Director of Finance

Boston, MA

The Company

Luminoso is the best in the world at bringing to light what people are talking about.  With very little setup or maintenance, our clients can understand and react to feedback on top issues, efficiently route customers to resolve their issues faster, and guide customers searching for what they need.  Unlike other approaches, which require impractical amounts of data, time, and computational power, our common sense natural language technology teaches computers how to understand language like people do -- starting with thousands instead of billions of documents, in minutes instead of months, in up to 14 languages at once.  Luminoso is privately held with headquarters in Boston, MA.


The director of finance position reports to the CEO and is responsible for maximizing the financial performance of the company by establishing company-wide processes, procedures, controls and reporting systems that support a rapidly-growing B2B customer base. By leveraging financial and business systems (e.g. Salesforce, Netsuite), this position ensures that business information flows support rapid decision making without compromising controls and lines of authority.  The director of finance will also manage the accounting and contract management departments and provide strategic support to the CEO and the rest of the executive team and participate in bi-weekly management meetings

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish business information flows to ensure timely and fact-based decision making for customer sales, financial planning and other business operations

  • Guide business decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures.

  • Maintain short- and long-term financial forecasting and planning

  • Lead company debt and equity financings

  • Assess business acquisitions and other strategic efforts

  • Provides status of financial condition of the company by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data

  • Manage the accounting and contract management departments

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports. Advises management of actions and potential risks

  • Arranges for audits as required and appropriate

  • oversee cost and general accounting, accounts receivable/collection and payroll and risk management

  • Manages budget and controls expenses effectively.

  • Hires, trains, develops and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources as appropriate.

  • Keeps up-to-date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and ensure compliance.

Skills & Qualification

  • Minimum five years of experience, some of which has been in the software industry

  • Master’s degree in a business, financial or related field or equivalent work experience

  • Experience implementing ERP or other company information management systems

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to articulate complex material into easily understood concepts

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects while being detail oriented

  • Experience navigating all levels of an organization and understanding how each customer makes business decisions in a competitive market

  • Ability to take the initiative and work independently within a team

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Strategic understanding of business operations

  • Comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment

  • Preference given to individuals with enterprise software experience