Chief Financial Officer - Roost
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Chief Financial Officer

We’re building Roost so that anyone who rents can live well now — and get ahead.  We help multifamily reduce the costs and compliance risk of deposit processing while providing renters with a simple way to improve financial health and build credit. 

Job description

The CFO reports to the CEO and is a key member of the leadership team. We’re a venture-backed company and growing quickly.  The ideal candidate is  a hands-on influential finance leader who is both VC and fintech literate and capable of partnering and advising C-level leadership.

What you’ll do

  • Oversee all aspects of financial management, including financial and regulatory reporting, maintaining accounting standards, practices, controls, policies, and procedures in a Fintech organization.
  • Oversee day-to-day transactional accounting including accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash flow. 
  • Direct, oversee and assist as needed with reconciliation of accounts, including (but not limited to) key balance sheet accounts, subsidiary/intercompany accounts, banking partners, virtual ledger and loan management systems. 
  • Oversee month end close process, including management/board reporting and actual vs forecast variance analysis.
  • Own the financial model  and the financial statements. 
  • Develop dashboards to track key performance metrics and monitor business performance.
  • Contribute to financial strategy, balance growth with internal controls and compliance needs,  and enhance the efficiency of the finance functions.
  • Ensure that the P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow are prepared in accordance to GAAP.  Liaison and work with audit and tax teams as needed.
  • Work closely with the accounting and compliance team to ensure accuracy, completeness and timely delivery of all management, regulatory and statutory reporting deliverables. 
  • Be a key point of contact for the annual auditing and licensing processes in each jurisdiction.
  • Cultivate relationships and engagement with representatives from our sponsor banks and processing partners to support their transaction reporting and reconciliation requirements.
  • Oversee/co-ordinate treasury functions and management including collections, disbursements, concentration and investment activities.  
  • Administer Gusto HR platform – including payroll, insurance, policy, training and benefits.  Bid, select and negotiate annual insurance plans, 401K service and other providers for the company. 
  • Oversee SOC1 and SOC2 and other compliance requirements with CEO, CCO and VP of Engineering.
  • Assist with investor relations, including the pitch decks, financials, corporate securities/cap table management and special projects. 
  • Assist with enterprise partner accounts as needed, providing confidence to CFO/CCO counterparts with respect to Roost’s management of deposit holdings, interest accruals and overall management.  
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO, communicating risks and issues as they arise, along with recommendations for action.  
  • Serve as a thought leader and role model embodying our values and always acting with the highest integrity, confidentiality and discretion. Attract, hire, manage and retain exceptional performers. Consistently challenge the status quo and raise the bar.

What we’re looking for

  • 10+ years of Financial Services or Fintech industry background preferred
  • 3+ years experience with regulatory environments – money transmitter, credit, lending, mortgage, etc. 
  • Experience in a Neo-bank lender or financial services environment preferred.
  • Comfortable with financial technologies, comfortable working hands-on in a start-up type environment where infrastructure, processes, systems, and work practices are still at various stages of implementation and refinement.
  • Experience working cross-functionally and dealing with different teams.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance, business and operational risk and control processes and procedures.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to work across a broad range of issues and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage and influence change.
  • Public accounting experience is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, commerce or equivalent.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary 
  • Medical, dental, vision  
  • Paid time off/sick leave
  • Work from home/flexibility
  • Stock options/equity
  • 401K

How to apply

Shoot us an email with your skills and the type of role you’re looking for — as well as your best or worst rental story (if you are inclined). We look forward to hearing from you!

Roost is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.