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Director of Finance and Operations

Finance | Portland, OR | Full Time

Job Description

Founded in 2013, CrowdStreet’s technology solutions provide real estate investment managers (sponsors) a scalable platform for growing and managing a large investor-base. We are transforming real estate investing by creating universally accessible, transparent, and efficient markets. While our competitors are positioning themselves as online versions of institutional funding, we’re the only major provider delivering a comprehensive online funding and investor management solution. CrowdStreet’s platform extends beyond the fundraising of a deal to cultivating and growing lifetime value for the sponsor through building, managing and expanding ongoing investor relationships.

To support our company’s rapid growth, we are hiring a Director of Finance and Operations with deep expertise in leading finance, accounting, HR, administration, and other key operational aspects of a rapidly growing technology start-up.

What You'll Be Doing

This is a key position within the organization that would suit a finance professional who is pro-active, engaged, and keen to implement solutions that bring efficiency and growth to the company.

  • Drive and manage key finance and administration areas including financials, revenue recognition, forecasting and planning, tax, payables and expenses, payroll, employee benefits, insurance, facilities, and key vendor relationships in these areas (banks, accounting firms, etc.).

  • Streamline and oversee sales financial operations, commissions, and contracts administration.

  • Work with product, marketing, sales and services teams to analyze and improve upon business metrics and KPIs.

  • Build out lightweight, transparent systems that scale and fit our needs and culture.

  • Work with CEO on complex business modeling and financial planning.

  • Develop monthly/quarterly management and BoD reports regarding the underlying performance of the business, leading indicators, and key metrics.

  • Take an entrepreneurial approach to the role, working collaboratively with the leadership team to get things done.

You enjoy running the day to day financial and operational aspects of the business, solving problems systematically, taking care of the people, building and honoring the culture, and streamlining and professionalizing processes and operations.

What We Must Have

  • 7+ years of experience in finance with at least 2 years of experience leading the finance and operations organization within a high growth technology startup environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting; CPA is preferred

  • Deep understanding of SaaS accounting, pricing, costing, and sales contracts.

  • Expert analytical and business modeling skills.

  • Comfortable in a hands-on, individual contributor type role (near term) with one team member. Ability to grow and manage a team of 2 - 4 FTE in the future.

  • Proficiency at certain accounting, HR, and CRM systems such as QuickBooks Online,, Gusto

  • Ability to create and manage HR and administrative processes, develop standards and budgets

  • Experience working closely with Sales leadership in managing sales pipeline, commissions, and contracts

  • Experience working closely with a President/CEO, and Board of Directors and professional investors (venture capital or private equity).

  • Ability to influence at all levels, as well as a demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team and drive successful management strategies.

Not Required, But Nice to Have

  • Experience as an auditor in a public accounting firm, or experience as a Controller or CFO whose company has been audited.

  • Work experience with a Fintech and/or Marketplace company.

Working at CrowdStreet

Located in the heart of downtown Portland just a block from Pioneer Square, CrowdStreet is proud of our cool, open and collaborative environment. Along with great benefits, a fully stocked kitchen and a dog-friendly office, we offer the opportunity to be at the ground floor of a fast-growing startup with fun, smart, customer-driven people transforming the world of real estate investment.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40+), disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume online with a cover letter stating: 1) Why you’re passionate about working for CrowdStreet, and 2) A brief summary of how you meet each of our qualifications (including the “nice to haves”). The best way to do this is to copy/paste the requirements bullets and put a brief answer after each summarizing your relevant experience. Thank you for your interest in CrowdStreet!