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Head of Finance

Luzia

Luzia

Accounting & Finance
Madrid, Spain
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024
Overview: Luzia AI, the fastest-growing AI consumer company in Europe, is looking for a highly-analytical, results-oriented and customer-centric Head of Finance. Backed by Silicon Valley investors (Khosla Ventures, A*), Luzia aims to transform its conversational capabilities to unparalleled standards, using state-of-the-art large language models (LLMs) and alignment techniques. With over 36 million users WW in under 12 months, we are on a mission to bring Luzia, a friendly, multifunctional personal assistant, to everyone. This product is designed to organize, simplify and enrich everyday life.
The Head of Finance will serve as a key member of the leadership team, responsible for spearheading the financial management and strategy of the company. As the first hire for our finance function, this person will not only set up and optimize financial systems and controls but also be in charge of building and managing the future finance team to support the company's growth.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and align financial strategies with overall company goals.
  • Manage financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and regular reporting for compliance and investor relations.
  • Analyze key financial metrics like gross margins and customer LTVs to inform strategy.
  • Forecast financial outcomes based on current trends and strategic initiatives.
  • Maintain efficiency by leveraging external specialists and avoiding premature specialization.
  • Build, train, and lead the finance team, optimizing staffing and performance.
  • Oversee cash flow, funding, and day-to-day financial operations including payrolls and procurement.
  • Implement and refine financial systems and processes for improved efficiency.
  • Coordinate with investors and financial institutions; participate in fundraising and strategic investor discussions.
  • Handle stock compensation plans and collaborate with legal advisors for compliance.
  • Ensure adherence to financial regulations and standards, managing the company’s risk profile.

Requirements

  • 7+ years experience, preferably as finance head or similar role, ideally in a startup or high-growth environment.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking capabilities.
  • Ability to work flexibly and adaptively in a high-growth, dynamic environment.
  • Leadership skills to manage both senior financial strategists and operational finance staff.
  • Excellent communication skills for both internal team management and external investor relations.
  • Strong understanding of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Significant experience in financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Full professional proficiency in English. Spanish and Portuguese are a plus.
Work Environment: We are a hybrid, extremely fast-paced environment. As a young startup, we offer the excitement and agility of a startup culture with the backing of prominent investors. We prioritize action and innovation, and we're looking for a driven individual ready to step up to challenges and grow with us. We are prepared to change the world.
Our Culture and Values: At Luzia AI, we live and breathe agility. Our culture is steeped in a "ship, experiment, iterate, ship" mentality, where action, innovation, data and rapid execution are paramount. We are a consumer centric company, driven by product and engineering, always looking to push boundaries and move forward with momentum.
Growth and Impact: In a world where artificial intelligence technology is evolving at breakneck speed, every task completed contributes to our growth, and every problem solved brings us one step closer to our vision. As Head of App, your work will impact not only the future of Luzia, but also the lives of millions of users around the world.
Compensation:Negotiable based on experience and qualifications