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Director of Strategic Finance - Stellar

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Job Title
Director of Strategic Finance
Job Location
San Francisco, California, United States
Job Description

Interested in working on cutting-edge blockchain technology and creating equitable access to the global financial system? Since 2014, the mission-driven team at the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has helped fuel the tremendous growth of the Stellar blockchain network, an open-source platform that operates at high-scale today. Developers and companies around the world build on it, and the SDF team is expanding to support the rapidly growing and changing Stellar ecosystem.

SDF is seeking an experienced FP&A and Treasury professional to join our team as a Director of Strategic Finance. The ideal candidate will have over 10 years of experience with a strong background in financial modeling, strategic planning, and treasury investment management. This role will be critical in guiding financial decisions and optimizing resource allocation across the organization.


  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A):
    • Develop detailed financial models to support long-term planning
    • Responsible for cash flow forecasts, incorporating various scenarios and stress tests
    • Help Stellar to consistently leverage an ROI framework to inform decision making 
    • Lead the implementation and optimization of new FP&A tools and systems
    • Drive the annual budget process and ensure accurate and timely monthly reporting
    • Expand FP&A efforts to enhance strategic decision-making processes
    • Maintain an updated in-year forecast outlook
    • Systematically allocate personnel and other costs to optimize resource utilization
  • Investment and Endowment Management:
    • Formulate and execute endowment strategies to support the organization’s financial objectives
    • Develop and oversee investment policies, ensuring compliance and risk management
    • Select, manage, and evaluate asset managers to maximize portfolio performance
    • Monitor investment portfolios, ensuring appropriate liquidity while extending duration and maximizing returns.
  • Treasury and Risk Management:
    • Manage treasury functions, including lending and counterparty risk management
    • Structure and evaluate financial deals, conducting thorough reviews of counterparties and assessing associated risks
    • Oversee the evaluation of bank counterparties, money market funds, and interest rate risks
  • Legal Entity Structure, Strategy and Reporting:
    • Collaborate with internal teams to model and execute a strategies for legal entity organization
    • Lead the process for creation of entities as appropriate and address operational requirements for segregating cash, allocating costs and ensuring compliance with entity requirements
    • Partner with the accounting team on financial reporting and audit initiatives


  • 10+ years of relevant financial experience, with a strong emphasis on financial modeling and strategic planning.
  • MBA, CFA, or equivalent advanced degree preferred.
  • Extensive experience in FP&A, including tool implementation and process optimization.
  • Proven track record in credit analysis, cash flow management, and investment portfolio management.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage complex financial projects and initiatives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.

We offer competitive pay with a base salary range for this position of $180,000 -  $240,000 depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, we offer lumen-denominated grants along with the following perks and benefits:

USA Benefits/Perks:

  • Competitive health, dental & vision coverage with most plans covered at 100% for the employee + any dependants
  • Flexible time off + 15 company holidays including a company-wide holiday break
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for both non-birthing and birthing parents, as well as up to 14 weeks of paid pregnancy leave for birthing parents
  • Gym reimbursement ($80 per month)
  • Life & ADD (up to $50K)
  • Short & Long term disability
  • 401K with 4% match
  • Health & Dependent Care FSA Accounts
  • Commuter benefits with $250/month employer contribution
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with monthly employer contribution
  • Family building benefits through Kindbody
  • Wellbeing benefits (One Medical, Rightway, Headspace)
  • L&D budget of $1,500/year
  • Daily lunch and snacks in office
  • Company retreats
About Stellar
Stellar is more than a blockchain. Powered by a decentralized, fast, scalable, and uniquely sustainable network made for financial products and services and a thriving and passionate ecosystem that includes a non-profit organization driven by a mission, Stellar is paving the path to unlock the world’s economic potential through blockchain technology. Built with speed and low costs in mind, the Stellar network provides builders and financial institutions worldwide a platform to issue assets, and to send and convert currencies in real time creating real world utility. Founded in 2014, the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) supports the continued development and growth of the Stellar network and also serves the ecosystem of NGOs, corporations, universities, small businesses, governments, and solo entrepreneurs building on the Stellar network through tooling, funding and strategic collaborations. Together, Stellar is where blockchain meets the real world.
About the Stellar Development Foundation
The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit organization focused on working with and supporting changemakers to create equitable access to the global financial system through blockchain technology. SDF provides grants, investments, funding, and other awards to builders and organizations. SDF also develops resources and tooling on the Stellar network to help unlock real world utility. As a nonprofit foundation, SDF puts the health of the Stellar network and the Stellar ecosystem and its mission above all else.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Stellar Headquarters Location

Indianapolis, IN

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Stellar Company Size

Between 50 - 200 employees

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Stellar Funding Rounds

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  • Seed

    $1,669,799 USD

  • Series B

    $20,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $10,000,000 USD

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