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Chief Financial Officer

Company: IZEA
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

About UsIZEA Worldwide, Inc. ("IZEA") is a marketing technology company providing software and professional services that enable brands to collaborate and transact with the full spectrum of today's top social influencers and content creators. The company serves as a champion for the growing Creator Economy, enabling individuals to monetize their content, creativity, and influence. IZEA launched the industry's first-ever influencer marketing platform in 2006 and has since facilitated nearly 4 million transactions between online buyers and sellers. Leading brands and agencies partner with IZEA to increase digital engagement, diversify brand voice, scale content production, and drive highly-measurable return on investment.IZEA is a microcap public company traded on NASDAQ. The company has raised $25.7 million and traded over $1B in stock in 2020. We have launched two new software platforms this year and we are seeking a new executive to join our leadership team as we embark on our next stage of growth.We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity in our team members.Mission of the CFOThe CFO's mission is to ensure that IZEA's operating activities are efficiently funded, and effectively measured, to generate the highest possible return given the parameters defined by the Board and CEO. The Chief Financial Officer is a senior executive of the company and, as such, will share overall responsibility for establishing the vision and managing the performance of the company. The CFO will have input into investments, purchasing, financing and other strategic decisions.IZEA is headquartered in Orlando, Florida though the company is currently 100% remote due to COVID-19. Ideal candidates would be located in Orlando or be willing to relocate to the surrounding area some time in late 2021. IZEA will likely never return to a traditional office structure with team members sitting at desks in an office every day of the work week. However, we would prefer the ability for executives to meet in person as needed in the future. Candidates must be very comfortable with a remote workforce, as all accounting personnel are currently 100% remote and living in different cities.Due to this being a work-from-home opportunity it is posted in multiple locations, however, there is currently only one opening.CFO ResponsibilitiesPublic Company Reporting and Compliance* Prepare, review and file all public company documents with the SEC, NASDAQ, and other regulatory bodies in a timely and accurate manner.* Review and ensure the application of appropriate internal controls, SOX compliance, and financial procedures.* Understand and implement financial changes, as necessary, related to new or changing GAAP regulations* Interface with internal and external legal counsel for drafting and reporting public company filing documents* Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors and manage preparation and support of all external audits.* Interface with public company analysts as needed.* Maintenance and reporting for IZEA's stock plans* Advise leadership and Board regarding stock matters* Oversee issuance of company securities and tax withholdingPlanning, Reporting and Analysis* Supervise all corporate and unit accounting functions, including general ledgers, consolidations, accounts payable, corporate payroll, etc.* Create and maintain effective and efficient accounting and financial reporting processes and systems, including internal controls.* Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss by division, forecast vs. budget by division, and weekly cash flow by division.* Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the company's plan for growth and expansion.* Propose action plans to ensure that financial objectives are attained.* Manage tax reporting and compliance for the company.* Work with product teams to determine pricing and strategy.* Work with engineering teams on implementation of new systems and coordinate financial reporting and testing.Capital & Financing* Partner with the CEO on capital raises and other financial transactions including S-1, S-3, PIPE and debt financings.* Establish and maintain relationships with financial institutions and banking partners.* Evaluate alternative capital structures and recommend strategies.Mergers & Acquisitions* Evaluate acquisition opportunities as identified by the leadership team.* Supervise acquisition due diligence and the integration of financial systems/processes.Systems & Procedures* Ensure that all IZEA platforms are aligned to optimally deliver financial and operational metrics to appropriate users.* Oversee implementation of new accounting software (Sage Intacct) for financial reporting and orchestrate enterprise-wide integration.* Coordinate across multiple departments to review internal processes and implement strategic changes to improve reporting and efficiency.Human Capital* Lead and manage corporate level accounting/finance staff and adhere to a culture that promotes attraction, retention and development of "A Players".* Provide insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term personnel growth plan of the FP&A organization. * Oversee and ensure accuracy of payroll reporting to third party PEO vendor (TriNet).* Oversee employee benefits with annual review of employer contributions to maximize a cost-effective benefits package and employee satisfaction.Experience, Qualifications & Requirements* 10+ years experience in a senior financial managerial position (CFO preferred).* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field (MBA preferred).* Outstanding knowledge and understanding of GAAP, IFRS, SOX compliance, and SEC reporting.* Public company fundraising experience (S-1, S-3, PIPE, etc.). * Professional accounting designation (CPA).* Exceptional communication skills.* Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.* Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence and executive presence.* Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance-related issues.Why would you want to work here?The act of hiring is not simply to up the headcount or to fill a seat quickly. When we hire at IZEA, it's to add to our strong existing roster of talent and choose the right individual to impact, collaborate, commit, inspire, and grow alongside our tenured teams.IZEA has been ranked a 'Top Place to Work' by the Orlando Sentinel for the past 4 years and has been recognized as a Deloitte "Fast 500" honoree for the past 2 years. We take great pride in creating a positive work environment for all our employees - from our investment in team member ongoing education, to the ability to influence real change across our business - we are dedicated to your long-term growth and success.At IZEA, you have an opportunity to make an impact on a global scale. IZEA connects leading brands with a network of over 850,000 opt-in creators ranging from YouTube stars to mommy bloggers and everyone in-between. We are the pioneers fueling the democratization of information, entertainment, marketing, and commerce. Our platforms fuel the burgeoning Creator Economy, filled with the next generation of artists, poets, filmmakers, photographers, thought leaders, comics, actors, and musicians. What you do here will impact hundreds of thousands of people directly and influence the actions of millions more.We provide an open, flexible workplace that welcomes people from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. IZEA places value on action and results. We seek individuals that thrive in a challenging and fast-evolving work environment. While the company is over 14 years old, our executives remain active player-coaches -- they roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty by working side-by-side with our team members across all levels of seniority to accomplish our common goals. IZEA is focused on promoting an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate the different viewpoints and experiences our diverse group of team members bring to our company.If you are the very best at what you do and seeking an opportunity to attack the "never been done before" with a passionate team of dreamers and doers, we encourage you to apply.California residents, please follow this link to view the types of information we may gather from California residents who are applicants, employees, or contractors of IZEA, and how we use such information.Powered by JazzHRdyYjQZYMim

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