Chief Financial Officer at Ecosense Lighting

| Greater LA Area
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Position Overview

Ranked on INC 5000’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 500 list, EcoSense is a successful, rapidly growing LED technology company based in Los Angeles. Our purpose is to invent, inspire, and defy expectations through the lens of technology and the power of light. From Bloomingdales and BMW, to Harry Winston and Mall of Emirates, we light the most beautiful spaces in the world.


EcoSense hires curious, collaborative, and autonomous visionaries who have a passion for tackling the unknown, solving hard problems, and answering questions that haven’t been explored. We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our team. If you want to push boundaries in your field, then this is the place for you.

The Position

The Chief Financial Officer position is accountable for the administrative, financial, investor relations and risk management operations of the company, to include assisting in the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.  This position will be a part of the leadership team and will contribute directly to the success of the company and be a key contributor to a potential IPO. Flexibility and team-building abilities are critical as well.


Join us as we build a company focused on revolutionizing the way things are done in our industry. We are performing cutting edge research and developing innovative tools to solve challenging problems. This role brings you the opportunity to firmly apply your stamp to our organization, now and well into the future. Join us in creating amazing, beautiful and functional experiences.


  • Be the steward of the company’s IPO, ensure the organization is prepared for an IPO by Q4 2020 and is set-up for long-term success in the public markets.
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans that drive the company through innovation guided by sound financial practices, including implementation of metrics to measure success.
  • Act as a key financial advisor on all manufacturing, new product introduction, supply chain and research and development efforts.
  • Responsible for corporate liquidity, investments, and risk management related to the company's financial activities.
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile, this includes ensuring there is a reliable control system in place.
  • Personally, review and approve all reporting including but not limited to: Form 8-K, 10-K, and 10-Q filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (when/if the company is publicly held)
  • Play key role in developing the company’s corporate structure related to acquisition, regional expansion, and growth. Plans should take into consideration long-term tax strategies.
  • Play a Key role in negotiate all contracts.
  • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements in every state and country it has a presence
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.
  • Responsible for reporting financial results to the board of directors and ensuring audit committee is aware of any risk issues.
  • Maintain relations with external stakeholders including auditors, bankers, etc.
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team.
  • Partner with HR to manage 401k plan.
  • Play a key role in Investor Relations and represent the company with investment bankers and investors as requested.
  • Play key role in M&A activity, including the integration into Ecosense.
  • Manage the accounting, finance, tax, and treasury functions.

The Person

It is desired that the candidate has the following qualifications for the position:


The ideal Chief Financial Officer should have a CPA with 15+ years of progressively responsible experience along with prior public company experience (IPO experience ideal).  The candidate should have experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, CPA required.
  • 10+ years of experience in a corporate leadership role
  • Ideally, candidate will have a proven background in consumer products (preferable lighting or other high-volume consumer electronics)
  • Experience with corporate governance
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Experience with budget management, public accounting, and cash flow
  • Ability to understand new issues quickly and make wise decisions
  • Ability to inspire confidence and create trust
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

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We are located in the vibrant Chinatown section of Downtown LA. We're public transportation accessible and near freeways, making us easy to get to.

An Insider's view of Ecosense Lighting

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our culture is distinctive, adaptable and high-performing guided by our core values of Beauty, Freedom, and Frictionless. We have a culture that expects and empowers its employees to have agency—to individually act to produce for powerful results.


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What does your typical day look like?

A typical day involves learning & solving. I collaborate with colleagues to solve technical & business challenges involved in producing great luminaires. Collaboration on any given day could include customers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Optical Engineers, Software Engineers, Color Scientists, and Industrial Designers,


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How does the company support your career growth?

Just out of school I went to China with our VP of Ops, 12 dozen vendors in two weeks. I was able to witness all forms of manufacturing from die-casting to cable construction. To top it off I averaged one fresh mango smoothie every day!


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What are Ecosense Lighting Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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