Career Opportunities at Earlybird Portfolio Companies

Are you seeking a new challenge at a growing startup where you can truly make a difference, take ownership, help build a function and change the world of tomorrow for the better? Below you'll find open jobs from the entire #EBVCGang. We are also hiring at Earlybird! If you want to work with us, please send us your application.

Senior Analyst, Strategic Finance



IT, Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2023
Come build The Disney of the 21st Century with us! 🚀
At Inkitt, we believe every author should have an equal opportunity to succeed. Our mission is to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Traditional publishing often leaves authors behind with human editors responsible for selecting books fit for publication. Inkitt is a pioneer at the forefront of data-driven publishing. By inventing an algorithm which analyzes users' reading behavior to identify hits, we have removed subjectivity from the traditional publishing equation. This gives Inkitt the unique ability to discover hidden talents that might otherwise have gone unnoticed 🔎
Are you a builder? We are looking for the change-makers of the world; the people who build the blueprint anytime they are unsatisfied with the status quo. Come build The Disney of the 21st Century with us by developing our books, audiobooks, creation of games, TV shows and movies!

What you'll do:

  • You are Inkitt's first Strategic Finance hire reporting to the VP of Finance!
  • You are responsible for supporting the company’s strategic decision-making through performing financial analyses, along with operational finance support
  • Operational finance support includes planning, budgeting and corporate development
  • Support mergers and acquisitions activities, due diligence, fundraising, investor relations, board meetings and communication
  • Partner with Product, Marketing, and Engineering teams to support decision-making, manage resource allocation, track performance and delivery, and highlight opportunities and risks
  • Develop, maintain, and refine detailed driver-based financial models for revenue, gross margin, operating expenses and capex by developing a deep understanding of the business and incorporating changes into the models in partnership with business partners
  • Own and manage the company's budgeting process, financial results, and forecasts - income statement, balance sheet, cash flow, plus provide current view on the business
  • Support company-wide strategic initiatives that will deliver the next phase of company growth and revenue acceleration

Who you are:

  • Startup hungry; you excel in a fast-paced, scrappy environment and you welcome new challenges
  • Committed to building an in-person work culture; you prefer a hybrid work model
  • An endlessly curious person who thrives on being in the middle of the action and is excited to be a part of a leading edge technology and product-innovation company!
  • A Finance professional with 5+ years of strategic or corporate finance experience in technology, preferably experienced with consumer goods or consumer technology (previous banking or consulting experience is a plus)
  • A creative problem-solver; able to identify obstacles and present viable solutions
  • An excellent financial modeler and deep analytical thinker; being able to craft a story from the data and take others on the journey
  • A great communicator with experience partnering across different functions and various levels in a company
  • A proficient SQL and Excel user who knows how to roll up their sleeves and can build detailed analyses and models from scratch
  • You enjoy experimenting and the trial and error that comes with a fast-moving environment

What we offer:

  • 🚀 Stock options for all full-time employees! We believe everyone deserves a piece of ownership for when we become the Disney of the 21st Century
  • 🚀 Newly launched 401k to help you save and invest in your future (US)
  • 🚀 Health benefits that align with your local market, offering a variety of different coverages for medical, dental and vision
  • 🚀 A hybrid model in San Francisco and Berlin offices where 3 days per week are dedicated to in-person collaboration in parallel with remote work
  • 🚀 Professional coaching for People Managers and employees who have been with Inkitt for 2+ years
  • 🚀 Dedicated budget for team-building events
  • 🚀 Employee Referral Bonus
  • 🚀 Free access to our Galatea App, get your read on
  • 🚀 Unlimited budget for self-development books, on us
  • 🚀 Donation to charity of your choice on your work anniversary
  • 🚀 Stocked micro-kitchens with snacks and drinks to keep you energized
  • 🚀 Class Pass health club for US Inkers to feel their best!
  • 🚀 Berlin'ers gym membership
  • 🚀 Berlin'ers virtual assistant
  • 🚀 Arguably the best perk? Getting to bring your fur-ever friend to our Berlin and San Francisco offices

How we've been doing:

  • We're a well-funded, mission-driven, series B company with top-tier investors like NEA, HV Capital, and Kleiner Perkins. Recently, Inkitt has raised $59 million, which is one of the largest Series B funding rounds on record for a Berlin-based business. We believe we provide authors with a platform that fosters their passion for writing and gives them the chance to be discovered 🪴
  • We're the 8th fastest-growing company in Europe, and 1st in Germany!
At Inkitt, we strive to build a company culture and provide employment opportunities based on diversity and inclusion. We believe every author should have an equal opportunity to succeed, as should our team members. As a growing team from 20+ countries, we welcome everyone to apply.
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