SVP, Finance

project44
Full Time
Remote in Chicago, IL
Posted Today
Job description

Why project44?

At project44 we're on a mission - to make supply chains work.

project44 optimizes the movement of products globally, delivering better resiliency, sustainability, and value for our customers. As the supply chain connective tissue, we operate the most trusted end-to-end visibility platform that tracks more than 1 billion shipments annually for the world's leading brands. The undisputed leader in the market, project44 was named the Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, #1 in FreightWaves' FreightTech 25, and the Customer's Choice in Gartner Peer Insights' Voice of the Customer report. project44 is headquartered in Chicago with a diverse and fast-growing, global workforce.

If you're eager to be part of a winning team that works together to solve some of the most challenging supply chain challenges every day, let's talk.

SVP Finance

This person will own several key company initiatives as an integral part of the finance and strategy teams. Responsibilities include helping drive the strategy and accountability of the business through detailed operational forecasts, gross margin analysis, KPI and metrics reporting, quarterly business reviews and strategic financial planning across the company. This role will play a critical role in modeling and executing the company strategy and ensuring we achieve our goals.

Responsibilities

  • Be the finance lead to all department leaders and drive improvements across the P&L with a strong focus on key trends and metrics.
  • Provide month-end, quarter-end budget to actual variance analysis and lead the preparation of the annual operating plan by engaging with leadership to build strategic plans and targets and convert into the financial budget.
  • Assist in preparation and presenting financial and operational KPIs and highlighting key business metrics, variance to budget and other relevant trends.
  • Advanced experience in demonstrating problem solving and root cause analysis related to all areas of the business.
  • Lead budget owners through changes to monthly, quarterly, annual changes to forecast via cloud-based planning software (Adaptive Planning)
  • Assist in financial analysis and modeling of possible M&A targets and help lead integration of any completed transactions
  • Prepare and manage materials associated with any financing activities, including reporting requirements of current investors

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or related degree.
  • 10+ years of experience in Commercial Finance, FP&A, investment banking, private equity, consulting, or another related field.
  • Must have: strong financial modeling skills and understanding of financial statement analysis including balance sheet and cash flow statement.
  • Demonstrated analytical experience delivering forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis, and data interpretation of key results.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across various teams to drive the right outcomes.
  • High comfort level with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of NetSuite and Adaptive Planning a plus.
  • Able to work independently to meet deadlines within time constraints and detail oriented.
  • Can think critically about business challenges while simultaneously absorbing new knowledge and information.
  • Able to thrive in a dynamic startup environment and can navigate the ambiguities that come with it.

Diversity & Inclusion

We're designing the future of how the world moves and is connected through trade and global supply chains. We can only deliver a truly world-class product and experience if our teams are as diverse and unique communities we are building for. So it's up to us to create a company where anyone can bring their authentic self to work everyday. We're constantly working to improve, and we accept our responsibility to elevate the voices left in the margins. It's on every one of us.

Our focus on inclusion manifests in the way we hire, the customers we serve, and the regions we prioritize. We're building a company that every one of us at project44 is proud to work for: a company that celebrates you for being you.

We pride ourselves on celebrating everyone — project44 is an equal opportunity employer actively working on creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where underrepresented groups can thrive. If you share our values and our passion for helping the way the world moves, we'd love to review your application!

For any needed accommodations during the hiring process, please email [email protected] Even if you don't meet 100% of the above qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that you can still be considered for a role if you meet just 50% of the role's requirements.

More about project44

Since 2014, project44 has been transforming the way one of the largest, most important global industries does business. As transportation and logistics continues to evolve and customer expectations around delivery become more demanding, industry technology must rise to the occasion. In just a few short years, we've created a digital infrastructure that eliminates the inefficiencies caused by dated technology and manual processes. Our Advanced Visibility Platform is used by the world's leading brands to track shipments, collaborate with supply chain partners, drive operational efficiencies, and create outstanding customer experiences.

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