AlgiKnit is a biomaterials company integrating science and design into textile production. Addressing the ecological damage caused by the fashion industry, AlgiKnit is creating durable yet rapidly degradable yarns. We envision the next generation of sustainable, wearable and ethical materials, produced within a closed-loop life cycle.

AlgiKnit is looking for a motivated Director of Finance who is excited to drive company growth, develop and build new business and manage the company's financial reporting process. Our employees gain a unique and fulfilling experience by developing and executing hands-on approaches to sustainably-minded strategies in a dynamic start-up environment. Our team members benefit from a small, close-knit working environment as all facets of our business are done collaboratively in our shared facilities.


  • Manage the company’s monthly close and financial reporting process.
  • Liaison with the accounting team to manage the company's accounting function, including revenue cycle management, payables, expenses and taxes.
  • Establish financial KPIs and provide the company’s departmental leaders with accurate and timely financial reporting against relevant metrics.
  • Own and lead the company’s financial planning & analysis function, including building and maintaining the company’s overall budgeting and operating model.
  • Organize and engage in strategic discussions with founders and investors
  • Supply financial and business/modeling support to the rest of the company, particularly as teams evaluate new initiatives, projects, hiring plans, and marginal profitability/cost analyses.
  • Participate in decisions around unit economics, pricing, and critical contracts.
  • Help lead the company through fundraising and strategic partnership/essential transaction efforts.
  • Lead communication and reporting to the Board of Directors regarding business and financial performance.
  • Develop and implement procedures that impact budgets, costs and strategic goals.
  • Prepare and review pro financial statements, forecasts and G&A expenditures.
  • Develop and maintain key banking and investor relationships.
  • Oversee the company’s annual financial audit process
  • Manage external accounting and tax firms

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite
  • Excellent organizational skills to meet goals, set priorities, and work under short deadlines in a new environment.
  • Strong time management skills with ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, and ability to express technical and nontechnical concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Efficient and effective communication skills across an interdisciplinary team
  • Innate drive to succeed, take initiative, lead a team and own all aspects of the Finance role
  • Ability to handle confidential business information
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Professional, detail-oriented


  • General business knowledge/background in environments
  • A passion for sustainability and circular economies
  • Extensive financial modeling training is a plus
  • Been a strategic leader who works well at the macro as well as micro levels
  • Highly analytical and quantitative skill set with strong business acumen

Job Details:


  • 8+ years in progressive finance roles
  • 5 years of management experience
  • Background in corporate finance, venture-backed, private equity, or other finance-focused, high-growth, and entrepreneurial environments.

Employment: Full-time

Location: Raleigh, NC

At AlgiKnit you will be part of a small, highly driven team. We came together in 2016 to create high-performance, low-impact textiles that fit into a circular economy. As part of the team, you will play a key part in achieving these goals.

AlgiKnit, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected category in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.

This position has been filled.