CFO

Why Lifesum? 

Here at Lifesum, action speaks louder than words, and it's our passion that brings us all together as a force to be reckoned with! We support each other and trust that everyone is a master of their field and that you will question, champion, and lead when you join us. 

We strive to be an employer that provides equal opportunities, and a workplace where each individual can contribute and realize their professional potential. By working actively to embrace diversity, we can enrich every discussion and decision at Lifesum and bring our purpose to life. Our goal is to make sure we are an inclusive workplace for all, and that everyone who works at Lifesum feels great about working here.  It's an exciting and important journey we've started together.

What we do at Lifesum

Lifesum aims to simplify the path to long-term healthy living for millions of people around the world. Our technology motivates users to live a more balanced lifestyle with personalized plans for better eating and healthier living. With more than 20 nationalities in our team today we enjoy a vibrant mix of cultures, world views, and working styles. And with over 50 million registered users worldwide, we are looking to add more brilliant people to our award winning team that will help our users live healthier, happier lives!

About the role

Lifesum is looking for an entrepreneurial and experienced finance leader to join Lifesum as CFO. The successful candidate will be highly business-oriented, creating growth through strategic initiatives and an ability to bring clarity and transparency to the companies’ operations whilst being a strong partner to the various parts of the business.

The role is responsible for leading and developing the areas Finance & Accounting, and Legal, and managing the responsible managers within each area. The new CFO will join the company with a strong mandate to create growth and position the company for the future. 

You will be part of the Management team and report to the CEO. The role is based in Stockholm, Sweden but will involve business traveling to Lifesum’s office in Los Angeles, US. 

Responsibilities and what you will do

  • Serve as a strategic partner and financial advisor to the CEO, the Board, and the Management team to help shape the overall direction for the company
  • Own and lead all aspects of finance:
    • Accounting together with Director of Finance
    • Financial planning
    • Financing and related processes such as Due Diligence, Management Presentations, Q&A, and more
    • Cash management together with Director of Finance
    • Other reporting requirements (e.g. debt providers, owners)
  • Manage the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, and preparation of monthly reporting to the management and board
  • Hands-on approach to building bottom-up financial models using financial and operational data
  • Build and scale the teams within Finance & Accounting and Legal to achieve optimum performance
  • Responsible for finance and accounting setups used by Lifesum AB and Lifesum, Inc with support from the Director of Finance
  • Find, develop and work effectively and collaboratively with all business and industry partners. 
  • Manage the relationship with auditors and other external parties together with the Director of Finance
  • Acting as Head of Legal
    • Work closely with all VP’s during agreement negotiations and procurement processes
    • Handle legal tasks throughout the company
    • Lead all work related to GDPR and Privacy together with Lifesum’s DPO
  • The CFO will support the CEO with board material, have an active role in the board meetings and act as secretary of the board

Are you the one we're looking for?  

  • +5 years CFO experience and a strong track record in finance and/or M&A. 
  • Experience from a startup environment is viewed positively.
  • Ideally experience from scaling a business, value creation, and experience from consumer subscription and/or SaaS business models
  • Public environment experience
  • Well-versed in subscription metrics like LTV, CAC, churn, cohorts and payback time
  • A strategic mindset and an ability to translate visions into concrete long-term plans that are aligned with company key results and targets
  • Well-developed commercial understanding and rapidly understand the business logic and value drivers of any given business
  • Proven ability to build relationships both internally and externally. Ability to influence and impact immediately.
  • Solid leadership skills and strong  communication & presentation skills with the ability to explain complex analysis and figures in an understandable way

Education and specific skills 

  • Master of Science with strong academic credentials, ideally with a Business or Engineering focus
  • Fluent in English and Swedish, both written and spoken 

Personal Characteristics

  • Pragmatic and down-to-earth without prestige
  • High energy level with great social skills. Ability to get along with diverse personalities.
  • Leader
  • Comfortable performing several projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities
  • Good reasoning abilities and sound judgment. 
  • Good business understanding and acumen
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive—but be able to recognize and support the organization's preferences and priorities
  • Results and people-oriented. 
  • Resourceful and well organized

What you can expect from us  

If you are looking for an international, fast-paced environment, working on exciting projects with some of the most successful companies in the world, then Lifesum is the right place for you. What’s even better – when we succeed our users succeed. At Lifesum, you have the chance to change the lives of millions, helping them on their journey to become healthier and happier every day.

If you think this sounds exciting, we'd love to hear from you and get to know you. Send us your resume right away, tell us why you are interested in this particular position and why Lifesum feels like the right place for you. Everyone is welcome, please apply.

 

 

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

We usually respond within a week

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Stockholm

Valhallavägen 117H
115 31 Stockholm Directions contact@lifesum.com View page

Do you want to join our mission?

Our Lifesum family comes from all parts of the globe and we’ve come together in Stockholm and Los Angeles. We’re more than 25 nationalities that are working together with a joint mission to make an impact in people’s lives by making it easier to live a healthier life!

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