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Corporate Finance Lead

Company: Mercury
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Oxygen is the currency of the cosmic universe, enabling lifeforms to flourish amidst a harsh and ever-changing external environment. Similarly, US dollars are the currency of Mercury, and the management of that currency enables Mercury to flourish as we navigate a shifting macroeconomic, competitive, and regulatory environment.
Mercury has ambitious plans to build the finance stack for startups*. We have significant momentum, and are investing behind that to build new business lines, expand to new audiences, and reach even more customers. This strategy requires deft management of our capital position and a steady hand to help guide our executive team as we embark on this journey.
As the Corporate Finance Lead, you will spearhead the evolution of our financial plans, partnering with our leadership team to drive sustainable growth and profitability. You will be instrumental in navigating Mercury's dynamic environment, ensuring our financial infrastructure scales seamlessly with our expanding footprint.
You will:

  • Lead the corporate planning processes, ensuring that our strategy, financial plan, and operational plan are all tightly connected and best position Mercury to achieve its lofty ambitions
  • Act as a strategic advisor to business leaders, facilitating decision-making processes and optimizing investment allocation
  • Work with the rest of the Strategic Finance team and our stakeholders across the business to ensure that our financial analysis and reporting offers actionable insights to drive informed business decisions
  • Guide the company's management of its balance sheet as we seek to expand our business in a way that utilizes our capital prudently
  • Partner with accounting teams to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, supporting month-end close processes and flux reviews
  • Play a key role in corporate initiatives such as board of directors meetings, M&A activities, and fundraising
  • Drive the design and optimization of finance processes and systems, leveraging technology to enhance efficiency and scalability
  • Mentor and develop a high-performing team of finance professionals, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement

    You have:

    • 8+ years of experience with a track record of success in corporate FP&A functions.
    • Experience in a high-growth environment, preferably within the FinTech sector, navigating the complexities of scaling operations in a highly regulated environment.
    • Strong proficiency in financial modeling and analysis, with expertise in GAAP and integrated financial planning systems.
    • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
    • Proven track record of building and leading high-performing teams, fostering a culture of accountability and innovation.
    • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field; CPA and/or CFA preferred

      *Mercury is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust, Members FDIC.
      The total rewards package at Mercury includes base salary, equity (stock options), and benefits.
      Our salary and equity ranges are highly competitive within the SaaS and fintech industry and are updated regularly using the most reliable compensation survey data for our industry. New hire offers are made based on a candidate's experience, expertise, geographic location, and internal pay equity relative to peers.
      Our target new hire base salary ranges for this role are the following:

      • US employees in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, or the San Francisco Bay Area: $169,000 - 198,800
      • US employees outside of New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, or the San Francisco Bay Area: $152,100 - 178,900
      • Canadian employees (any location): CAD 153,800 - 180,900

        #LI-EG1We use Covey as part of our hiring and / or promotional process for jobs in NYC and certain features may qualify it as an AEDT. As part of the evaluation process we provide Covey with job requirements and candidate submitted applications. We began using on January 22, 2024.Please see the independent bias audit report covering our use of Covey .

Keywords: Mercury, San Francisco , Corporate Finance Lead, Accounting, Auditing , San Francisco, California

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