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Finance & Accounting Lead

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Pradyuman Vig
Pradyuman Vig

About the role

About Nova

We're eliminating paperwork for financial transactions like fund subscriptions and OTC trades by converting them into intelligent digital workflows. As clients complete transactions on Nova, we keep track of their information so they can reuse it on future transactions.

Our goal is to be the portable identity network for the institutional finance industry and the operating platform that leverages these identities to create and process institutional financial transactions. Since launching a private beta in 2021 for our fund subscription product, we’ve processed billions in investments and thousands of transactions with leading institutional partners in the digital and traditional asset management space.

Position Overview

The ideal candidate has experience at a fast-paced startup. Finance, to us, is more than tracking, reporting, closing the books and establishing spending guidelines. At Nova, it's also about informing our operating model, forming strategic partnerships with vendors and external stakeholders, and building out our finance team.

We are looking for a Finance & Accounting Lead to drive financial and strategic leadership across our scaling business. This role will continue to build our Finance and Accounting function to ensure we are developing a scalable approach to long-term planning. You will be an entrepreneurial leader who takes a scrappy approach to problem solving and proactive strategy development. The ideal candidate is someone who understands the startup landscape and is comfortable leading in areas such as accounting, bookkeeping, state and local regulatory compliance, sales tax, and other related financial matters. This is an excellent opportunity to build the foundation of a hyper-growth organization.

You will play a pivotal role in four key areas:

Transactions: Creating a process from ground up and handling all company transactions (customer contracts, agreements, payments, etc.), always keeping in mind that great organizations are built with great systems, not only great individuals.

Controls: Create strong processes to monitor, manage and control expenses against the company budget, including, expense reimbursement, headcount, T&E. etc.. Manage record keeping, reporting.

FP&A: Work with Office of the CEO on long term financial planning and manage rolling forecasts, variance analysis, tax planning.

Strategic: You will partner with the CEO in evaluating the various levers of a fast growing business that will encompass evaluation of our operations, talent investment strategy, sales training, business development and pricing & packaging. Support CEO in fundraising and “what-if” analysis.

What You'll Do

Finance & Accounting:

  • Partner with the Office of the CEO to ensure that the company is in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.

  • Leading on various operational tasks including P&L and financial projections, pricing and valuation models, and company presentations.

  • Implement consistent billing processes, frameworks, and leverage our current systems to allow the organization to capture and utilize timely and accurate data across the business.

  • Lead on tax strategy and compliance matters, setting Accounting policy and ensuring financials are in accordance with GAAP.

  • Direct the company's strategic planning initiatives and help to build out strong practices around FP&A. Partner with all members of the senior management team and other company leadership on business strategy.

  • Implementation of systems, processes, internal controls and policies.

  • Oversee internal and external Financial Reporting.

  • Support strategic and financial planning processes for your teams (e.g., Monthly Reviews, Annual Budget, and Long Range Plan).

People Operations:

  • Ensure that company PEO and payroll policies are consistent and well maintained.

  • Continually review and recommend improvements to employee policies and procedures.

  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensure organizational compliance.

  • Manage PEO through partner platform, including wage adjustments, withholdings, and other related matters.

  • Administer payroll and benefits.

  • Consult with legal counsel regarding personnel matters.

Qualifications, Skills, & Abilities

  • 8+ years of finance / accounting experience

  • Bonus: experience in a startup environment

  • CPA or MBA a plus

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for building

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Desire to work in a dynamic startup, and be effective resolving ambiguities

  • High intellectual capacity, particularly in an analytical and strategic context

  • Leader that will own the full spectrum of finance responsibilities

  • Strong technical analytical skills

To Apply:

Please apply through WRK by clicking here.

Why you should join Nova

Nova's mission is to create a new world without paperwork. We're starting by building the operating system for business transactions. We’re based in San Francisco, and have $2M in funding from top investors including Y Combinator, Coinbase Ventures, Justin Kan (founder of and Atrium), and more.

Team Size:8
Location:San Francisco
Pradyuman Vig
Pradyuman Vig