Head of Strategic Finance


Operations & Finance


  • New York, NY

At Runway, we believe everyone has a story to tell. Our mission is to make professional video and content creation accessible to all. We are taking recent advancements in computer graphics, the web, and machine learning to push the boundaries of creativity and in turn, lower the barriers of content creation; unfastening a new wave of storytelling 🚀

Over the last three years, we’ve raised funding from top-tier investors including Felicis, Coatue, Lux, and Amplify, all with a team small enough to fit at one (growing) table. Our team consists of creative, open minded, caring and entrepreneurial individuals from all walks of life. We aspire to build incredible things which starts with building an incredible team, so we’d love to hear from you! 😄

About the role 🎉

This is an opportunity to be an integral part of an innovative, fast-growing company. As the first dedicated Finance person, you will be working closely with the CEO and the executive team to set the direction for the company’s finance org and long term growth. This is both a strategic and tactical role.

What you’ll do 🎨

  • Manage and refine the company’s master operating plan;
  • Drive the annual and quarterly planning processes to support major business decisions and overall financial health of the company accounting for growth projections, variances, and function-specific budgets;
  • Build and present monthly reporting packages for the CEO and Executive Leadership team;
  • Track KPIs that drive business growth and opportunity areas;
  • Collaborate with functions such as People, Marketing, and Sales to help set priorities and strategic planning;
  • Oversee and sign off on monthly bookkeeping and reconciliation;
  • Prepare and present financial reports to investors and the Board of Directors;
  • Lead tax and compliance efforts alongside third-party vendors and partners;
  • Support the CEO in fundraising and runway planning.

You will be working in a highly dynamic environment, thus your position will include a broad range of responsibilities.

What you’ll need 💻

  • Mastery of GAAP financials and SaaS revenue recognition
  • Strong strategic analysis experience
  • Strong familiarity with SaaS and/or subscription business models
  • Experience working in a small and agile environment

Runway strives to recruit and retain exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds while ensuring pay equity for our team. Our salary ranges are based on competitive market rates for our size, stage and industry, and salary is just one part of the overall compensation package we provide.

There are many factors that go into salary determinations, including relevant experience, skill level and qualifications assessed during the interview process, and maintaining internal equity with peers on the team. The range shared below is a general expectation for the function as posted, but we are also open to considering candidates who may be more or less experienced than outlined in the job description. In this case, we will communicate any updates in the expected salary range.

Lastly, the provided range is the expected salary for candidates in the U.S. Outside of those regions, there may be a change in the range, which again, will be communicated to candidates.

$180K-$240K base + Equity 

Working at Runway 🥳

We are a small and growing team of artists, engineers, researchers, and dreamers working together to reimagine creativity. And we’re building a unique team of talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. We believe that this will allow us to continue to up-level each other, our company, and our product. We’re looking for people that will add to our culture, not just fit in.

We’re committed to creating a space where our employees can bring their full selves to work and have equal opportunity to succeed. So regardless of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, origin, ability, age, veteran status, if joining this mission speaks to you, we encourage you to apply!

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