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Fund Controller

Drive Capital
Drive Capital
Job Functions:
Accounting & Finance
Employment Types:
Full-time
Locations:
Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on:
11/14/2022

About Drive Capital

Drive Capital is a venture capital firm focused on building the next generation of great technology companies – outside of Silicon Valley. Founded in 2013 by two former Sequoia Capital investors, we’ve invested more than $1 billion in more than 60 startups across the US and Canada, including Duolingo, Olive, and Branch. The investment platform totals $2 billion.

Drive Capital is growing, and with it, our Finance team. We are scaling from human-powered outputs to a tech-enabled, automated function that can support the future growth of our investment platform. We value diversity, appetite for risk, and a habit of excellence.

As the Fund Controller, You Will…

  • Help position Drive to raise and invest its next $1 billion by planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial operations and reporting of the funds and firm
  • Oversee and support back office accounting team with dynamic leadership that creates an environment of trust and productivity
  • Establish (in coordination with Head of Finance) financial and operating benchmarks, budgets, program monitoring, and reporting standards on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Help establish and manage sound internal financial management control systems and develop procedures to continuously improve internal controls
  • Create portfolio performance analytics and craft meaningful visualizations to communicate insights to senior leadership
  • Develop financial models, plans, and forecasts to drive business planning and the company’s strategic objectives
  • Manage professional relationships across the firm (fund administrators, attorneys, bankers, compliance advisers, etc.)
  • Consult with our portfolio of over 60 startups (and growing) on designing best-in-class finance strategies

About You:

  • You’ve overseen finance and accounting at a small-medium size company or owned significant finance and accounting processes at a large company. You’re comfortable in Excel, and have also worked with GL or ERP software. Bonus points if you’ve helped level up a finance team by implementing new finance software.
  • You’re excited about taking ownership of the finance function, applying a breadth of your previous experiences in financial reporting and analysis, portfolio management, accounting, and operations.
  • You can manage many different stakeholders, and build conviction around a strategy based on accurate and timely analysis.
  • You’re energized by learning as you go, finding creative ways to organize and solve ambiguous challenges.
  • You have the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions autonomously.

Hard Skills:

  • CPA or CFA preferred, but not required
  • Deep understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience in preparing, auditing, analyzing or evaluating financial statements
  • Strong understanding of banking processes and financial data analysis
  • Experience working in asset management or an entrepreneurial environment
  • Have worked on or with a compliance or controls team

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary, 401k, healthcare coverage at no cost to you, paid parental leave
  • Take time off whenever you need it. In addition, we're off for major holidays and for two weeks at the end of each year.
  • A phone on our company plan
  • Catered lunches, snacks, and drinks
  • A parking pass and the view above at our Short North office.
  • A fun, high-impact environment to grow your finance and venture capital career

What’s Next:

We're thrilled that you're interested in joining Drive Capital! If you feel that the above describes you, please email us at apply@drivecapital.com and include a resume and LinkedIn profile. (Please don’t waste your time on a stuffy cover letter!)