SparkFun is looking for a director of finance. Have you got the stuff?
I don't believe we've posted a job on the homepage since.... ever. So this is sort of a big deal for us.
Remember, yesterday when we showed the organization chart and mentioned we were growing? Well, SparkFun Electronics has gotten big enough that we’re looking for someone with financial experience to add to our roster of geeks. So, we’re seeking an experienced finance person to help guide the company as it grows from small to mid-size at a fast pace. We're looking for a director of finance. You know, one of those people to help us look into the murky crystal ball and attempt to tell the future.
We are told that it is normal to be looking for candidates with 10+ years experience in unfinished goods retail, technology assembly, with some years of that experience in eCommerce. An MBA or an advanced degree in Accounting or Finance is a plus. CPA designation is also preferred. We welcome the discussion as to why we should be asking for something different, and why you could fulfill this different set of criteria, should you wish to be considered as a candidate, but not possess the above characteristics. Detail, examples, and back-up documentation are highly encouraged.
Our ideal candidate would have pre-existing knowledge of SparkFun and our odd ways. They would have experience (even as a CFO) in larger companies ($50M+) so that they can help guide us through the potholes that we could be about to hit. They would understand the balance of work and play, but wake up each morning excited to see what the day's financial reports would contain. We know we're aiming high.
To read the full job description, please checkout our Craigslist post. Are you the right fit? Know someone who would be? We're casting the net pretty wide with a really small mesh in an attempt to find a stellar person to help us out.
Did I mention you get a free hoodie with this fancy logo on it after you've worked for six weeks? C'mon!
Note: All the nitty gritty details are in our Craigslist post and I'm happy to answer questions. I know most readers are going to know the answers to the questions within the Craigslist post. If you divulge answers to questions, I will change your comment to 'I love the TI-89!' (Hey - that's great! Me too!). Please understand we're trying to filter out applicants. If we're asking the wrong questions, what would you ask to try to find a CFO type that fits with SparkFun?