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Director of Finance Controller

ACS Global Search Morrisville, VT

  • Expired: 19 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position Title: Director of Finance

Location: Hardwick, VT

The Sugarman of Vermont The Sugarman of Vermont is an award-winning purveyor of maple syrup products for the food and hospitality industry, based and operated in the town of Hardwick nestled in the Green Mountains! The Sugarman is committed to producing best in class products, ensuring 100 percent customer satisfaction. Their sophisticated modern food grade facility employs highly efficient stainless-steel processing equipment and is environmentally controlled and intentionally designed to protect the integrity of their products, assuring the highest standards of product quality. 


Position Overview The Finance Director will report directly to the CEO and will supervise a team of five.  Manufacturing and cost accounting expertise is required for this position, with experience in the food industry a strong plus. This position is responsible for the accounting and finance operations of the company, to include the compilation of monthly and quarterly reports for the board, periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with GAAP or international financial reporting standards. This position is also responsible for cash management and external reporting to the board and credit partner.  They are also responsible for acquisition due diligence, department audits, budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis and being a strategic business partner to the leadership team and serving as a finance liaison to the company’s owner, Taglich Private Equity.   


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization's fiscal function and performance 

• Areas of responsibility include general ledger, monthly internal and external reporting, budgeting and forecasting, sales and margin analysis by product type and profiles

• Provide financial analysis to senior leadership and provide insights to improve financial performance

• Select and implement a successor accounting software package to QuickBooks

 • Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends 

• Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operational efficiencies 

• Participate in the development of the organization's plans and programs as a strategic partner   

• Ensure the financial function scales to meet the needs of the organization as it embarks on a period of significant growth

• Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial discipline  

• Provide strategic financial input and leadership on issues affecting the organization 

• Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs 

• Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the corporation may enter (work with 3rd party legal entities)  

• Direct and coordinate financial planning and budget management functions 

• Work with department managers to develop three to five-year business plan

• Recommend benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance

• Monitor, analyze, and present monthly operating results against budget

• Manage the preparation of all financial reports, outlooks, and forecasts

• Prepare financial analysis for contract negotiations and product investment decisions

• Responsible for all inventory costing and reporting

• Prepare monthly financials and cash flow

• Prepare annual budgets

• Analyze machinery investments for ROI

• Assist with financial presentations to the board and executive team

• Manage payroll and benefits

• Manage retirement benefits

• Assist with Human Resource administration

 • Manage vendor relationships 

• Prepare customer sales report for sales department to analyze

• Prepare customer external reporting data

• Monitor internal controls

• Lead tax planning – MFG R&D credits, etc.

• Support purchasing for the facility

• Coordinate financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements

• Support asset management and insurance decisions

• Manage Foreign Exchange currency trades and currency hedging

• Provide financial analyses as needed for capital investments, pricing decisions, contract negotiations, etc.

• Lead daily operations of the finance and accounting department

• Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure to effectively accomplish the finance and accounting department’s goals and objectives

• Assist in establishing short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, training, and operating procedure

• Represent the company externally to government agencies, auditors, and the general public


 Core Competencies

• Setting and Communicating the Financial Vision 

• Accounting, General Ledger, Treasury Management, and Administration  

• Internal and External Financial Reporting

• Strategic and Financial Planning  

• Financial Systems, Financial Analysis, & Reporting 

• Budgeting and Forecasting   

• Pricing and Margin Analysis

• Cross Functional Collaboration 

• Large Scale Project Management (financial, banking, legal, IT, etc.)  


Education and Experience Requirements

• BS/BA degree in Finance or Accounting

• 10+ years total accounting or finance managerial experience with at least 3 years in a senior-level role • Experience working in a private equity-backed, high growth business a plus

• Deep knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles

• Experience with Foreign Exchange currency trades

 • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders  

• Experience with a variety of financial and accounting reporting systems

• Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections 

• Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects 

• General business acumen and operational management experience 

• Systems implementation experience. Background coordinating with IT staff to manage and/or upgrade accounting system. 

• Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance-related issue

Company Description
unlimited growth, employer of choice, highly profitable and wonderful location.

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