CFO for a Mission-Driven EdTech Company

Area : Los Angeles, CA

Description : Our client is a mission-driven edtech company dedicated to supporting modern learning environments in schools. They work directly with school administrators, principals, teachers, and directors to curate and provide edtech products and solutions specific to each school's needs. They are seeking a CFO to create and lead a custom financial strategy as the company experiences extreme growth (organic and through acquisitions), seeks additional funding, and becomes a leading player in their industry.  

Responsibilities:

- Lead all financial aspects of the company, ranging from banking relationships to capitol raises to deal evaluation and acquisition due diligence to systems to day-to-day financial management

- Identify and address financial risks and opportunities for the company

- Manage a small, but growing finance and accounting team

- Implementation of integrated accounting and ERP system

- Serve on executive leadership team to provide financial leadership, creating training tools and financial dashboards, FAQ’s, presentations, and white papers

- Contribute to a thriving work environment and balanced company culture

- Provide analysis on the effectiveness of spending, develop and manage Key Performance Indicators (KPI) required to determine organizational progress, and contribute to the overall leadership of the company

- Take positions on important issues (competition, market trends, tough product decisions, and markets to attack or yield)

Requirements:

- Bachelors Degree, required (MBA, a plus)

- Proven experience as CFO, finance officer, or in another relevant role (must have also served as an operator in a lead role)

- Exposure to M&A activity (preferably on the buy side) and/or prior work with a private equity firm, strongly preferred

- Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods

- Ability to strategize and solve problems

- Familiarity with ERP and SalesForce, a plus (prior experience integrating an ERP system, also a plus)

- Strong leadership and organizational skills

- Prior experience in the technology sector as well as with physical products (manufacturing, etc.), a plus
 

Published : Apr 19, 2021

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