The Director of Finance and Operations will work closely with the CEO and the Lightning Labs executive team to manage day-to-day business execution and lead cross-functional projects to accelerate company growth and help us bring bitcoin to the next billion people. This role will oversee business and finance activities including management of accounting, audit, tax, and financial reporting. In addition, this individual will lead cross-functional initiatives and ensure alignment across the team in completing projects. The ideal candidate has a strong finance and business operations background, experience at a high-growth startup, and an interest in bitcoin and Lightning.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Business & Finance Operations
Manage day-to-day financial operations within the company (payroll, invoicing, accounting, and all other transactions), including owning all accounting and reporting systems.
Serve as the point of contact between our bookkeeping providers, R&D accountants, and our tax accounting firm.
Consistently analyze revenue, expenses, cash flows, and balance sheet.
Maintain an accurate filing and record-keeping system for all financial statements and company documents.
Ensure compliance with accounting policies and regulatory requirements.
Lead cost and budget planning for the company, including developing budgets, tracking and explaining variance, and delivering clear and actionable recommendations for cost optimization.
Oversee Executive support including hiring and ongoing management of contractors and/or full-time employees.
Lead execution of changes to procedures, policies, and systems to facilitate expansion, compliance, and scaling of the business.
Leads planning and forecasting activities with business partners to achieve business and company goals.
Identify issues that impede business group success, and provide thoughtful recommendations for addressing these issues. Identify opportunities to create stronger cross-team collaboration.
Own Knowledge Management across the company, reevaluating current practices and implementing a new framework that is more accessible for the team.
Help ensure time, resources, and calendars are contributing to the organization’s strategic goals.
Evaluate current communication platforms to reduce overlap and duplication, making recommendations, and transitioning the team to a new platform.
Identify other areas for improvement across the company and work with the executive team to propose and execute these ideas.
Remote applications are also welcome (US time zones strongly preferred).
5+ years of related professional experience (e.g., management consulting, finance industry, technology, or startups).
Comfortable working with a remote team distributed across time zones.
Ability to combine attention to detail with swift execution.
Problem solver with a track record of working independently, seeing projects through to completion, and meeting deadlines.
Passion for bitcoin and Lightning.
Experience working with developer-oriented teams.
Experience with creating and optimizing operational processes.