Finance Director at Shipwell

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Finance Director


About Us

Shipwell is fundamentally changing the shipping and logistics industry by building a connected platform that provides solutions for your entire supply chain. We are streamlining the way shippers, 3PLs, and carriers have operated for decades using ground-breaking technology to provide automation and workflow solutions in an established industry that comprises over 5% GDP. Shipwell created the first truly connected digital supply chain platform that provides real-time connectivity, visibility, automation, and bullet-proof APIs. We are a Series B startup that is backed by world-class investors, such as First Round Capital, Fifth Wall, and Georgian Partners. 


Our Culture

Shipwell is a fast-paced, high-energy start-up that strives to build the future of shipping every day. Diversity of thought and cross-department collaboration is very important to us. We deliver open, honest, careful communication and work as hard as we play. We create & deliver solutions that are revolutionizing the industry, which brings excitement and purpose to our work. If you are looking for a place that will help you tap into your best work-self and give you hands-on experience building something big, then we invite you to come and build the future of shipping with us!


Finance Director

Shipwell is looking for a Finance Director to join our growing team! The finance director will be the first dedicated member of the finance division and have the opportunity to build a finance organization from the ground up as we continue our rapid growth. The role will focus on overall organizational finance from detailed modeling, analyzing internal reports, and designing key financial metrics, to arranging and overseeing the overall completion of collections. As a leader within Shipwell you will be a crucial part of the decision-making process in approving investments, measuring outcomes, and defining our future. 


What you’ll do when you get here:
  • Own the Shipwell financial model and lead forecasting, planning, and budgeting efforts
  • Develop reports and metrics to drive efficiency and measure success against financial targets
  • Generate monthly and quarterly forecasts with input from co-founders
  • Collaborate with the sales team to manage the commission process and design P&Ls 
  • Oversee and assist with financial controls, account reconciliations, and collections
  • Manage an ERP system migration and subsequent updates to accommodate additional scale and growth within the company
  • Help build a world-class finance organization through selecting, developing, and mentoring team members to ensure effectiveness and alignment with current and future goals

What you need to have:
  • 7+ years’ applicable finance / FP&A experience at a Fortune 500 company, a growing technology company, investment bank or consulting firm
  • 2+ years’ progressive experience leading and managing teams
  • Demonstrated experience working with three-statement financial models
  • ERP system experience (Quickbooks and NetSuite) and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel 

What is preferred:

  • Experience in the logistics or supply chain industry

What we offer:

  • Incredible growth opportunity at one of the fastest-growing companies in Austin
  • Competitive Pay
  • 401k
  • Amazing company culture
  • Room to grow and tons of mentoring
  • Gym reimbursement and onsite Fitness Classes
  • Being a part of a rapidly growing startup company
  • The kitchen is fully stocked with local coffee, drinks, and snacks
  • Company-sponsored healthcare insurance and dental insurance
  • Team building events and office competitions
  • Partial cell phone reimbursement
  • Receive an elite technology package to include a brand new MacBook Pro!
  • Opportunity to put your thumbprint on a high-growth company in the early stages
  • An open work environment where everyone (even the new folks) has a voice
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Location

Shipwell is located downtown, in the heart of Austin where plenty of trendy bars, restaurants, and shops are located within walking distance!

An Insider's view of Shipwell

What are some social events your company does?

Shipwell assumes you know how to do your job; outside of core office hours, you are allowed to set your own in-office times. Working from home to deal with a delivery or appointment is a simple notice to a manager, and you're encouraged to make use of the unlimited PTO!

David

Backend Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

How a freight brokerage frees up cumbersome processes using technology! We strive to answer this question so people on the front lines can do more of what they do best. Our teams are the heaviest users and biggest advocates of Shipwell’s platform because it directly solves our industry-specific needs.

Andy

Carrier Compliance & Analytics Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

What makes the team members on my teams successful is their ability to come in everyday with an amazing attitude, effort, and working together as a team!

Taryn

Enterprise Carrier Sales Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Everyone on the team shows up with a unique perspective. We don't train people to be sales robots because sometimes new ideas can drastically improve how the entire team operates. That sort of ingenuity influences our entire company.

Laurel

Strategic Account Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Being a data scientist I spend about 50% of my time with stakeholders, customers, sales representatives, & the carrier success team, to understand how they work and how we can help them. One of the most important lessons I have learnt at Shipwell is that listening is key!

Anna

Associate Data Scientist

What are Shipwell Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes mariocart.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday. Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking, A parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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