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Head of Strategic Financial Planning & Analysis

| Greater NYC Area
At HyperScience, we use modern machine learning to turn documents into machine-readable data. Our customers receive a wide variety of documents, like life insurance applications, paystubs, utility bills, insurance claims, that must be processed quickly and accurately to better serve the people at these organizations, and their customers. Amazingly, this is all done manually today. We’re on a mission to change that!
Our product is already delivering value to large, blue-chip organizations in financial services and insurance, and we see a massive opportunity to expand to more industries and automate more business processes. We are looking for people who are excited to help us build upon this foundation and vision.
Founded in 2014 by Peter Brodsky, Vladimir Tzankov, and Krasimir Marinov, Hyperscience has raised over $48 million from SV Angel, The Stripes Group, Firstmark, Battery Ventures, and Felicis Ventures.
Job Description
The Finance & Strategy Manager will manage the financial planning and analysis functions across both offices at HyperScience and will have a cross-functional involvement with each department in relation to business development, budgeting and forecasting to ensure the company’s financial goals are being addressed and are met. This person will be also the expert who can read the financial data on the books in a way that is meaningful for the company’s stakeholders and be an important factor in the strategy defining and decision-making processes within the company.
The Finance & Strategy Manager will be part of the Company’s Finance and Operations team and will be reporting to the Chief Operating Officer in New York.

Responsibilities:

  • Accounting Management - Oversee all finance related processes and controls (bookkeeping, expenses allocation, revenue recognition, etc)
  • Cash flow Management - Put together and update various expense policies, own, coordinate and manage the budgeting function, manages the major vendors negotiation and planning, evaluate major vendors’ contracts
  • Planning & Analysis - Empower members of the management team to make better, more educated decisions by providing regular reporting, forecasting, and as-needed analyses
  • Audits and Financial Due Diligence - Play a major role during all the phases of the year-end audit, as well as during financial due diligence in connection with future rounds of fund-raising
  • The ideal candidate is well organized with a strong business acumen and a penchant for detail. This individual will be a self-starter who can excel in a fast-paced environment that provides meaningful autonomy and expects rigorous thinking.

What You'll Achieve:

  • Within the first 60 days:
  • Understand the existing accounting processes across the company
  • Dive into our current financial model and build out proper financial budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Review existing budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Oversee monthly close processes for all entities, including but not limited to general ledger review, journal preparations, consolidation, and analysis and reconciliation of P&L and Balance Sheet accounts
  • Manage cash flow reporting, including future projections, and oversee A/P and A/R activity
  • After 60 days and beyond:
  • Act as primary finance contact for the company’s leadership
  • Produce regular, recurring reports, ensuring accuracy, validity, and clean presentation and help make financial decisions that impact the business
  • Use existing or new technology solutions and tools to create systems & dashboards that enable leadership to have appropriate visibility to financial data
  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting package, including financial statements, KPIs, forecasts, and metric dashboards
  • Work with management to create financial packages for the Board of Directors
  • Lead and coordinate the communication with various external parties, such as auditors, accountants, clients, vendors
  • Oversee and manage the budgeting process and create variance reports
  • Set and maintain company financial and expense policies
  • Evaluate large vendor contracts and support negotiations
  • Provide strategic support to key programs

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of progressive work experience in financial reporting, modeling, financial analysis and business partnering
  • Hands-on experience with building financial models and reports
  • Good understanding of the general accounting principles and GAAP
  • Experience writing Excel macros, v-lookups, pivot tables, and other functions
  • Experience in a tech start-up environment with international/remote offices a big plus

Benefits & Perks

  • Top notch healthcare for you and your family
  • 30 days of paid leave annually to help nurture work-life symbiosis
  • A 100% 401(k) match for up to 6% of your annual salary
  • Stock Options
  • Paid gym membership
  • Pre-tax transportation and commuter benefits
  • 6 month parental leave (or double salary to pay for your partner's unpaid leave)
  • Free travel for any person accompanying a breastfeeding mother and her baby on a business trip
  • A child care and education stipend up to $3,000 per month, per child, under the age of 21 for a maximum of $6,000 per month total
  • Daily catered lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Budget to attend conferences, train, and further your education
  • Relocation assistance

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

1 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007

An Insider's view of HyperScience

What are some social events your company does?

Outside of company-sponsored lunch daily, we do birthday & anniversary celebrations, dessert breaks, and company outings. It’s pretty common to get together for drinks after work or go to karaoke as a team. When our team from Sofia visits, we like to do something social outside the office, whether it’s lunchtime basketball game or rooftop drinks.

John Lee

Talent Acquisition Lead

What are some things you learned at the company?

Working at a fast-growing startup means that you’ll need to make decisions quickly and decisively, often with limited information. I’m learning that I’ll be wrong at times and this is okay — as long as I recognize why it didn’t work out and quickly pivot. This comes with continuously asking for feedback to make more informed decisions as a team.

Lindsay Bu

Product Operations Associate

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

We operate a growth mentality across all aspects of our business. Every team member is expected to go radically beyond normal expectations. This requires bold ideas coming from everyone. Once we choose a path to follow, we will all get behind it, irrespective of whose idea it was.

Charlie Newark-French

Chief Operating Officer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of our team is someone who shows up and gives 110% every day, is not afraid to ask for help and uses constructive criticism to better themselves. We represent the entire organization with new clients, and we’re excited to be the first touchpoint that works to understand their pain points and articulate our mission and value.

Lawrence Leeds

Sales Development Representative

What are HyperScience Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fitness Membership. 6 month paid maternity and paternity leave. Lunch and afternoon treats delivered daily
Brilliant and innovative colleagues.

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