CFO / possible Co-Founder

  • Brea, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Yappy is a Marketing and Sales Intelligence platform which uses machine learning to increase sales. We open up a wide array of channels for our customers (website chat, SMS, Facebook Messenger, Email, and Voice) and then layer in machine learning intelligence to streamline their pipeline and help identify opportunities.

Job Description

Are you a CFO with startup/Fundraising experience? If so, read on...

We are building a platform that leverages cutting edge technologies to help companies provide better customer service and ultimately sell more.

Top Reasons to Work with Us

  • Get in on the ground floor
  • Own our technology!
  • Help companies be the best they can be

What You Will Be Doing

  • Help raise funds
  • Build a scalable business model
  • Build a World Class team


Major Responsibilities:Fundraising experience, Investor contacts 

Analytics / Decision Support

  • Lead all FP&A and Consolidation for the businesses across all domestic and international properties
  • Refine and report on the business KPIs
  • Develop and utilize data-driven analytics to generate value-added insights and actionable recommendations to drive growth and influence KPIs
  • Support the CEO, developing the long-term and short-term financial goals for the business
  • Refine performance metrics for significant content investments and help inform content investment
  • Refine performance metrics to evaluate marketing ROI and help inform marketing investment
  • Develop/refine reports and dashboards that provide actionable insight into the levers of the business

Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting

  • Direct all budgeting, forecasting, finance, and cash management functions
  • Create executive- and Board-level presentations for Budgets, Forecasts, and Actuals vs Targets financials and KPI reporting
  • Drive the process and preparation of annual budgets, monthly flashes, and quarterly forecasts
  • Manage the annual operating budget and support the long-term strategic planning process
  • Build a best-in-class strategic FP&A function and the team, systems, and processes to support it

Leadership and Culture

  • Lead and energize the Company’s finance team, building a high performance team and culture
  • Continue to optimize the appropriate org structure for the organization
  • Bring a collaborative, hands-on approach to the work, and focus on team members’ careers and professional development
  • Promote a strong sense of urgency for reaching goals and key deliverables
  • Develop open communication and productive work relationships with senior leadership, operations leads, and the broader finance team

Specific experience should include:

  • 7-10+ years of progressive finance experience with experience in the consolidation process, creation of financial valuation models (e.g. discounted cash flow), and preparation of executive presentations
  • MBA required
  • Strong math, financial and analytical skills including ability to create complex financial models and efficiently communicate results
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills required
  • Experience with Hyperion Essbase and SAP a plus
  • Exposure to an environment with multiple entities is preferred
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment that requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, management of deadlines and ability to multitask
  • Strong writing and analytical skills, high level attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information: one on one, small groups, executive management, and other employees in the organization
  • Able to exercise discretion and keep strictest levels of confidentiality

Additional Information

  • Creative problem solver
  • Ability to adapt. An ideal candidate will welcome the opportunity to solve a broad range of problems using a wide array of technologies.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, shifting priorities and general growth pains of an early-stage technology company
  • Exceptional entrepreneurial judgment that fosters independence over micro-management
  • Strong work ethic and ability to deliver high-quality results in a fast-paced work environment
  • Detail oriented and organized with superior analytical abilities
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Compensation will be a package of Salary, Bonus and Equity depending upon experience and quantifiable contributions to profitability