Head of Strategic Finance- MENA

 Published 21 days ago
    
 Saudi Arabia
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AlGooru is hunting for the next generation of Finance talents!

We’re looking for a Head of Strategic Finance- MENA

🪄 A bit about us

AlGooru is a Saudi-based edtech startup that uses AI to connect students with on-demand private tutors over 20+ subjects.

🎯 Main responsibilities

  1. Providing strategic financial leadership to the company
  2. Ensuring that the organization has the financial resources and capabilities needed to achieve its goals and succeed in its market

👣 A day in your life

Financial Strategy & Planning:

  • Develop & maintain dynamic business plans & financial models for the company, including expansion plans, new business lines & new revenue stream implementation.
  • Drive long-term financial planning & conduct in-depth financial analysis to support decision-making and drive business performance.

Fundraising & Investor Relations:

  • Lead the fundraising & due diligence process and identify opportunities for capital raising.
  • Developing and executing fundraising strategies, preparing investor presentations, and negotiating with potential investors.
  • Conduct financial due diligence for potential investments, acquisitions, and partnerships.

Cashflow & Capital Management:

  • Evaluate & manage the company's capital structure, ensuring an optimal mix of debt and equity.
  • Optimize cash flow management, manage burn rates, and identify cost-saving opportunities & best cost structure.  

Business Performance & Analysis:

  • Monitor key financial performance indicators, identify trends, and provide proactive recommendations to optimize financial performance.
  • Provide financial analysis, insights, and recommendations to support strategic decision-making and drive operational efficiencies.

Requirements

🏆 Experience needed

  • 4 to 6 years of experience in strategic or corporate finance role with a VC & fundraising background.
  • CFA or MBA in Finance/Investment is a major plus. VC or Investment Banking background is preferred.
  • Prior experience with due diligence, startup valuations & advanced financial modeling is a must
  • Regional or GCC experience is preferred, with a solid understanding of regional financial regulations and market dynamics.
  • Proficiency in paralegal matters that relate to startups
  • Proven abilities to be a strategic thinker (short and long-term)
  • Excellent knowledge in data analysis & Excel/G-Sheets and forecasting models (You and Sheets are in a happily-ever-after relationship)
  • Satisfying comprehension about the world of startups and VCs (investments, SAFEs, term sheets clauses, etc.)
  • Having read Venture Deals and alike books is a nice-to-have
  • 3+ years of experience in managing a team is a nice-to-have

⌛ Our application process

  • Screening & Intro Call (5-10 mins)
  • Chemistry meeting (15-30 minutes)
  • Technical interview (30-60 minutes)
  • Technical assessment
  • Advisor Interview (30-60 minutes)
  • Vision-fit interview (30-60 minutes)
  • Offer extended to successful applicants

Benefits

🎁 Role benefits

  • Work from anywhere
  • Unlimited paid sick days
  • No clocking in/out
  • ESOP shares
  • Laptop fund
  • Fast promotions (like really fast)
  • Enjoy monthly Pizza Fridays
  • Learn anything online and expense it on us
  • Travel for company events and get reimbursed

🎲 How to gain extra Gooru points

  • Demonstrate your entrepreneurial, hustling, and energetic spirit
  • Prove your ability to take full ownership of your role without the need to be micromanaged
  • Conduct proper research about AlGooru prior to your interviews with us, we love people who already know about us.
  • Be extra organized… like extra…

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