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San Francisco, CA, United States

$84k - $112k

CFO Consultant

$84k - $112k est.

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About Us

Burkland’s core purpose is to Accelerate Dreams. So often, turning dreams into reality helps change the world. We thrive at the forefront of this transformation. Startups desire our professionals — they are the best in the business. Startups seek our content — we are an industry thought leader. Startups trust our expertise, so founders can focus on their companies, products and value-add. As a part of our demonstrated value, our clients raised over $1B just last year.

At Burkland, we lead with our Core Purpose. We do this for both our clients and our employees. We believe that leaning on our Core Values (Fresh Perspectives, Exponential Value, Empathy, Trusted Partner) will lead to happy clients and happy employees.

We are a remote-first company with over 150 incredible team members, more than 500 clients, and a commitment to Accelerating Dreams.

The Role

Do you enjoy the intellectual challenge of helping a diverse set of startups grow? Do you strive for days that are different, because each client has its own unique challenges? Can you visualize a business and enjoy describing that business through financials? Have you modeled complex business processes in financial terms?

Become a trusted ally to CEOs and management teams through efficient, intelligent and accurate work, and the effective communication thereof. Be a finance thought leader to clients internally and externally, and help them see around corners as they build their businesses.

Your Typical, Atypical, Day

  • Working largely independently, apply knowledge, experience, insight, and competence to partner strategically with clients in various industries such as Fintech, Crypto/Blockchain/NFT, SaaS, Consumer, and Healthcare.
  • This role has variety at its core. From presenting at investor meetings to building financial models for clients, no day will be a “typical day” (hence the typical, atypical day).
  • You will help bridge the gap between legacy financial thinking and new blockchain-based ecosystems, functions and capital flows.
  • You will be supporting our startup clients who need high-level finance help but may not have a need for a full-time internal CFO at their current stage.
  • You will be working with a variety of clients, so the ability to context shift, communicate, prioritize and evaluate needs is the most important thing you’ll be doing in this role.
  • You will be managing the entire Finance function for your clients, so you’ll want to be comfortable managing a team.
  • You will have the opportunity to build out robust processes and systems for our clients. So understanding + embracing the agile and scrappy nature of startups is a must.

About You
  • You are naturally curious. You ask meaningful, thoughtful questions, listen carefully, and are eager to begin the problem-solving process once you have the information you need.
  • You love to learn and grow and embrace the part of the growth process that requires you to take on new challenges.
  • You are a communicator at your core. Impeccable written and verbal communication is a critical cornerstone of this role.
  • You lead with integrity in all that you say and do.
  • You take initiative and jump at the opportunity to explore new ways of doing things.
  • You take an acutely accurate approach to your work and look forward to the parts of your job that require analytical thinking and planning ahead.
  • You are an expert collaborator! You ask for and give feedback regularly.
  • You know and love technology. You possess a strong working knowledge of a variety of systems + tools and quickly learn how to navigate through new ones.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have experience with and a passion for working with rapidly growing startups and their founders.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred, and over 5 years of experience in a high-level Finance role.

Core Competencies
  • You understand current financial, regulatory & tax landscape, and are passably familiar with the jurisdictional complexities of organizations in this space.
  • You have a love for all things high-level finance. For example, you should be able to work through the following:
  • You can lead client fundraising efforts – evaluating the size of a fundraising round, model cap table scenarios/dilution, assist with pitch deck preparation, facilitate investor introductions, and participate in investor pitches.
  • You can design the Finance function from the ground up. This includes building out team structures, implementing systems, and developing processes.
  • You can drive comprehensive reporting of financial performance, metrics, and KPIs.
  • You have strong finance-based modeling & analytical skills.
  • You can seamlessly juggle hard-hitting CFO deliverables while building strong client relationships.
  • You have a solid working knowledge of Excel/Google Sheets, Carta, QBO, etc. You’re comfortable using Zoom and other video conferencing tools to facilitate client meetings.

What We Offer
  • Flexible work schedule to promote a healthy work-life balance.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Short & Long Term Disability Insurance to support you when you need it the most.
  • Flexible PTO - Take time off from work when you need it.
  • 401k with a company match to ensure you are ready for retirement.
  • A generous home office expense reimbursement so you have the office you need to be productive.
  • Forget the commute! We're a remote-first workplace, so you can work from your home office or from the beach, if you’d like!
  • We offer a collaborative, communicative culture, driven by our Core Purpose + Values. We work with incredibly smart people who love to learn and share what they know. If this sounds like a team you'd like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you.