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Head of Finance



Accounting & Finance
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023

NIRA is looking to bring on board a Director of Finance to help us take the business to the next level, while maintaining tight control and discipline around our finances. The successful candidate will be considered a senior-level hire and will work closely with the founders in all aspects of financial control and strategy. If you're looking for a dynamic and challenging role on the cutting edge of the financial services industry, and a chance to grow with the firm, then this could be the seat for you.

*Must be CA qualified with a startup background and hold NBFC exposure.

Budget: 30-40LPA + ESOPS

Experience 10-15 years

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with founders to make financial plans (forecasting) and strategy
  • Financial performance evaluation /variance analysis, KPIs for the business
  • Loan book management
  • Cash flow & working capital management
  • Preparation of key financial metrics for investors and management
  • Ensuring timely reconciliations and invoice collections with our debt funding partners
  • Responsible for company accounts and financial reporting as per regulatory requirements
  • Fundraising strategy/ Capital structure optimisation (debt, venture debt, equity)
  • Develop accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Drive key finance initiatives to improve performance and facilitate business growth
  • Actively identify opportunities to improve cost structure & unit costs Coordinate with auditors / diligence teams to successfully close audits Vendor management (we use multiple 3rd party services so need to manage these expenses)
  • Oversee a small team of finance professionals.

Desired Skills, Qualifications and Attributes:

  • CA qualified with 10-15yrs experience
  • Experience in a fast growing startup is preferred*
  • Demonstrated experience in financial leadership role for at least 4 years
  • Financial / cashflow modeling
  • Strong ability to collaborate, problem solve, and work with multiple teams.
  • Sharp commercial sense
  • Detail oriented / meticulous
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly data driven and analytical approach in problem solving
  • Drive for excellence across all aspects of work
  • Proficient use of tools such as Excel and Tally
  • Willingness to work at a high level of intensity; we’re a fast growing business, you need to be able to keep up!

Nice to Have:

  • Strong network with bankers
  • Network within RBI
  • Understanding of regulations for lending businesses.