VP Finance & Accounting

San Diego - San Diego

14 Mar 2023

San Diego - San Diego

Full Time

1

10 - 25 years

As the Vice President of Finance, you will help lead and build a top tier finance and accounting organization and support the strategic growth of the company in a fast-paced, team-oriented
environment. The VP Finance will work closely with the leadership team to ensure that
long-term business strategies are supported by effective financial controls, disciplines, processes, and
efficiencies. This person will have a strong strategic, operational, and commercial orientation, and is
someone who thrives in a high-energy, high speed environment that emphasizes customer impact,
culture and our people as the core of our continuous success.

Essential Function and Responsibilities include:

Strategic Leadership and Planning
● Serves as a key member of the executive leadership team
● As a strategic business partner and member of the core Leadership Team, collaborate with the
President of the company and the leadership team to provide input and be a partner in the
development of organizational strategy and operational initiatives, culture and organizational
direction
● Provides recommendations and insights to the President and LT members on strategic choices
and tactics based on financial analysis and projections, business analytics, cost identification and
allocation, revenue/expense analysis and profit optimizations
● Provides insights and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plans based
on financial insights, trends and business analytics, with advanced scenario planning and
financial modeling skills
● Leads the long term, annual and ongoing strategic planning process, being responsible for
developing the growth assumptions with the commercial teams, COGS/distribution assumptions
with the Operations team, Organization/headcount/benefits with HR, and overall resource
allocation, budget planning, and profit projections.
● Help vet, acquire and implement systems and software to support financial and accounting
operations.
● Develop organic innovation and M&A models that will create clarity on opportunity, investment
levels and growth opportunities
● Maintain strong working relationships and strategic partnerships with Pharmavite (parent
company) leadership, finance and controller teams
● Develops revenue forecasts and P&L projections for both brands in an omni-channel
environment
Financial Management and Analysis
● Responsible for overseeing all finance and accounting activities in the company
● Has ultimate responsibility for all fiscal functions of the company. Establishes, implements, and
maintains the financial plans and statements, standard operating procedures and policies of the
organization
● Prepares monthly financial budgeting reports, creates dashboards, review and analyzes monthly
financial results and provides recommendations
● Identify, develop and execute ad-hoc analysis of business initiatives (examples include
marketing investment, product sourcing, product launches)
● Responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that ensures
company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting, accounting
processes and taxes are prepared in compliance with financial policies
Business Insights & Analytics
● Responsible for implementing, optimizing and maintaining business insights and analytics
technologies and tools that are leveraged for business analytics by commercial, operations and
finance teams across the organization (i.e. looker, IRI)
● Develops reports, recommendations and insights that are data-driven with the support of
advanced analytics capabilities (inhouse or external, when needed)
● Supports the strategy and execution of an omni-channel strategy for our brands based on
financial and data insights and analytics
● Manages expense report processes (Concur) and trains employees
Team leadership and culture builder
● Determine the best structure for Finance organizations to meet objectives, identify, recruit and
retain top talent
● Provide ongoing coaching, feedback and mentorship with direct reports to review performance
and goal progress
● Develop direct reports and broader teams to increase the team’s capabilities
● Demonstrate Leadership Capabilities and has a focus in building culture, diversity,
equity and belonging

Who you are:
Strategic; you’re a big-picture person, and naturally understand how to zoom in-and-out to understand
how data & details fit into broader business goals. You’re an insights driven, forward thinking, analytical
minded marketing leader with deep expertise in direct to consumer channel marketing
Goal-oriented; you are a resilient self-starter who views challenges as exciting puzzles to be solved.
Collaborative and communicative; you find it easy to work with many types of people and communicate
with ease. You’re comfortable leading and following, and believe collaboration is key to success.
A life-long learner; you keep up-to-date on marketplace dynamics, evolving legislations and technologies.
You continuously look to sharpen your craft. You are a connector of people, concepts, ideas and data and
insights.
Analytical; you’re comfortable with advanced data analytics and modeling. You enjoy diving deep to
uncover a new insight - you’re skilled at translating analytics into actionable & approachable insights.
Systems thinker; you know how different parts of the business are interconnected and consider the whole
part in your recommendations. You seek input from disparate parts of the business in order to understand
their needs and how your work and recommendations meet those needs.
Agile; you know that a high growth business requires speed. You are comfortable with a fast-paced
environment and can make decisions in a timely manner. You are willing to roll up your sleeves and get the
job done, even when it is outside your comfort zone.
Team player: teams win championships and you are there to support the team as well as know when to
ask for help when you need it. You know how to build trusting relationships and is invested in your growth
and the growth of the whole team,
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
● 12+ years of progressively higher responsibilities and experience in accounting and finance,
including a minimum of five years of management experience
● Deep experience in Accounting and driving FP&A function
● Experience in omni-channel businesses that include the direct to consumer channel
● Experience working in high growth CPG organization
● Knowledge of all aspects of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
● Experience with ERP implementation
Nice-to-have:
● Experience working on disruptive consumer brands
● Experience scaling businesses across variety of stages, start-up to mid-stage and beyond
● M&A and/or integration experience

Additional details:
● Based in San Diego, CA (we have a hybrid work environment, in which we work in-office two
days a week. You must be fully vaccinated to work at our location.)
● Full-time, salaried
● Generous PTO policy (unlimited)
● Health, vision, and dental benefits