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New York    Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019
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About Birchbox

We started Birchbox in 2010 to redefine the way consumers discover & shop for beauty & 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 & 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 & grooming, everyone still deserves to have a great experience finding, trying & 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 & manage our 5 person finance & accounting team for our US business. Additionally, they will oversee the financial consolidation across our global markets in the UK, Spain & France.

Specific responsibilities include:

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


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

You also

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

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

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

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

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