Overview

Director of Finance is an executive level position primarily responsible for all Finance and Accounting operations.

As an executive-level position the Director of Finance is additionally required to collaborate with other executive staff on top level business projects and priorities. The director is expected to be a “public face” and champion of the company, especially to investors, recruits, regulators, elected officials, and business partners.

Dark Heart Industries is a dynamic fast-growing company; as such the Director of Finance will be expected to wear many hats and operate in functional areas and at levels that might not ordinarily be expected of a similar position elsewhere.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: (including but not limited too)

Accounting

  • Manage all aspects of the accounting and finance operations;
  • Manage the timely close each month and the issuance of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements;
  • Report on monthly Budget to Actual variances by department;
  • Review and refine existing accounting policies and procedures. Implement new systems to improve efficiency and timely reporting. Creating actionable intelligence for managers;
  • Manage annual tax returns preparation with outside CPA firm;
  • Manage creation of financial statements and operations reports according to GAAP standards, with an eye on attention to detail while maintaining a big picture perspective;
  • Develop and Analyze product cost systems;
  • Design structure of financial reporting to enable accurate consolidated parent financial statements fora complex business structure;
  • Recruit and manage front-line bookkeeping staff;
  • Review accounting out-sourcing options and onboard provider to save cost on accounting functions;
  • Manage existing banking relationships and develop new relationships in the complex cannabis banking environment;

Business Planning and Forecasting

  • Provide business analysis, forecasting and financial planning;
  • Manage annual strategic planning and budgeting process with each department manager with an eye for process improvements;
  • Oversee all F & A vendor relationships;
  • Forecast cash;
  • Develop project and proforma financials to support growth initiatives and financing activities;

Finance

  • Assist the CEO on investor relations, fundraising and reporting;
  • Advise on fundraising structure and strategy;
  • Assist in financing company activities by generating finance leads and cultivating professional network that can be looked to for the finance leads;
  • Participate in prospective and current investor meetings to build investor confidence in the organization;

IT

  • Act as finance lead in company-wide Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP deployment;
  • Configure company-wide controls in new ERP;

Controlling and Auditing

  • Implement and monitor controls to ensure compliance with tax laws across many jurisdictions;
  • Implement and monitor controls to ensure compliance with state cannabis regulatory framework;
  • Prepare company for audit and engage outside auditor;
  • Working with management team to identify risks and insurance requirements, work with insurance brokers/companies to acquire appropriate insurance policies;

Executive Responsibilities

Strategy

  • Lead periodic corporate strategy activities conriuting valuable to the identification and selection of strategic corporate priorities;
  • Participate in cannabis industry and other professional events, such as trade shows, conferences, training seminars, charitiabl events, etc. Develop professional network and seek opportunities for recruitment and business growth.
  • Promote the public image of the company by acting as an ambassador. Provide enthusiastic and professional face; especially embodying the company’s core values of: justice, learning and collaboration.

Business Development

Public Relations

  • Seek out opportunities to develop the company’s public image by engaging in interviews, speaking opportunities, guest columns, etc.;
  • Work in and/or lead teams as needed to help execute special projects to take advantage of opportunities as they emerge;

Special Projects

  • Work in and/or lead teams as needed to help execute special projects to take advantage of opportunities as they emerge;

Job Requirements & Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • CPA, CFA, or similar license required

Knowledge Requirements (licenses, programs, or certifications):

  • Understanding of U.S. GAAP as it applies to a manufacturing environment
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication Proficiency;
  • Problem Solving/Analysis;
  • Project Management;
  • Strategic Thinking;
  • Excellent Computer Skills
  • Excellent MS Office
  • Expert Excel (pivot tables, lookups, etc. VBA preferred)
  • Basic databases
  • Expert level Quickbooks
  • Strong Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • Proven track record of providing a strategic direction for a growing finance and accounting department
  • Experience with Concur (or similar software) expense and invoice systems preferred.

Experience:

  • 5 years plus managing complex cash management and AIP
  • 5 plus years supervising accounting staff.
  • 5 plus years of managerial and cost accounting experience
  • Experience with a smaller organization wearing many hats.
  • Ag or Manufacturing experience strongly preferred

Other Requirements:

  • Detailed oriented
  • Analytical
  • Good communicator
  • Discretion a must

Other Information

Special Information (Travel required, on-call schedule, etc)

  • Travel
  • Long Hours
  • Some Weekends
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