Director of Finance

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ThinkMarkets is seeking an experienced Director of Finance of the Americas to join our growing company. Reporting to the CEO, you will be an integral part of the Executive Team that controls all financial functions of the business units while continuously seeking to improve profitability. A key component of the role will be presenting the financial matrix of the US business to stakeholders. You will lead a team of financial managers and work closely with the senior management on financial operations for the US broker dealer and all SEC/FINRA regulatory requirements. 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage financial controls and processes including revenue recognition, invoicing, accounts receivables, accounts payable, general ledger, income taxes and compensation  
  • Review and ensure appropriate internal controls procedures and that all SEC/FINRA rules related to the operations of the US equities business are adhered to
  • Consolidate budgets, forecasts, and assess the company’s financial performance and communicate potential risks / operational goals
  • Prepare detailed management accounts, metrics packs and drive overall financial goals
  • Prepare and present financial information for the Board of Directors
  • Manage relationships with banking, financial institutions, vendors, etc.
  • Manage licensing and regulatory filings
  • Document the due diligence processes, tracking, and reporting on existing investments
  • Prepare for Audit Reviews with outside auditing staff 
  • Understand the trade finance business and regulatory landscape 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Actuarial or related fields with an advanced degree (Master’s / MBA)
  • 10+ years’ experience in Finance and Accounting, 7+ years’ experience in senior financial management with a successful track record in FinTech and/or brokerage environment
  • CPA required
  • Hold a Series 27 license (can consider Series 28, with the ability to get a Series 27)
  • Experience with annual audits of Broker Dealers
  • Experience with brokerage Net Capital requirements
  • Experience filing FOCUS Reports
  • A strong knowledge of US Equities markets and the entire life cycle of the trading ecosystem 
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities to manage teams and communicate with the Board of Directors
  • Experienced in securing funding sources and structuring trade finance products based on market needs
  • Exposure to established or newly set up fintech / trading platforms
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, capable of prioritizing, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines

Software and Accounting System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Excel, skills required (VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, Pivot tables, complex formulas, macros)
  • Sun Accounting Systems
  • Concur

Knowledge of systems preferred, but not required:

  • SAP
  • Salesforce
  • SQL
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Location

We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

It's amazing to design a web-based trading platform, providing users with the most effortless and exciting trading experience! I enjoy collaborating with a team of professional and smart co-workers, whose expertise in different domains solve user problems, fuel creativity, gain industry value, and shoot for more exciting outcomes for the company!

Athens

UI/UX Designer

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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