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Chief Financial Officer (Part-Time)

Xcimer Energy

Xcimer Energy

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024
Xcimer Energy leverages decades of research on 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!
As a Part-Time CFO, you will be a key member of our executive team, responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company. This role requires a strategic thinker with extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, as well as past experience in a venture capital funded company. We are looking for our leaders to apply their technical expertise, problem solving skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact the future of energy!


  • Financial Planning & Analysis:
  • Develop and maintain financial models to support business decisions.
  • Prepare and present financial forecasts, budgets, and long-term financial plans.
  • Analyze financial performance and provide insights to optimize business operations.
  • Monitor key financial metrics and provide regular reports to the executive team.
  • Strategic Financial Leadership:
  • Collaborate with the CEO and executive team to develop and implement strategic initiatives.
  • Provide financial guidance and support for business development and growth strategies.
  • Assess and mitigate financial risks, ensuring the company’s financial stability and growth.
  • Financial Operations:
  • Oversee accounting, tax, and treasury functions to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Implement and maintain financial policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Coordinate with external auditors and manage annual audits.
  • Team Leadership:
  • Mentor and develop the finance team, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure the finance team is equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to succeed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field; MBA or CPA preferred.
  • Proven experience as a CFO or senior financial executive in a high-growth, deep tech, or technology-focused company.
  • Extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, with a strong understanding of financial modeling.
  • Demonstrated success in raising capital.
  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with executive teams and stakeholders.
  • High level of integrity and dependability, with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • 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
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.