Finance & Strategy, Director

Pietra

Pietra

Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

ABOUT PIETRA:

Pietra is a platform for Creators of all sizes who have an idea for a product or lifestyle brand and need a place to start. The one-stop platform allows Creators to connect with some of the world’s top manufacturers, set up warehousing and fulfillment, and start selling their products online.

Our mission is to put the power back into the hands of the Creator by providing them the tools to create a physical product line in the most simple way, without the obstacles most brand builders face. Pietra aims to lower the barriers of entry for those seeking to delve into entrepreneurship.

ABOUT THIS ROLE:

As a founding member of the Finance & Strategy team, you will help drive Pietra’s growth into the future, while setting up our financial infrastructure to scale. This position will be hands-on with a need to both be in the detail, and take a step back to drive strategy. As a fast-growing business, there will be ample opportunities to lead special projects, which will enable you to expand your expertise and skill set across different products and business lines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders on the marketing, strategy & operations, and product teams to accelerate top-line growth and improve profitability
  • Partner cross-functionally with business partners to create forecasts, establish financial goals, and provide analytical support
  • Act as a strategic and trusted advisor to leaders to influence business direction, operational support, and investment decisions
  • Identify key business levers and communicate clear insights into drivers of business growth, risk, and opportunities
  • Provide financial insight and support for pricing approvals, revenue analysis, and business development initiatives
  • Manage relationship with our external accounting firm, ensuring timely and accurate completion of financial statements
  • Assist in preparing Board of Directors update materials as well as ongoing investor requests and communications
  • Support future fundraising and due diligence processes

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or a related field
  • 7+ years of strategic finance, corporate finance, investment banking or private equity experience in a high-growth technology sector; prior operational experience at a high-growth company is a plus
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities to solve problems and achieve results
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to distill complex financial concepts into clear, actionable insights
  • Highly detail-oriented with excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and techniques, including Excel, SQL, and data visualization software, to extract insights from financial data and inform strategic decisions