Softonic is the leading global software and app discovery destination, offering our audience solutions through the world's most complete selection of software and apps.
With thousands of titles across hundreds of categories, Softonic connects more than 100M unique monthly users with a huge community of developers providing innovative software and apps for any need, generating more than 4M daily downloads.
About the position
As the head of the Global Finance team, you will lead and scale all finance functions, including strategy, financial planning, controlling, accounting, reporting, compliance, legal and tax capabilities across the organization. As part of the leadership team, you will help empower company decision-makers, playing a key role in all aspects of financial planning and deliverables, and make significant contributions to high-profile strategic and operational initiatives.
Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for driving company financial performance, identifying business opportunities and internal process improvements and mitigating financial risks. Your work product and business-partner skills will be visible at all levels of the organization and to the Board of Directors..
Leading the accounting and finance function managing the budgeting, forecasting and long-term financial planning process
Own the company model and drive forecast accuracy, visibility, and quality improvements across financial statements
Lead budgeting yearly process with different business units and challenging assumptions around economic prospections
Own the tax and legal function. Ensure that proper, internal controls are in place and that yearly audit is done in time and without incidents
Control banking relationships, cash management and other treasury related activities
Ensure financial report is adapted to the reality of the business and enables a proper analysis by business unit, cost center and revenue streams for a proper decision making within the management team
Successfully lead M&A processes from a financial side and working with all relevant stakeholders
Ensure the accuracy of the financials by performing a review of each financial monthly closing
Within the leadership team, act as a challenger for all new projects in the company to be continuously improved, streamlined and automated
Innovate by pushing boundaries beyond traditional finance and traditional accounting and forecasting. Be creative, adaptive, and eager to learn new technical skill sets
Be an active team player in the leadership team, understanding the business, providing impactful insight and owning the financial results, always pushing for more.
Work closely with company leaders to provide financial insights and assess the company’s overall progress towards its strategic objectives
Prove yourself to be a motivated self-starter while leading a talented finance & legal team of 5 people with different backgrounds and responsibilities ( accounting, FP&A and compliance)
Minimum experience and qualifications
8-10 years of relevant experience in a technology, management consulting or Fortune 500 company, VC or private equity firm
Outstanding organizational skills, and ability to create auditable Financial Models.
Excellent communication and people skills
Experience managing and leading teams.
Experience managing to and hitting aggressive deadlines.
Experience managing legal teams a plus
Undergraduate degree in finance, economics or a quantitative discipline. MBA a plus.
Professional qualification - CFA, CMA or CPA - not required, but also a plus.