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VP Finance

Location: New York, NY

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Executive

Role: VP Finance

Location: NYC or Philadelphia

Context provides educational tours & experiences led by experts in the world's cultural capitals (44 & counting). Founder-led & bootstrapped until 2017, the company recently raised growth funding to deepen its offering, build out an executive team & expand globally to 100+ cities.

Our goal is to become the go-to brand for the best tours & experiences worldwide. A certified B-Corp, we’re building a global community of employees, docents & customers in the cities we live in and the cities we visit through a shared love of learning, discovery, history & culture. We offer team members unlimited vacation & Context tours, healthcare, & 401k.

We’re seeking a VP finance to build out our finance function. Reporting directly to the CEO and with visibility into the board of directors, this is a strategic, capability-building role incorporating all aspects of finance and business measurement. 

You’re the type of person who loves bringing order to chaos. You are a systems builder and thinker. You believe that KPIs and data underpin every great company, and want to drive a data-first agenda. You get geeky about things like data integrity & price optimization. Building a global capability across cultures and countries is a feature, not a bug.

Note: there is already some data infrastructure in the business, we just need to take it to the next level.

Role description

  • Create a world-class finance function for a growth stage company
  • Build a KPI-driven reporting infrastructure to cascade business information throughout the company
  • Structure a monthly cadence around closing, board reporting, & companywide performance
  • Implement accounting & payment software & systems
  • Simplify & streamline our existing financial processes with first principles solutions and 2018 tools

Desired experience  

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a finance function.
  • Time spent in both structured environments (e.g. consulting, banking or large corporate) & high growth environments (e.g. startups)
  • High degree of familiarity with financial software vendor selection & implementation in a live operating company 
  • Practitioner of the growth mindset & desire to work in a mission oriented company 
  • Clear communicator and original thinker with personal and professional goals
  • Insanely trustworthy & high integrity



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