Director of Finance - CPG

Propeller Industries

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The Director of Finance will play a key role in helping the natural product industries leading VC-backed growth stage firms build their businesses by providing in-depth financial and analytical support. This person will operate with a high level of independence and play a leadership role within the Propeller service team. For a senior accounting/finance professional looking for long-term job stability and a CFO-track position, this is an excellent opportunity to learn the complexities and interdependencies of early-stage, high-growth companies like Barnana, Hippeas, Sir Kensington’s, and many others.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Deep understanding of the workings of the Food & Beverage industry including, but not limited to: multiple channels & retailer landscape, manufacturing & co-packers, distributors & brokers, etc.
  • Solid experience in firms’ business operations and ability to set up systems and processes to ensure firm-wide controls
  • Strong ability to understand the dynamics of an early stage growth firm in the Food & Bev space, use critical thinking and enable the firm’s management to make strategic decisions
  • Perform & oversee financial planning/analysis, cash resource management & budgeting
  • Create financial models & provide ad-hoc financial analysis
  • Evaluate financial/accounting processes, propose improvements and oversee implementation
  • Direct subordinates in finalizing monthly closes
  • Lead audit processes
  • Oversee client account management discussion and analysis and board reporting
  • Work with clients to ensure representation of company finance function
  • Draft management discussion and analysis reports

Qualifications and Capabilities:

  • BA in accounting or finance or economics
  • 5+ years of accounting and financial experience

About Propeller Industries:

Propeller Industries provides outsourced finance and accounting for an elite portfolio of early-stage growth companies. We offer a broad scope of services ranging from CFO-level strategic planning to day-to-day transaction processing through our team of CFOs and accountants. The firm has offices in SF, LA, NY, Austin, TX and Sun Valley, ID and currently serves 200+ clients across a range of industries including ecommerce, technology, food & beverage, manufacturing, business services and healthcare.