Director of Finance

| Austin

New Knowledge is a fast-growing technology company that is revolutionizing the way companies understand disinformation, misinformation and fake news as a cyber security problem, and brands are under attack.

We build products that repair online communities, identify manipulation, and help them communicate more authentically. In a world where social media is being manipulated on a massive scale, this is no small task. We care about protecting communities, brands, and companies from being targeted by the spreading of disinformation. The kind of people who work with us have to be passionate about that challenge and mission.

We are led by successful entrepreneurs, NSA veterans and disinformation industry experts. Current clients include Fortune 100 customers across a number of industry verticals. New Knowledge backers include Moonshots Capital, GGV Capital and Capital Factory.

We are looking for a Director of Finance to join our rapidly growing team.

Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for financial planning, analysis and accounting with responsibilities including but not limited to the following:

  • Ownership of the company's financial plan including regular updates and adjustments to the financial model and communication of key elements to the management team
  • Strategic brainstorming discussions with the leadership team to enable decision makers to understand the financial impact of their ideas and strategies. Discuss “what if” scenarios as needed
  • Manage the preparation of financial outlooks and financial forecasts including financial analysis of major initiatives to assess ROI, Payback Period, Risk, Failure, etc
  • Collaborate with the executive team to create the most valuable metrics for our board meetings
  • Complete budget vs. actual variance analysis and drive accountability across the company
  • Drive compliance with key industry standards / customer audit requirements
  • Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure to effectively accomplish the departments goals and objectives including consistent interactions with our accounting team for process improvement
  • Manage all our accounting and relationship with our CPA
  • Pay all the bills in a timely manner
  • Communicate with our clients and prepare invoices
  • Manage large and complex government contracts
  • Approve employee expenses
  • Work closely with the Head of People, VP of Operations, and CEO on strategic projects

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business
  • Five (5) to Ten (10) plus years experience in a mid to senior level finance or accounting position required. Experience working with a venture-backed SaaS company (post Series A) preferred
  • Expert knowledge in SaaS metrics and how financial decisions impact these metrics
  • Experience and knowledge of developing and presenting business plans, models, and financial forecasts to management and the investment community
  • You have a proven track record in building, motivating and leading teams & businesses
  • You possess a deep desire to be a part of a fast growing startup culture

Perks:

  • We offer amazing Fortune 500 level company healthcare plans, vision and dental.
  • We offer a 401(k) plus a 4% company match
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Stock options
  • Free parking in our downtown office
  • Membership to onsite gym and pool
  • Internet stipend for remote employees
  • $2,000 annual gadget policy to buy tech tools, from a computer to headphones to iPads, anything you need to do your job. You own these gadgets (not the company)
  • $200 annual budget for books and any subscriptions you’d like
  • Annual budget to purchase books and literature subscriptions
  • Weekly catered lunches
  • Stocked kitchen full of healthy snacks and an endless supply of bubbly water
  • Bi-monthly office events like happy hours, Alamo Drafthouse movies, escape rooms, stand up paddleboarding
  • And most importantly, meaningful work. We all love coming to work everyday and making a difference to make this world a better place
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    • PythonLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks

Location

Austin, TX 78701

An Insider's view of New Knowledge

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is genuine and welcoming. Too many times tech companies try to contrive their culture, and tell people how they need to act. This couldn't be more different from New Knowledge. It's an environment that celebrates individuality, and welcomes new ideas.

Chelsey

Demand Generation Marketing Associate

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Weaponized narrative and disinformation campaigns are storming into our lives over the Internet. It is incredibly rewarding to have a career where you can detect these activities and protect our institutions and the communities and discourse around them.

Dakota

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to incorporate feedback from users to make models and statistics to answer multifaceted questions about communities on social media. I have also had the chance build APIs around my models in order to make them more accessible to users.

Becky

Data Scientist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

What we do requires creativity from everyone in the company. The space is large and the problem unsolved - this isn't something anyone's built before. Our success depends on everyone looking for being resourceful and creative. We give people the tools they need, the problems we're facing and the guidance they may need to discover the right tools.

Sandeep

CTO

What makes someone successful on your team?

A slightly unhealthy obsession with protecting people, people who are driven to solve problems by relentless curiosity, and a technical ability to explore various data sets and persuasively present discoveries.

Ryan

COO

What are New Knowledge Perks + Benefits

New Knowledge Benefits Overview

We are a startup company in the fun sense, we move quickly and get a lot done, but an established company when it comes to benefits. We have funding and revenue and we know the value of investing in our employees to grow New Knowledge. We offer Fortune 500 level health care benefits, vision + dental, free parking, a 401(k) and professional development opportunities.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Free parking in our downtown office
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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