CFO / VP of Finance
CLEAN Cause is a fast-growing Austin based beverage company -- currently expanding nationally -- making a social impact! Our products lines include: Water, Energy and Sparkling Yerba Mate. Our mission is to create a sustainable source of funding to help individuals recover from alcohol and drug addiction with 50% of profits supporting sober living scholarships to give individuals leaving rehab a fresh start. We like working with ambitious people who are ready to make a difference!
The VP of Finance / CFO will provide executive leadership and knowledge in finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles. You will lead the finance department to design and implement best practice operations, 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.
Join the executive team to form the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
Develop financial and tax strategies
Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction
Hand’s on day-to-day F&A functions while continuing to build department for growth
Manage, direct, lead and develop direct reports within the F&A department
Establish and monitor accounting staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities and conduct annual performance appraisals
Upgrade current accounting processes and record-keeping procedures
Help guide company to hit financial targets
Able to communicate with all levels of the company
Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
Lead accounting, investor relations, tax, and legal compliance initiatives
Oversee the company's transaction processing systems
Implement operational best practices
Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile
Construct and monitor reliable control systems
Ensure that the company complies with F&A legal and regulatory requirements
Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
Report risk issues to owners COO and CEO
Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations
An experienced leader and financial manager with appropriate CPG industry experience. Start-up experience is a plus. An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards.
The individual should possess:
Sound technical skills
Strong operational focus
Excellent negotiator who is experienced in contracts
Comfort with software systems
Foster a servant-leadership culture while driving great results
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
Excellent leadership skills with the proven ability to lead and motivate team members and a willingness to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
Prior experience in a fast-paced environment, heavily integrated with other functional departments.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a long-term plan while multitasking, prioritizing and adapting to changing situations.
Professional and proficient verbal and written communication skills.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree (B.A.)
6-12+ years related experience including recent experience as a strategically oriented financial leader in the CPG industry
Experience managing finance personnel and / or a team