Chief Financial Officer (ID:45128)
A very compelling Finance Leadership opportunity with a privately-held company in the Agricultural industry, with aggressive plans for continued growth.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will oversee all aspects of Finance for the Company’s operations and serve as the strategic finance partner with the executive leadership team. Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the CFO will represent the business to executive leadership and the organization. The CFO is responsible for leading the Finance organization and will be a key member of the leadership team providing strategic guidance to the company’s growth plans. Adapting to and promoting the Company’s culture and values is critical to the success of this position, which will require a hands-on management style.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Specific responsibilities include the following areas: Financial Leadership, Financial Reporting/Planning/Analysis, Investment Strategy, Treasury, Accounting Systems/Controls, and Mergers and Acquisitions. 
  • Provide overall direction for effective recording, analyzing, and reporting of all financial results (i.e. budgeting, planning, analysis, consolidated financial reporting, taxes, cost accounting, systems).
  • Provide corporate financial leadership and credibility, internally and externally, based on superior business acumen and integrity.
  • Use financial analysis to support company decisions and communicate effectively to the Board of Governors and management.
  • Participate in the company's current and future expansion activities with a special focus on state, local and federal government finance opportunities such as enterprise zones, tax incentives and credits, and industrial revenue findings.
  • Support company in identifying and resolving cost issues, optimizing efficiencies, and ensuring effective information systems.
  • In conjunction with the President/CEO, develop and evaluate corporate financial strategy and objectives including budgets, forecasts, risk management, and compliance.
  • Direct and manage a comprehensive cash management program that ensures the company is maximizing the use of its funds, maintaining appropriate cash flow, capital structure, and provides for future growth.
  • Support business by tracking operational KPIs and metrics back to financial impact.
  • Drive supply chain improvements and better vendor pricing.
  • Provide decisive and team-oriented leadership to the Accounting Department to ensure continued growth and development.
  • Guide the creation of training materials improve financial acumen, ensure data reliability, propose corrective action, and manage a profitable business.
  • Manage the company’s banking and government relationships and optimize the results of the investment portfolio through financial modeling and scenario planning.
  • Develop, understand, and negotiate contracts.
  • Present at annual meetings, Board of Governors meetings, and/or other informational sessions.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field; master's preferred.
  • Previous senior finance leadership - minimum 10 years.
  • CMA, CPA or public accounting experience, preferred.
  • Broad understanding of all fundamental financial/accounting disciplines (i.e. general accounting, audit, cost, planning and analysis, financial information systems, taxation, treasury, and credit/risk management.
  • Good foresight and financial modeling skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to develop budgets and objectives then bring them to closure.
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective decision making and facilitating within a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with lenders; experience in working with state and local government entities is highly desirable.
  • Strong commitment to methodical, organized, and timely work ethic.
  • Strong interest in developing team members.
  • Travel up to 10% annually (this position is onsite, not remote).

About Versique
At Versique, we believe people are more than a resume. People invent, propel, unearth, and build. They transform teams, markets, industries, and bottom lines. People do more than just fill an open position. They open greater potential. We’re here to help fill your human potential and build your human capacity. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of “versatile” and “unique”, hinting at the concept of “search” in its pronunciation.

In 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Versique was recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace, was nominated as a Best of Business Finalist by Twin Cities Business and made the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal's list of Twin Cities Largest Executive Search Firms.

We believe people are the ultimate business advantage. Let’s find your people together. And make the best possible.
Versique is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors.



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