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Chief Financial Officer

| Chicago

Bento for Business was founded on the basis that traditional banks are failing small businesses. From limited online and mobile options to narrow product sets, legacy practices and platforms

are not meeting the needs of today’s business owners. As such, Bento’s vision is to be the modern business banking platform for SMBs. The company’s first killer app solves the $3.7 trillion employee expense abuse problem -- a card-based digital spend management solution enabling businesses to proactively manage and control employee spending at the point of sale, prior to purchase

We are enjoying significant business momentum. Just in the last year, we have:

  • Tripled revenues
  • Doubled our customer base
  • Launched 2 significant new products
  • Added some exciting new distribution partners
  • And just closed a new round of funding to fuel growth

Selling a single product via one primary channel has driven this tremendous growth, and with a massively improved product set and ecosystem, we are now ready to build upon and accelerate this momentum.

The company is looking for a seasoned hands-on, energetic Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to be based in the company’s main office in Chicago, IL.

As a member of the Executive Team, the CFO will be responsible for all areas related to accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, financing and tax reporting. Equally important, this individual will be responsible for analysis and input on the strategic priorities and pacing of the company and guiding all business functions to continually improve financial results.

The CFO will

  • Develop and implement financial disciplines across the organization, including accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.
  • Create, manage, and analyze a key set of KPIs that are critical to business success. This includes all areas of revenue, cost of sales, operating expenses, working capital, and equity value creation.
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variances
  • Prepare the monthly financial reporting package and provide analytical context for management consumption including doing in-depth analyses as needed
  • Drive planning and forecasting processes to completion
  • Champion the development and implementation of business intelligence (BI) capabilities
  • Support the marketing, sales and operations planning process through active
  • engagement in developing forecast updating, monitoring and reporting business risks and opportunities, and preparing executive reports
  • • Provide expert counsel to CEO and Board on matters related to business performance and venture capital fund-raising and transaction support (i.e., diligence)

The Person

  • A proven leader who knows how to translate financial reports, KPIs, and data analytics into business success
  • Thinks about company success in a holistic way; applies multidisciplinary, “whole-brain” approach to problem-solving.
  • A successful track record of leading a financial and/or analytical team in B2B organizations within a well-regarded, high-growth, successful transactional business. Navigated business to successful exit
  • Understands what it takes to be successful working in a high-growth, entrepreneurial environment at a senior management level of responsibility. Highly adept at building strong relationships at executive levels
  • Marries solid accounting/reporting stewardship with heavy operational orientation
  • Be comfortable rolling up sleeves as well as managing a small finance group
  • Strong financial modeling, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to proactively generate innovative ideas and lead process improvements
  • Ability to work independently and do what is necessary to get the job done correctly and in timely manner
  • Experience and proven decision-making capabilities in fast-paced, high-growth organizations
  • Highly effective facilitator with proven ability to interact both with technical teams and with external customers, distribution partners

Personal Characteristics

  • Force of nature with the innate fire and drive it takes to be outstanding

  • Energetic, dynamic, passionate, assertive and tenacious

  • Personal flair and influence; inspires others to action

  • Motivated team player with desire to grow a successful company and develop staff

  • Excellent group presentation and interpersonal skills, with an ability to write and speak


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Centrally located in the loop--we're convenient to transit, close to the river, and high in the sky.

What are Bento for Business Perks + Benefits

Bento for Business Benefits Overview

We have a responsibility-based culture with flexible working hours, comprehensive medical & dental benefits, commuter & FSA benefits, equity participation, unlimited vacation and most of all, the opportunity to make a huge impact in a venture with huge potential. Our office in the Loop is conveniently located near public transportation. Come join us!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Bento's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,650 annually.
Dental Benefits
Bento's dental plan covers 100% of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays.
Vision Benefits
Bento's vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams, and lenses after a $20 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $130.
Health Insurance Benefits
Bento's health insurance plan with UHC covers most employees' out-of-pocket costs, depending on several plans to choose from based on personal preference.
Onsite Gym
Bento employees are eligible for free membership in the fitness center located in our building, complete with new fitness equipment, classes and locker room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Bento offers stock options to all employees.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Bento offers flexible work hours based on approval by your manager.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
All Bento employees can take as many days off as they need, all year, provided they work it out with their manager and give sufficient notice.
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
All Bento employees enjoy paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
T-shirts and jeans are the norm although we do have the occasional 'funny hat' day!
Commuter Benefits
Bento offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Bento has an annual team outing and a holiday party, as well as monthly fun events for all employees.
Free Daily Meals
As a Bento employee, you get your own Bento Visa card with a daily lunch budget to be spent at any restaurant of your choice.
Stocked Kitchen
We're big on trying all kinds of locally roasted coffee! The kitchen is also always stocked with espresso, tea, LaCroix, fruits, a variety of healthy snacks, and anything else employees request.
Happy Hours
Happy hour every Thursday
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