Chief Financial Officer

  • Full-time
  • $100k+/mo
  • 16 days ago
Where you come in.
Over the past seven years, we've achieved explosive growth while driving profitability, all without traditional VC funding. We are building an industry-changing, world-class business that is altering society's body standards for generations to come, and are looking for a CFO to strategically lead Pepper into the next stage of long-term profitable growth. As CFO, you will report into the CEO and help craft a financial strategy that meets long-term sustainable profitability and growth goals. Combining superb attention to detail and a strategic mindset, you will lead the executive team into holistic decision-making that helps us achieve our goals – all in a way that feels true to our company core values. The ideal candidate understands what it takes to scale a startup in the DTC landscape, can effectively influence strategy, can creatively work with lean resources to drive big impact, and importantly, can champion a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement.
1. Financial Strategy:
  • Develop a financial strategy that paves the way for the company to meet short-term and long-term goals of growth and profitability
  • Lead the monthly, quarterly, and annual budgeting process, forecasting, and financial modeling
  • Provide insight and recommendations for unique growth opportunities, cost efficiencies, inventory management, and pricing strategies
  • Support with major vendor negotiations and contract reviews
2. Data & Financial Analysis:
  • Lead and manage our Data Analytics department and the prioritization of BI reports across the organization
  • Report on the company’s core KPIs and unit economics
  • Collaborate cross functionally to help set company and departmental goals
3. Financial Operations:
  • Oversee all financial operations, including Accounting, Payroll, Tax Accounting, and Sales Tax Compliance
  • Establish and maintain robust financial controls, policies, and procedures to safeguard assets and ensure compliance with regulations
4. Treasury & Risk Management:
  • Manage cash flow, liquidity, and investment strategies to optimize returns while mitigating risks
  • Own relationship with Banks, Credit Card Partners, and insurance providers
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations, laws, and standards, including tax filings and reporting requirements
5. Fundraising & Investor Relations:
  • Partner with CEO to lead fundraising efforts, including debt and equity financing, to support the company's capital needs and growth goals
  • Build and maintain relationships with investors, lenders, and financial institutions to secure financing and negotiate favorable terms
  • Prepare financial presentations and pitch decks for investors / stakeholders
6. Leadership and Team Management:
  • Build and lead a high-performing team, providing mentorship and guidance
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement
  • Promote cross-functional collaboration with other departments to drive efficiency and achieve organizational objectives


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Finance (MFin), or related master's degree
  • 7-10+ years of finance leadership experience such as VP of Finance, or Chief Financial Officer
  • Experience in Direct to Consumer companies in the retail space (must have physical inventory experience)
  • Has been part of a startup’s journey from the ground to scale, including fundraising
  • Ability to distill and communicate complex data in a clear way that can drive business decisions
  • Highly collaborative leader with experience managing multiple teams
  • Analytical and creative problem-solver
  • Passionate about Pepper’s mission to redefine body standards, and deeply believe that the world benefits from more products that cater to underserved audiences
  • Have a ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude and a resilient and adaptable mindset
Pepper values.
  • We Set the New Standard 🏆: We challenge ourselves to always do better than the status quo and are not afraid to think outside the box.
  • We Care Hard 💪: We do hard things with empathy, collaboration, compassion, and don’t shy away from tough feedback or situations.
  • We Believe No Job’s Too Big or Small 🗻: We roll up our sleeves, and are able to do a lot with a little through creative problem solving and resourcefulness.
  • We Embrace Flexible Conviction 💫: We don’t hold back, and believe the best decisions are ones made together with conviction and openness.


  • Company matched 401K plan up to 3%
  • 100% company covered option for medical, vision, dental insurance premiums
  • Flexible remote work location
  • Flexible and generous vacation policy
  • Paid parental leave for qualifying employees
  • Health & wellness monthly stipend
  • Employee discount for Pepper product
  • Have a huge role in the growth of a company with a meaningful mission
Pepper is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Pepper's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. Pepper will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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