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Head of Finance

Ownwell

Ownwell

Accounting & Finance
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Company Background:

Ownwell helps property owners reduce the costs of owning real estate. Our proprietary software automatically identifies property owners that are overpaying on real estate expenses. We then manage the end-to-end process of reducing bills through tax appeals, exemptions, and corrections.

Over $40 billion is overpaid in property taxes every year, and inaccurate tax assessments disproportionately affect people of color, immigrants, as well as low-income communities.

We’re dedicated to making the costs of property ownership more transparent and equitable. We believe that regardless of status or level of real estate expertise, everyone should have access to the information, tools, and resources to manage their real estate with confidence.

Ownwell is well-funded and venture-backed by some of the best investors in the world. Our customer base has grown by more than 1000% year-over-year with exceptional feedback demonstrating clear product market fit. We are looking for driven and passionate team members who thrive in a collaborative, positive culture where we all win together. If this sounds like the place for you, come help us change the way everyday homeowners manage their real estate across the country.

Our Culture

People are our superpower! Centered in everything we do is a true sense of team. We listen and we learn from each other. We are on this rocketship together and embrace a fast-paced, truly collaborative environment. We are here to win as a team and as a company.

We’ve brought together General Appraisers, Certified Public Accountants, Property Tax Consultants, Data scientists, PhDs, best-in-class customer support representatives, and more to deliver top results for our customers.

Our core values are our guiding principles in everything we do

  • Customer Obsession
  • Take Ownership
  • Do The Right Thing
  • Go Far Together
  • Accelerate Innovation

The Role:

As our Head of Finance, you will report to the CEO, Colton Pace to build and scale our Finance function. The ideal candidate will ensure strong financial operational effectiveness, multi year planning, capital allocation, and capital raising programs. This role will help us ensure increased transparency for unit-level accounting and performance, as well as help drive key financial metrics across the business.

Responsibilities:

Build and scale the finance function

  • Provide strategic insight and recommendations on financial performance and our business model, focusing on KPIs, trends, and analytics to help meet the company’s long-term growth plans
  • Analyzes current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, relevant efficiency metrics, expenses and capital expenditures; highlight trends and explain causes of unexpected variances.
  • Utilizes complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision-making purposes.
  • Conducts thorough analysis, including valuation and business case modeling to provide detailed guidance and insight regarding potential opportunities.
  • Serves as an integral member of the company’s strategic planning effort to identify, assess, and prioritize growth opportunities.

Executive team and business partner to all functional leaders

  • Represent finance on the executive team, partnering with department heads to bring quantifiable information into executive level conversations, present financial information during board meetings and to investors.
  • Participate heavily in the creation and management of a long-term strategic blueprint for the business, inclusive of business and growth forecasting, capital requirements for human-capital and physical expansion, valuation implications of key business decisions.

Support all Board of Director and investor communications

  • Develop all key reporting, financial updates, business commentary, BOD packages
  • Maintain outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with debt partners, vendors and business partners.

Requirements:

  • Experience in a highly analytical, high caliber environment such as investment banking, private equity, management consulting, or a top-notch corporate finance team
  • Experience with building sustainable relationships across the organization is the only way to deliver impact
  • You enjoy driving results through partnership with cross-functional stakeholders to drive results
  • Experience in building and managing a finance and accounting team, and scaling the finance function
  • Strong financial modeling skills are essential. The candidate should be an expert in Microsoft Excel and ideally Netsuite or similar scale accounting systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and concepts
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills (content creation for decks, dashboards, etc.)
  • BA/BS degree in finance, accounting or related discipline required. MBA, CPA and/or experience in an analyst program helpful

Ownwell offerings

  • Entrepreneurial culture. Own your career; we are here to support you in the journey.
  • Access to First Round Network to build your community outside of Ownwell.
  • Flexible PTO. We believe in giving you the flexibility to own your time off. In addition to flexible time off, you will get 11 company holidays. We offer the last week of the year to recharge and reset.
  • Competitive health benefits. We care for you and your family’s health, as reflected in our benefits coverage.
  • Learning support through a $1,000 stipend per year to enable investing in your individual learning needs.
  • Supporting parental journey. We offer up to 16 weeks of fully paid parental and bonding leave to support your journey as a new parent.
  • As applicable complimentary real estate and tax consulting licensing and renewal

Ownwell’s vision is to democratize access to real estate expertise. When we say we want to provide access, we mean providing access to everyone. To do that well, we need a team that’s broadly representative. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Ownwell is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status.