SUMMARY: As the Chief Financial Officer and strategic business partner to the senior executive management team, the CFO plays a critical role in the organization’s financial performance, growth, health, stability, and business opportunities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
Strategy, Planning and Management
- Provide leadership in the development and continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
- Assist to maintain strong financial performance by providing advice on ways to increase revenue while decreasing costs.
- Ensure credibility of finance and accounting group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
- Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
- Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities.
- Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the organization’s plan for growth and expansion.
- Participate in pivotal decisions as they relate to strategic initiatives and operational models.
- Implement policies, procedures and processes that align with the organization’s strategy.
Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting
- Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss, forecast vs. budget, and weekly cash flow.
- Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide proper recommendations.
- Develop and maintain monthly and annual operating budget.
Accounting, General Ledger, Administration and Operations
- Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper functionality of all systems, databases and financial software.
- Ensure completion of accurate financial statements, timely filing of all local, state, and federal tax returns.
- Oversee cost accounting, grower accounting and payments.
- Partner with Human Resources to ensure appropriate legal compliance.
- Oversee the month-end close process and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
- Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and overhead cost allocation.
- Oversee weekly cash management and AP department, approve large payables, sign checks, authorize large wires and ACHs.
- Manage the cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability.
- Develop and maintain outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners.
- Utilize forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to provide financial insight into the organization’s plans and operating budgets.
- Develop short-term and long-term plans, projections and budgets.
- Remain current on audit practices and compliance.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
- A master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business or a certified public accountant (CPA) credential a plus.
- Five to ten years of financial leadership in agriculture or related field.
- Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
- Ability to work in a team environment where honest communication, a positive attitude, engagement, and personal accountability is expected.
Please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org