Head of Finance job

LaunchGood view
Head of Finance
  • Not mentioned
  • Permanent,Full Time
  • Posted: 2 months ago
  • Remote Location
  • 1 vacancies
  • Expires on: 23-10-2021
Job Description

Finance Director
As a growing global remote organization, we are looking for an all-knowing finance guru to support the financial decision making of LaunchGood. From establishing and scaling financial systems, budget management, to reviewing financial health and performance within the parameters of our cash flow and forecasts.

As the Director of Finance you are responsible for the company’s financial health and operational cash management. You will work with all our departments of LaunchGood and help them plan and manage their budgets. You will also lead the building and scale of accounting systems to manage/reconcile campaign accounts globally. You will also work closely with the senior leadership to help them manage the long term sustainability, as well as understand where LaunchGood can best optimize for operational efficiency.


Expectations and responsibilities:
Accounting and payment processor

  • Monitoring our financial performance
  • Supervising the budgets and ensuring they are being adhered to
  • Monitor and assess cash flow
  • Manage and set up our financial accounting entities internationally 
  • Create accounting systems to help LaunchGood scale and manage the reconciliation of campaign fundraising
  • Establish Financial reporting needs and work with our development teams to ensure accurate reporting for our projects and campaigns
  • Research and propose alternative models for payment processing
  • International experience working with different payment processor systems.
  • Negotiating and building various payment processor relationships, Including pricing.  
  • Understanding the economics of current pricing and fees with various processors from interchange to FX fees

Leading and direction 

  • Manage the financial forecasting and high level reviews. Ensuring the leadership is up to date and aware of LaunchGood’s financial health. 
  • Developing the financial structures and strategy. 
  • Help explore innovative ideas and measure ROI of existing ones
  • Work with and oversee the current accounting team. 
  • Understanding the vision of LaunchGood with a sound financial comprehension to take it further
  • Maintain a risk assessment matrix and handle risk exception  
  • Ability to build deep and productive relationships and collaborate with the senior leadership.
  • Working directly with the COO and leadership team to assess inefficiencies and areas where to best optimize



Core competencies: 

  • An analytical thinker with an enquiring mind. 
  • Experience in using different financial models. 
  • Ability to be adaptable to changing enviroments
  • Start up experience preferred
  • Detail oriented
  • Understands implementation of regulatory requirements and financial policies. 
  • Good understanding of financial crime prevention framework. 
  • Experience with online payment systems and transactional monitoring 
  • Advanced understanding of financial data analysis and reporting. 
  • Good problem solving skills. Definitive and can take calculated risks. 
  • Long term and strategic development
  • Systems orientated. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional discipline, attention to detail, and motivation. 
  • Ethical mindset with leadership management and financial growth.  
  • Solutions focussed
  • Good networks and strong relationships in the financial / banking sector
  • Passionate with drive and determination for positive social change. 
  • Sound IT skills. Experience in working with various financial software products. A genius of excel spreadsheets. 
  • Relevant accounting qualification preferred

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