Our Financial Philosophy:
In order to achieve our vision, being environmentally sustainable is not enough – we need to be financially sustainable. At Fleishers, this means reducing risk and expenses wherever possible, while allocating appropriate funds to initiatives which will help us achieve long-term success: building a resilient supply chain; investing in infrastructure to help in-store teams deliver an exceptional customer experience; and training and retaining top talent. It means always having a finger on the financial pulse of the organization, clearly defining and monitoring key performance indicators, and tightly managing the budget.
- Act as the company’s financial eyes and ears
- Establish, monitor, and work to improve key performance indicators
- Provide active operational support to ensure that every measurement and decision is based on relevant, accurate data. Maintain financial models for strategic and tactical use by the entire leadership team
- Establish and enforce financial policies and best practices in our retail stores and at headquarters
- Work with outside bookkeeping firm to continually streamline financial operations while maintaining strong controls, checks and balances
- Oversee the Finance Associate in managing vendor and wholesale customer relationships, accounts payable and receivable, small revenue streams, one-off account reconciliations, and filing payroll
- Negotiate pricing and contract terms with key suppliers and service providers
- Work with Fleishers legal counsel, tax accountant, and insurance representative to ensure compliance and mitigate risks throughout our supply chain and lines of business
- Maximize our return on physical assets by overseeing facilities, equipment, and vehicle maintenance
- Manage IT purchasing and maintenance, including company-owned PCs, printers, and software licenses; point of sale hardware (iPads) and software (Revel); VOIP phones; etc.
- Support the CEO in fundraising efforts as needed
- 5+ years in a financial management role, including 2+ years at a top investment banking or management consulting firm. MBA preferred but not required.
- Experience in brick-and-mortar retail, e-commerce, or consumer packaged goods
- Ability to commute to Manhattan most days, and to shops in Brooklyn or Connecticut once per week
- Extremely organized and detail-oriented, proactive with communication follow-up
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including small-group presentations
- Comfortable getting your hands dirty (sometimes literally!), and working collaboratively in a low-hierarchy structure with a diverse group of colleagues