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Austin, Texas, United States

Posted on: 15 June 2024





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VP of Finance

Meet AppSumo

AppSumo is the first place entrepreneurs start. We help small businesses become Sumo-sized by promoting great software at awesome prices. We’ve helped launch thousands of top B2B tools like Mailchimp, Evernote, Intercom, and Dropbox just to name a few.

At AppSumo, we believe work doesn’t have to suck. We love helping entrepreneurs build a lifestyle they’re passionate about. And that includes you.

The foundation of our culture is treating teammates like adults. This is a place where we actually encourage you to have a side hustle and develop your career at AppSumo. You’ll learn everything about starting and growing a business here—and get paid to do it.

We’re on a mission to open the doors of entrepreneurship to everyone. You in?

Why this is your dream job:

As the VP of Finance, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our financial future. You'll be at the forefront of strategic decision-making, directly reporting to the CEO and acting as a crucial part of our Executive Leadership team. Your expertise will guide us through complex financial landscapes, ensuring AppSumo's continued growth and success.

  • Lead strategic financial planning and analysis to support company objectives.
  • Collaborate with senior executives to optimize financial performance and organizational growth.
  • Oversee all financial operations, including accounting, budgeting, tax management and forecasting.
  • Drive process improvements and oversee investment strategies.
  • Develop and implement robust financial controls and systems.
  • Manage and mentor a Finance & Business Intelligence team of 4, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

Past experience:

This is a unique role that requires strong leadership, hyper attention to detail, emotional intelligence, strong communication, and proactive time management.

  • 7+ years of experience in finance, with a significant portion in a leadership role 
  • Proven expertise in startup and dynamic, fast-paced environments, including founder-led and private companies.
  • Demonstrated success in financial analysis, strategic planning, and corporate finance within a dynamic, growing organization.
  • Possesses keen discernment to effectively identify and manage genuine business risks vs negligible concerns. 
  • Outstanding leadership capabilities, proven in building and mentoring high-performing teams.
  • Strong communication skills, adept at simplifying complex financial strategies for non-finance audiences.
  • A strategic, collaborative problem-solver, ensuring financial decisions align with the broader team's best interests, not just the bottom line.
  • Has a track record of balancing consumer, partner and business interests.
  • Has managed global revenue.

Bonus skills:

  • Managing a Business Intelligence or Data Analytics Team

The benefits:

  • Health insurance plus vision, dental, life insurance, and mental health services for you and your loved ones
  • 401(k) matching
  • 100% remote work model
  • Open vacation (PTO) policy (plan to make your Slack status a “🌴” at least one week per quarter)

Unique perks to take care of you:

  • Freedom to have a side hustle (we don’t treat that word like it’s Voldemort)
  • Free access to all the software and tools in the AppSumo marketplace
  • An invite to our annual all-expenses-paid company trip (think Costa Rican Resort, not teambuilding at Generic Corporate Venue #84)
  • Flexible hours that let you start late or take that midday power nap
  • Free lunch once a week, all the gear you need and work that actually makes an impact


Ready to join us?

Individuals seeking employment at AppSumo are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

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