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LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Vancouver, BC
Full Time
Welcome to the wonderful world of Lush. We like to do things differently and are looking for an inspiring Head of Finance who has the expertise, vision and passion to ensure the Finance team is not only getting the job done but is valued by the entire business as an integral partner in achieving our ambitious growth plans in North America. We are in the process of creating a cosmetic revolution and we want someone who is as excited as we are by the prospect of achieving this goal. You have experience in making change and can do so in a way that aligns with our Lush values.

This is a particularly exciting, but intensive period of projects, foundational system improvements and a renewed focus on growth, so we are looking for an organised, but dynamic individual who can proactively evolve and improve the current structure and processes. You know how to actively listen and can effectively lead teams through multiple projects from concept to execution. You know how to be curious about opportunities and can take a holistic view to identify risk.

Lush is a true vertically integrated retailer including manufacturing, retail, distribution, digital corporate streams. You will lead, plan, organize and evaluate the overall operation of the Finance Department, leading a team of 50 people, with 6 direct reports across Accounting, FP&A, Tax, Treasury and Payroll. You will be comfortable regularly interacting with all levels of staff and providing them with insightful, forward-looking leadership, guidance and support.

Collaborating with the business operators and reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, you will be an essential part in growing talent in our business. Your ability to be real with feedback and support will help foster an environment that allow for true development.

People that are eager to integrate and who can adapt and evolve to the needs of our business thrive at Lush. You must have a passion for bringing value, leading change and having an impact on the organizations you work with.

Our Lush staff live with purpose, finding their personal value connection with the values of our business, bringing their work and life paths into one holistic journey. #mylushlife


  • Plans, monitors, implements, controls and evaluates all areas of the finance department
  • Proactively leads all compliance and governance initiatives to protect company interests while fulfilling the requirements of federal, state, and local laws, regulations and accounting standards.
  • Facilitates effective working relationships between the organization and external contacts such as government, licensing, auditors, legal advisors, community partners, the public and other interested groups
  • Develops, monitors, implements and evaluates policies, procedures and standards to support the finance department
  • Assesses situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and makes clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization
  • Participates and brings value to management team strategic planning and project evaluation
  • Administers, evaluates and oversees all significant contracts with external business partners
  • Anticipates, understands, and responds to the needs of internal and external clients.
  • Leads the company's risk analysis, ranking issues and developing plans to mitigate
  • Ensure that financial data is properly understood and can make communicate key messages to all levels.
  • Ensures financial reporting provides insight to operations versus financial plans and identifies corrective actions as needed.

  • Qualifications:

  • CPA or equivalent with 10+ years' experience at a Director/Head of Finance level
  • Self-motivated professional with the ability to focus, prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced, high-energy environment to deliver a high-quality output
  • A proven collaborative, proactive and inclusive approach to business support
  • Proven success record in training and development of others and building strong teams
  • Excitement and a commitment to learn, understand and relate to Lush's core brand values
  • Can distill and summarize large and complex data sets in a simple and concise way and present it clearly without losing sight of the big picture
  • Exceptional communication skills both written, and oral are essential to succeed in this role.
  • Strong team player that can drive discussion but is coachable and always open to hearing a different view.

  • Preferred:

  • Experience in high volume, vertically integrated retail and digital operations including manufacturing environments
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally

  • Thriving with a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our staff and committed to inclusion. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
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