Chief Financial Officer

COMPANY:

A technology leader in urban vertical farming, this company grows and distributes millions of pounds of produce each year in start-of-the-art growing facilities. This well-funded, venture backed company has high growth expansion plans for domestic and international production.

REPORTS/RELATIONSHIPS:

The Chief Financial Officer reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

The Chief Financial Officer will have overall management of the finance function.

Specific duties will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Manage accounting personnel and coordinate with the Human Resources department.
  • Lead all financial forecasting, budgets, reporting, and analysis with executives; create/ model annual and future financial models, unit economics analysis for production facilities, and input assumptions.
  • Provide strategic leadership of financial analyses, profitability, and valuation models.
  • Supervise cash management; create strategic initiatives and operational models with a strong focus on revenue growth, cost efficiency, and profitability.
  • Effectively and clearly communicate potential risks in a timely manner; ensure full transparency over the financial performance of the company.
  • Serve as a key leader for raising equity funds, IPO, equipment financing, debt and bond financing with investment banks, banks, and equipment finance vendors.
  • Prepare and execute mergers and acquisitions.
  • Produce internal monthly board reports.
  • Lead all external financial reporting: quarterly, annual accounts/reports, and event related reports and communicative PowerPoint presentations.
  • Manage annual audits (local and consolidated) and tax reporting; oversee financial and accounting systems, processes, tools, and controls to facilitate successful auditing and comply with regulations.
  • Interface with the market through required stock exchange reporting, conference/video calls, appearances, and road shows.
  • Maintain all regulatory filings and audits for a public company, interface share depositary function as needed through related international markets.
  • Develop and maintain data rooms.
  • Execute and maintain various contracts/legal documents; review and negotiate material agreements.
  • Manage MI and Financial Systems.
  • Propose action plans to ensure that annual financial objectives are attained.
  • Maintain speed and accuracy of billings and client payments.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work effectively with senior leaders across functional, technical, and operational teams and with clients and suppliers.
  • Strong analytical skills and a data driven mindset.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced growth environment.
  • Results-oriented, strategic thinker, and planner.
  • Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Team player.
  • Experienced in raising capital to fund growth; experience in taking a company public is a plus.
  • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Ability to work with team members and partners remotely and on an international scale.
  • Ability to be extremely hands-on while building initial team.
  • Optimistic, high energy, positive, with an absolute “can do” mentality.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field required; MBA or MAC strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION:

Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, equity opportunity, and competitive benefits package.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jonas Hedin, Consultant
704.377.0362