Want to work on something that matters? Ladder is life insurance built to be instant, simple, and smart. Life insurance is a fundamentally good product for families and communities. Unfortunately, the traditional life insurance process is unnecessarily burdensome, involving in-person meetings with agents, physical paperwork, and 6-8 weeks of waiting. This outdated process has resulted in a $16 trillion coverage gap in the United States.

We are a growing team of innovators going after this huge market by putting the user at the center of product design. We are creating a company built on technology, design, and data, so users can get the coverage they want and need.

What You'll Do

  • Own our internal controls and monthly close process, including the preparation of timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and all supporting documentation
  • Oversee, with our accounting manager, all accounting functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, chart of accounts, reporting, and period-end closes
  • Create meaningful performance management reports that are both efficient and that can scale with Ladder’s growth
  • Help create an office environment conducive to creativity and growth
  • Create and maintain an industry-changing system to track user-level finances from customer acquisition dollars spent through their user profitability once they have a policy/ies
  • Lead and manage audit preparation and compliance processes
  • Report to VP, Business Operations

Who You Are

  • An experienced innovator. You've managed a finance and/or accounting department, ideally, in a fast-growth technology startup. You understand what best practices look like, and enjoy balancing them against the needs of a fast-paced start-up
  • Action-oriented. You get things done and are not afraid of the fast pace and rapid change at a start-up. You’re proactive, and equally adept at getting things done autonomously AND as a member of a team in an entrepreneurial environment
  • A financial thought leader and teacher. You are passionate for equipping people with financial knowledge to make smart business decisions
  • A master of collaboration. You are comfortable working with many cross-functional stakeholders, including engineering, product, marketing, business development, and people operations
  • An optimist, committed to continuous learning, iteration, and user-centered everything
  • A great communicator who listens well, asks questions, and has a sense of humor

What You've Done

  • 8-10+ years of relevant finance experience in finance, accounting, and controllership with strong GAAP knowledge, preferably with insurance, financial services or technology companies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting. CPA preferred
  • Experience both executing and leading the finance function at a fast-growing start-up
  • Exceptional analytical skills and experience working in a metrics-driven organization
  • Excellent communications skills, with experience managing external partner relationships
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills, ability to abstract and synthesize data & industry information
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel. SQL experience is a plus. Familiar with Keynote, Bill.com, Expensify, Intacct, Floqast a plus


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