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What You’ll Be Working On
With dozens of projects a year and team members spread out across 16 different states and 6 countries, 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 on the overall success of Very.
As Senior Finance Manager, you will be reporting directly to our CFO and your primary purpose is to implement financial policies that enable the organization to achieve its goals. You will be the primary owner of all day-to-day financial and accounting activities including our accounting system, policies, financial reports, and budgets. Your day-to-day will involve things like bookkeeping, processing AR/AP, analyzing budget to actual, and cash flow forecasting. 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, a knowledge of accounting principles and how to apply them, background in the fundamentals of business management, and the ability to create accurate financial models.
Very is first and foremost a software consultancy. We tackle hard problems for clients who need a targeted, senior team to come in and provide specific solutions. Our customer base has expanded into the IoT and data science spaces due to our ability to develop hardware and software rapidly in parallel. Our projects in this domain have ranged from data acquisition and alerting for industrial power systems to automated self-pour beer taps. We do this by hiring the best and investing heavily in them, both personally and professionally.
Why Work at Very?
The health, happiness and long-term career growth of our team is a top priority. What does that mean in practice? We give stipends for gym memberships, internet, telephone and/or co-working spaces. We offer up to 21 weeks of maternity leave, 12 weeks of paternity leave, and 12 weeks for adoption or surrogacy. We have a $1000 office stipend which allows you to make your battlestation somewhere you’re excited to work. We match $1 to every $3 of your 401k contributions 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.
How You’ll Be Compensated
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 your base compensation to be somewhere between $50,000 and $75,000 upon joining the company. Because we also offer performance bonuses, a generous maternity/paternity leave policy, 401K matching, and numerous other employee benefits (including eliminating the stress and cost of commuting each day), this salary package ends up being on par, if not better than most other companies.
We Fully Embrace Working Remotely
We consider ourselves best-practitioners of the remote-first movement and believe a great team shouldn’t be restricted by geography as long as applicants are willing to standardize their workday around a standard US timezone.
How We Operate
We are believers in transparency and openness. In terms of organizational structure and governance, we are a holacracy. It’s worked pretty well for us in 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.