Director of Finance

Remote Role, but Dallas is preferred as a home base to meet with CFO periodically.

About Vinli

Vinli’s team is transforming the mobility industry via our next generation data intelligence platforms. Our passion is building products and services that unlock the true value of connected cars by showing drivers, passengers and organizations the potential hidden within their vehicles' data. We were founded in 2014 and are backed by some of the biggest names in transportation (Cox Auto, Samsung, Continental) venture capital (First Round Capital, Westly Group) and energy (E.ON). We are partnered with some of the largest players in the mobility industry – including ALD Automotive. Remote work has been a successful part of our cultural DNA since long before 2020. Future members of our team should be intellectually curious, self-starters whose work history demonstrates the courage to create and the maturity required to bring products to market.

About The Role

Vinli is looking for exceptional talent to add to an already amazing team. Because Vinli is a startup, you will be exposed to a variety of different financial disciplines in this role to support Vinli’s CFO. Initially, you will be spread across these numerous functions - including accounting, but as the Company continues to grow, the focus of your role will narrow.

In this role, you’ll be working directly with Vinli’s CFO to primarily manage the controller function in Vinli’s finance department, but you will also be trained to manage Board reporting and FP&A duties. As the department expands with the Company’s growth, the Director of Finance will have the opportunity to manage other professionals; but, in the meantime, you will work closely with other members of Vinli’s Growth Team to accelerate their efforts. Initially, this position will work with an external accounting firm to manage Vinli’s monthly closing processes. However, it is expected that the Director of Finance will help transition this functionality in-house within a reasonable time frame.

There will be many opportunities to forge your own path and demonstrate individual excellence in this role - all while pulling together with a team who is ready to support you and eager for your help. And finally, we have a lot of fun. Join us in creating the future of mobility!


  • Management of the monthly financial closing process.
  • Ensuring that Vinli’s financial statements and accounting practices adhere to GAAP standards and are Audit-ready.
  • Vendor management and timely payment of accounts payable.
  • Working with the CFO on updating monthly financial projections and financial reporting to Vinli’s Board members and investors.
  • Management of Vinli’s international subsidiary payroll, expenses, and accounting with Vinli’s international accounting firm on a monthly basis.
  • Yearly tax and audit compliance.
  • Organization and management of files related to accounting and finance.
  • Low-level investor financial reporting - supplying quarterly information to investors that require reporting using their own templates.
  • Monthly integration of historical financials with projections and working with CFO to build reporting slides.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience as an in-house or outsourced controller and experience in FP&A.
  • Experience in supporting Board reporting + Audit and tax reporting.
  • Direct experience in the SaaS industry.
  • High proficiency with online accounting software like Quickbooks as well as with Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA or graduate degree in finance or accounting.
  • International experience.
  • Experience in a company of <100 FTEs
  • Automotive industry experience.

About Our Ideal Candidate

  • You thrive in environments that require collaborative problem solving.
  • You prefer to spend your time working on ways for the Finance department to accelerate growth instead of functioning purely as a gatekeeper.
  • You feel pride & responsibility seeing the fruits of the plans you’ve worked on.
  • You are capable of independently prioritizing your duties and still work well with a team.
  • You can both accept and provide thoughtful, respectful constructive criticism.


Vinli offers competitive benefits such as health care* (including medical, dental, and vision) and a highly flexible PTO policy. In addition, we will work with you to support individual career development opportunities such as conferences, advanced training, and certifications. Vinli transitioned to fully remote operations in March 2020, but we have a longstanding history of operating & supporting successful remote teams to drive a productive, professional, and enjoyable remote work culture.

EEO Policy Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer. We strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination or harassment of any kind, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, veteran status, age, pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, or any other characteristics protected by law. We also make all reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under laws protecting the rights of the disabled.

Vinli Core Values

  • Integrity – Doing what you say you will do at Vinli is our way of building trust among our team members, partners, investors and vendors. We believe that maintaining integrity requires an openness and empathy in sharing goals and challenges with others.
  • Drive to Innovate – People at Vinli don’t just love to learn, they feel compelled to use their knowledge to make our Company and the world a better place. We believe in learning from our mistakes and always challenging ourselves to innovate - from the biggest product decisions to the smallest processes.
  • Joyful Work Environment – Loving where you work isn’t about ping pong tables and free snacks. It’s the feeling that you wouldn’t want to be on a project with any other team. It’s the feeling that you can get creative energy just by showing up to work. It’s the feeling that your entire team respects your life away from the job and understands how work impacts it. At Vinli, we believe in building camaraderie and joy in our environment by supporting and encouraging each other every day.