Head of Finance for an Airport Entertainment Company

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Job Description

Hello, Financial Leaders!

We’re Emma and Jordan, the Co-Founders of Gameway. Gameway is the world’s first premium video game lounge located in airports. We revolutionize airport travel by making the start of your journey fun and entertaining. Based on how much time you have until your next flight, you can enjoy a first-class video game experience to make time fly by.

We are seeking a Financial Director to lead the financial strategy and operations at our rapidly expanding business. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in financial management for multi-state, multi-location businesses, demonstrating expertise in navigating the complexities of commercial hubs and bank negotiations. This role calls for a strategic leader capable of building and guiding our team from the outset to drive our transition from a 7 to 8-figure revenue business. With exceptional relationship management and negotiation skills, this individual will be pivotal in steering our company through its next phase of growth, making strategic decisions that align with our ambitious objectives.

This is an In-Office Position – Dallas, Texas.

We are looking for a Financial Director specifically with these requirements:

  • Has 5+ years of experience in a Finance/Accounting leadership role (ex. CFO, Financial Director, Lead Controller, etc).
  • Strong Financial Operations/Controller background. 
  • Experienced in overseeing the financial operations critical to growing a company’s revenue from 7 to 8 figures.
  • Significant experience in multi-state financial operations. Potential Industries include: Airport Concessions (highly preferred), Commercial Real Estate, Retail, F&B, Construction, Hospitality.
  • Strong relationship management and communication skills, with a focus on negotiating with commercial hubs (e.g., airports, malls) and financial institutions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in debt financing (including structuring, negotiating, and securing loans or credit facilities)
  • Comfortable and ready to take a hands-on approach with a lean team, starting with one direct report
  • Has experience leading and managing projects with deliverables, accountability, and a timeline.
  • Quickbooks Online and related SaaS integrations.
  • Comfortable working occasional overtime/weekends.

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Lead the finance and accounting team in setting and aligning strategic financial goals with the company’s growth objectives, while developing and implementing scalable financial policies and procedures.
  • Oversee daily financial operations, ensuring accuracy and efficiency across all accounting and financial reporting.
  • Manage and optimize financial operations across multiple states (especially with new locations), adapting strategies to meet regional compliance and operational needs.
  • Analyze financial performance and identify opportunities for improvement and expansion.
  • Direct structuring, negotiating, and securing of loans or credit facilities to support business expansion, managing relationships with financial institutions to ensure favorable financing terms.
  • Negotiate leases and contracts with commercial hubs, such as airports and malls, securing optimal terms for the business.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with financial institutions, vendors, and partners.
  • Initially oversee a lean finance team with one direct report, guiding, training, and supporting growth, while fostering a culture of accountability, precision, and continuous improvement.
  • Build, improve and manage execution of internal SOPs.
  • Lead and manage finance-related projects, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to budgets and specifications.
  • Leverage QuickBooks Online and related SaaS integrations for efficient financial operations and reporting, continuously seeking and implementing technological advancements to enhance financial insights and operational efficiency.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and commitment by being willing to work overtime and weekends as needed to meet critical deadlines and support business needs.

Growth Opportunities/Perks:

  • Retirement plan
  • Bonus compensation, Stock options 
  • We promote work-life balance
  • We have a family-friendly team culture
  • PTO – vacation & sick leave
  • X Paid Holidays 
  • Assistance in relocation if needed
  • Be part of a company that has exponential growth
  • Interact with Board of Directors and other key investors on a regular basis

This Position Is Perfect For You If…

You’re Self-Motivated.

Don’t need a micromanager to keep you on track. You have the ability to motivate yourself and your team in a positive way to get great results.

You’re a Passionate Problem Solver.

You’re comfortable working in a high-growth startup environment where there may be ambiguity and quickly changing environments – especially since you’ll be dealing with new locations, institutions, and regulations on a regular basis. Your dedication for tackling complex challenges drives you to continuously think creatively, ensuring tailored and effective strategies for each unique situation.

You’re Highly Organized and Detail-Oriented.

You excel in organization and precision, crucial for overseeing financial operations and strategic guidance. Your ability to meticulously plan and execute financial strategies, coupled with your focus on detail, ensures accuracy and reliability in your day-to-day work.

You’re Dependable.

You demonstrate dependability by consistently producing high-quality work and ensuring reliable outcomes. Your commitment is fundamental to our team and company’s success.

What we do:

Please check us out to get an understanding of our company:

Our hiring process is made up of five parts, so please be aware that you will need to dedicate time for a questionnaire, a video, two 1-on-1 interviews and a test project.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this position. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Jordan & Emma

Job Summary

United States Hiring from
Finance and Accounting Category
Full Time Job Type
Salary $110,000-$160,000/year


Gameway is the world’s first premium video game lounge located in airports. We revolutionize airport travel by making the start of your journey fun and entertaining. Based on how much time you have until your next flight, you can enjoy a first-class video game experience to make time fly by.

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