CFO / Controller

Major Food Manufacturer Las Vegas, NV 2019-03-20

• A growing food processing organization in the Las Vegas area is seeking a dynamic, driven, hands-on Chief Financial Officer that is able to successfully lead in a rapidly scaling organization.

• In this role, you’ll be in a unique position with visibility to the entire organization, which provides the opportunity to come to conclusions and reach insights others might not identify.

• This role offers an unparalleled opportunity for a transformational leader to bring process excellence and mentorship to an organization squarely in a hyper growth mode.

Your Specific Responsibilities:

• Ensure the Company’s financial results are presented in a timely and accurate manner, with proactive commentary included to support decision making.

• Develop tools and systems to measure important financial and operational information, and drive performance metrics against both the annual budget and Company’s long term strategy.

• Provide analytical insight into (a) key metrics and their impact to the business (b) results of ongoing operations (c) financial condition of the organization including cash flow analysis and forecasts and (d) forward looking marketplace trends.

• Providing strategic direction to the C-Suite and execution on global projects.

• Build new and unique financial models and improve existing analytical tools that ultimately consolidate up into our total Company P&L.

• Manage all aspects of Accounting including, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory and the monthly closing process.

• Lead all finance functions, including treasury, tax, audit and information requirements for the Board.

• Serve as a principal financial liaison to legal counsel to ensure all contracts and agreements are prepared in accordance with financial goals and standards.

• Maintain and improve internal controls and financial procedures, and coordinate annual financial audits and preparation of all tax returns and documentation.

• Safeguard the Company’s assets and oversee the financial systems and routines to strengthen the control environment.

• Hire, train and mentor a high performing team.

• Establish employee objectives and developmental goals, maintain priorities, and assign accountabilities, and manage the performance and salary review process for your team.

• The Chief Financial Officer is accountable for the administrative and financial operations of the company, including such areas as financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury and cash management, internal controls, IT, Human Resources, payroll, contract administration, insurance coverages and other activities for the company.

• This position requires strong interpersonal, relationship and influencing skills to complement an entrepreneurial, opportunity driven culture which enhances financial planning, analysis and controls.

• The CFO is given a large amount of autonomy to develop the financial policy and direction of the organization and to make policy related decisions, and will provide leadership to both the finance of the organization and the entire company at all levels toward attainment of business objectives and must have excellent overall communication skills.

• Serve as a key member of the Executive Management team that operates within the overall objectives and budgets of the Company.

• Provide accurate appraisal, interpretation and analysis of financial results, while providing an accurate explanation and justification of budgets, forecasts and long-range plans.

• Manage the finance organization and the controls of the company to ensure the custody, maintenance and safeguarding of the company’s assets.

• Assure adequate liquidity for continued operations and planned acquisitions.

• Assure timely and accurate financial reporting in compliance with GAAP and other regulatory, tax jurisdiction or lender requirements.

• Direct the production of understandable and actionable financial management information to support decision processes and continuous improvement.

• Use timely financial reporting and financial management information to explain results, forecasts and plans to stakeholders, including shareholders, manager, other employees, and lenders,

• Direct continuing reviews of the company’s accounting practices to ensure their correctness, appropriateness and conformance to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and tax laws, while assuring coordination and responsiveness to financial audits.

• Provide expert financial input on a variety of subjects and to a wide variety of disciplines to assist in the general business planning and execution of business activities of the Company, serving as a trusted, valued and available business partner to other leaders so as to be consulted while plans are under consideration.

• Set overall guidelines and review for balance sheet elements so as to manage financial investment and risk,

• Highlight opportunities for cost/financial improvements and effectively provide both advocacy and progress tracking toward successful resolution,

• Assist in efforts to raise capital as needed.

• Manage signature obligations of the position including legal and contractual documents.

• Establish and manage credit policy and enforce collections, manage any security risks

• Management, oversight, and responsibility for the Human Resource and Payroll functions of the company

• IT System implementation experience. Sage products experience preferred, i.e. Business Works, X3.

About You:

• A combination of strategic thinking, hands-on mindset and tactical execution. As with any Company in growth mode, they need Leaders with the willingness to move seamlessly between day-to-day tasks and vision creation many times throughout the business day.

• Must have a collaborative approach with members of the Management Team, and the ability to work collectively with others to solve problem, and build a successful business.

• Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to prioritize, plan, perform and disseminate information in both verbal and written forms throughout all layers of the organization.

• Utilization of technology to streamline processes and provide current analysis of information.

• Must be a self-starter willing to take initiative, be proactive and aggressively drive toward goals and objectives.

• A bent toward attention to details, but balanced with swift execution -- Doing things quickly and doing them well.

• Bi-lingual Spanish a plus

Education & Credentials:

• Prior executive Finance experience with a minimum of $80MM in annual revenue.

• Prior Food Company experience is required, in addition, must have an operational focus to your approach.

• At least 10 years of experience, including at least 5 years of management experience, ideally gained in a reputable organization.

• High level of integrity, honesty and empathy.

• Experience with capital acquisitions is a big plus.

• The ability to maintain trust and strong personal relationships despite potentially disagreeing on business decisions.

• Strong collaboration skills including the ability to map out joint processes with other departments and collectively develop improvements.

• The ability to understand cash management decisions and effectively communicate the decisions and their rationale to stakeholders.

• CPA certification and/or MBA preferred.

• Demonstrated experience in leading a quality finance team in terms of process integrity, improvement, and personnel leadership.

• Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

• Demonstrated experience in handling complex financial topics



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