Sense Photonics is seeking a Director of Finance in our RTP, NC facility to play a critical role in developing and implementing our financial and operational strategy and objectives for our Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, San Francisco, CA, and Edinburgh, Scotland facilities. Additionally, the Director of Finance will be responsible for staying abreast of all applicable local, state, and federal government reporting requirements. Culturally, we are seeking someone who is entrepreneurial, service-oriented, and team-centric.  We are looking for “A” players to round out our team.


  • Perform monthly financial statements in compliance with GAAP including, variance analyses for executive management, account reconciliations and consolidation of foreign entity books
  • Lead the annual audit process
  • Manage the preparation of annual tax returns with outside CPA firm
  • Prepare board materials related to finance
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans and company-wide systems flows
  • Develop financial and tax strategies
  • Develop performance measures and departmental monitoring systems that support the company's strategic direction (in coordination with CEO)
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
  • Manage any third parties, to which, accounting or finance functions have been outsourced, including CPA
  • Monitor all open legal issues involving the company
  • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
  • Report risk issues to the CEO
  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts including monthly report generation (P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow)
  • Maintain banking relationships
  • Maintain QuickBooks records

Basic Requirements:

  • 3+ years of using QuickBooks
  • Master's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience
  • 10+ years of experience for a major company or division of a large corporation
  • 10+ years of experience with: Cost Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Modeling, and Risk Management
  • Experience in partnering with an executive team
  • Financial experience in a manufacturing company
  • Experience with financial and manufacturing ERP design and implementation desirable
  • High level of written and oral communication skills

 Preferred Requirements:

  •  General knowledge of Finance and Operations in a technology start-up company
  • The ideal person would have an accounting background (preferably with manufacturing experience), be able to create financial models, worked with international subsidiaries for financial consolidation, led or heavily participated in a financial audit, has worked with a board (developing/preparing/presenting financial slides, etc).

We are passionate about building the next generation of LiDAR systems for autonomous vehicles, robotics, UAVs, industrial automation and many other applications. Our core technology – protected by over 200 patents – enables a simple, high-performance, solid state solution with no moving parts that can uniquely meet the rigorous performance, reliability and cost requirements of the automotive industry. Sense Photonics was founded in 2016 and is based in Research Triangle Park, NC with offices in Edinburgh, UK and in Silicon Valley. We are well financed, backed by several top tier venture capital firms and have already developed strong customer traction for our solution. We are building an innovative world-class company that designs and builds the world’s best 3D sensors. Sense Photonics is also an equal opportunity employer – all applicants will be given equal consideration.Top of Form

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