Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vice President, Finance


The Company:
Samasource is an award-winning social enterprise with a huge vision - to connect the one billion people living in poverty around the world to work using technology. Samasource combines the fast-paced, results-driven culture of a tech start-up with the passion for alleviating global poverty of a non-profit. We like to move quickly and get things done - if you join us, you will be part of a dynamic team that is passionate about making an impact.

Samasource was founded in 2008 and is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including MasterCard, Google, eBay, Cisco, Rockefeller, Ford and the State Department. Headquartered in San Francisco’s Mission District, Samasource has 30+ employees and gives work to thousands of people worldwide.

Your Mission:
Samasource is seeking a strong financial leader to oversee the financial health of the organization, manage finance and business operations for the company, and further develop our long-term financial initiatives, controls and policies to build a strong financial foundation
for Samasource’s next phase of growth.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: serve as a member of Samasource's management team, providing insight on key strategic decisions, reporting to the CEO
  • Revenue Growth: work with CEO and VP of Operations to explore new opportunities for market expansion and test growth hypotheses
  • Financial Planning and Analysis: provide regular financial reporting and analysis of results to our staff and board; develop, measure, and maintain key financial metrics; help set and maintain annual financial goals and communicate them to the organization
  • Finance and Accounting: oversee all financial operations; manage quarterly financial reviews with department heads; prepare revenue forecasts, monthly management reports, budget, and board reports; oversee all accounting activities to ensure best practices are maintained
  • Business Operations: Serve as a key leader in running the day-to-day infrastructure of Samasource, including overseeing our Legal and HR activities
  • Compliance and Audit: ensure proper controls are maintained and oversee the annual audit; ensure accurate compliance with foundation commitments, delivery center payments, client revenue, and expense allocation

Your Profile:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and experience as a strategic voice at the table - you should be a driver of the business
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills - you won’t be asked to make speeches, but should feel comfortable sharing plans and progress with the team and with board members, funders, and key stakeholders
  • Team player - you understand how to coach and motivate people around, under, and above you
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Low ego, and extremely high ethical standards and integrity
  • Experience wearing many hats - in particular managing HR, legal, and other aspects of business operations
  • At least a BS, or equivalent. CPA preferred.
  • Financial leadership experience at a company with annual revenues in excess of $10M
  • High growth tech and / or professional services experience highly preferred

Please submit your resume through our website:

  • Managing Partners

    William Davidson Institute
  • Sponsoring Partner

    Citi Foundation
  • Content Partners


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