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Vice President of Finance

Xcimer Energy

Xcimer Energy

Accounting & Finance
Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024
Xcimer Energy leverages decades of research on Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) combined with groundbreaking new laser architecture. Our mission is to deploy fusion power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. Xcimer has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by leading investors, Xcimer is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change. Join us in powering a better world with inertial fusion!
We are seeking a dynamic Vice President of Finance to join our innovative deep tech startup. As Vice President of Finance, you will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and be responsible for steering the company's financial operations and strategy. You will handle high-level financial strategy and oversight, with a focus on operational and tactical financial management to support the growth, innovation of our technologies, and to positively impact the future of energy!


  • Financial Operations Management: Manage daily financial operations, including accounting, payroll, billing, and financial reporting. Work closely with the executive leadership team to align on strategic financial initiatives and ensure operational execution.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Lead the preparation of budget reports and financial forecasts, and analyze budget variances and financial performance in alignment with the company’s goals and projects.
  • Financial Planning and Analysis: Conduct detailed financial analyses to support decision making by the COO and other senior leaders. Provide insights and recommendations based on financial data and trends.
  • Compliance and Control: Ensure compliance with accounting standards and legal regulations. Manage all financial and audit processes to uphold financial health and integrity.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Collaborate with the executive leadership team to effectively communicate financial status and updates to internal and external stakeholders, including potential investors and financial institutions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; an MBA or CPA is preferred.
  • At least 10 years of financial management experience, with a strong preference for candidates who have worked in a technology-driven, complex integrated supply chain or startup environment (fusion energy, aerospace, or space and defense preferred).
  • Comprehensive understanding of financial accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Strong FP&A experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement financial systems, processes, and controls.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proactive approach to business issues.
  • Ability to maintain trust and deliver on commitments.
  • Proven experience working with rigorous urgency.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of working collaboratively with diverse teams.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee of granted asylum


  • MBA or CPA
  • Prior experience in a high-growth startup or deep tech company.
  • Proficient with the latest financial software and accounting systems.
  • Effective leadership and team management abilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Xcimer Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Xcimer Energy hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Xcimer Energy will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.
Benefits Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 6%. Paid Time Off: 15 days per year based on weekly scheduled hours, 10 paid sick leave, and 13 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns. Equity will be granted to eligible employees. Equity is designed to allow employees to share in company results and success.