Finance Director - Part-time

  • 3131 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

At Shyft, we are changing the future for shift workers around the globe. We are a product-centered company that helps teams manage shifts, share schedules and communicate with each other all in one beautiful and easy to use app. Teams across all industries depend on Shyft every day to help make their work lives simpler, more productive and more flexible. As this young industry has grown, this has transformed into a huge responsibility and we don't take it lightly.

Our team is a group of passionate creators, innovators, builders and leaders. We take pride in the work that we do, and share in each others successes - that means that we make it a point of emphasis to trust and empower our colleagues to reach their goals, both professionally and personally. Our loft-style office offers an open and collaborative workspace that perfectly complements our culture, and is centrally located in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle just one block away from the water. We offer competitive benefits and perks to all employees who decide to join us on our journey to change the future of shift workers.

Job Description

The finance director position* requires financial management, operational analysis, and reporting responsibilities that include working with the management team on a variety of financial operational decisions. As such, the finance manager will work with the CEO to manage funds to maximize cash flow while minimizing financial risk between financing rounds, as well as operationalize the financial responsibilities, management, and processes as the startup grows into a mid-size company over the next months to years. Further, the finance manager reports and engages in financial analysis in areas as forecasting, budgeting, and reviewing operational performance to management level of the company. Our next financial director has as a desire and passion to work in a fun, young technology startup environment and can have energy and commitment to help scale and support the company's financial needs over the upcoming months and years.

*This will initially be a part-time position with approximately 2 days per week in the office.  


  • Maintain and manage the company’s accounting system

  • Monthly reconciliation and monthly close of the company’s books

  • Process payroll

  • File B&O taxes (City and State)

  • Maintain and file state excise tax where determined with SASS obligations

  • Manage the federal tax filings process with the tax firm and prepare all the materials the tax firm needs to file company taxes and R&D credit

  • Oversee and maintain accounts payable, accounts receivable and support and maintain the relationship with the AP team of the company’s customers

  • Oversee the financial alias and make sure bookkeeper is responding and managing the inbox in a timely manner.

  • Maintain and manage reimbursement reports and company credit cards

  • Assist in hiring, manage and maintain Canada finance department

  • Support and work closely with HR in onboarding, and offboarding of employees and company benefits


  • Help establish and maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures (enforce best practices)

  • Manage outsourced accounting functions and maintain banking relationships

  • Oversee the operations of the treasury department for the company, and making sure they align with achieving the department's goals and objectives defined by management

Funds Management:

  • Forecast cash flow positions and ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements. As the company nears the next financing phase, work with the management team in the financial reporting for the investor meetings

  • Prepare and deliver financial reports for board and investor meetings


  • Manage and prepare company budget. Report variances from the established budget and the reasons for those variances

  • Assist the company’s management in the formulation of its overall strategic direction

Financial Analysis:

  • Preparing the production of the monthly and quarterly financials

  • Establish and engage in benchmarking studies to define potential operational improvements and ongoing cost reductions in all areas of the company

  • Interpret the company's financial results and roadblocks to management and recommend changes to improve the overall level of company throughput

  • Manage the capital budgeting process with management

  • Compile key business metrics, analyses, and reports as requested

  • Participate in target costing activities and assist in the determination of product pricing in relation to features offered and competitor pricing



  • Must have startup experience and willingness to work in a fast-paced startup environment

  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, or equivalent business experience and 8+ years of progressively responsible experience. Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations

  • Excellent communication skills are essential, particularly in regard to presenting the results of analyses to management

  • Must have exceptional organizational and leadership skills

  • Expert knowledge of electronic spreadsheets

  • Should be personable and can be the face of the company's financial team


Additional Information

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Shyft's values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

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