Hiring a Finance Leader for Slice Communications

Agency Culture Overview

Slice Communications exists to get, keep, and use attention as the real currency driving our economy and our clients’ goals. We deliver trusted communication – with each other, with our clients, with our clients’ audiences, and to move our clients forward. When crisis strikes or things go sideways, we jump in, take the call, and work together toward resolution. We invest in people, focusing on deeper relationships and helping each other do our best work and grow.

The Slice company culture is primarily defined by our core values: Yes, And Energy, Copilot Attitude, Goal-Oriented Focus, and Always Learning. It is secondarily defined by EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System, which guides most of the processes by which we work.

Slice values the talents and abilities of its employees and seeks to foster an open, cooperative, and dynamic environment in which employees and the Company alike can thrive. Slice team members are accountable for their workload, ask for help from colleagues, and take breaks when they need them. We believe that work and life can exist in harmony, and we believe in the importance of caring for the mental health and well-being of our team. No one here is micromanaged and no one is on their own. We work really well together and support each other at every level of the company.

The Slice Squad operates in a hybrid work environment that our team loves because it enables them to work in whatever works best for them. Whether you choose to work from home or in one of our two co-working spaces located in Center City Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware, we maintain our ability to collaborate, achieve goals, and grow professionally. Beyond our work, we like to have fun, including two required in-person events each year, happy hours, family outings, and even small surprises in the mail! You can learn more about what it’s like to be a part of the Slice Squad here.

Slice is looking for incredibly talented people to join our team. We provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Slice will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

The Finance Leader’s Purpose

This position is responsible for being the financial leader of the agency, including actively participating as a member of the Leadership Team. They proactively develop and maintain financial models, forecasts, and budgets to support strategic decision-making. Their insight, guidance, and analysis ensure the agency hits its profitability targets. They are also involved in growth through acquisition, including due diligence and integration. The Operations and Project Management team reports directly into this role, as well as vendor relationship management. 


  • LMA
  • Financial Management, Planning, and Analysis
  • Compliance
  • Vendor Management

Department: Finance 

Reports To: CEO

Core Responsibilities

Growth Planning

  • Function as a member of the leadership team, including participating in weekly and quarterly growth planning conversations
  • Provide analysis and recommendations to set quarterly and yearly financial goals
  • Facilitate and support the successful achievement of EBITDA goals
  • Oversee preparation of business activity reports, financial forecasts including cash flow projections, and annual budgets
  • Present recommendations to the leadership team on short- and long-term financial objectives and policies
  • Provide financial analysis with an emphasis on human capital investments and client profitability
  • Set sales targets for the Growth & Revenue Team
  • Set and align all the company’s financial goals to ensure cohesion and complementarity across all metrics
  • Flag future or upcoming financial challenges and opportunities informed by advance planning

Financial Management

  • Establish internal controls and guidelines for accounting transactions and budget preparation
  • Oversee the production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or financial reporting standards
  • Audit, optimize (if necessary) and manage the agency’s revenue share program, ensuring accuracy and communicating any changes or updates as necessary 
  • Audit accounts to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; coordinates with outside auditors and provides needed information for the annual external audit
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements
  • Set and validate pricing for all new contracts
  • Perform other related duties as necessary or assigned

Acquisition Planning and Support

  • Participate in due diligence, financial and operational, of acquisition targets
  • Advise on negotiations with acquisition targets
  • Plan for and implement earn out payments for former owners

Vendor Management

  • Oversee the outsourcing of bookkeeping, invoicing, AP and AR
  • Assist the accounting firm with proper tax planning and filing taxes
  • Oversee the payroll management firm, including updates, compliance, taxes, and properly filing and resolving payroll
  • Work with our banking partner to ensure strong relationships and the proper banking products
  • Assist with the selection of all insurances and insurance brokers; manages the brokers and broker relationships

Team Management

  • Assist in the hiring, training, and reviews of Finance Team members
  • Manage the Business Operations role, ensuring efficiency and alignment in company-wide processes 
  • Use project management software to monitor team members’ activities, to dos, client requests, client deliverables, and other items
  • Oversee implementation to meet client goals, budgets, and deadlines
  • Develop and share best practices among the team
  • Set goals, evaluate, and report on the professional and skills development of Finance Team members
  • Report successes, progress, problems, developments, and challenges to the CEO

The Great Teammate Commitment: Responsibilities of Great Slice Teammates 

  • Live out the Slice values when working with teammates and clients: Yes, And Energy; Copilot Attitude; Goal-Oriented Focus; and Always Learning.
  • Practice the 13 trust behaviors.
  • Consider teammates’ and clients’ communication styles and preferences.
  • Communicate about tasks, workload, and deadlines, and make sure task status is tracked to ensure trusted communication with teammates. Ask for help prioritizing tasks if needed.
  • Be open to new ideas, new possibilities, and change.
  • Come to meetings prepared to participate, focus, and contribute value and perspective.
  • Deliver high-quality work, and ask if I need more information or other support to do so.
  • Speak up and share perspectives and expertise, and take a constructive, solutions-focused approach to interactions with teammates and clients.
  • Listen with the intent to understand. 
  • Cheer on teammates and celebrate good work.

To apply for this position, please complete the application form here.