Director, Finance

| Chicago, IL, USA | Hybrid
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TechNexus Venture Collaborative (TechNexus) helps leading corporations and ambitious entrepreneurs work together to create new business models, revenue streams, products, and markets. A first-of-its-kind Venture Collaborative, TechNexus combines capital investment, incubation, and collaboration to provide an unfair advantage. Since 2007, TechNexus has accelerated business opportunities between dozens of leading corporations and more than 600 startups, and is among the most active venture investors in the US. For more information, please visit www.technexus.com.


TechNexus has a small nimble team and entrepreneurial roll-up-your-sleeves culture. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that thrives in an independent yet collaborative work environment with a “can-do” attitude. This is an individual contributor role that reports to the Founders and will collaborate closely with Corporate Partners. Below is a non-exhaustive list of key responsibilities.

Core Accounting and Finance Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day financial and accounting operations of the organization and its multiple subsidiaries including managing books, payables, receivables, and vendor relationships.
  • Conduct technical accounting research and interpretations to ensure financial compliance and optimize department systems, policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts to ensure the accurate flow of data from operations to financial ledgers.
  • Jointly with the outsourced fund administrator, drive the preparation of quarterly financial statements, capital account statements and portfolio company summary reports.
  • Support auditors and corporate partners by gathering and providing information and documents needed for inquiries and reports.
  • Manage tax planning throughout the fiscal year and file annual corporate tax returns.
  • Provide regular reports and analysis to leaders to ensure transparency of financial data and improve operations.

Additional Responsibilities (Portfolio and Investor Relations):

  • Work with portfolio company founders and executives to improve financial statements and reporting, improve forecasts, systems, and/or serve as an interim finance leader if necessary.
  • Learn, understand, and oversee current TechNexus Portfolio Investments, including current positions, ownership stakes, future opportunities and levers that can be pulled based on our ownership. 
  • Own critical business functions and analyses, such as quarterly partner company valuations, treasury, cash-flow forecasts, investor relations, government compliance, and budgeting.
  • Provide guidance to portfolio companies as they consider new capital structures and exit transactions. 
  • Provide key financial reviews of all new investments to ensure that TechNexus is maximizing our interests.
  • Support partner company strategic initiatives such as due diligence for acquisitions, debt, and equity capital raises.

Education, Experience and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. 8+ years of financial operations management experience, including VC/PE industry.
  • Comprehensive understanding of US GAAP, including recently issued accounting pronouncements, and SEC reporting principles and regulations.
  • Knowledge of private fund structures and terms, valuation policies and procedures, investor reporting, and fund administration.
  • Good knowledge of and experience using accounting software (i.e., QuickBooks).Experience working through ambiguity to communicate clear accounting positions and operational solutions.
  • Experience managing relationships with external vendors, including legal counsel, auditors, and accountants.
  • Previous experience scaling an organization and building a talented team.
  • Previous M&A transaction experience in all phases of the deal lifecycle from pre-signing to post-close operations.

Key Competencies:

  • Exceptional analytical skills, including the ability to build and manage financial models.
  • Strong executive-level presence with ability to quickly build credible client relationships at portfolio companies and corporate partners.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and negotiating skills and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across the TechNexus ecosystem. and build excellent rapport with internal teams, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, exhibiting self-motivation, persistence, and dependability.
More Information on TechNexus Venture Collaborative
TechNexus Venture Collaborative operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL. TechNexus Venture Collaborative was founded in 2007. It has 31 total employees. To see all 2 open jobs at TechNexus Venture Collaborative, click here.
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