Founders First Capital Partners Inc. (FFCP) is looking for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who is ready to grow within an exciting, high growth, early stage, institutionally financed start-up. The CFO will work closely with the CEO and play a critical role in shaping FFCP’s financial strategy, driving financial performance, and ensuring sustainable growth. As the CFO you will be a key member of the executive leadership team, responsible for overseeing and managing all financial activities of the organization.  The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in start-up environments and commercial specialty finance.


About Us: Founders First Capital Partners, Inc is the nationally recognized leading provider of growth funding and business growth advisory support to diverse founder-led small businesses. We provide revenue-based funding and business acceleration support to service-based small businesses located outside of major capital markets such as Silicon Valley and New York City. We focus on supporting businesses led by women, people of color, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, military veterans, diverse teams and businesses located in low to moderate-income areas.


Physical Setting: San Diego Office (Onsite Monday-Thursday; Optional remote Fridays)


Pay: $165,000 - $200,000, plus annual bonus


CFO Responsibilities:


      Capital Strategy Planning and Implementation:

      Assist CEO with design and implementation of various special purpose vehicles (SPVs) for funding and holding commercial loans

      Lead the work of various support vendors to address compliance and
to implement and manage various funding structures

      Lead the accounting team perform all reporting, tax and
audit procedures for the parent company and various fund structures

      Assist CEO and investor relations team with communications of financial performance to support existing and new investor relationships.

      Financial Strategy and Planning:

      Provide strategic financial guidance to the CEO and other key stakeholders

      Develop and execute the company's overall financial strategy in alignment with the business goals and objectives

      Monitor budget variance against Annual Operating Plan

      Monitor financial performance, identify areas of improvement, and recommend corrective actions

      Financial Reporting and Analysis:

      Prepare and present accurate and timely financial reports and metrics, including monthly, quarterly, and annual statements, to the executive team and board of directors

      Review daily cash activities and balances for accuracy and accountability of Company’s Cash Accounts.  Responsible for creating and managing short to long term Cash projections

      Establish/Manage/Monitor Company’s Credit Facility including fulfilling reporting requirements

      Funding and Investor Relations:

      Collaborate with the CEO and head of Investor Relations to develop and execute fundraising strategies, including debt and equity financing, venture capital, and strategic partnerships

      Support the preparation and delivery of investor presentations and financial documents to support fundraising efforts

      Oversee investor disbursements, closings and related reporting.

      Risk Management and Compliance:

      Assess and mitigate financial risks, ensuring the company's financial stability and compliance with applicable laws and regulations

      Oversee annual audit, tax planning, compliance, and reporting activities

      Establish and maintain relationships with external auditors and other professional advisors


Manages a staff that includes a team of 3 consisting of finance and accounting business unit.

Required Qualifications:

      Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or Economics or equivalent experience required

      Master’s, CPA or CFA degree or certification preferred

      10+ years’ experience in treasury management, focusing on cash management, investment management, and cash flow forecasting

      8+ years’ experience in developing and managing corporate annual operating plans

      Capital facilities structuring, fundraising with specialty finance organizations experience strongly preferred.


      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

      Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across functional area

      Critical thinker, detail oriented and motivated professional     

      Ability to work with big data sets and adept at leveraging technology options to efficiently support the needs of the business     

      Comprehensive understanding of banking systems and products

      Strong experience with establishing corporate short to mid-term operational plans

      This position requires extensive decision making and problem-solving techniques for all finance related issues


      Stock option plan

      401(k) plan

      Medical insurance

      Dental insurance

      Vision insurance

      Health Savings Account

      Life insurance

      Disability insurance

      Paid time off

COVID Policy: All employees must be fully vaccinated per company policy.


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