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At DNSFilter we are making workplaces more secure through protective DNS and advanced content filtering—and we need your help! We’ve come a long way over the past few years. In 2021 we had a successful $30 million Series A funding round, in 2022 we became the fastest DNS security tool on the planet and acquired the privacy-focused VPN Guardian, and in 2023 we extended our Series A by $15M and added more global points of presence to our anycast network! 

As we continue our product-fueled growth by adding new features and broadening our solution to meet the needs of the global market, it's clear there's a missing piece. That's where you come in!

We're looking for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who will oversee our financial systems and play a key role in our Executive team. This role requires a strategic leader with strong financial expertise, industry insight, and a broad interest in various business aspects to help drive our sustainable growth.

As our CFO, you will be a thought leader on strategy, overseeing not just financial operations, mergers, acquisitions, and future capital ventures, but also playing a pivotal role in streamlining business operations, optimizing efficiency, and contributing to operational decision-making processes. This role is crucial for enabling an efficient, cohesive operation that supports our growth across all departments.

A successful CFO at DNSFilter is expected to prioritize mentorship, coaching, and to provide robust support to their team through all aspects of a growth-stage organization. The ideal candidate will bring a holistic approach to leadership, demonstrating an ability to navigate both the financial and operational landscapes with equal proficiency, ensuring synergy between these critical areas of our business. The CFO will collaborate with the CEO and Executive team across all areas of the business, developing strong relationships with other executives to align financial strategies with broader organizational goals.

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If you feel like this job is for you, please apply. We believe diversity of experience and skills, including transferable skills, combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence; therefore we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions!

You will: 

  • Oversee and direct the company's financial operations, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning
  • Actively contribute to operational decision-making processes, functioning as a CFO that is involved in other operational components of the business in order to streamline those operations and optimize efficiency alongside the CEO
  • Spearhead short-term and long-term strategic planning, shaping the agenda with a financial framework
  • Serve as a visible and proactive leader, actively engaging with teams, clients, and stakeholders to drive performance, foster collaboration, and promote a culture of accountability and high performance for the advancement of the entire organization
  • Assist in managing investor relations, regularly communicate with the Board of Directors on DNSFilter’s short and long-term strategies, financial performance and financial outlook
  • Lead and mentor a finance team, providing guidance in all aspects of financial management and growth-stage challenges. Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with other executive team members to develop and implement strategic plans and initiatives
  • Manage mergers and acquisitions, and spearhead future capital ventures, ensuring alignment with the company's strategic goals
  • Lead the FP&A, controlling, accounting, tax, and reporting activities for the company’s financial operations
  • Monitor and improve efficiency metrics across all areas of the business
  • Foster a culture of transparency and accountability within the finance department and across organizational operations
  • Work during EST business hours

You have: 

  • Proven experience as a CFO, preferably in a technology or growth-stage company, with a track record of successful financial and operational leadership
  • Background in a high-growth technology sector or experience with tech startups
  • Demonstrated success in scaling financial operations in a rapidly growing organization ($50m+)
  • Previous involvement in significant venture capital funding, M&A activities and international business expansion
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills, with an ability to combine financial insights with business acumen
  • Excellent leadership and team-building skills, with experience in mentoring and developing high-performing teams
  • In-depth knowledge of financial legislation, regulation, and best practices, with a proficiency in financial software and systems
  • Significant exposure to operational aspects of a business, including G&A functions
  • Experience working in a remote environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to engage and influence stakeholders across all levels of the organization
  • Cybersecurity/SaaS industry experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to engage and influence stakeholders across all levels of the organization
  • A bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or a related field; an MBA or relevant professional certification (e.g., CPA, CMA) is preferred.
U.S. hiring salary range
$300,000$350,000 USD

We Offer:

  • A 100% work-from-home position with a company that values and fosters personal and professional growth
  • Pathway to promotion to additional organizational positions and responsibilities based upon results and performance - not just time in the chair.  You help us grow, we will help you grow.
  • Passionate and intelligent colleagues who work hard and have a good time doing it
  • Rotating 4-Day work week
  • Paid company-wide week off at the end of each year
  • Flexible Vacation policy
  • Awesome company swag
  • Home office buildout allowance
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits for US and Canada based employees
  • Full short-term disability and life benefits; available long-term disability
  • 401k with vested company matching for qualifying employees
  • In-person annual gatherings. Last time we all spent a week on a beach in Cancun!

DNSFilter is a pay for performance organization, which means there is the opportunity to advance your compensation with performance over time. The hiring base pay is dependent upon many factors such as level, function, training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and/or geographic location. As a fully remote company, our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several U.S. and global geographic markets. We pay differently based on those defined markets. Our Talent Team can share more about the specific salary range for the job location during the hiring process.

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DNSFilter Headquarters Location

Washington, D.C.,

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DNSFilter Company Size

Between 100 - 500 employees

DNSFilter Founded Year


DNSFilter Total Amount Raised


DNSFilter Funding Rounds

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  • Series A

    $15,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $10,755,189 USD

  • Series A

    $30,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $5,496,931 USD

  • Seed

    $735,000 USD

  • Pre Seed

    $120,000 USD