VP of Finance

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Business Operations

Company Description

Have you ever worked for a company that actually wanted you to bring your whole self to work every single day?

About Tradeshift
Tradeshift is a unicorn in the fintech industry. We are disrupting a typically stagnant environment by connecting companies of all sizes and providing them with the platform and network needed to create value from old processes like procurement, invoicing, payments, and workflow. We recognize that business is both messy and social - two revelations that have driven the development of Tradeshift, a platform for all your business interactions.

Job Description

The role:

Tradeshift is seeking a VP, Strategic Finance. Your primary responsibility will be building and managing a world-class global financial planning and analysis function.  You will lead the team through all aspects of the planning processes and provide strategic insight and recommendations to the business on its financial performance, focusing on KPIs, trends, and analytics to help meet the company's long-term growth plans. 

Reporting to the CFO, you will lead our FP&A teams, leading all short and long-range financial planning and target setting, while partnering with our sales, customer success, and product teams on pricing and initiatives. Our team’s mission is to partner and plan with the business to drive the right decisions through actionable insights/analysis. This role will have significant interaction with the CFO, plus meaningful exposure to other C-Level executives. The ideal candidate is a strong leader experienced in building and growing teams and passionate about fostering strong business partner relationships. This is a highly visible role that will help significantly shape the next chapter of growth for Tradeshift.

What you will be doing:

  • Interact with Tradeshift leadership team and serve as a thought leader in helping to shape the financial framework for sales, marketing, customer success, and product organizations, as well as other related strategic growth areas

  • Build and develop easily consumable frameworks for translating strategy into measurable financial reporting with the goal of improving target setting for revenue, margin and operating investments

  • Manage both the bottom and top line for the business. This includes strong partnership across the finance team 

  • Ensure financial models reflect an aligned approach to Tradeshift products, sales and marketing strategies, margin goals and investment priorities across the organization

  • Improve the forecasting accuracy and process through new analytics, increased automation, and process optimization.

  • Help the company effectively and efficiently allocate financial resources and make sound decisions to support growth while mitigating risk exposure

  • Design and develop incentive compensation plans that are clear, measurable, cost-efficient, and effective at driving behaviors to meet business objectives in an extremely fast-paced global organization

  • Manage, encourage, develop and continue to grow a high-performing team that supports these existing organizations

  • Deliver quarterly analysis and reporting of the business' financial results including variances to plan, ensuring key issues, risks, and business drivers are understood and highlighted

  • Collaborate with Accounting to ensure we have best-in-class processes around close and financial reporting

  • Partner with the CFO to build and develop the broader Finance team into a world-class organization


  • Extensive experience building, leading and developing the FP&A function in both private and public companies; the ideal candidate will have held progressively senior FP&A or Divisional CFO type roles 
  • 15+ years of experience working in hyper-growth environments focused preferably in SAAS company

  • Sales and business partnership strategic finance experience required

  • Proven track record of developing people, leading and managing high-performing teams

  • Strong executive leadership skills with experience partnering at the board, investor, and executive management levels

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and proven experience in cultivating collaborative working relationships with teams across an organization. Track record of close partnership with C-suite/senior-level executives, influencing business

  • Forward-thinking, analytical and problem-solving mindset. Drawn to building off of ambiguous and unsolved problems and “making it happen”.  Comfortable in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with experience partnering with data analytics

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field; advanced degree preferred

Additional Information

Location: Remote...but not alone.

Your colleagues are wicked smart and some of the kindest and nicest people around. You’ll be given the opportunity to do creative problem solving for issues that actually matter, and have a real impact on the projects you are driving.  While this role is in San Francisco, Tradeshift is an Office Optional company.


Our culture began day one when three Danes poured their brains, heart, and guts into creating a platform that could connect every business in the world. We expect each employee to approach their work with the same amount of pride and passion. One day you might find us having a ping pong match in the middle of the work day, and then you’ll find us handing off projects to colleagues in different time zones so we can continue progress around the clock. 

TradeShifters come from various backgrounds and nations, and we all thrive off challenging the status quo. We take pride in nurturing employee happiness, encouraging personal development, and welcoming teammates from all walks of life.

We value diversity and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why you might like working here:

  • You love autonomy and the freedom to get your work done how you want 

  • You like sharing your opinions and feeling like they matter

  • You want to work for a company that requires you to bring your whole self to work every day: brains, heart, and guts.

  • Career and professional development opportunities

  • Flexible hours and vacation policy

  • Supplemented cell phone plan

  • Fully paid 6 months parental leave

  • A competitive compensation package + equity

  • 100% covered medical, dental and vision benefits

  • Life, short and long-term disability insurance

  • 401k

  • Wellness and Volunteer Programs

  • Fun company events like happy hours, outings, and much more!

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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