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Finance Lead

Pendulum Systems

Pendulum Systems

Accounting & Finance
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

We are looking for a Finance Lead responsible for helping manage the finance and accounting functions and helping build a scalable financial infrastructure for our business. You will become a key team member, working with other functions and the executive team to help shape our financial reporting, internal control policies, and forecasting. The right candidate will have exceptional financial and analytical skills, and the ability to understand business activities across our key segments and support our growth with best-in-class reporting and forecasting.

About Pendulum

Pendulum is a venture-backed AI company addressing the global need to do more with less. Pendulum AI-driven supply chain solutions forecast demand, optimize supply and geolocate - continuously improving on their own. The first major investment in AI by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was in Pendulum; today our technology works for customers across 19+ countries – driving profitable growth and saving lives. The Pendulum team works across Europe, North America and Africa. We believe in recruiting the best talent in the world, regardless of location. This role will be remote with the freedom to choose how and when to work. Our remote team has been executing at the highest level for a decade. You will have access to your choice of hardware and a travel budget to interact with the distributed team in person. Pendulum has a rigorously horizontal culture that values diversity of every kind.

What you will do:

  • Lead finance and accounting functions of the company, including ownership of financial reporting and analysis, tax filings, budgeting/forecasting, and audit management
  • Implement and maintain robust internal controls, policies, and procedures to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with financial regulations
  • Develop monthly financial reports, forecasts, and dashboards to drive decision-making and shape strategic initiatives
  • Own monthly close process and preparation of monthly management financials with support from our outsourced accounting team
  • Manage key relationships with external auditors and other vendors

What you will bring:

  • 2-5 years past experience in similar roles, CPA preferred. Past experience working at a venture-backed and/or technology business is a plus
  • Solid knowledge of financial reporting standards, regulatory compliance, and financial systems within the software industry
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Open-mindedness and curiosity; a ‘can do’ attitude