CFO – SaaS – Data Governance – Paris / San Francisco

Salary: Six Figure base + Bonus + benefits

Summary: Our client is solutions pioneer to securely and rapidly address challenges such as data privacy compliance automation, data protection and data operations on Salesforce.

CFO Role: 

Based in Paris or San Francisco, you will take over responsibility for Finance, Accounting, HR and Legal. This is a management position reporting directly to the CEO. Initially, you will have a handful of direct reports. The new CFO will need to be very hands-on, roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to achieve goals.

This includes:

  • Building a global financial strategy
  • Acting as Administrator of all subsidiaries
  • Providing strategic recommendations to the CEO and steering committee
  • Managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, and overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting
  • Advising on long-term business and financial planning
  • Being responsible for financial audits (internal/external)
  • Establishing and developing relations with senior management, external partners and stakeholders
  • Providing leadership, direction and management of the Finance department
  • Reviewing all formal Finance, HR, Legal and IT related procedures

Skills and Experience: 

  • Must have recent and significant experience as a Chief Financial Officer at a technology company with MRR such as SaaS, Cloud, hosting, etc.
  • Must have international experience. This is an international company with offices in the United States, France and Australia. It is multi-cultural and entrepreneurial. Ideal candidates will speak French and English fluently and be sensitive to other cultures.
  • Must be a CFO with extended capabilities. Must be able to take over responsibility for Finance, Accounting, HR, and Legal. Need someone who is very strategic, analytical, and collaborative.
  • Must be able to take responsibility for financial analysis and making sure they have the best budgeting system in place.
  • Someone that will validate the numbers. Must be very good at strategic planning and analysis.
  • Ability to create and execute the plan to increase profitability and reduce costs.
  • Must have significant experience creating and executing an overall corporate plan including budgeting, financial analysis, M&A, corporate strategy, and accounting to help the company grow revenues.
  • Must have significant experience packaging and presenting financial and company information to board members and potential investors.
  • You will be someone with strong customer presentation skills including PowerPoint is required.
  • Also, business and revenue modeling with Excel is required.
  • The new CFO must ensure compliance with both U.S., French and Australian regulations.
  • Must have significant equity fund raising experience in the venture capital and private equity arena including investor relations.
  • Must be someone who enjoys the entrepreneurial atmosphere of a small company but has been through the experience of scaling up an enterprise to significant organization size and revenues.
  • The ideal candidates will have gone through the high growth and scalability issues of a startup or high growth stage company AND worked at a Fortune 500 company.

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