Chief Financial Officer at Four Winds Interactive

| Greater Denver Area
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Overview

Four Winds Interactive, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, is currently seeking an experienced operational finance leader to join our senior leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work in partnership with the leadership team to develop strategies and act upon tactics to get achieve double digit recurring revenue growth while increasing profitability.


Reporting to the President and COO, this executive will be part of the company’s leadership team responsible for all financial functions including accounting, forecasting, capital planning, cash flow management, corporate development, tax, audit, and billing operations. The CFO is also responsible for facilitating best practices across the organization to support scaling a recurring revenue software company that also has professional services and hardware functions to support the software business.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to clearly communicate the current state of the business and define company-specific metrics that orient behavior toward value creation.
  • Serve as a strategic partner and financial advisor to the President/COO, Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors, and members of the leadership team to help shape the overall direction for the company.
  • Ensure full transparency and compliance over the financial performance of the company including effective internal controls to ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Responsible for measurement-based financial management throughout the business to ensure accurate planning, forecasting and reporting in support of business initiatives.
  • Able to identify and effectively communicate performance gaps to ensure corrective actions are understood and implemented timely to ensure that annual financial objectives are attained.
  • Drive continuous improvement in areas such as expense management, financial analysis and reporting, system infrastructure and standardized business processes.
  • Work closely with all functions to reduce cost and improve performance company-wide.
  • Lead the annual operating plan working with the CEO, President/COO, and leadership team working collaboratively with the Board of Directors.
  • Maintain responsibility for efficient and accurate billings, as well as prompt collections.
  • Assess acquisition opportunities and create forecast models to support M&A activity.
  • Lead the company’s global tax planning and compliance functions; liaise with external tax advisors to estimate and prepare periodic tax filings and distributions (income tax, sales tax, VAT and other filings).
  • Develop the recommended capital structure of the enterprise working closely with equity and debt partners.
  • Ownership of finance systems partnering with the relevant IT functions to ensure ongoing consistency of systems solutions.
  • Building and managing a high-performing finance team, ensuring ongoing growth and development opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting is required; Master’s degree and / or CPA strongly preferred.
  • Background with companies that have both recurring and non-recurring revenue; extensive experience with revenue recognition in both areas.
  • Software or technology background strongly preferred.
  • Background with a professional services organization and supply chain to support a software company strongly preferred.
  • 15+ years of increasing fiscal responsibility.
  • Proven track record of success as a senior financial professional in a growth-oriented business of comparable size, growth trajectory, and scope
  • Demonstrated financial discipline with an ability to influence and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to interpret strategic and operational business requirements, provide appropriate advice and financial planning counsel, and effectively influence.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills with private equity and Board of Directors experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence and executive presence.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Growth oriented and collaborative style with all go to market teams.
  • Effective partner who understands the appropriate business drivers that enable the organization to continue a rapid pace of development and scale
  • Critical thinking on complex business issues with an ability to articulate viewpoints to the leadership team, Board of Directors, and Capital Partners
  • Ability to make tough decisions, to change and adapt quickly, while remaining focused.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with a sense of urgency.
  • Excellent communication and people skills, and the ability to interact effectively with all areas and levels of the company.

 

The compensation package will be aligned to each candidate’s experience and qualifications. All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

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Location

1221 Broadway Street, Denver, CO 80203

An Insider's view of Four Winds Interactive

What's something quirky about your company?

It took me a while to adjust to the fitness culture at FWI. I would show up to a meeting and the person sitting across from me might have just come back from yoga or CrossFit dressed in their workout gear. Once I got used to seeing executives in sandals and sweats every once in a while, I’ve come to love how invested FWI is with employee wellness.

Steve

Director of Technical Operations

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited about FWI’s exemplary commitment to its people. It’s evident there are many diversity and inclusion efforts, not only led by our Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, but also from motivated individual contributors. This creates an environment where we can stay true to our core values and bring our best selves every day!

Maithy

Recruiting Coordinator

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at FWI inTech Support. After a year of learning as much as I could about FWI’s Content Manager applications, I applied for the Technical Engineer position with FWI’s Tiger Team. I will continue to grow my career as FWI continues building the latest and greatest tech and software in the digital signage industry.

Will

Technical Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We try to create an environment where every idea is worth voicing. It’s amazing how many innovative pathways stem from one seemingly crazy idea. We do our best to empower our team to act on their creative inspiration—bring us a rough draft, pitch us on your idea. Many breakthroughs and innovations have been born this way.

Margot

President and COO

How does the company support your career growth?

As a manager on the People Operations team, I find there are an abundance of opportunities to get involved with supporting personal and professional growth. As a first-time manager, I get to participate in an interactive Manager Bootcamp. FWI also hosts a monthly manager round table, which gives everyone the opportunity to communicate and connect.

Catherine

Director of Talent Acquisition

What are Four Winds Interactive Perks + Benefits

Four Winds Interactive Benefits Overview

You will be challenged in our dynamic environment, supported in your endeavors, recognized for your contributions and have fun along the way!

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Pair Programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Unconscious Bias Training
Diversity Manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team Workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes, Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our Welton location has Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Darts and Basketball.
Stocked Kitchen
Our Broadway location has fully stocked kitchens including rotating flavors of sparkling water on tap.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
FWI's pet policy is dog friendly daily at our Welton office location.
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and Learns
Cross-Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within
Mentorship Program
Online Course Subscriptions Available
Customized Development Tracks
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