Crimson Hexagon

SVP, Chief Financial Officer

2 weeks ago(1/4/2018 11:55 AM)


Crimson Hexagon is the global leader in consumer insights from social media data. Powered by patented technology and an in-house data library of more than 1 trillion posts, Crimson Hexagon’s platform helps hundreds of brands and agencies answer critical business questions through the insights derived from social data. Clients include leading global organizations such as General Mills, Starbucks, Paramount Pictures, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Adidas and Twitter, and leading agencies such as TBWA, VML, BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy, Edelman and Digitas. We’re a high growth software company headquartered in Boston with offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and London.

The CFO will be responsible for the overall direction and administration of Crimson Hexagon’s corporate treasury, controllership, tax, internal audit, information technology and regulatory functions. He/she will be a strategic advisor and business partner to the CEO and senior management on financial and business issues.

The CFO will be expected to work closely with the CEO and senior management on a variety of strategic business and financial issues. These include ongoing communications and reporting, capital investment analysis, business unit profitability, merger, acquisition and other partnership initiatives, approving contracts with both vendors and customers and any necessary refinancing or capital markets activities.

The ideal candidate will be both an outstanding finance professional and forward thinking business person. This individual will be expected to lead the development of strategic plans and make meaningful contributions outside of his/her immediate area of expertise. The executive will have a strategic orientation who can act as an advisor and thought partner. Crimson Hexagon is a global business and consequently ideal candidates will have international experience and an appreciation for the nuances of working across multiple geographies. Knowledge of how business is conducted on a global scale and the ability to provide financial support and expertise to business units operating in multiple geographies is preferred.

*This role is based in Boston office only*


  • Plan and program the corporation’s overall capital structure and financial requirements, cash management and develop financing programs.
  • Direct the activities of the corporate controllership function. Approve the development and monitor the administration of the corporate accounting and reporting procedures to ensure adequate control of corporate operations.
  • Develop, analyze and interpret statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance, operational excellence and other criteria that directly reflect the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.
  • Organize and measure the financial function to ensure that all areas have up-to-date systems and procedures, capable professionals to achieve accurate and timely financial reporting and analysis.
  • Oversee the corporate operating and capital budgeting systems and assure that senior management is provided with adequate short and long range forecasts and with reports comparing actual performance with forecast plans.
  • Present detailed analyses of financial statement results to corporate management, Board of Directors, Audit Committee and financial institutions.
  • Manage all aspects of the Company’s capital investments., including activities that will maximize shareholder return.
  • Lead financial analysis related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, partnerships and related strategic transactions. Play a key role in identifying, analyzing and structuring the success of such transactions.
  • Direct the company’s information technology function including appropriate staffing levels, infrastructure investments, maintenance contracts and strategic IT roadmap.
  • Provide a strong environment of internal controls and regulatory processes to ensure corporate-wide adherence to policies and procedures and to ensure the safeguarding of corporate assets.
  • Identify appropriate industry assessments / certifications and oversee compliance audits including SOC 2 and GDPR.
  • Oversee all reporting and other financial reporting to insure it conforms to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Maintain relationships with banks and other financial institutions globally to provide clear lines of credit and to assure the availability of funds at the lowest possible interest cost.
  • Maintain awareness of tax laws and changes that affect the Company or its officers.


  • The CFO will bring a minimum of 15 years of progressive responsibilities in finance and accounting with 10+ years supervising subordinates in finance and accounting.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and a CPA is required (MBA is preferable).
  • Prior experience as a CFO in a SaaS or other technology company CFO is preferred
  • Previous experience in operations capacity with success diagnosing and improving financial and business processes, ERP systems and related controls.
  • Excellent analytical and forecasting skills, with experience translating complex situations into information that will support the profitability and growth of the business.
  • Expertise with accounting policy and financial reporting,
  • Proficiency with ERP Systems preferably including new installations.
  • Experience leading and managing enterprise and operational risk and auditing, including SOC 2 and GDPR.
  • Proven management/supervisory skills, including the ability to persuade others to achieve excellence and to foster an environment of openness and teamwork.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to interface with persons at all levels of the organization as well as the external environment.
  • Demonstrated organizational abilities and excellent project management leadership expertise.

*This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all- inclusive list of all the responsibilities and working conditions of the position.  While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.


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