VP of Finance
Posted on 1/30/2024
Sublime Systems

51-200 employees

Develops electrochemical process for low-carbon cement production
Company Overview
Sublime Systems stands out as a leader in the cement industry by pioneering a low-carbon cement production process that replaces the traditional, fossil-fuel-intensive thermal calciner process with an electrochemical one, utilizing renewable electricity and operating at ambient temperatures. This groundbreaking approach, developed in Yet-Ming Chiang's lab at MIT, eliminates the energy and fossil fuel-intensive kiln stage, which is typically the most environmentally taxing part of cement manufacturing. Sublime's commitment to sustainable practices, technical advancement, and industry leadership makes it a compelling workplace for those seeking to make a significant impact in reducing carbon emissions.
Real Estate

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding

$96.4M

Founded

2020

Headquarters

Somerville, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

19%

1 year growth

52%

2 year growth

231%
Locations
Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Sales
Communications
Management
Financial analysis
Data Analysis
CategoriesNew
Sales & Account Management
Finance & Banking
Requirements
  • Degree in accounting, finance, or Master of Business Administration
  • CPA designation is preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in chemical industry or clean-tech with emphasis on scaling and deploying new technology
  • Direct experience with raising or supporting fundraising rounds >$50 million dollars for early-stage companies
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate finance law and risk management practices
  • Expertise in data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Ability to strategize, solve problems, and be entrepreneurial
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to work in-person at Sublime’s Somerville, MA, HQ (desired)
Responsibilities
  • Partner with Sublime’s senior team to evolve strategy, evaluate risks and strategic scenarios, manage cash, and provide knowledge of financial drivers and opportunities
  • Create and use financial data to challenge assumptions, help make strategic and operational decisions, and provide actionable advice about all aspects of our business
  • Understand, create, track, and report on metrics for the levers that drive positive unit economics for Sublime's products as well as our company’s long-term financial health
  • Find and manage sources of non-equity capital, including debt financing, grants, etc.
  • Be a member of Sublime Systems’ management team responsible for working with CEO and board of directors to define and, when necessary, update Sublime Systems’ fundraising strategy
  • Screen investors and work directly with CEO for deal negotiations with serious investors
  • Interface with Sublime Systems’ board of directors and, alongside the CEO, be a primary point of contact for fundraising discussions
  • Lay groundwork for building a team of finance professionals and, when the time is right, execute on a hiring strategy to fill these roles
  • Interface directly with all parts of company to oversee company budgeting and spending
  • Identify and constructively work with management team to fill any strategic gaps in Sublime Systems’ roadmap
  • Provide financial analysis and strategic finance engagement to support corporate goals and other functions (E.g., project finance, asset finance)
  • Work with the CEO, COO, and other executives to coordinate planning and establish priorities for the planning process
  • Study long-range economic trends and project their impact on future growth in sales and market share
  • Own the annual (and quarterly) financial planning/budgeting process
  • Work with the CEO, COO, and other departmental leads to coordinate planning and establish priorities for the planning/budgeting process
  • Work with the executive team to decide resource allocation: identify opportunities for reorganization, downsizing, or expansion
  • Analyze and present budget vs actuals; make or oversee any necessary adjustments to future projections and budgets
  • Run a high-performance accounting function
  • Creation of financial statements, shareholder reports, tax returns, and governmental agency reports
  • Managing vendor relationships
  • Oversee tax and audit process (when applicable)
Desired Qualifications
  • Comfortable fielding both business questions and moderately technical questions from investor contacts
  • Able to manage other effectively to deliver on weekly, quarterly, and yearly tasks / goals
  • Ability to develop strong interpersonal networks within the organization
  • Willingness to work in-person at Sublime’s Somerville, MA, HQ