CAREERS AT BELLROY
Chief Financial Officer

IN A NUTSHELL

Bellroy is an Australian business that has achieved rare success on a global stage. Since we sold our first wallet in 2010, we’ve grown to over 100m in revenue, employing 100 staff, selling through more than 1,000 doorways and directly to consumers online in 150 countries, diversifying into bags, tech and travel accessories in the process. We’ve demonstrated the capability of delivering multiple product categories, in multiple retail channels, in multiple geographies, giving us the enviable benefit of resilient growth; it also makes life at Bellroy very, very interesting.

As CFO, you’ll join a world-class executive team, ensuring excellent financial management, and advising and contributing to our strategic expansion into new spaces: product ranges, sales channels and geographies.


IT TAKES A SPECIAL KIND OF HUMAN…

You are considered and strategic, yet curious and flexible in your approach. You love the numbers behind a business and enjoy seeing business outcomes represented numerically. You have CFO experience and want to move to a company with an excellent culture, doing interesting and good things in the world. You’re excited by an environment where things are always growing and changing, and you’ll need to continuously redesign our future systems and oversee the existing ones. Experience in a retail, product, e-commerce or inventory management context is close to essential, but we’re open-minded, and you might be able to show that you have the relevant skills despite not having worked in those specific industries.

You’re interested in getting the right outcomes and bringing others along with you. Working with smart people with good intentions, getting things done is your happy place. You’ve worked hard to build your skills, and you care about working with folks who are also excellent at what they do.The Bellroy culture is focused on developing the skills and smarts of all its staff, and you’ll see that when you interact with our people.

We need you to bring your knowledge of accounting, finance and strategy to continue our rapid growth and build our systems and approaches to doing business on a global scale that will set us up for years to come. You’ll be managing our highly capable finance team, informing our (minority) institutional investors, and we hope you’ll be as comfortable getting your hands dirty in the data as you will be thinking strategically with the senior team.


IF YOU WERE HERE LAST WEEK YOU MIGHT HAVE:

  • Worked alongside your team to review and publish the reporting pack for business performance last month
  • Updated cashflow projections and worked with the operations teams to ensure we planned pre-holiday season inventory purchases
  • Supported the Finance Manager and external accountants in completing the annual external audit, providing guidance on new finance policies that are needed as Bellroy grows
  • Met with our external overseas accountants and in house counsel, taking the lead in setting up the financial operating strategy for our Chinese and US entities
  • Collaborated with our China-based accountants and our in-house tax accountant to resolve any transfer pricing issues that arise as we establish our Chinese entity
  • Discussed the current sales forecasting and budgets with the Finance Manager, and collaborated on a new financial report to help us measure the success of our step-change projects
  • Attended the quarterly Board meeting to report on financial performance and answer questions raised by the Directors
  • Met with our Head of People and Culture to discuss the proposed new payroll system and the potential for improvement to our HR systems within it
  • Took a call from one of Bellroy’s external, institutional investors to answer some questions about movements in the balance sheet
  • Met with your manager, Lina (COO and Co-Founder) to discuss an upcoming change in reporting requirements and advise on the best way forward

WHY WORK FOR BELLROY?

Bellroy’s mission is to inspire better ways to carry; use business as a force for good; and help the world – and our crew – flourish. We make great carry products that delight people in their everyday lives, while constantly innovating to improve the sustainability of our materials. We are a certified B Corporation. We have carefully built our culture on radical effectiveness. Our credo is "smart people with good intentions who get things done" (yes, really). We help our staff love their work and grow as people. Internally, we’re proud of our workplace culture; externally, we’ve been recognised as Australia’s Best Place to Work 2021, in the "< 100 Employees" category.

Location and hours

This role is full-time and based in our Collingwood HQ

Start Day: We're ready when you are!

Chief Financial Officer

OUR MISSION

Inspire better ways to carry.
Use business as a force for good.
Help the world, and our crew, flourish.

Our Spaces

'Bellroy' is a fusion of our two homes – Bells Beach and Fitzroy. Bells Beach brings a relaxed, outdoor vibe to balance Fitzroy's creative, urban style. The city and the sea; inspiration and adventure. Together they provide a perfect balance.

Bells Beach

Our beach HQ sits behind giant sandstone cliffs that overlook one of Australia’s best-known surfing coastlines. It’s where our Product Designers experiment in the Maker Lab, and our Sales team consume awesome amounts of espresso and Skype bandwidth. Things are more tranquil here than our Fitzroy neighbours and we like the focus that can create. There’s a cafe right next door if you need a quick bite and our 11am surf check always provides the perfect chance to reset the mind with some salt air.

Fitzroy

Our Fitzroy space is immersed in the middle of Melbourne’s creative hub. It’s where our Creative, Marketing, Engineering and Operations teams develop campaigns and ensure each Bellroy is sent safely across the world. Walk out the door and you’ll find streets bursting with energy (and the best ramen joint this side of Tokyo). There’s also an olympic-size pool just around the corner for those in need of a lunchtime refresh.

Remotely

Outside of our two main headquarters we have a team that works remotely - from Western Australia to parts of Asia, the USA and Europe. Being global is at the heart of Bellroy, it keeps us connected, and makes sure we see life from many different perspectives. If you have an internet connection and the flexibility to become part of a team you don’t see everyday, you might consider joining our growing global network.

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Our Team

It takes a diverse crew to make Bellroy tick. We’re a collection of thinkers and makers, coming from over 25 different countries (and counting). Everyone has a unique set of skills, which all blend to achieve a clear vision – Inspire better ways to carry; use business as a force for good; help the world, and our crew, flourish.

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