Built In
United We Tech.
Chicago, IL

Chief Financial Officer

| Chicago

Hello, We’re Built In

Built In unites companies and people around their shared passion for tech and the universal need for purpose. To help our partners attract qualified talent, we create content that tells their story in a way no job post ever could — and we put their jobs in front of people who were born to do them. Our audience of sought-after candidates use Built In to find their professional purpose and connect meaningfully to the tech community, including by reading our content, networking at our events and applying to jobs at companies they believe in. 

Headquartered in Chicago, we also serve Los Angeles, Colorado, Austin, New York, Boston and Seattle.

When you work for Built In, you have the opportunity to change lives by giving talented people access to purpose, not just a paycheck. And you’ll make an impact on some of the most exciting companies in tech, helping them hire their next wave of elite talent. Be part of Built In, and be part of the future of tech.

We’re looking for a Chief Financial Officer

We are seeking a strategic partner to the CEO to have primary responsibility for all of Built In’s financial activities. You will play a key role in developing, monitoring and evaluating overall corporate strategy alongside the CEO with an emphasis on top, and bottom line, performance. You will be tasked with providing useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy while maintaining financial infrastructure required for rapid growth. You will interact with all parts of the company and be viewed as a trusted advisor to not only the CEO but the Board and entire executive team being able to provide financial information and operational analytics while driving a culture of accountability.

The ideal candidate for the position will have prior CFO experience in a high growth, entrepreneurial company and will have managed all aspects of the finance function. Prior experience in finance and accounting positions in larger organizations is also a plus, as is experience working closely with private investors, including completing an exit, either through M&A or an initial public offering.

How you’ll contribute

  • Be a strategic partner to the CEO by helping to develop and monitor the company’s strategy using financial information and operational analytics. 
  • Drive performance across the business, with a focus on the bottom line, through the creation of key metrics for all departments.
  • Create and present relevant financial updates to the Board at quarterly meetings.
  • Develop and scale the company’s infrastructure to meet agreed upon performance goals and targets within established budgets and timelines.
  • Automate processes and systems to achieve efficiency gains and quality improvements on a sequential basis.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance 
  • Improve and systematize FP&A processes, as well as KPI and financial performance reporting against company targets and goals
  • Providing prudent management and oversight of company balance sheet and assets
  • Partner with each business leader to help them more effectively use finance to improve their effectiveness and distinguish worthwhile projects from lower-priority, less strategic distractions.
  • Develop industry-specific and company-specific metrics that track performance across the business and encourage the prudent use of assets and other resources
  • Manage and review Finance department personnel's preparation of timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Lead the efforts to develop a long-term capital plan for the business.
  • Provide due diligence support when necessary; and keep financial models up to date

What you need

  • 10+ years of financial leadership experience, at least 3 years of experience leading the finance function for a rapidly growing organization
  • Record of success in improving processes and leading department growth
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize simultaneous requests, and manage lateral and upwards
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices
  • Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, swiftly-changing startup-like environment.
  • Experience leading and managing a team with the ability to support, mentor and develop employees.
  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Experience with Intacct is a plus

What We Value

We’re revolutionizing tech recruitment. So we question everything, because the best answers sit just to the right of a question mark. That’s our heritage as a disruptive company — as a company whose future depends on our capacity to innovate with a sense of drive, purpose and urgency. If you join Built In, you will work from this set of values: 

  • Be Unreasonably Passionate. Our passion is borderline obsessive, and we’re ok with that. No one ever built anything great on a “meh.” We work with outsized passion to fulfill our mission.
  • Be Humble. You don’t have all the answers. Luckily, you don’t have to. Don’t worry about being right. Be humble instead. 
  • Stay Curious. Curiosity is a springboard to the future. It can transform the wisp of an idea into a breakthrough. We ask “what if.” We work with wonder. It’s how we innovate.
  • Lead with Solutions. Question everything. But offer solutions as you do. Raise issues. But propose a few answers. For every hole you poke, offer a way to patch it up. 
  • Own the Result. We have no time for blame or shame. When you stumble, own it, learn from it + get back to business. 
  • Do More. Do more than your job description. Take initiative. Take charge. No job is beneath you, and no job is too big. Be a leader and do more — do whatever it takes. 

Built In is an equal employment opportunity employer and values diversity. Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Where we are

Chicago's loop is our home + heart. The commute? A cake walk. And the trendiest eateries, bars + shops are a short walk away.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
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    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
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    • InVisionDesign
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What are Built In Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Built In has culture and fun committees that manage events and programs from our charitable initiatives to our intramural sports teams.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We pay a really nice chunk of the cost of premiums for medical, dental, vision and disability.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We have a Safe Harbor match, equivalent to 4% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Come in your sweatshirt, jeans, college jersey. We don't care. We focus on the quality of your work and your collegiality more than on your apparel.
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Shuffle Board, Darts.
Stocked Kitchen
Built In has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, cold brew on tap, tea and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Lunch provided daily (Monday through Thursday)
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $500 annually for continuing education.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We operate as a flat organization where everyone is responsible to self-manage and take ownership of their work. We are humble, hardworking, honest and fun. And we regularly debate office pets, take turns DJing and find time to celebrate our wins as a company.

An Insider's view of Built In

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Good vibes are a top priority around here. You'll hear music played from our playlist that the entire company co-builds, you'll see a movie streaming on TV and, if you catch us at lunch, you'll see the entire office sitting at our communal table. We work hard every day but we always make time to spend together.

Adam

Product + Growth

What does your typical day look like?

I am excited to work each day with a cross-functional team of intelligent, curious, driven and hilarious group of people. We’re working hard — and growing quickly — but we have a lot of laughs together, and a lot of respect for one another. It’s motivating and empowering.

Sarah

Content Team

What are some things you learned at the company?

It’s pretty remarkable to experience an entire company operating as one team. At Built In, we tackle problems and achieve goals together, sharing in the responsibility of successes and downfalls alike.

Alyssa

SEO Strategist

How does the company support your career growth?

Success means more here. It not only is being noticed by my team but it positively impacts Built In’s overall results. Our team is made of strong individuals working together to build our revolutionary platform.

Samantha

Sr. Account Executive

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