Director, Business Finance



Accounting & Finance
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

Job Description:

Remitly's Finance organization centers on our “North Star”- generating customer and shareholder value through financial innovation, powered by operational excellence. Additionally, we embrace our four guiding principles: 1) Invest time to align inclusively and gain clarity, 2) Prioritize with value creation in mind, 3) Deliver what we prioritize, 4) Take pride in our outcomes.

To help us achieve our organizational intent, we’re hiring for Director, Business Finance, reporting to the Vice President, FP&A. This role will be based in Seattle or London, with global teams reporting into the role. It is expected that the role will lead a team of 5-7 individuals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Inspire and develop the business finance team, building a culture of strong partnership and inclusion to drive optimal outcomes

  • Partner effectively with and earn the trust of key executives and business stakeholders across the company

  • Drive accurate reporting, analysis and insights on the financial performance of the business across all key areas impacting unit economics and margins: pricing, marketing, transaction expenses and customer service costs

  • Lead the development of P&Ls relating to geo/regional, corridor level and new products on the foundations of unit economics principles and models

  • Provide insights and recommendations for business performance improvements through the lens of financial data and key drivers of performance

  • Develop standard financial reports that can be self-served by various business stakeholders to enable them to be make informed decisions

  • Own the accuracy of forecasts and continuously improve models and processes to improve forecast accuracy

  • Partner effectively across finance teams, Investor Relations, Accounting, Tax, business teams, etc, as needed across the company

  • Develop finance talent and build a strong bench over time

  • Champion use of data, metrics to enable teams to make informed ROI based decisions

  • Role model how we aim for our organizational North Star

What are we looking for?

  • Functional chops: 10-15 years proven finance/FP&A experience in a Fintech or technology company

  • Successfully navigated fast growing, global customer first cultures

  • Experience working in a matrix environment with multiple international sites

  • Earned credibility given deep knowledge of business performance drivers, KPIs

  • Ability to build and lead rhythm of the business inputs/outcomes: budgets, forecasting, planning, analysis, reporting to name a few

  • Experience in building high performing teams with the ability to create the foundation for the future in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Mastery of financial modeling and data analysis in excel.

  • Excellent influencing, communication, and presentation skills at the executive level.

  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills with proven experience leading complex, large-scale, global projects.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills with ability to drive solutions cross-functionally.

  • Desire to hire and develop diverse teams, build a culture of inclusion

  • A pulse on the Fintech market, able to infuse competitive and principled approaches

Our Benefits
  • Flexible paid time off

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits + 401k plan with company matching

  • Company contributions to your HSA or FSA plan, if you choose one

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) available for eligible employees

  • Continuing education and corridor travel benefits

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Remitly. We are committed to nondiscrimination across our global organization and in all of our business operations. Employment is determined based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge/veteran, pregnancy (including a woman's potential to get pregnant, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability (including the use of a trained dog guide or service animal), HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.
Remitly is an E-Verify Employer
Compensation Details. The starting base salary range for this position is typically $141,670 - $171,000. In the U.S., Remitly employees are shareholders in our Company and equity is part of our total compensation plan. Your recruiter can share more information about medical benefits offered, as well as other financial benefits and total compensation components offered with this role.

Remitly is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.