Interim VP of Finance (ID:45599)
This is an exciting opportunity to join one of our great clients in the North Loop as Interim Vice President of Finance.
The VP of Finance is responsible for financial controls, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. They will work closely with colleagues in all parts of the business, particularly Sales and Operations, and with third parties such as the 3PL, payment and banking providers, and advisers. The role also requires close working relationships with the Global Finance team and other functions, including website operations.

This role requires a strategic thinker with a strong background in finance and accounting, capable of driving financial performance, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and providing valuable insights to support business growth and profitability.  The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, providing strong leadership to their team and clarity and transparency to management.

This position is a hybrid role in Minneapolis, MN.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute financial strategies to achieve company goals and objectives
  • Prepare and present comprehensive management accounts to the NA and Global businesses covering wholesale, website, and marketplace channels
  • Develop budgets and forecasts in collaboration with the Global FP&A team and NA leadership
  • Conduct financial performance reviews and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Develop and monitor meaningful KPIs and indicators for the business
  • Oversee all accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and financial reporting.
  • Manage the month-end and year-end close processes to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial data, meeting Group and local requirements
  • Implement and maintain internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Manage cash flow and liquidity to support operational needs and optimize working capital in collaboration with Global Finance operations
  • Manage local banking relationships, merchant accounts, and other financial operations
  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations, laws, and standards
  • Identify and assess financial risks and implement appropriate risk management strategies
  • Drive process improvements and efficiency initiatives to optimize financial performance
  • Foster a team spirit of openness and innovation
  • Motivate and develop team members
  • The post holder will be an officer of the corporation and act as a signatory on contracts

Required Skills & Abilities:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; MBA or CPA preferred 
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in a senior finance role, preferably within the retail or distribution industry
  • Strong knowledge of financial principles, practices, and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute financial strategies that drive business results
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Effective leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate across functions
  • Proficiency in financial analysis, BI, Excel, and ERP systems

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 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 2023, Versique made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies, along with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal's Fast 50 list for fastest-growing private companies in Minnesota. Additionally, for the past four years, Versique has been recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace and awarded a Best Place to Work in 2022 by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, which speaks to the incredible culture we've fostered. 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 regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors.

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