Careers - Head of Finance

About Our Company

Rebel Girls is an educational entertainment company on a mission to empower a generation of girls to pursue their dreams without limits. Our flagship book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls features 200 extraordinary women throughout history, geography, and field of excellence. We tell their stories as biographical fairy tales accompanied by diverse illustrations from 60 women artists from around the world. To date, we have sold 5.4 million copies in 49 languages, across 85 countries.

In addition to our books, we have written and produced three seasons of our Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Podcast. Currently, we have 7+ million downloads and have won numerous awards (including the People’s Choice Award, Gold in the New York Radio Festival, and are currently nominated for a Webby). Our narrators include the likes of Melinda Gates, Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg, and Justina Machado.

In three years, we've been able to reach 10+ million girls with our books and our podcast, and our goal is to inspire and instill confidence in 50 million more! To do this, we are expanding our storytelling via video and digital, as well as bringing a merchandise line to the world that is free from forced stereotypes, to give young girls a set of diverse, real-life heroines for inspiration. We’re growing our team and are looking for Rebels to join us!

 

Position: Head of Finance

Location: San Francisco, CA

 

Finance at Rebel Girls

The Finance team is critical at Rebel Girls in providing strategic, analytical, and operational support to the Executive Team and the rest of the company. The team is responsible for managing and reporting on the company’s financial health, setting revenue and financial goals, evaluating strategic opportunities, managing inventory, supporting sales strategy and execution. The team also plays a prominent role in cross-functional collaborations and partnerships with Product, Sales, and Marketing.

 

About the Job

Rebel Girls is seeking a Director of Finance to build and lead the finance team. Reporting directly to the CEO (Jes Wolfe) in San Francisco, you will oversee accounting, FP&A, and sales operations for a mission-driven startup. You will take the lead role in goal-setting, performance tracking and reporting, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, investor relations, competitive analysis, inventory management (including costing), M&A activities, legal process, managing payroll, and other requests as needed. You will hire our first accounting employees, and build the function for Rebel Girls. In addition, you will be partnering heavily with sales leaders to deliver important insights, and help drive sales strategy and execution.

 

Ideal Candidate

Ideally, you must have 8-12 years of experience in financial and general business analysis in a hi-tech or consumer company, and have demonstrated experience in managing teams and collaborating across functions. You must be both a team player and an independent contributor. You should be extremely well-organized and able to facilitate cross-functional collaboration and understanding so that the resulting corporate finance and sales strategies are well-supported across the company; developing sustainable processes is at the core of this role. Given you’ll be a leader within a startup, we want someone who’s enthusiastic about working with colleagues at different levels all across the organization.

 

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To apply, please send your resume with a cover letter to careers@rebelgirls.com