VP of Finance

| Remote
We set out on a mission in 2018 with one goal in mind: to expand perspectives through the wonder of learning. To accomplish this goal we knew that we had to make learning fun. From the start, we’ve known that the email inbox has the power to spark curiosity, and from that curiosity to inspire learning in an engaging, immersive way. We believe that learning is how we grow as individuals and more deeply connect to each other.
The Likemind team shares four core values, lived daily by each of us: radical connection, insatiable curiosity, intentional intrepidness and infectious optimism. Living these values, we are able to operate seamlessly as a distributed workforce, working collaboratively around the world. 
Joining Likemind is simple: just be curious. Go with our learners on a journey that blends education and fun, igniting an opportunity to learn a fact, discover a passion, and share a story. It’s our way of connecting a vast community and striving to make the world - both online and IRL - a brighter place. We are Likemind, join the wonder!
What you can expect...
This is a rare opportunity to join the leadership team of a digital publishing company that has an ambitious plan and is already profitable with millions of dollars in EBITDA. This is a new role for Likemind; you will be the first senior executive owning the team’s finance function.
As the VP Finance, you will hold executive accountability for the financial performance of the firm. You will come to be an expert on our business model, our segment economics, and the landscape of tradeoffs associated with our brands and revenue engines. In this role you will sit on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and will influence the performance of the firm at large. This role reports to the CEO and will initially manage a team of 3 people.

In this role, you will...

  • Sit on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), report to the CEO, and hold executive accountability for all financial reporting, controls, forecasting, and accounting. You will have three key areas of focus.
  • LEADERSHIP
  • Personally lead strategic org-level financial processes like annual budgeting, forecasting, scenario planning, and other key analyses.
  • Oversee our Accounting team and ensure compliance with all applicable accounting standards.
  • Liaise with other SLT members, supporting them in making data-driven and fiscally prudent decisions for their departments and operations.
  • Lead the Finance team as a strategic, high-output service center to the rest of the departments.
  • Serve as a culture shaper of the firm, upholding a culture of rigor, structured thinking, data-informed analysis, and financial responsibility. 
  • FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS
  • Oversee current Finance Manager in developing and maintaining a robust financial model for the firm, conducting periodic scenario planning, monthly reporting, and other functions as requested or required by CEO or other SLT members.
  • Support VP of People in maintaining a robust compensation model, including scenario planning and budgeting for the employee stock plan.
  • Support CEO and SLT with up-to-date understanding of segment economics of the firm, across brands, revenue types, and acquisition channels.
  • Be a thought leader on how to improve monetization and a sounding board on improving processes to help optimize company financials.
  • Combine strong business and financial acumen to make key decisions backed by data and analytics.
  • Identify opportunities to improve business performance through oversight of ad sales pricing, COGS, OPEX and other cost items.
  • ACCOUNTING
  • Oversee current team in accurately handling all accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll functions.

You’re a great fit if you…

  • Have a passion for and love of learning, and an innate curiosity. 
  • Have led some function(s) of finance at the Director level - ideally in a fast-paced digital product or content company - or similar.
  • Can establish and drive an effective balance between growth aspirations and affordability in budgeting/forecasting processes.
  • See yourself one day being Chief Financial Officer or Chief Executive Officer of a startup or digital firm, and are looking for a substantive executive position that will advance your career path towards that ambition.
  • Have experience in or exposure to corporate development, M&A, venture, or other finance environments that involve investing, acquisitions, or other types of deal structuring.
  • Have a proactive and collaborative approach; you love working with people and people love working with you.
  • Have experience in digital learning, digital publishing, ecommerce, data tools for online publishers, or other relevant experience.

This role is remote; you can do this from anywhere in the United States - as long as you are able to work PST & MST work hours each day.
VERY IMPORTANT!
 
At Likemind we aim to provide equal opportunity for all. We are firm believers in the strength of diversity and aim to build teams of individuals that offer unique perspectives, come from different backgrounds and challenge each other to be better every day!

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Location

Our team is globally distributed, working remotely around the world!

An Insider's view of Likemind

What’s the vibe like in the office?

That's the best part... we all work remote and have the autonomy to plug in from wherever we want. Sometimes you can find me on my couch and other times I escape to my favorite local coffee shop. All team members get a $150/month to go towards coffee shop beverages when we want a change of scenery. Love it!

Caroline

People Associate

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited to be working on our user flow for new subscribers. This research is highly collaborative and I love getting to exchange knowledge with such interesting and intelligent people every day. This work is a fusion of psychology, data science, and will have a profound impact on the business. I love that we are at the cutting edge of email!

Jacob

Research Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

In a fluid and scaling environment, you will have the autonomy to create your own success. Those who welcome change with open arms and fiercely attack every opportunity will excel. We support the development of our team by affording them with challenging work and welcome the individuality and creative mind that they each bring.

Danny

Director of Optimism & Culture

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity, like everything at Likemind, is led by our values. Our work as a brand, product, editorial and email group is measured by how effectively we live into our values. And, marrying the values to a sound strategic plan, inspiring creative brief and rigorous process, leads to us launching educational and fun brands, effectively every time!

Eduardo Braniff

Executive Producer

What are some social events your company does?

I love that our team is so connected, even in a distributed environment. We get together as an entire team at least once a month via Zoom ... this month we all received plants and pots and will paint them together. We always put a little artistic flare in everything we do... we are all artists after all.

Terra

Senior Executive Assistant

What are Likemind Perks + Benefits

Likemind Benefits Overview

As a Likemind team member, you are eligible to participate in the Likemind benefits program. This program provides medical dental and vision benefits, a 401K matching program, competitive annual bonuses and an equity program! We offer a phenomenal parental leave program, providing 16 weeks of fully paid leave for both men and women. We are also happy to provide $15,000.00 towards adoption assistance.

Culture
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
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Each quarter we provide our team with an in-depth educational experience to make us more aware of our potential biases and encourage each of us to become more inclusive and connected.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Each quarter we host Intersection Speaker Series, partnering with thought leaders and subject matter experts in our community. The goal of these conversations is to INTERSECT our worlds and thinking.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
If a diverse candidate pool is not gathered through the initial job posting we restart the search... guaranteeing that a diverse pool of candidates is considered.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Likemind's health insurance policy covers up to 75% of out of pocket expenses for employees and 50% for dependents
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
We host virtual workout classes!
Mental Health Benefits
Thanks to our in house clinical psychologist and mindfulness expert, Shauna Shapiro, we host monthly mindfulness sessions to check in with our well-being!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Each new hire receives $300 upon hire to get their home office set up perfectly!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to gym, internet and phone reimbursements, team members receive a variety of other perks. Perks include, but are not limited to, unlimited PTO, 100% remote model, $300 towards office set up upon hire, stainless steal AWAY suitcase, audible subscription, Bose noise cancelling headphones, team lunches and happy hours, $150/month towards coffee shop purchases while working remotely!

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