VP, Strategic Finance and Investor Relations at Dave | Powderkeg

Location: United States

Team: Finance

Dave is a banking app on a mission to build products that level the financial playing field. To date, we've helped more than 11 million customers bank, budget, avoid overdraft fees, find work, and build credit—and we're just getting started. We believe in a world where everyone has access to financial opportunity and the ability to reach their personal financial goals. With a growing suite of tools and services, we provide a superior banking experience for anyone living paycheck to paycheck.

As a virtual-first company, there is no preference on where we get our work done. You are able to live anywhere in the United States, with the exception of Hawaii.

The VP, Strategic Finance and Investor relations will serve as trusted advisor and key business partner to functional leaders across the organization - managing financial analysis to drive decision-making and prioritization across a diverse range of business initiatives and problem spaces.

You'll also partner with CEO and CFO to develop company's IR strategy to build investor confidence in our vision and strategy for creating shareholder value, working closely with executive leadership team and board members.

What you'll do:

  • Own short-term and long-term forecasting process, while developing appropriate financial targets by collaborating at all levels of the organization, including business leaders and executive leadership team
  • Implement effective financial forecasting and management systems to ensure continuous improvement in our reporting, forecasting and resource allocation
  • Play a key role in corporate strategy initiatives, evaluating opportunities and risks of prospective organic and inorganic investment alternatives
  • Build and manage a growing team of strategic finance professionals who serve as business partners to functional leaders across the business
  • Prioritize hiring, developing, and mentoring the team to ensure we have the roles and skill sets that we need to deliver on company goals
  • Establish external reporting framework to educate investors and research analysts about key business trends and progress against strategic objectives
  • Lead the quarterly earnings process, creating communication materials, drafting earnings releases, call scripts, accompanying presentations, as well as preparing talking points and relevant Q&A for CFO and CEO
  • Provide strategic counsel and positioning advice to CFO/CEO on key investor messaging; collaborate with CFO, CEO, and senior executives to devise external communication strategy relating to material corporate actions (earnings, guidance, strategic transactions, etc.)
  • Act as a key contact for existing and prospective investors, research analysts and strengthen these relationships through ongoing dialogue and education.
  • Lead the collection, analysis and presentation of market and shareholder activity and trends to executive leaders and Board of Directors
  • Drive ongoing assessment of company’s capital structure and capital markets opportunities to optimize the company’s cost of capital
  • Assess capital needs and manage execution of capital raising initiatives (equity and debt offerings, lending facilities, etc)
  • Assess financing alternatives for our credit businesses to ensure access to capital and evaluate trade-offs between various funding models (warehouse lines, SPVs, securitizations, etc.)

What you'll need:

  • 12+ years of experience in senior finance leadership roles partnering with officers and executives focusing on corporate finance matters;
  • 7+ years in public company finance and IR related roles
  • 7+ years experience in people management and professional development, demonstrated ability to build, manage, develop and motivate a team
  • Consumer technology and/or fintech business model experience a plus Expert-level analytical and financial modeling skills
  • Extensive knowledge of public market investing ecosystem (institutional buy-side, hedge funds, sell-side equity research, bankers, rating agencies, etc)
  • Experience leading execution of corporate transactions, including equity and debt capital raises, M&A, etc.

Benefits & Perks

• Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans

• Insurance premiums 100% covered for you and 80% for your dependents

• Company provided Basic Life and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability plans

• Generous paid parental and caregiver leave

• Voluntary Life Insurance

• 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions

• Unlimited PTO and generous company holidays

• Company laptop and home office stipend

• Personal financial advisor

Dave Inc is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    VP, Strategic Finance and Investor Relations
  • Company
  • Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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