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VP Finance

Simon Bennett
Principal Consultant

​​​​​​Role Description – VP of Finance
At Hotjar, we’re building Behaviour Analytics software for businesses selling online. We make it easy for them to go beyond traditional web analytics and understand what users are really doing on their site.
As a geographically distributed company with customers in more than 180 countries, a team of over 300 people, and significant top-line revenue growth, our finances continue to grow in complexity. We're looking for an experienced Vice President of Finance to ensure our finance division continues to deliver support to the executive team and scales in a manner that is aligned with our vision, our needs, and our Core Values.
As a member of Hotjar’s Senior Executive Leadership Team, you'll have the responsibility for all finance-based strategic and operational activities within Hotjar.
You will lead our existing finance division and continue to optimize its structure and build it out to meet the future needs of the Hotjar business and the requirements of our parent company, Contentsquare.

Financial Strategy and Leadership

Develop and maintain key financial models that drive the financial planning and strategic investments within the company
by analyzing financial performance and risks
Proactively and collaboratively works with our CEO and members of our Senior Executive Team on material topics
Lead and set targets for all internal and external accounting and finance team members
Provide recurring leadership to influence the direction and prioritization of Hotjar’s Engineering Billing team
Manage the relationships with key outside stakeholders (auditors, advisors, banks, payroll providers, etc.)
​​​​​Financial Operations, Controls, and Reporting
Ensure that the financial operations of the company (payroll, banking, purchase ledger, expenses) run smoothly and scale to the future needs of the business
Lead all financial controls and reporting across the company (cashflow management, FX management, financial forecasting, ROI on large expenditures, tax planning and management, balance sheet, SOX, etc.) and actively work to mature them on an ongoing basis
Oversee the implementation, documentation, and maintenance of all financial policies, processes, and controls within the company
Ensure all audits are completed promptly and without material error;
​​​​​​​Financial Operations, Controls, and Reporting
Ensure all of our financial practices follow statutory regulations and applicable laws
Manage all tax filing commitments, transfer pricing, and associated requirements
Relationship with Hotjar’s parent company group
Build and manage the relationship with the finance team of Hotjar’s parent company group
(this role will have a dotted line reporting relationship with the Group CFO)
Ensure that, where required, Hotjar’s processes and reporting align with Contentsquare’s requirements
Preparation for IPO and public company regulatory and reporting requirements
Role Notes:
We are looking for someone to help Hotjar proceed on their journey from 55Million ARR – 100+ Million ARR, strategically taking full ownership and
helping them build out their commercial functions.
The company needs to be prepared for an inevitable IPO.
Current team are strong, but need continued development.
Current function is strong but needs scaling.
​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Candidate Profile – Vp of Finance
You are required to be both strategic in your work and a hands-on working leader
Advanced degree and certification in accounting or finance
Experience as a finance leader within a publicly traded company
A track record as an Executive Finance Leader with financial management experience in a high-growth company
Experience directing the financial operations for multiple registered corporate entities across different countries
Equally collaborative business partner both within Hotjar and our parent company
Desire to work in a respectful, diverse, transparent, and collaborative work environment, following Hotjar’s company values, culture, and ways of working
Must submit to a background check confidentially processed by a third party
Desire to work in a respectful, transparent, and collaborative work environment, following Hotjar's company values, culture, and ways of working.
Hotjar is a globally distributed team, we have no ‘head office’ and everyone works from wherever they want to.  We are a super collaborative
​​​​​​​company and we have great success in working flexibly and remotely and want to find a Vp of Finance who will embrace this way of working!
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