Atlantic Sea Farms is a brand with a robust social and environmental mission and ambitious growth goals. We pride ourselves on building a brand and team with integrity that is fiercely dedicated to our social mission to grow the kelp aquaculture industry for Maine and create opportunities for our working waterfront community.
We are seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a full-time VP of Finance and Compliance who is excited to work with a dynamic, mission-driven start-up and become an integral part of achieving our mission. A successful applicant must have experience in Quickbooks Manufacturing, have a strong knowledge of best practices in food manufacturing accounting, and be willing and able to manage the financial operations, procurement, and insurance and HR compliance management for a start-up. This position requires strong interpersonal and research skills, flexibility, efficiency, and a focus on details. A successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff. This position reports to the CEO.
Accurately and efficiently manage ASF Finance Team in coordination with Fractional CFO
Work across Senior Management Team to ensure financially responsible and efficient operations
Manage staff and the month end close process including inventory count and reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, month end accrual and necessary analysis.
Responsible for all invoicing of customers and subsequent collections.
Manage staff accountant
Research and analyze promotional expenses alongside the sales team and work with distributors and freight companies to negotiate the best possible rates
Prepare required weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports in a robust, timely, and efficient manner.
Collaborate with Operations Team to set, track, and achieve COGS reduction goals
Manage and ensure low rates and effective coverage for all company insurances and payroll vendors
Create and manage pricing analysis for all products and processes
Oversee procurement processes as well as pricing analysis across all suppliers
Oversee, coordinate, and research company’s grant applications and grant management processes
Other related duties as assigned
Must have solid experience in leading strategic financial operations
Strong knowledge of standard cost accounting, and manufacturing
Degree in finance or accounting as well as 5+ years of experience
Demonstrated ability to organize, set and implement priorities
Strength in multi-tasking and a keen attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Ability to work productively in an ambiguous and high-energy environment
Strong written communication
Ambitious and relentless focus on meeting and exceeding team goals in order to amplify our positive impact
Excellent management and people skills
Trustworthy and mission aligned
Upbeat, outgoing, and optimistic attitude
Proven problem-solving ability and self-starting mindset
Adaptability – as well as an appreciation and understanding for changing and nascent systems as part of a start-up
Willingness and enthusiasm to throw in on tasks as needed
Strategic and long-term thinking
Kind, empathetic, and collaborative
Patience, a sense of humor, and a sense of humility and optimism
This position would be paid an annual base salary, have access to the company’s health benefits package, paid vacation, and a bonus structure based on individual and team performance as well as inclusion in the company’s stock options plan.