Now hiring: Fractional CFO (HQ)

Fractional CFO (Remote, Headquarters)

As The Pad Climbing embarks on a phase of rapid expansion, we’re on the hunt for a visionary Fractional CFO with a proven track record in navigating the complexities of growth within the brick-and-mortar, membership-based business landscape. Your analytical prowess and financial acumen are crucial as we aim to scale thoughtfully, avoiding the pitfalls that often accompany rapid growth.

At The Pad Climbing, we foster a community where climbing, fitness, love, and a collective spirit of adventure thrive. Our ethos is grounded in diversity, inclusivity, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. We are female-led in a traditionally male-dominated arena, celebrating our differences, and believing they fuel our creativity and strength. We warmly invite candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, including veterans, individuals with disabilities, members of the queer community, and people of color, to join us in this journey.

What Sets The Pad Climbing Apart:

  • We empower our staff to see potential in every individual, supported by comprehensive training and collaborative meetings.
  • Our focus remains steadfast on community engagement through climbing and complementary activities, ensuring we excel in what we do best.
  • We embed perks like free coffee, robust wifi, inviting hangout spaces, and complimentary rentals into our ecosystem, making climbing accessible to all.
  • Our commitment to accessibility, non-franchised identity, and remote working flexibility underpins our operations, allowing you to contribute from anywhere—even from the crag.
  • At The Pad Climbing, you’re not just an employee; you’re a catalyst for change, inspiring others to reach heights they never imagined possible.

Why You?

  • You understand that climbing and its community possess the power to transform lives.
  • Your mantra is excellence; anything less is not an option.
  • You’re committed to providing an extraordinary life for those who serve this vision.

Our members find a second home, surrounded by clean, inclusive, and well-appointed facilities staffed by genuinely caring individuals. We owe our existence to the pioneers before us and honor that legacy through respect for the land, the people, and the sport itself.

Intrigued? Let’s Connect—Differently.

Forget the resume and cover letter**; we aim to minimize bias and maximize efficiency, focusing on your fit with our culture and readiness for the role through a unique application process. This approach is designed to respect your time and ours, offering a glimpse into our world and ensuring alignment from the outset. 

Embark on a Journey with The Pad Climbing

Should you join us, expect a comprehensive hybrid training program blending online and in-person learning. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to exceed expectations, fostering continuous growth and feedback.

Are you ready to be part of a movement that’s reshaping the climbing community and beyond? If so, The Pad Climbing awaits your energy, insight, and passion.

**We will request resume and references during screening process.

Our Mission:

To build immersive experiences, spaces, and opportunities through climbing, community, fitness, and love.

You will be responsible for:

  • Provide strategic financial planning and oversight, helping steer The Pad Climbing through its next growth phase.
  • Engage in investor relations, acting as a key liaison and building strong, trust-based relationships.
  • Oversee financial reporting, ensuring accuracy, and providing insights for decision-making.
  • Participate actively in strategic planning and decision-making, bringing financial insights to the table.
  • Work closely with the CEO, offering financial expertise and support for operational efficiency and growth.
  • Facilitate financial education and knowledge sharing within the team, particularly with the Operations Officer.

You will be accountable for:

  • Upholding and embodying our company values, leveraging our mission to guide financial strategies and decisions.
  • Enhancing financial systems and processes to support our growth and operational efficiency.
  • Ensuring the financial health of The Pad Climbing, identifying risks, and capitalizing on opportunities.

You will be consulted for:

  • Strategic planning and financial forecasting.
  • Investment and expansion opportunities.
  • Financial system implementations and improvements.

You will be informed about:

  • Updates on company performance and strategic direction.
  • Financial policy and procedure updates.
  • Any significant financial transactions or changes in financial status.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in financial management and strategic planning, preferably in related industries. Ideally around 10-15 years of broad financial management experience with companies who have transitioned from small to medium-sized businesses.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks, Asana, and Google Workspace.
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to work remotely and manage time effectively.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and improvement.
  • Codeword: Strategic

What we have to offer:

  • A role critical to the growth and success of The Pad Climbing.
  • The opportunity to be part of a mission-driven organization.
  • Flexible hours, with an expected commitment of 1-2 days per month, potentially more as required.
  • Competitive compensation: $2,000 – $7,000/month based on experience and time commitment. Potential for performance incentives.
  • Family membership to all of our locations and our partner locations.
  • A dynamic, supportive team environment.
  • Fully remote work opportunity.
  • We are an equal-opportunity employer that welcomes diverse voices and experiences aligned with the vision of our organization: Climbing. Community. Fitness. Love.

Don’t send that resume just yet!

We don’t want your resume, we don’t want your cover letter, and we don’t want phone calls and emails!

Why? We at the Pad feel that the employment process is broken and we want to address these issues and hopefully inspire others to, as well.

Why is it broken?

  • Applicants are judged on their ability to make a fancy-looking document
  • Applicants are judged on their writing ability when that may not be a requirement of their position
  • Applicants are unfairly judged based on their employment history, success in describing it, and even by their own name and location.
  • Applicants are encouraged to go above and beyond, reaching out to HR and supervisors, and writing long essays, all of which is an emotional drain on everyone
  • Salary, benefits, time expectations, and even physical ability requirements are either omitted or over-inflated.

Our process eliminates this and is designed to test applicants in as little time as possible to see if they will be a good fit. Through our process, we are able to:

  • Educate you about the organization you are applying for so you know if it is a good fit or not for you.
  • Check for the level of attention to detail we want to see prior to hiring.
  • Check for level of readiness for the position
  • Show us your personality
  • Take a minimum of time and energy for our HR team AND you

Please note – if you send resumes, cover letters, etc without being asked, we will NOT review them.

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