Mindflash makes training easier, faster and more effective than ever before, enabling employees to easily access and comprehend information that is vital to their job, anytime, anywhere. Users simply upload existing training materials (PowerPoint, PDF, Word, video, audio), organize them on an easy-to-use visual dashboard, and invite trainees to participate. Mindflash empowers users to access and share content online, and gives trainers unprecedented visibility into how employees interact with and retain information. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Mindflash is a privately held company and is backed by the Investment Group of Santa Barbara (IGSB). Check out some of our 1000+ customers who have completed over 2 million courses with us, at http://www.mindflash.com.