International Finance Director

Appfire is an enterprise collaboration software company that enables teams to plan and deliver their best work. Since launching in 2005 as one of the original Atlassian ecosystem partners, Appfire has built a portfolio of top-selling apps for more than 30,000 customers — including 55% of Fortune 500 companies. As a product-led company, Appfire identifies gaps in industries serving developers and client support teams and then builds solutions that drive productivity and efficiency. 

Appfire continues to grow exponentially, with teams spanning 20+ countries. We are financially strong, continuously meeting or exceeding revenue targets, and we invest heavily in strengthening the foundation of our organization. Being philanthropic is integral to operating our business, so we donate 1% of employee time, product, profit, and equity as part of our Pledge 1% commitment.

Come join our team!

We are looking for an International Finance Director to report to the VP Finance/Global Controller, both working in partnership with the Chief Financial Officer to build and execute Appfire’s world class financial reporting process, streamline Appfire’s financial systems, prepare Appfire to be public ready, and support Appfire’s explosive growth strategy. 

What You Will Do

Strategic/Growth Initiatives:

  • Manage, develop and hire the finance and accounting foundation internationally, while consolidating the existing international entities (primarily in Europe) into NetSuite
  • Strengthen the accounting and financial reporting capabilities to support rapid growth and a potential IPO in next one to two years 
  • Help prepare the company for public company accounting and reporting standards (PCAOB audits, SEC reporting and SOX compliance) including any relevant adoption of company-wide accounting policies and controls  
  • Involvement with implementation of new ERP/Accounting System (likely NetSuite) 
  • Drive internal process improvements, including internal controls and key performance indicators; help to measure and assess performance of the global accounting and finance organization and work to identify and implement opportunities, standardize, simplify and automate accounting related tasks.  
  • Work cross functionally with the procurement,  FP&A and operations at Corporate (United States) to improve accounting processes and reporting to ensure efficient and accurate flow of information between teams.  
  • Assist in any hiring of additional staff accountants internationally.

Accounting:

  • Oversee all statutory audits including management of external account firms for our international entities
  • Oversee the statutory filings, tax and VAT returns, and payroll and social security accounting
  • Assist in executing the consolidated month-end/quarter-end/year-end close
  • Oversee on all aspects of international entity accounting including, AR/AP, payroll, fixed asset reporting and control, internal and external financial reporting, financial controls, tax and cash management (working with the global team on any tax or cash management related projects) 
  • Develop and maintain a well-documented system of accounting policies and procedures  
  • Provide subject matter expertise on the implementation of accounting policies and the accounting for complex transactions.

M&A:

  • Assist with post-acquisition integration processes, particularly onboarding new international acquisitions into the consolidated MI.

What We Would Like To See

  • 8+ years of responsibility and execution within a global finance or accounting function, ideally (but not required) with related SaaS/Software/Tech experience, including demonstrated success as an accountant, financial professional, auditor or assistant controller in a global organization. 
  • Experience consolidating or auditing a business with organic and inorganic growth  
  • Experience (both technical and operational) with a recurring revenue business model 
  • Fluent in English and Polish, every other language is a plus
  • Ideally, but not required, a CPA license or regional equivalent 
  • Ideally, but not required, public accounting experience, preferably with a Big 4 or large National Firm, as well as industry experience 
  • Detail-oriented, analytical and metrics-driven leveraging data to support business decisions  
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills 
  • Hands-on, roll-up your sleeves 
  • Impeccable integrity and empathy; words and actions must continually reinforce this characteristic. 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and changing environment  
  • Ability to persevere and demonstrate resilience to obstacles and persist tirelessly towards set goals.

What We Offer

  • Every Appfire employee is eligible for company equity
  • 26 paid days off, regardless of years of experience
  • Wellness Days – additional time-off each month to recharge and take care of yourself
  • Private healthcare
  • Multisport card
  • Appfire University
  • Training budget
  • Plenty of team-building events

 

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