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Head of Finance -AI Start Up (US- Remote)

Company: CalypsoAI
Location: Garland
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

AI-powered systems are increasingly being used to replace or augment human decision-making across a broad range of industries. These systems already impact many aspects of our lives and will continue to grow in their influence over the next two decades. Therefore, ensuring the reliability, safety, security, fairness, and understandability of these systems is critical. To date, tools to ensure that AI-powered systems meet these standards have lagged behind the tools used to develop them. This has led to two common outcomes: deployment of AI-powered systems without proper verification and validation, or conversely, failure to deploy a system after costly development time and resources due to a lack of trust in the system by stakeholders. This is where CalypsoAI comes in. We are building a suite of products and tools to facilitate the deployment of trustworthy AI by focusing on rigorous verification and validation testing. The ideal candidate: We are hiring for our first internal Finance hire as Head of Finance that will report financial management responsibilities to the CEO. In this role, you will own and develop the Finance function including Financial Planning & Analysis, Accounting & Tax, Treasury, and Finance Operations. You will be responsible for financial planning and reporting, including monthly accounting, budget development, and quarterly re-forecasts. This role will be instrumental in scaling the business and maintaining the financial health of CalypsoAI. We're looking for an individual who'll bring new ideas, challenge us and roll up their sleeves when needed. It's an extensive remit, and an exciting time to join the business. YOU WILL--- Act as the primary financial strategist and strategic partner to the CEO and executive team to drive financially-grounded decision-making and accountability company-wide. Own CalypsoAI---s financial model and forecasts to guide long-term financial objectives by advising on growth, hiring, spending, and strategic investments. Collaborate cross-functionally across Product, Engineering, Sales, HR, and Legal on strategic priorities including new business lines, compensation planning, and building team budgets with an eye for removing obstacles. Build dashboards to capture key performance metrics and observe business performance. Prepare the annual operating budget and drive quarterly re-forecasts. Provide accurate and consistent reporting to the executive team, investors, and board of directors. Manage all transactions related to general ledger, receivables, payables, payroll, pension, supplier payments, regulatory filing requirements, and financial reporting locally and overseas. Manage relationships with external tax and accounting firms as needed. Manage client contracts, invoicing, and receivables collections (in collaboration with Sales colleagues) frequently using the Defense finance and accounting service Handle day-to-day Finance issues arising in a growing and complex business & any other financial support as requested by the senior leadership team Oversee stock administration. Advise executive team to keep CalypsoAI well-capitalized, including investor relations, fundraising, and cap table management. Scale a best-in-class Finance function, including growing the team as the company grows YOU HAVE--- 5 years of accounting or FP&A experience at a high-growth technology startup. Expertise in financial analysis, including budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow modeling for tech companies during their growth stage Experience in accounting, corporate finance, bookkeeping, taxes, and contracts. Led or participated in successful venture capital fundraising, investor relations, and Board reporting. Strong leadership skills, with proven success in building best-in-class teams, practices, systems, and cultures that contribute to strong organizational execution. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field. Not essential but preferred Accounting and/or finance qualifications such as ACA/ACCA or CFA Previous startup experience or demonstrated flexibility, initiative, and drive to succeed in a fast-paced startup environment Experience overseeing finance operations from a global/remote perspective Extensive experience with accounting Functions: AR, AP, GL, Financial Reporting, Payroll activities. Extensive familiarity with GAAP principles and ability to learn DCAA accounting standards and principles Excellent written and presentation skills with a strong executive presence. A proven track record of improving and simplifying processes & driving standardization. Multi-facet to assist both admin tasks to also more technical strategy finance WHY JOIN US To start with: we at CalypsoAI are building the first-ever automated 3rd party model validation platform to enable and accelerate AI solutions We answer critical questions about AI to deliver trust. Our technology ensures organizations can achieve their AI/ ML goals, securely, and in real-world conditions. If that's not enough: We are a fast-growing startup meaning we have great opportunities to grow within the company Endless opportunities to learn from our inspirational, talented team members Powered by JazzHR BHoufGQitM

Keywords: CalypsoAI, Garland , Head of Finance -AI Start Up (US- Remote), Accounting, Auditing , Garland, Texas

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