VP Finance and Administration

  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Giant Oak builds software to make the world a safer place. Giant Oak Search Technology (GOST®) makes screening easy by targeting the right kinds of information to help our customers combat fraud, detect crime, and enhance security. GOST® is the fastest, most reliable negative media search tool on the market because we see data differently. We look behind the numbers to see individuals and communities. And we strive to do our part to make the world a better, freer, and more secure place.

Job Description

The VP of Finance and Administration/CFAO will be a “hands-on” executive who anticipates and meets organization needs with respect to all Finance, Human Resource, Operational and Administrative matters. This position will drive finance and strategic planning (analysis, reporting, transaction and cash management). They will also develop the finance and administrative team to provide first-class service to both internal and external customers. The VP/CFAO will be a forward-thinking business partner and trusted advisor to the CEO. They will have the collaborative nature, strong business acumen and the communication skills necessary to interface effectively with all levels of the organization, including senior leadership and investors. A sense of humor, emotional maturity, and a positive demeanor will also be critical qualities.


Business partnership:

Contribute directly to strategy and provide financial insight, guidance, direction, management and recommendations to guide resource allocation and other strategic decisions

Understand the business sufficiently to:

  • Explain financial results in a business context (provide the story behind the numbers),
  • Recommend present actions that will augment future financial results, and
  • Recognize/ prioritize opportunities for process improvement
  • Assess financial risk / rewards of growth and other strategic initiatives
  • Update, communicate and (as necessary) develop financial and operating metrics

Financial Excellence:


  • Financial planning (budgeting and forecasting) and reporting process that is timely and accurate,
  • A strong internal control environment
  • Positive and Proactive relations with investors, providing timely and accurate financial reporting   
  • Drive financial literacy and sound, proactive decision making through the leadership team and help leadership identify countermeasures when financial challenges arise
  • Understand general economic, business and financial conditions and anticipate their impact on the company results and plans

Oversee the Finance function:

  • Financial statement preparation, planning (e.g. budgeting and cash flow forecasting), analysis (e.g. pricing and capex evaluation)
  • Transaction execution (e.g. general ledger, vendor payment and customer billing)
  • Maintain effective relationships with credit providers and the outside accounting firm

Human Resources and Administration:

  • Oversee the Human Resource function including payroll, compliance, recruiting and personnel administration
  • Maintain effective insurance coverage and oversee disposition of claims
  • Maintain, communicate and (as necessary) develop financial and human resource policies, including the creation of new employee manuals and policies
  • Review customer contracts and coordinate with outside counsel to ensure all legal needs are met


Additional Information

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Giant Oak, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.