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CoinDesk // crypto news & analysis
New York City    Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2021
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CoinDesk is an integrated media platform for the next generation of investing, exploring how cryptocurrencies & digital assets are contributing to the evolution of the global financial system & the future of money. Our vision is to inform, educate & connect communities through news, data, events & research.


We are looking for a talented finance & strategic leader to join our team as Vice President of Finance & own FP&A, financial operations & accounting for our company. Reporting to the COO & supporting leadership in the execution of our comprehensive long-term goals, the ideal candidate will be a clear, confident communicator with a strong sense of judgment & the ability to quickly grasp complex business concepts & distill into a clear, understandable narrative with actionable outcomes. The role will be project-focused & serve across the enterprise with a flexible, innovative, service-oriented approach. This role is for someone who is highly organized, great at project management & can bring business clarity into the form of financial & numerical metrics. Your individual focus is on FP&A & some M&A functions with additional oversight of two people dedicated to Accounting / Controller functions.



  • Lead the financial planning process & provide financial reporting, forecasts & comprehensive budgets to the executive team & liaise with our parent company CFO
  • Collaborate with business leaders to develop critical business strategies & use analytical & financial modeling to translate theoretical/conceptual ideas into operational realities, business plans & budgets. Prepare the resulting strategic review presentation
  • Connect individual business strategies into comprehensive, enterprise portfolio strategy to serve as the basis for budgets & forecasts
  • Directs preparation of company budgets; developing & reviewing monthly, quarterly, & annual reports; & 3-year plans
  • Work closely with all departments to understand the business & set the appropriate KPIs that will drive performance. Provide senior management with insightful commentary & analysis, facilitating the decision process
  • Actively pursues new ways to contribute to overall profitability & growth including exploration of mergers & acquisitions
  • Will involve significant individual contributor execution & responsibilities

Financial Operations:

  • Partner with People Operations & Department Heads to track staffing expenditures & operating expenses against budgets
  • Provide analysis & recommendations to increase revenue & reduce costs
  • Lead discussions & develop analyses & metrics to support company initiatives
  • Collaborate with COO & departmental leadership to review & approve vendor contracts & SOWs

Accounting / Controller functions oversight:

  • Direct financial operations including accounting processes, including the monthly financial close, accounts receivable & accounts payable, payroll, cash management, working capital, billing, financial reporting, tax & treasury-related items as well as audit
  • Responsible for credit policies & control
  • Manage the debt facilities & relationship with capital partners
  • Developing & maintaining all necessary accounting policies & systems ensuring that records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles


  • 10+ years of progressive finance, business consulting, FP&A, & accounting experience in high-growth environments, preferably digital media sector
  • MBA preferred
  • Conversant in U.S. GAAP accounting rules & U.S. tax structures 
  • Must possess excellent executive-level presentation development skills with experience in financial modeling using PowerPoint & Excel
  • Track record of establishing & growing a finance & accounting function
  • Experience working in a growing start-up environment is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in driving cross-functional success
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills with ability to interact well with senior leadership & communicate effectively in meetings
  • Must be proactive & a team player who understands the importance of the role as a key support function to the senior leadership team
  • Planning & organization skills: Effective use of time & resources; skilled at thinking things through & setting priorities
  • Agile; learn quickly, move fast, work well under pressure & be hands-on in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Maintain the highest standards of accuracy & precision; detail-oriented, highly organized & resourceful
  • Ability to grasp complex business concepts, distill into key points & be a creative problem solver
  • Business acumen: Deep & applicable understanding of the business to drive goals & objectives forward
  • Decision making: Ability to make a choice or judgment, to arrive at a solution that ends uncertainty
  • High level of integrity & dependability with a strong sense of urgency & results-orientation
  • Exceptional work ethic, team mentality, positive attitude, highly driven, self-directed, & excellent business partnering skills
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality work within tight timeframes & simultaneously manage multiple projects
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others to achieve business & team goals; contributes to team cohesiveness
  • Influence: Ability to have a positive impact on others; to persuade or convince audiences to gain support
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