Head of Finance

San Francisco, CA /
Operations – General & Administrative /
At Render we are building a powerful, easy-to-use cloud platform to host anything online: from simple static sites to complex applications with dozens of microservices. Render offers the flexibility of traditional cloud providers without their complexity and maintenance headaches so developers and businesses can focus on building products instead of managing servers.
We're a talented and diverse group solving a problem faced by every development team. We iterate quickly while placing the utmost importance on user experience, quality, and reliability. We push ourselves to do better every day. With tens of thousands of customers and rapidly increasing revenue, we're on to something big.

Applying to Render:
We're looking for candidates with high integrity, low ego, and an insatiable drive to learn. We use reasoned discussion and constant feedback to improve as individuals and as a company. We cultivate mutual trust and respect empowering us to debate ideas effectively and create the best outcomes for our customers and our team.

We especially encourage members of underrepresented groups in the tech community to apply.
Our interview process is unique to each role, and we value the candidate experience just as much as our customer experience. We hope your conversations with us reflect a thoughtful process that is illuminative, enjoyable, and respectful of your time.

As the Head of Finance at Render, you will:

    • Partner with the CEO to build a successful and sustaining business by focusing on monetization.
    • Build and lead the finance and accounting function at Render.
    • Own all financial modeling, planning and analysis necessary to achieve business goals.
    • Introduce best-in-class financial tools and processes to support company-wide initiatives.
    • Identify strategic opportunities for the company and help execute on them.
    • Work with product and growth teams to optimize revenue and margins.
    • Set up tools and mature processes to support finance functions including treasury, accounts payable/receivable, taxes, and revenue recognition.
    • Streamline vendor management for accounting, taxes, legal, insurance, banking, and expenses.
    • Assist with compliance and certification work (GDPR, CCPA, SOC 2, ISO 27001).
    • Support investor management, 409(a) valuations, fundraising, and M&A activities.

Ideal Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of experience in a senior finance role at a high-growth tech startup. In addition to startup experience, 1 - 2 years Banking/ Private Equity experience preferred.
    • Bachelors in finance or economics or an MBA.
    • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and use new knowledge to drive results.
    • Extremely strong analytical and financial modeling skills.
    • Ability to drive both strategy and implementation.
    • People management experience. Experience in hiring, building, and motivating teams.

How we're dealing with COVID:

    • Although we prefer a mostly in-person work environment, we are working remotely until it is safe to use public transportation and gather in groups again.
    • We encourage everyone to take a half-day off from work every week as we can all use some time off to manage the additional stress from the pandemic.

Benefits we offer at Render:

    • Competitive cash and equity compensation with early exercise options and extended exercise windows.
    • 4 weeks of paid vacation, available from day one.
    • 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave for all parents to bond with a newly born, adopted, or fostered child. We will also work with you to create a supportive plan of return.
    • Long-term disability, life insurance, and 401K plans.
    • 100% employer-paid medical coverage and 99% employer-paid dental and vision coverage for you and a dependent. FSAs available too.
    • Monthly wellness stipend.
    • Continuous learning benefits & related support.
Render is an equal opportunity employer. We know employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, our product, and our community to flourish. We make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional, and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

We encourage all who are interested to apply. We can't wait to hear from you!