Interviewing for a new company is a serious time commitment for all parties involved. Please take the time to read this and thoughtfully consider if we would be a good fit for one another. You must be located in the continental U.S. No contractors or agencies. Seriously.
This is a half-time position with full benefits. The employee can set their own schedule but it is envisioned they’ll work ~4 hours per day, 5 days a week. A strong preference will be given to candidates in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
What You’ll Be Working On
With dozens of projects a year and team members spread out across 16 different states, there is an enormous amount of work done behind the scenes to ensure the company operates smoothly and efficiently. Designing and maintaining effective, accurate financial controls and systems is a foundational component that has an enormous impact to the overall success of Very.
As Director of Finance your primary purpose is to implement financial strategies and policies that enable the organization to achieve its goals. You will own our financial books, models, policies, reports, and budgets. Your day-to-day will involve things like accounts reconciliation, bookkeeping, processing AR/AP, grooming budgets, and generating cash flow forecasts. A strong candidate will have experience developing financial performance dashboards and providing insights that level-up other roles and departments within the company.
Baseline skills include; excellent bookkeeping capabilities, an advanced knowledge of accounting principles and how to apply them, an extensive background in the fundamentals of business management, and the ability to create accurate, complex financial models.
This is a part-time employment opportunity for a single individual. We’re not looking for contractors or agencies of any kind. Applicants must be located in the continental United States, with a strong preference given to candidates in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
To apply, please send us a note to jobs [at] verypossible.com with Director of Finance in the subject line. Please include the following:
Not to oversimplify things, but our mission is to become the best IoT, blockchain, and machine learning product development shop in the world. We do this by hiring the best and investing heavily in them, both personally and professionally.
The health, happiness, and long-term career growth of our team is a top priority. What does that mean in practice? We pay for gym memberships and give generous parental leave. We match 401k contributions up to 2% of your salary and reserve 35% of the company’s ownership for a team member options pool. Each employee gets a professional development stipend to use on conference registration, continuing education, professional memberships, etc... We're a remote-first company, so you can work where you want (in a hammock on the beach, anyone?).
But a healthy company culture isn't just about perks. It's about creating an environment where our employees can lead fulfilling lives, both at work and at home. Working overtime for extended periods indicates a fundamental failure in planning or communication. If this happens at Very, it’s a sign that something needs to be reevaluated and corrected. If you’re looking around wondering why people aren’t in “crunch mode,” the answer’s pretty simple. The thing we work hardest at is hiring good people, so we want them to stick around and have a good balance between work and the rest of the important stuff in life.
We believe in a transparent, fair compensation structure and have developed our own open salary formula. Depending on your skill and experience, you can expect to make somewhere between $50,000 and $75,000 upon joining the company. We have many health plans available through UHC — prices and plans vary based on your region — as well as vision and dental. We currently contribute a large portion to each plan, again, amounts vary based on region. We have a 401k program that we’ll provide a 2% match on after a few months working with us. Lastly, 35% of the company’s ownership is reserved for a team member options pool.
About 30% of our team works out of our HQ in Chattanooga, TN, and the other 70% work remotely from various locations across the United States. We consider ourselves best-practitioners of the remote-first movement and believe a great team shouldn’t be restricted by geography.
We are believers in transparency and openness. In terms of organizational structure and governance, we are a holacracy. It’s worked pretty well for the us the last few years. We believe in hiring capable, responsible professionals. We don’t micromanage and trust everyone to work hard, experiment, learn from their mistakes, and contribute to each other and the company in a sustainable manner. We have no venture funding or external investors, which affords us the ability to be nimble and run our company in the best interest of our team as a whole.