Location: Corporate Office; New York, New York
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
Here at Baked by Melissa our vision is simple: to make life sweeter. Everyday our customers are treated to our absolutely delicious bite size cupcakes and macarons. Our desserts may be small, but our plans for the company and the brand are grand. This is where you come in as our next Chief Financial Officer.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for high-level strategic leadership as well as hands-on operational activities such as day-to-day accounting, financial modeling, forecasting, product profitability analysis and lease negotiations. The CFO leads the overall financial strategy that will enable Baked by Melissa to achieve growth plans while maintaining profit margins and ROI.
This role manages relationships with current and potential investors and capital partners, reports to the CEO on financial growth strategies, and contributes to key strategic conversations as a member of Baked by Melissa's executive leadership team.
What You'll Do
- Lead financial strategy across the organization, partnering with leadership to implement strategic business plans and operating initiatives
- Partner with the CEO on board communications and corporate development
- Partner with all members of the senior management team and other company leadership to establish short, medium and long-term business strategy
- Oversee development of annual operating budget and prepare quarterly forecasts and strategies
- Oversee debt, capital, and liquidity strategy for the organization and evaluate, negotiate, and market financing rounds to fund Baked by Melissa's growth and provide for adequate ongoing liquidity
- Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of cash, revenue, cost of goods, expenses and capital expenditures
- Research and develop financial models to expand to new markets
- Lead all team members across financial functions including Accounting, FP&A, IR, Tax and Strategic Planning
- Through utilization of financial data, identify opportunities for cost savings, increased efficiencies and capacity and new areas of revenue generation
- Oversee the financial feasibility analysis and negotiation of leases for new and existing locations
- Review budget vs. actual expenditures with division heads and senior management
- Effectively develop & maintain key relationships with bankers, investor, board members and other external partners that support the finance infrastructure
- Drive the vision, mission and Baked by Melissa values at every level, every day
What We're Looking For
- A driven team member with the excitement and energy to work hard in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
- An analytical, creative thinker who can focus on the details without losing sight of the big picture
- A self-starter who's able to manage multiple assignments, take initiative, and work independently
- An executive with excellent judgment, ethics, creative problem-solving skills and finely tuned negotiation skills
- A leader with exceptional management skills, with the proven ability to build and motivate a team and to work within a complex business environment
- Previous experience within the retail industry
- 10+ years of experience in an executive level finance/accounting role with a proven record of delivering results
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
- FP&A background
- Strong banking relationships
Benefits and Perks
- Comprehensive benefit package, including health, dental and vision insurance
- Commuter benefits
- Supplemental Insurance offered through Aflac
- Flexible Spending Account
- Generous Paid Time Off policy
- Summer Fridays
- 50% discount on our amazing bite-sized cupcakes and macarons!
Baked by Melissa is committed to always being a company that celebrates diversity, equality and inclusion. We strive to recruit and retain people who are committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment that is essential for individual and company success. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, health, personal beliefs, age, family or parental status, or any other status. Join Baked by Melissa in making life sweeter!
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