Finance Associate

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Columbus, OH, USA

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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.

What's a VC?

At a venture capital (VC) firm like Drive Capital, we partner with small businesses that we think can become big ones. We look for passionate entrepreneurs who are building technology businesses to solve big problems, and we provide resources to help them grow. Want to learn more? We put together a VC master class that you can view here.

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.

  • Own portfolio performance analytics and craft meaningful visualizations to communicate insights to senior leadership and our Limited Partners.

  • Develop financial models, plans, and forecasts to drive business planning and the company’s strategic objectives.

  • Liaise with the Drive investment team and deal counsel to support investment deal flow.

  • Consult with our portfolio of over 60 startups (and growing) on designing best-in-class finance strategies.

  • Help establish and manage sound internal financial management control systems and develop procedures to continuously improve internal controls.

About You
  • You’ve led Finance at a small-medium size company or owned significant finance processes at a large company. You have strong Excel skills, 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 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 are 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.

Nice to Haves
  • CPA or CFA

  • Experience working in asset management or an entrepreneurial environment

  • Have worked on or with a compliance or controls team

What we Offer
  • Competitive salary (of course), 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

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 cover letter!)