Director of Technology Startup Finance & Accounting at Venture Capital Fund

Location: New York, NY

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Director of Technology Startup Finance & Accounting

Immediate Opening

Early-stage Venture Capital firm in midtown NY is seeking an Accounting Manager / Controller in our CFO Group. The CFO Group provides a full suite of finance & accounting services to ffVC's portfolio of technology startups. We take a hands-on approach to help our companies make better, data-driven decisions and increase their odds of success.

The Firm:

ff Venture Capital (ffvc.com) is a technology venture capital firm focused on supporting visionary founders at the seed- and early-stages of company formation and growth. ffVC now is investing out of its 5th seed- and early-stage fund, the $150 Million ff Graphite (V). Our 25+ person team actively works with founders to develop products, target markets, and accelerate growth. With expertise and investments in artificial intelligence, cyber security, machine learning, UAVs, enterprise software, crowdfunding, data analytics and more, we seek emerging, transformative technology and technology-driven founders who create and lead companies that will influence the behavior of millions. Since our founding in 2008, we have invested in 90+ companies and helped to create aggregate market value exceeding $4 billion.

The Role:

We are seeking an individual who has the experience to operate as an all-star Controller across multiple clients of varying complexity, but can also play a strategic role, helping clients with budgeting, modeling, KPI development / tracking, and data-driven decision making.

This role will have multiple staff and senior staff reporting into it depending on client mix. This individual will be expected to attend board meetings on behalf of clients to discuss financial results.

You will play a key role in helping multiple clients across different industries build their businesses by providing deep financial and accounting support. Your expertise with GAAP, cash flow management, tax compliance & regulations, inventory control, consolidations, payroll / benefits (PEO’s), and financial reporting will allow you to manage staff and deliver timely, accurate financials to clients.

*This role will oversee 10 clients and is paid on a billable hours basis*

Duties:

  • Own multiple client relationships - generally with direct contact to the client's CEO;
  • Perform & oversee all accounting functions for multiple clients with multiple staff reporting to you;
  • Evaluate financial/accounting processes, propose improvements and oversee implementation
  • Lead audit and other ad-hoc processes
  • Oversee client account management discussion and analysis

​Desired Qualifications:

  • 7+ years experience in full cycle accounting, with experience working with multiple clients;
  • 3+ years of direct managerial experience;
  • Deep experience in Quickbooks Online a must 
  • Experience with Intacct, Netsuite, Xero a plus
  • Strong excel skills;
  • CPA highly preferred; 
  • Proficient in GAAP principals and financial statement preparation;
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-up skills;
  • Clear and effective communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Passion for technology & startups

Benefits:

  • Interaction with interesting companies and founders at the forefront of technology
  • Ownership in how you interact with and manage clients
  • Support of a team of experienced, hard working staff
  • Great work environment in our open office with standing desks
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