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Head of Finance / CFO


About Knockaround
Founded in 2005 and based in San Diego, Knockaround is the original, affordable Southern California sunglasses company. Centered around a sunglasses line that is both practical and stylish, Knockaround provides high-quality sunglasses that won’t break the bank. Since its inception, Knockaround has grown to offer 14 different frame styles available in a wide range of colors, ongoing Limited Edition sunglasses and collaborations, a “build your own” custom sunglasses shop, and an extremely loyal fan base. Knockaround Sunglasses has been featured in well-known media outlets such as GQ, US Weekly, and The Today Show, and have been worn by several celebrities including Matthew McConaughey, Natalie Portman, Snoop Dogg, and John Legend. 

Job Overview
The Head of Finance / CFO will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for overseeing all financial operations of the company. This is a full-time position based in the Knockaround office in San Diego. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of finance, accounting, and business strategy, as well as a strong track record of success in leading and managing financial operations for a growing company.

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversee all financial planning and analysis, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial modeling
  • Develop and implement financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and best practices
  • Manage cash flow and capital allocation, including working capital management, capital expenditures, and debt financing
  • Oversee the accounting function, including month-end close, financial reporting, and tax compliance with a focus on accelerated timelines and accuracy
  • Provide financial leadership and support to cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, operations, and HR
  • Partner with the CEO and executive team to develop and execute long-term financial strategies that support business growth and expansion
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external partners, including auditors, bankers, and investors
  • Manage and mentor a small team of internal and external accounting/finance professionals to ensure high performance and growth opportunities



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; MBA or CPA strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in finance or accounting, with at least 5 years in a senior financial leadership role
  • Demonstrated experience in financial modeling, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex financial information to both financial and non-financial stakeholders
  • Experience in consumer goods, e-commerce, or retail is mandatory
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with a track record of developing and mentoring high-performing teams
  • Proven ability to think strategically and develop long-term financial plans that align with business goals

At Knockaround, we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We offer competitive compensation packages and opportunities for growth and development within the company. If you are a passionate and driven finance professional looking for a new challenge and would like to work full-time at our San Diego office, we would love to hear from you.

Estimated Base Salary Range: $150,000 - $250,000

For full consideration for this position, please email a complete resume and cover letter to