CFO (Interim/Part-time)

 

Company Overview:

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ashley Chloe Inc. is the fastest growing company in fashion wearable technology. Here at Ashley Chloe, we envision a world where fashion and technology are seamlessly fused to reflect individual taste and lifestyle. With its world-class product design and engineering teams supported by industrial leaders from Google, Nokia, Lenovo, GoPro, and Nest, Ashley Chloe continues to bridge the gap between high fashion and functional form. Ashley Chloe designs, manufactures, and sells fashion tech and consumer electronics products with multiple brands and product lines.

 

Job description:

As an integral part of a fast-paced startup, you have a direct impact in shaping our company’s brand. You will be responsible for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. Our ideal candidate is obsessed with data-driven decision making, inspire those around you, and produce work that takes the brand’s game to the next level.

 

Responsibilities:

Planning

  1. Assist in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives

  2. Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans

  3. Develop financial and tax strategies

  4. Manage the capital request and budgeting processes

  5. Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction

Operations

  1. Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team

  2. Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team

  3. Manage the accounting, human resources, investor relations, legal, tax, and treasury departments

  4. Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations

  5. Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced

  6. Oversee the company's transaction processing systems

  7. Implement operational best practices

  8. Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions

Financial Information

  1. Oversee the issuance of financial information

  2. Report financial results to the board of directors

Risk Management

  1. Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile

  2. Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry

  3. Construct and monitor reliable control systems

  4. Maintain appropriate insurance coverage

  5. Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements

  6. Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies

  7. Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors

  8. Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations

Funding

  1. Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts

  2. Arrange for debt and equity financing

  3. Invest funds

  4. Invest pension funds

Third Parties

  1. Participate in conference calls with the investment community

  2. Represent the company with investment bankers and investors

 

Requirements:

  • A master's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation. Preference will be given to candidates with experience ideally for a consumer electronics or fashion brand (eCommerce a plus!), and/or with an MBA in Finance and the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.

  • Experience in partnering with an executive team, and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.

  • Self-starter with a proven ability to multitask, prioritize and work with all levels and departments within an organization.

  • Strategic thinker, problem-solver and self-starter who is able to drive projects individually and as part of a team. Project management experience, including driving development and execution of strategic communications plans around product launches.

  • Experience managing outside resources, including an agency team.

  • Flexibility, sense of humor and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment.

 

Work at Ashley Chloe:

Ashley Chloe consists of a small, comprehensive team working to bridge the gap between high fashion and functional form. Our team spans multiple disciplines including hardware, product design, e-commerce and brand management. We are passionate about what we do and work hard to achieve incredible things. We are creative and always looking to learn new things. We are a close team inspired by a shared vision. We work fast and we collaborate. Each one of us is a self-starter and we believe that every member of our team should share in our success.

 

Sound like you?