/ Head of Finance

About the company:

goTenna is a Brooklyn-based startup, building products that enable completely decentralized communication. We’re starting with an eponymous device that, paired with your smartphone, lets you communicate with friends even when you have no cell or data service. The first-and-only of its kind, this product successfully started shipping in October 2015 and moved into nationwide retail in 2016. We have various new products for both consumers and professional markets which we'll be releasing in 2017.

goTenna aims to become part of everyone's technology essentials, reducing our reliance on cell towers and wifi routers; and providing users the ability to create a network on their terms, anywhere in the world, free of charges or fees. It starts being useful when you're off-grid, but our technology can be part of the everyday communication stack. Our vision is to build bottom-up communication technology because we believe that in the near future instead of depending on hard-to-scale, geographically-constrained, expensive top-down infrastructure (i.e. tubes, wires, towers), connectivity will be created by people and the things around them in a distributed, modular, scalable way. Beyond B2C and B2B, we have designs on IoT and emerging markets.

We care a ton about what we’re building — from both philosophical and technological perspectives — and our team is a scrappy group, armed with a few rounds of venture capital from some really nice folks (incl. Collaborative Fund, Bloomberg Beta, A16Z, Brooklyn Bridge, MentorTech, BBG, Walden). 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.

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

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