VP, Finance (9023A)


Our client is an agricultural biotech company with the mission to improve high-value crops. Their goal is to become the trusted leader in agricultural technology, hemp product and coffee through their state-of-the-art nurseries, breeding programs and contemporary seed testing and production.

They are currently seeking a seasoned, results-driven VP, Finance to join their team. This individual will also play a key role on the executive leadership team.

As the VP, Finance, your daily responsibilities will consist of:

• Leadership: Proactively lead internal Finance function to support profitability objectives, via:

  • Developing fiscal strategy that is consistent with company beliefs and brand equity
  • Proactively partnering with internal functions and external partners
  • Translating financial information into strategic insights and implications, by analyzing key financial metrics to understand key strengths and opportunities, and to facilitate managing budgets and costs
  • Developing and refining KPIs to help monitor financial performance
  • Establishing internal processes to facilitate achievement of financial goals.

• Reporting: Lead monthly, quarterly, and year-end closing of financial statements and reporting

• Cost management: Manage, evaluate and optimize internal costs, including: Preparing and analyzing annual operating budget

• Cash flow management: Managing the company’s cash cycle including credit terms and collection activity, disbursement management

• Financing: Maintain financing relationships with private equity partners and debt providers.

• Maintain accounting information systems, and upgrade as appropriate

• Adhere to GAAP and state and local audits (income tax, regulatory compliance, sales & use)

• MISC: Will support fundraising opportunities, pitching to investors, partner with corporate legal team on fundraising initiatives, etc.

As the VP, Finance, your background/pedigree should include:

  • 10+ years of financial leadership experience, which strong knowledge in all aspects of finance and debt equity
  • Advanced degree, preferably in Business/Finance/Accounting - CPA, MBA highly preferred
  • Fundraising experience of $10M+ raises
  • Previous M&A experience
  • Collaborative style with proven ability to coach
  • Critical thinker who focuses on strategic issues, and can also roll up their sleeves and get it done
  • Can effectively communicate with C-Suite level members on strategic finance issues.
  • Positive and flexible, and thrives in an entrepreneurial environment with a lean and flat organization

If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, please email your resume’ to adam@peopleconnectstaffing.com