Whatnot

Buy, Sell & Go Live

Head of Finance

Location
Los Angeles, CA or Remote / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
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About the role

The Head of Finance role is a critical asset to the team to help the COO, Whatnot leadership and the Board gain financial visibility and insights into the business. As Whatnot's first Finance employee, this role will build and lead Whatnot’s financial processes, including our Annual Planning process, quarterly forecasts, and stakeholder financial reporting. 

The Head of Finance will own the overall company financial model, and will partner closely with Whatnot leadership to set financial expectations, and to help tell our story through numbers.  The Head of Finance will partner with all operational teams on all aspects of the business that impact our financial outlook, partnering with teams across Whatnot, its leadership team and the Board. The ideal candidate is an FP&A athlete with specific experience in a high-growth, technology-based startup.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage key financial processes, including forecasting, budgeting, reporting and stakeholder financial deliverables.
  • Create financial commentaries and documents to support key financial deliverables. 
  • Develop new processes or improve existing processes relating to financial planning/reporting.
  • Develop metrics to track team-specific and company-wide trends, identify opportunities, provide recommendations, and collaborate gobally.
  • Support ad-hoc projects and analysis to identify systems improvements, cost savings and growth. 
  • Apply an analytical approach to influence strategic decision-making, with a focus on capital allocation and long-term financial planning.
  • Lead the development of Whatnot’s financial systems.
  • Evaluate merger and acquisition opportunities as they needed.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Finance, Business, Economics or other relevant field
  • 2-4 years’ experience in investment banking, M&A or related fields
  • 2-4 years’ experience working in a fast-growing, venture-backed tech startup
  • Experience building, leading and developing a team
  • Experience leading complex workstreams
  • Excellent proficiency in accounting and corporate finance concepts
  • Familiarity with financial planning processes and financial systems
  • Consistent success and career progression

Why you should join Whatnot

Whatnot is a community marketplace where you can buy, sell, go live and geek out with collectors and other like-minded people. Today’s online marketplaces are neither safe nor fun -- they’re full of counterfeits, and you shop by endlessly scrolling through listings. Whatnot verifies every item sold and provides a fun social shopping experience to enjoy with friends and community members.

Whatnot is backed by some of the industry’s best venture capital investors, including Y Combinator, Scribble.vc, Liquid 2 Ventures, Wonder Ventures & Andressan Horowitz