Chief Financial Officer

| Austin
In your cover email, please include an explanation as to why you want to join the team at Skills Fund based on the company’s purpose, the Skills Code, and the Skills Fund Compensation Philosophy found at https://skills.fund/careers. Email this plus your resume to [email protected]

Include in your brief explanation the answer to the below questions:

Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for Skills Fund? Yes/No

Will you now or in the future require Skills Fund to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called “sponsorship” for an employment-based visa status. Yes/No
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Named one of the Top 50 Start-Ups by Built In Austin, Skills Fund is the leading lender in the United States for skills-based higher education. We underwrite higher education programs based on their jobs outcomes for students, and offer their students access to competitive financing products that empower them to transform their careers and lives.

We are looking for an experienced finance professional with capital markets and/or credit experience and a track record of exceeding performance expectations to lead our finance team.

What is the opportunity?

  • The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will lead all aspects of Skills Fund’s financial management, including capital markets; credit, portfolio and risk management; corporate finance; transaction management; and financial reporting.
  • The CFO will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and will serve on the senior leadership team, working collaboratively across functions to strategically advance the company, develop new products, and improve processes and internal controls.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  1. Lead our capital markets strategy and execute against it, including evaluating and recommending capital raising alternatives such as forward flow loan sales, private placements and securitization, balance sheet lending, etc. in terms of timing, capacity, product selections, and compliance. Manage due diligence by financing partners.
  2. Drive and coordinate development of new financial structures and credit pricing to support new products and business lines.
  3. Lead the finance team composed of both direct and indirect in-house team members and outsourced contractors.  Manage relationships with auditors, tax advisors, loan servicers, and industry specialists in the areas of accounting, tax, credit, loan servicing, compliance, and capital markets.
  4. Design and prepare board of director / investor packages and make leadership and board / investor presentations, as needed.
  5. Lead the budgeting, forecasting, and reforecasting for organizational metrics, including loan portfolios, to ensure the company accurately executes, tracks, and reports its activity at both the corporate and financing transaction levels and to identify opportunities to improve the company’s capital position.

What does it take to succeed?

  • A Learner’s Mindset: You should have a desire to learn, adapt, and develop in a rapidly growing and changing start-up environment.
  • Passion for our Mission: You should care deeply about helping drive access to quality, skills-based education.
  • Growth Stage Alignment: You love a challenge, have developed functional skills, and are ready to take the next stage in your career by joining an early-stage high growth company (and understand what that stage of company growth entails) that will give you the opportunity for exponential personal and professional development.
  • Skills:
    • 7+ years of financial services experience including either or both:
      • Demonstrated experience in capital markets, valuation, negotiations, and credit analysis and/or
      • Credit underwriting and analytics, credit product development, and portfolio performance management.
    • Demonstrated experience leading accounting and/or finance departments, including managing financial analysis, cash management, cost control, internal audit, reporting, and cost analysis.
    • Sound financial judgement and perspective, and the ability to effectively communicate and share complex ideas and concepts.
    • Strong leadership skills, both as a team member and as a team leader.
  • Qualities: Energetic and Passionate. Ability to inspire the best in others. Highly analytical, strategic thinker with exceptional ability to prioritize and focus on the highest value opportunities. Not intimidated by getting thrown into the deep end (or anything else for that matter).  Trust: You are a lockbox. Click.
  • Impact: You’re hungry to be a part of something bigger than yourself. You don’t work just to make money. You work to create significant impact and have extreme dedication to professional and personal growth.
  • Attitude: Relentless. Focused. Positive. Humble. Curious. Fun (must know it, have it, and be able to inspire it).

How do I apply?

In your cover email, please include an explanation as to why you want to join the team at Skills Fund based on the company’s purpose, the Skills Code, and the Skills Fund Compensation Philosophy found at https://skills.fund/careers. Email this plus your resume to [email protected].

Include in your brief explanation the answer to the below questions:

Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for Skills Fund? Yes/No

Will you now or in the future require Skills Fund to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called “sponsorship” for an employment-based visa status. Yes/No

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In your cover email, please include an explanation as to why you want to join the team at Skills Fund based on the company’s purpose, the Skills Code, and the Skills Fund Compensation Philosophy found at https://skills.fund/careers. Email this plus your resume to [email protected]

Include in your brief explanation the answer to the below questions:

Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for Skills Fund? Yes/No

Will you now or in the future require Skills Fund to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called “sponsorship” for an employment-based visa status. Yes/No
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In your cover email, please include an explanation as to why you want to join the team at Skills Fund based on the company’s purpose, the Skills Code, and the Skills Fund Compensation Philosophy found at https://skills.fund/careers. Email this plus your resume to [email protected]

Include in your brief explanation the answer to the below questions:

Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for Skills Fund? Yes/No

Will you now or in the future require Skills Fund to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called “sponsorship” for an employment-based visa status. Yes/No
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