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CFO / Head of Finance - Startup Insurance Company

  • Location:

    Jersey City

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    US$180000 - US$220000 per annum + + bonus

  • Contact:

    Stephanie Hidalgo

  • Contact email:

    Stephanie.Hidalgo@oliverjames.com

  • Job ref:

    JOB-032024-242870_1715723378

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-06-13

CFO / Head of Finance - Startup Insurance Company


About the role:

This is a newly evolved position that will assume the Head of Finance role for a small insurance carrier writing approximately $50million in premium. This role supports the CEO and will eventually assume the role of CFO for the Business.

Compensation on offer ranges from $180-220k plus bonus. The role is open to remote candidates however weekly trips to Jersey City will be required.


Key responsibilities:

  • Lead financial close and preparation of financial statements for both US GAAP financial statements.
  • Serve as a financial advisor to the CEO and executive team for strategic planning and commercial decision making.
  • Lead and develop a small team of accounting professionals.
  • Develop financial control and processes to ensure company is compliant with SOC and SOX requirements.
  • Perform a variety of analysis to support a growing business including segment, industry, peer and ad hoc analysis
  • Create and continuously improve processes
  • Lead a growing team providing effective coaching and prioritization of deliverable

Required qualifications and credentials:

  • CPA, MBA or Bachelors Degree in Accounting.
  • Recent insurance industry experience is strongly desired.
  • Prior experience working in a Senior Finance or Accounting position with tangible experience in Accounting under US GAAP and US Statutory Accounting principles.
  • Strong leadership capabilities and willingness to be hands on driving execution and change where needed
  • Financial change and accounting system implementation experience
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

To be considered further, please apply using the prompts provided or send your information to stephanie.hidalgo@oliverjames.com



Candidates with working rights in the US can only be considered at this time. Sponsorship is not on offer for this position.

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