Accounting and Finance
Columbus, OH, USA
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
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.
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
We're thrilled that you're interested in joining Drive Capital! If you feel that the above describes you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a resume and LinkedIn profile. (Please don’t waste your time on a stuffy cover letter!)