Global Director of Finance

Atlanta or Remote | Application Deadline: OPEN

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JOB SUMMARY

The Global Director of Finance is a strategic decision maker and leader partnering with the senior leadership team. You’ll run all financial strategy and operations as New Story grows its impact scope and depth. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance leader to build an innovative financial function at a well-respected, high-impact organization. New Story’s revenue for 2020 was 10.5M with growth plans in 2021 of 20M and 10 year revenue growth plans of $250M+. We have big plans!

The Global Director of Finance will utilize and manage an outsourced Acuity.co financial team (Financial Manager, Controller, and Bookkeeper) to be successful.

Problems you and your team will solve:

  • Develop and implement New Story’s blended finance strategy and approach
  • Design and launch innovative investment products to move the needle for housing at scale
  • Design and launch innovative financial vehicles that remove blockers in the housing market
  • Scale financial systems, controls, and processes as New Story grows to $250M+ annual revenue in the next 10 years
  • Hire and build out a world class finance and lending team

Internal Finance:

  • Review monthly financial reports and close for accuracy, areas of saving/optimization, and opportunities for better financial forecasting, management, and efficiency
  • Manage and meet with our Acuity.co Financial Manager, Controller, and Bookkeeper
  • Ensure program and business models are developed in sync
  • Review and approve invoices and larger expenses
  • Manage treasury and forecast cash flow
  • Communicate financial trends and analyses to Executive team
  • Create financial plans by using historical information and projected organizational plans
  • Work closely with senior leaders to understand relationship between planning and resources required
  • Analyze cost-effectiveness and impact-effectiveness of program, operational, or financial scenarios
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Prepare annual budget and long-term financial models
  • Build out and oversee internal controls and financial process
  • Own end to end management and review of New Story’s annual IRS required audit and 990 process and liaise between accountants, auditors, audit committee, and Executive team

ABOUT NEW STORY

We pioneer solutions to end global homelessness. We work with local organizations around the world to build successful, thriving communities, and we are fully committed to researching and developing new ways of building better and faster. We’re a young team based in Atlanta and San Francisco. Usually, you can find us drinking coffee or bubble tea and eating churros wherever we can find them. 

YOU MUST HAVE…

  • At least 7 to 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally six-plus years of broad financial management experience, ideally in the nonprofit/social impact sector
  • Experience managing annual budgets greater than 5M
  • Preference in the following experiences:
    • lending/structuring finance/debt
    • blended finance
    • international/cross border finance
    • housing/mortgage finance
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication
  • Flexible and a self-starter
  • Proven effectiveness leading and managing professionals in finance and accounting

PS. If you’ve read this far, you should know we prioritize great people over what school you went to or if this is your second job or second career. If you think you’re the right fit to help us achieve our mission, speak up, apply, and tell us why. Extra effort and personal touches will be looked upon favorably. Show us how much you want this job, and not just any job.

APPLICATION TIMELINE

We do not have a specific start date for this role, however, we will start to vet applications and reach out to the top candidates for step two of our interview process in early 2021. Don’t delay as early applications will get prioritized.

Our Culture

Culture is #1 for us. We invest significant time, focus, and resources to building the best environment possible. Why? Over the course of the year we spend a large chunk of our time at work. So at New Story, we want our team to find fulfillment, autonomy, mastery, and joy at work. A workplace where you can bring your whole self.

At New Story, you can expect to find a culture that reflects our values:

  • Humble Pursuit of Excellence. A combination of personal humility and intense professional will.
  • Express Gratitude and Empathy. How would you like to be treated? That’s how we strive to treat others. Always go above and beyond to do for others what you’d like them to do for you.
  • Improve Through Learning and Feedback. Learn why something worked or didn’t work, then implement the learning into future actions.
  • Team of Founders. An extreme ownership mindset where you see a problem, take action, and go above and beyond to help the team.
  • Think Big, Breakdown, and Execute. Set big measurable goals, formulate a plan, then execute the plan with relentless focus.
  • Simplify. Do more with less. This applies to everything: marketing, design, team meetings, writing, operations, and beyond.
Our Benefits

You’ll find our benefits are aimed at supporting a full and healthy lifestyle in all areas of life.

  • Full Healthcare. We believe in thriving communities and that starts with our team being happy and healthy. We offer a generous health insurance, dental, and vision care package alongside a monthly fitness stipend, so you can invest in your own wellness and health.
  • Unlimited Vacation after the 1st Year. We believe you should have a flexible schedule that makes space for family, wellness, and fun. For the first 12 months, you’ll have 12 days PTO and paid holidays. After that year, you can enjoy an unlimited vacation policy..
  • Work-from-home Flexibility. We have a flexible work from home policy. On average, team members work from home 1 to 2 days per week.
  • 401k Investment Plan. New Story offers a 401k investment plan so you’re saving money for the long-term.
  • Trip to the Field. It’s amazing to meet the families we help and see the homes up close and personal. You’ll get to visit the work first hand in either Mexico, Haiti, or El Salvador.
  • Commuter Benefits. We’re grateful for all the time and energy each team member puts into getting to work every day. For some, getting to work takes additional time and expense but our commuter benefits policy helps to offset that.
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave. Mothers are given up to 12 weeks paid time off post birth/adoption. Fathers can choose to take up to 4 weeks paid time off post birth/adoption. We strongly recommend mothers and fathers to take the full time.
  • Adoption Reimbursement. For families who are willing to adopt, thank you! New Story will reimburse eligible team members up to $10,000 for adoption related expenses.
  • Team Summits. Every 6 months we have a full team summit where we have fun, reflect, and plan for the upcoming quarter. Past trips have been in Tahoe, CA and Whidbey Island, WA.
  • Continuing Education. We believe in always learning and leveling up our skills. Whether or not it’s a conference or online course you’ll find we invest in each team member so they can be the best at their craft.
Welcoming Workplace For All

We know we will only succeed if we have a team who brings a wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds. Our team grew up around the world, from Turkey to Chicago to Georgia to Venezuela, and we welcome all applicants, regardless of background, to apply. We work hard to create a welcoming culture of shared values and radical candor. New Story is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants to apply for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Imposter Syndrome

If you’re feeling like you aren’t perfectly qualified for this role, don’t count yourself out. We want you to still apply. We used to (and still do sometimes) feel like imposters. It’s natural, but don’t let that stop you from giving this role a shot.

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