Chief Financial Officer

  • Location: Chicago
  • Department: Executive
  • Work Status: Full-time

Overview

We are Relativity. A market-leading, global tech company that equips legal professionals with a powerful platform to organize data, discover the truth, and act on it.  The US Department of Justice, 198 of top 200 US law firms, and more than 70 Fortune 100 companies are among the customers who trust Relativity during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. 
 
Our SaaS product, RelativityOne, has become the fastest-growing product in the company's history and we have consistently been named a great workplace. As we grow, we continue to seek individuals that will bring their whole, authentic self to our team. 
 
Join us in the transformation of the legal industry and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the practice of law and beyond. Wherever you’re from, however you identify, and whatever experience you have, you can belong at Relativity.  

As a member of the executive team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will manage all aspects of the strategic financial planning, global accounting and financial compliance functions for Relativity.
 
The CFO will lead Relativity’s financial management, capital funding and contribute to the development of the company’s strategic goals. As an integral member of our executive team, s/he will strengthen the processes and infrastructure needed for the substantial growth and evolution of our business over the next five to 10 years.
 
The ideal CFO candidate will add judgment and insight to our operational metrics, prioritize financial decisions for impact, lead relationships with current and prospective investors and continue to develop members of our finance and legal teams. This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance executive with operational experience and a proven track record of creative problem-solving to join a high-growth, global, mission-driven organization.

Description

  • Play a strategic role in ensuring Relativity’s long-term success
  • Enhance financial reporting capabilities, including forecasting, to ensure the business can operate effectively on a global scale
  • Lead Relativity’s financing efforts and relationships with investment partners, including owning key metrics and reporting to the Board of Directors
  • Represent the organization externally, as necessary, particularly with investors, analysts, and other financial relationships
  • Responsible for working across the business with Executive peers to achieve Relativity’s financial objectives
  • Lead Relativity’s planning, budgeting, forecasting, cash flow and other strategic financial matters; advise Executive peers on these processes
  • Serve as the leadership liaison to the Board of Directors and audit committee; effectively communicate and present critical financial matters at board of directors and committee meetings
  • Contribute to the development of Relativity’s short- and long-term strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual and long-term budget processes, monthly forecasting process, and monthly and quarterly close process; delivering status reports to the Board of Directors
  • Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Provide analytical support to Relativity’s management team including development of internal management reporting capabilities
  • Serve as an advisor to Relativity’s Total Rewards team on the equity benefit program
  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of finance, accounting, purchasing and facilities functions
  • Ensure we have the right team in place that can operate a complex, fast-moving, always-changing company while complying with strong forecasting and accounting standards
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement and learning that values a commitment to delivering high quality product to our customers
  • Ensure team members receive timely and appropriate training and development
  • Mentor and develop team members using a supportive and collaborative approach: clarify responsibilities; set clear goals; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results
  • Evaluate and enhance current system of financial policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in a fast-growing software technology company
  • 10-15 years of experience in Finance and/or Accounting, including a minimum of 7-10 years in an executive management role
  • Three or more years managing and developing high performing teams
  • Dedication to maintaining strict confidentiality with respect to highly sensitive information

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA, MBA
  • Clear track record of leadership and results in the technology industry
  • Clear track record of leading financing efforts and involvement in investor and analyst relations
  • Experience managing a rapid growth company in a high-potential market
  • Experience dealing with high levels of complexity in a fast-moving, global culture is a strong plus
  • Experience managing the trade-off between growth and profitability
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, ambition, and outstanding organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Strong verbal and negotiation skills a strong plus

About Relativity

At Relativity, we live our core values and we thrive on solving complex problems. We’re dedicated to continually improving our product and providing relentless customer service, and we’re always looking for people to join us on the journey.     Relativity is a team of smart, passionate people always looking to grow, contribute, and make our product and customer service the best it can be. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds with different skills and life experiences—and we love and celebrate those differences. We believe that employees are happiest when they’re empowered to be their full, authentic selves, regardless how you identify.    So, please come as you are. We can’t wait to meet you.    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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