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VP of Global Finance

Birchbox, New York

Birchbox is changing the way consumers discover and purchase beauty, and lifestyle products.


About Birchbox

We started Birchbox in 2010 to redefine the way consumers discover and shop for beauty and grooming. The company quickly grew from an exciting idea to a business that has materially shaped the beauty industry: we've activated an enormous group of underserved, untapped consumers, awakening their relationship with beauty by making the experience relevant, easy and fun. Our innovation isn't the simple concept of delivering a box of samples - it's understanding that although not everyone is passionate about beauty and grooming, everyone still deserves to have a great experience finding, trying and buying it.

Birchbox operates in six countries, reaching more than 2.5 million active customers with a portfolio of 500 best-in-class prestige brand partners. We have retail locations within select Walgreens stores across the US as well as a flagship Birchbox store in Paris.

About the role:

Birchbox is hiring an experienced VP of Global Finance to drive our financial strategy. The VP of Global Finance will oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, cash management, accounting and manage our 5 person finance and accounting team for our US business.  Additionally, they will oversee the financial consolidation across our global markets in the UK, Spain and France.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Team Management
    • Management and development of 5+ person accounting and finance team
    • Identify resource gaps and hire accordingly
  • Strategic Financial Oversight
    • Partner with finance leads in the global markets to lead the annual budgeting process, oversee regular forecast updates and on-going analysis
    • Partner with finance leads in the global markets to lead the global short and long-term cash management process including: regular week-to- week cash forecasting and planning, banking relationships, and other debt and/or equity financing to ensure long-term liquidity.
    • Own the company’s global long term financial model to guide future direction, strategic plans and support of tactical initiatives.  
    • Develop analytical frameworks and conduct analyses that simplify complex problems and develop business cases to inform strategic trade-offs and decision making
  • Executive Leadership
    • Advise the executive team by providing recommendations and actionable insights based on past and expected future performance.  Guide the financial direction of the company
    • Lead cross functional conversations about financial performance of the Company and understand / educate departments on implications of operational decisions
    • Lead cross functional tracking and sharing of KPIs that most impact the P&L
    • Synthesize analyses into clear presentations that identify key trends, insights, and implications while aligning stakeholders on action plan on a monthly/quarterly basis
  • Accounting oversight
    • Direct accounting policies, procedures and internal controls
    • Recommend improvements to enhance timeliness and accuracy of financial results
    • Manage team to oversee annual audit process
  • External Partnerships
    • Oversee the relationship with independent auditors and outside advisors
    • Partner with COO on the future development of ERP(JDEdwards) and financial systems
    • Partner with CEO and board to manage relationships with investors and investment institutions, support ongoing fundraising and M&A processes

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience in finance required
  • Investment banking experience required
  • Experience with oversight of accounting and accounting best practices required
  • Experience with investor relations and strategic cash management are required  
  • Experience in both large and small company preferred
  • Experience in a subscription/rebillable based business preferred
  • CPG/inventory experience preferred

You also…

… Have an entrepreneurial spirit and crave a high-growth, fast-paced environment where you can innovate and help build a disruptive business

… Prioritize team culture and people management above all else, recognizing the value of establishing an effective organization and internal processes to drive business results, and get  joy from developing others

… Are a positive team-player, collaborating effectively with all stakeholders, inspiring action in diverse groups, and thriving on the opportunity to problem solve

… Convey excitement and passion about your function you do, so much so that others comment on it

About Birchbox

Birchbox is changing the way consumers discover and purchase beauty, and lifestyle products.

Birchbox

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