/ Head of Finance

About the company:

goTenna creates distributed communication networks that increase scale, resiliency, and access. Communications is the keystone of all fundamental facilities and systems, but today’s infrastructure must evolve in order to meet 21st century needs. At goTenna, we are working on advancing universal access to connectivity by decentralizing it.

goTenna builds next-generation wireless architectures to power bottom-up communications networks that get stronger as they grow. We focus on low-power, low-cost, modular mobile ad-hoc networking protocols and devices that are easy-to-use and developer-friendly. Our parallel networks are designed to both enable completely off-grid communication and augment traditional systems by extending the practical edge of connectivity.

We care a ton about what we’re building — from both social and technological perspectives — and our team is a scrappy group, armed with a few rounds of venture capital from some really nice folks (incl. Union Square Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Bloomberg Beta, A16Z, Brooklyn Bridge, MentorTech, BBG Ventures, Walden VC). Our downtown Brooklyn loft is stocked with snacks, a nap room named after Freud, and friendly, smart people who like teaching and learning from each other.

About the role:

With a vast and growing customer list — ranging from nationwide retailers to government agencies — goTenna is looking for a finance lead to help us level up the operational side of the business as we continue to innovate from our market-leading position.

As our first finance or accounting hire, you'll begin by systematizing and executing all aspects of our general accounting functions — financial statements, payables, receivables, tax filings, and more — including interacting with customers and vendors, and managing bookkeepers and tax professionals.

On top of that foundation, you'll work closely with the CEO and the rest of the executive team to develop processes for financial planning, budgeting, and reporting that support our future growth. We are a hardware company that is kicking off its SaaS offerings, so you should have a deep understanding of both inventory-based and software-based businesses, and how to make them work in practice.

This role is for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit and inventory-based business experience. Ideally you additionally have an understanding of SaaS and the complexity of a business with opportunities across consumer, public, and enterprise markets, and you’re looking to accelerate your career by making a major impact on a rapidly growing business.

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This is a full­-time position based in Brooklyn, reporting to the CEO. Compensation package includes: annual salary, equity, benefits (100% of premiums covered for employees; 50% for dependents), a $1,500 technology stipend, a month of holidays and PTO each year, and other good stuff (e.g. FSA, commuter tax benefits).

To apply, please write to ​​ and title your email “Head of Finance.” We are hiring immediately.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

This position is based out of our Brooklyn, New York office.

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