Chief Financial Officer

COMPANY:

Southeast-based, privately held food manufacturer.

REPORTS/RELATIONSHIPS:

The Chief Financial Officer reports to three co-presidents and serves as a key member of the executive management team.

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. The CFO provides leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting, and budgeting efforts of the company. The CFO is responsible for managing total assets.

Specific duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team and assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives.
  • Develop financial and tax strategies and work closely with owners to report financial results and risk issues.
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans and develop performance measures that support the strategic direction.
  • Supervise acquisition due diligence and assist in negotiating acquisitions.
  • Manage the capital request, budgeting, and financing processes.
  • Oversee the accounting, finance, cost accounting and payroll functions, including outsourced accounting/audit functions and banking relationships.
  • Manage all aspects of the company’s 401(k) plan and insurance coverage.
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.
  • Create new ways of streamlining regular tasks to allow department to run more efficiently.
  • Enforce and adhere to food safety and quality program(s), OSHA, and follow GMPs with the focus on delivering safe, quality foods to customers.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a senior level financial role with a family-owned business; manufacturing preferred.
  • Proven experience developing and leading high performing teams.
  • Mergers and acquisitions experience.
  • Sound finance and accounting experience balanced with exemplary strategic acumen.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as federal and state laws, legal documents, safety rules, and operating and procedure manuals.
  • Strong ability to communicate and influence others, both orally and written.
  • Ability to perform advanced calculations and formulas.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently as required.
  • College degree required; MBA preferred.

COMPENSATION:

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

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Greg Gabel
212.949.6611