Vice President of Finance

Skillz Inc. - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)


About Skillz:
Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Skillz provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed as much as $40 billion in revenue by 2020.

As the eSports provider for over 8,000 game developers, Skillz enables any mobile game to be turned into a competitive eSport that can also be broadcast on major streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube. We do this by integrating our unique layer of code directly into a mobile app, which activates our end-to-end tournament administration and other important features like player matching, anti-cheating mechanisms, customer support and a built-in loyalty program. Using our patented technology stack, we've already hosted more than 500 million tournaments for 15 million players around the world.

Skillz has raised over $53 million in funding from sources including Telstra, Liberty Global, and the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets and Sacramento Kings. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, we're looking for savvy, driven and enthusiastic teammates to help us build the future of sports. If you're excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with cutting-edge technology, Skillz just might be for you!

Our Culture:
We are true believers in electronic sports, so don't be surprised if you see us playing mobile games at our desks or in the kitchen. At Skillz, this type of behavior is encouraged! You can also catch us at our weekly game nights playing anything from Super Mario Kart to Codenames over dinner, while discussing new technologies or brainstorming ideas to improve our business.

Not a "gamer"? Don't worry about it. Every Skillzian brings a unique perspective to the team, and we bond over plenty of activities that don't involve games. We're working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission. As the creators and leaders of a new marketplace, we work with a "do whatever it takes" mentality, and frankly, we get the job done!

Our team is comprised of passionate, intelligent and creative individuals who consistently seek out new challenges and knowledge. We embrace out-of-the-box strategies to propel our business forward, and foster a culture where every person's voice is heard. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of funding and building successful enterprises. If you're up for the challenge, we'd love to meet you.

Who we're looking for:
The VP of Finance will build and manage a team to support the financial planning and strategy of our businesses. The position will own both the investor relations and the FP&A function. As a member of the senior leadership team, the VP of Finance will work closely and productively with executive management to influence, refine and implement strategy. The ideal candidate will have worked in a high growth successful company and can bring those experiences to our company as we continue to define the future of sports and mobile gaming.

What you'll do:
  • Manage the company's financial planning, cash flow and other strategic financial matters
  • Represent the organization externally, as necessary, owning all banking and finance negotiations
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual and long term budget processes
  • Design and implement appropriate policies, internal controls and procedures
  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the finance team, ensuring staff members receive appropriate training, development and performance management
  • Manage relations with existing investors and the board of directors,
  • Provide financial and operational metrics and analytics to executive management
  • Increase the company's ability to anticipate business issues and drive good decision-making through sound financial management
Your Skillz:
  • Undergraduate degree from a top tier institution
  • C.P.A., M.B.A. or master's degree in finance preferred
  • 12+ years hands-on experience in either:
  • A financial management and operations function in a start-up or fast growing company
  • A nationally recognized financial institution, investment or growth equity firm
  • Extensive experience in financial sales and negotiations
  • Broad range of capabilities that include being a strategic leader and an executor that can communicate problems and the solutions.
  • Ability to interact with and influence people at all levels of an organization.
  • High degree of financial, analytical and process leadership and business acumen
  • Excellent financial modeling and analytical skills for budgeting/forecasting combined with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to present complex information in a usable format to a diverse audience
  • Experience establishing and implementing and adhering to process improvement initiatives within a high growth environment
  • M&A experience
Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status, and we operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.