Director of Finance (US)

Finance · Chicago, Illinois
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

ThinkMarkets is seeking an experienced Director of Finance of the Americas to join our growing company. Reporting to the CEO, you will be an integral part of the Executive Team that controls all financial functions of the business units while continuously seeking to improve profitability. A key component of the role will be presenting the financial matrix of the US business to stakeholders. You will lead a team of financial managers and work closely with the senior management on financial operations for the US broker dealer and all SEC/FINRA regulatory requirements. 




  • Manage financial controls and processes including revenue recognition, invoicing, accounts receivables, accounts payable, general ledger, income taxes and compensation  
  • Review and ensure appropriate internal controls procedures and that all SEC/FINRA rules related to the operations of the US equities business are adhered to
  • Consolidate budgets, forecasts, and assess the company’s financial performance and communicate potential risks / operational goals
  • Prepare detailed management accounts, metrics packs and drive overall financial goals
  • Prepare and present financial information for the Board of Directors
  • Manage relationships with banking, financial institutions, vendors, etc.
  • Manage licensing and regulatory filings
  • Document the due diligence processes, tracking, and reporting on existing investments
  • Prepare for Audit Reviews with outside auditing staff
  • Understand the trade finance business and regulatory landscape




  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Actuarial or related fields with an advanced degree (Master’s / MBA)
  • 10+ years’ experience in Finance and Accounting, 7+ years’ experience in senior financial management with a successful track record in FinTech and/or brokerage environment
  • CPA required
  • Hold a Series 27 license (can consider Series 28, with the ability to get a Series 27)
  • Experience with annual audits of Broker Dealers
  • Experience with brokerage Net Capital requirements
  • Experience filing FOCUS Reports
  • A strong knowledge of US Equities markets and the entire life cycle of the trading ecosystem 
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities to manage teams and communicate with the Board of Directors
  • Experienced in securing funding sources and structuring trade finance products based on market needs
  • Exposure to established or newly set up fintech / trading platforms
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, capable of prioritizing, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines


Software and Accounting System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Excel, skills required (VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, Pivot tables, complex formulas, macros)
  • Sun Accounting Systems
  • Concur


Knowledge of systems preferred, but not required:

  • SAP
  • Salesforce
  • SQL

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  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor