Fur Head of Finance New York, NY · Full time

Head of Finance

Description

Title: Head of Finance 

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer 

FLSA Status: Full Time/Exempt 

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Who We Are: At Fur, we believe in natural, beautiful care for every part of the body—for every body. Our four pillars: expertise, efficacy, quality, and inclusivity guide our daily pursuit to build a community where people feel safe, cared for, and comfortable with their decisions. 


Our woman-founded, owned, and led business started in 2015 with the goal of redefining the skin and body-hair care industry. Since our launch, Fur has been creating effective, simple, clean, and inclusive products for the whole body. 


The Role: We are seeking our first Head of Finance to take our high growth business to the next level. In partnership with the CEO and Co-Founders, you will play a key role in establishing processes, implementing systems, and financial controls while also driving critical decisions that position Fur for long-term success. You will bring demonstrated financial leadership in high-end, sustainable consumer products. As a resourceful, flexible leader, you are comfortable moving between the day to day operations and longer-term strategy creation.  


You will collaborate closely with Operations, People & Talent, and Brand & Innovation to build multi-year budgets, cash flow projections as well as align on a roadmap that ensures Fur’s long-term profitability and financial sustainability. As a “first in role”, you will evaluate our current infrastructure and build a high-performing finance team. Our ideal candidate is someone excited to roll up their sleeves, leverage their love of building financial models, valuation methods, and all things finance at an entrepreneurial, mission-focused company poised to elevate the body-hair and skin care industry. 


Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the finance organization and manage all finance functions including FP&A planning, cash flow projects, and compliance; Engage in workforce planning to make recommendations for building a high performing finance team
  • Oversee the creation and execution of a financial strategy roadmap that enables Fur to achieve its growth and sustainability goals
  • Lead annual budgeting process; Establish KPIs, conduct financial performance analysis, and manage relationship with accounting firm; review and validate monthly, quarterly, and year-end closes as well as tax compliance at a federal, state and local level
  • Build data-driven financial strategy and leverage consumer insights to drive business decisions that positively impact cash position and clearly support company growth plans and initiatives
  • Collaborate closely with Operations team to proactively manage the inventory investment cycle, including ROI on new product development; support with financial planning around logistics and inventory management 
  • Create financial robust policies and procedures to ensure safe and sound business operations, safeguarding of assets (e.g. segregation of duties and internal accounting controls), expense controls, accurate recordkeeping, and proper disclosure of financial, operational and management information
  • Identify any potential risks to the business and generate solutions; Manage the production of critical reports (e.g. inventory, flash sales reports)


Qualifications: 

  • 7 - 10 years of financial leadership experience with increasing responsibility; experience in Investing Banking and/or Merger & Acquisitions, a plus 
  • Demonstrated leadership with control responsibilities, budgets, forecasting, revenue  and cash flow management, and go to market strategy 
  • Change management leadership experience, including establishing policies, building internal controls and implementing company-wide financial practices 
  • Experience with CPG industry essential; understanding of an omni-channel brand; beauty and cosmetics experience, a plus 
  • Experience with sales-tax; managing multi-state sales apportionment 
  • Experience working with financial systems including NetSuite and Quickbooks; experience managing financial systems upgrades and implementations, a plus 


Working at Fur: 

  • Generous Time Off: Unlimited PTO & Sick Time with no waiting period for utilization, Summer Fridays, and 12 paid holidays 
  • Flexibility: Hybrid work environment - the typical New York-based Fur employee is coming in to our office 1 day per week 
  • Health & Retirement Benefits: ICHRA & FSA benefits, 401k with a company match after 1 year of employment


Salary

$200,000 - $250,000 per year