Finance Manager, Venture Team

Role Summary:

As a Finance Manager, Venture Team at Wavemaker Labs, you will help support the financial management, planning and reporting duties for Wavemaker Labs and our portfolio companies. The ideal candidate has experience reviewing financial reports, recommending and implementing processes/policies, and supporting business leaders with data-driven analysis.

 

Job Type: Full-Time

Values

  • Commit to desired outcomes … define desired outcomes and achieve them vigorously

  • Challenge assumptions … to ensure great outcomes

  • Prudent optimism … glass-half-full, with a dose of caution to challenge our assumptions

  • No egos, no jerks … no joke

Competencies

  • Excellence/Quality: Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds the root cause of problems, owns/acts on resolving problems

  • Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team meet goals, welcomes new team members and promotes a team atmosphere

  • Learning/Self-Development: Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up-to-date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities

  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills. Builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism.

  • Sense of Urgency: Prioritizes well, shows energy, reacts to opportunities, instills urgency in others, meets deadlines.

 Responsibilities

  • Work with Director to oversee the operations and development of the company’s finance team including creating and reviewing policies and conducting regular assessments of financial procedures

  • Perform financial management duties including generating financial data, compiling and submitting reports

  • Work closely with internal stakeholders including Leadership and Product Development teams to implement strategic decisions and operational and financial planning process improvements

  • Continually improve the operational and financial forecasting process and accuracy

  • Develop financial models and analyze them to support strategic initiatives

  • Provide support for monthly and quarterly close process, including variance analysis

  • Generate ad-hoc reports and evaluate KPIs

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; 7+ years of full time work experience

  • Experience in finance, audit, or consulting

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (e.g., pivot tables, creating & managing reports)

  • Proficient in Quickbooks, Bill.com

  • Strong quantitative and analytics skills  

Wavemaker Labs is a corporate innovation studio that builds disruptive technologies for corporate partners that need to innovate and grow.  Our goal is to help these partners think and execute like start-ups, and ultimately bring disruptive technology to market that advances their industry and business.  We’re focused on introducing new technologies across automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, and commerce.

Department: Business
This is a full time position

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