Director of Finance @ Alumni Ventures Group - Manchester, NH

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We're seeking a finance and accounting professional who is eager to join our innovative venture capital fund full-time to work within our Finance department. You will work directly with our team in key department operations, including all budgeting and forecasting efforts, as well as running the accounting close process and producing monthly financials. Additionally, you will be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring financial controls throughout the business.  You'll be joining a fast-paced, professional, and entrepreneurial environment in our exciting Manchester-based office.

You'll have the opportunity to grow with the company, work with a talented team, and help bring the Alumni Ventures brand to new universities across the country, as well as select Focused Funds. This is a salaried position with competitive benefits based in our downtown Manchester office. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required. Master's degree a plus
  • 7 + years experience in a Financial Planning and Analysis and/or Accounting Managerial Position preferably in a financial services or similar company
  • Advanced knowledge of finance and accounting
  • Have strong writing, computer/technology and presentation skills
  • Digital experience a plus
  • Exceptional data mining skills and developing and implementing scorecards
  • Strong managerial, planning, organization and project management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong-willed and able to prioritize across many tasks
  • Strong work ethic, self-starter, good teammate
  • Organized and detailed oriented

Requirements

  • A very strong bias toward process improvement and driving change and improvement
  • Excellent work ethic with an ability to work both hard and smart
  • High energy, self-starter, but a great team player
  • A high level of poise and professionalism
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills matched with an optimistic outlook
  • Experience designing and implementing processes around the budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes
  • Organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to prevent and catch errors
  • Ability to juggle and multi-task across one-offs and larger, long-term projects
  • Be a superb listener
  • Have a very strong customer focus so that can adequately service functions throughout the company, as well as external constituents
  • Very strong analytical skills so that can take a business problem/challenge and develop the fact-based analysis and evaluation required to support a decision
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite, specifically a high level of Excel understanding
  • Experience with QuickBooks
  • Exposure to Domo and/or Blackline would be a plus
  • Ability to learn new systems, equipment, and be able to adapt/pivot quickly

Bonus points if you….

  • Are entrepreneurial
  • Have an MBA
  • Are comfortable with or have experience with Domo, Blackline, CRM software (Hubspot preferred) and Docusign

Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects related to the monthly closing process for AVG, including:
    • Run the monthly closing process by directing and coordinating monthly closes and financial statement preparation
    • Provide CFO and CEO with accurate, timely and GAAP compliant analyses and statements
    • Basic journal entry posting
    • Transaction entries into the various accounting systems (Hubspot, QuickBooks, Excel)
    • Reconciling various accounts (AP/AR, Budget, Expense accounts, etc.)
    • Producing monthly reporting packages
    • Maintain and document thorough balance sheet reviews on a monthly basis, along with appropriate reconciliations
    • Ensure compliance with all tax obligations and requirements
    • Primary point person for the year-end preparation and the annual audit
    • Assess possible implementation of Blackline
    • Draft accounting policies
    • Research technical accounting areas and draft white papers that support accounting position AVG takes on key issues
    • Develop, train, and mentor accounting team
  • Manage all aspects related to AVG’s forecasting and budgeting process, including:
    • Monthly forecast and analysis of operational performance – revenues, expenses and carry
  • Create and implement KPI/KVD based forecasting and budgeting models that are simple to update and meaningful
    • Other duties will include working with the Investment team to help implement new processes and/or systems and assist with the financial controllership of the company
  • Better reporting coming out of the process
  • Develop and communicating a timeline for the entire company related to budgeting and forecasting
  • Identify if there is a need to select and implement a budgeting and forecasting system other than Excel
  • Develop and implement a budgeting and forecasting process that results in ownership of department budgets, revenues and other costs through visibility, awareness, engagement and education
  • Identify any key variances to budget/forecast and resultant risks/exposures and opportunities that exist as a result
    • Identify and analyze operational measures (key performance indicators) to identify revenue & costs savings opportunities
  • Manage all aspects related to financial controls at AVG, including:
    • Identify and develop appropriate segregation of duties throughout AVG
    • Create and implement appropriate financial controls, as well as controls for physical assets including cash, tokens, bitcoin, etc.
    • Develop and implement appropriate controls for Regulatory environment which will be required for AVG starting in 2019
  • Report directly to our Chief Financial Officer
  • Be an active participant in the improvement process as it relates to our approach, process, products, and services