Chief Financial Officer


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Job Description: 
PRO*ACT is North America’s leading distributor of fresh food to the foodservice and retail industries, sourcing from premier national, regional and local farmers. PRO*ACT streamlines the produce supply chain, offering significant cost benefits and an easy, one-call solution to source the freshest produce from more than 70 third-party inspected, independently owned, local distribution centers across the United States and Canada. PRO*ACT provides category cost management through commodity contract pricing, in-house consultation services and integrated produce program distribution management.
 
SUMMARY:
The Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for taking on a leadership role in financial and technological decision- making that affects our company while providing strategic input to senior management. While overseeing the accounting and the information technology processes, the CFO will play a key role in developing and implementing improvements to the respective aspects of our organization.
Responsibilities & Duties: 

FINANCIAL PLANNING & STRATEGY:

  • Develop and maintain annual operating budget.
  • Oversee preparation and maintenance of regular financial planning reports including monthly profit and loss forecast by division (vs. budget) and weekly cash flow forecasts.
  • Complete analysis of financial results; develop recommendations (strategic and tactical).
  • Develop and execute analysis of business initiatives (e.g., sales initiatives, new service launches, etc.).
  • Assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and company's long-term strategy.
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors).
  • Serve as a member of executive leadership team.
  • Present financial reports to EC and Board.
  • Participate in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating model and operational execution.

ACCOUNTING & ADMINISTRATION:

  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
  • Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
  • Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
  • Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems.
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting.
  • Oversee and coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Oversee preparation of month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial statements.
  • Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems.
  • Oversee the development and management of accounting staff.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY & PLANNING:

  • Oversee IT Department and ensure the department structure aligns with organizational needs.
  • Set objectives and strategies for the IT department.
  • Oversight of IT vendor negotiations and IT architecture and infrastructure in the organization to ensure optimal performance.
  • Oversight of Information Risk Management.
  • Oversee and participate in strategic and operational planning of IT initiatives to achieve business goals.
  • Participate in the Technology Oversight Team.
  • Analyze costs, value and risks of information technology to advise management and suggest actions.

LEGAL:

  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance with organizational structure and operating agreements.
  • Primary interface with outside legal counsel.  Establish relationship with such counsel and manage relationship.

TEAM MANAGEMENT:

  • Mentor and develop a direct team of three; this includes managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic.
Requirements: 
  • B.S. Required, CPA and/or MBA preferred.
  • Proven experience as leader of IT Department.
  • Excellent knowledge of IT Systems and Infrastructure.
  • A strong strategic and business mindset.
  • At least five years of experience as CFO, CIO or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of business-related law topics including contracts and legal entity structures.
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial and IT management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of retail, restaurant and/or grocery industries.

 BENEFITS:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Wellness Plan
  • PTO


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