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VP of Finance

| Greater Denver Area
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“Come join the team that is reformulating what it means to be a full-service finance firm in some of the fastest-growing and most advanced industries in the world.  The value we provide to our clients goes beyond accounting, as we are trusted financial and strategic partners in their journey.”


About Focused Energy: 

Focused Energy is a fractional financial and accounting firm specializing in Tech, SaaS, Startups, CPG, Venture Capital.  We are a diverse group of driven individuals who enjoy intellectual challenge and appreciate the opportunity to help companies scale.  With headquarters in Denver and Boston, our consultants are based all over the US and get to work from the location of their choosing.  We host annual summits in Denver, which include strategic meetings and events to relax and have fun.  We utilize technology intelligently to interact with clients and each other remotely and lead our professional lives outside of the office cube. We greatly value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply.


About the job:

We have a current opening for an independent contractor (1099) in the role of VP of Finance. We offer a flexible work schedule from home with local guidance and continued opportunities to expand your knowledge and skill set in our specialized sectors.


Basic Function: 

VP of Finance will serve as a Client Lead on a project and be responsible for timely completion of project deliverables, performance to budget, and management of other contractors on the project.  VP of Finance will structure financial management systems and contribute to the development and execution of strategic goals.  In addition to the strategic components, the VP will be charged with developing and implementing more sophisticated policies and procedures both in the finance and general operational realms.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance executive with operational experience and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and working in a rapidly scaling company. VP of Finance will collaborate closely on strategy and potential fundraising with C-level executives, providing guidance and financial expertise. 


What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Issuing regular status and ad hoc reports to senior management
  • Contributing to a culture of fiscal responsibility infused with creative problem solving
  • Ensuring compliance to benchmarks measuring the performance of company operations
  • Coordinating and directing the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Providing financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
  • Leading the design and build of automated systems and processes to achieve scale
  • Collaborating with C-suite executives in financial planning and strategy
  • Stretching yourself professionally by jumping into unfamiliar territory whenever necessary
  • Participating in regularly scheduled meetings with members of the FE staff
  • Collaborating in the resolution of business issues to propel the organization forward
  • Joining a team of like-minded and experienced professionals intent upon flawless execution
  • Leading by example to provide value to the clients we serve
  • Communicating and sharing best practices to aid in continuous improvement of the team
  • Participating in periodic performance reviews to provide constructive and developmental feedback
  • Providing valuable insights to help improve the general operations of Focused Energy
  • Meeting deadlines and delivering work that is completed in a thorough and professional manner
  • Analyzing company's financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs and compliance with budgets
  • Potentially serving as a Client Lead on a project, managing a team of controllers and/or accounting associates



Principal Responsibilities:

  • Manage a Weekly Cash Flow model with variance analysis
  • Review income statement for proper recording and allocations to ensure the financials and trial balance are accurate and complete
  • Oversee analysis and publishing of timely monthly financial statements
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Oversee the preparation of regulatory reporting, both internal and external
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Analyze company's financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs and compliance with budgets
  • Meet clients in the Denver Areas in person on periodic basis or as necessary



Required Qualifications: 

  • Proven working experience as a VP of Finance / CFO
  • 15+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Advanced degree in Finance and/or Accounting
  • CPA or CMA strongly preferred
  • Experience with or exposure to the following systems:
    • Excel 
    • QuickBooks Online
    • Bill.com
    • Xero
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures and US GAAP
  • Extensive experience with creating financial statements
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, project management and communication skills
  • Experience with SaaS companies is a plus
  • Self-motivation, integrity, and ethical mindset
  • Humility, open mind, and sense of humor
  • A mind that thinks beyond the tactical activity to see the business impact
  • Ability to work in a self directed manner
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and assignments in order to meet timelines and critical delivery dates
  • Comply with standard operating procedures as defined by Focused Energy in order to ensure consistency, predictability and simplicity.
  • Experience working and managing team members remotely
  • Experience working in a growing startup environment strongly preferred
  • Proven ability to lead a team in a fast-paced, project-oriented environment
  • Strong communication skills and collaboration with team members, cross-functional departments and senior leadership
  • Ability to look at financial trends and establish root cause at a detail level
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