HIRING: VP of Finance & Compliance

HIRING: VP of Finance & Compliance

Job Announcement - Atlantic Sea Farms
VP of Finance and Compliance

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
● Work across Senior Management Team to ensure financially responsible and efficient operations
● Institute policy and process for the month end financial close process including inventory count and reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, month end accruals and necessary analysis.
● Responsible for all invoicing of customers and subsequent collections.
● Manage staff accountant.
● Research and analyze trade and promotional expenses alongside the sales team and work with customers, distributors and freight companies to get back any deductions that are incorrectly withheld.
● Work with freight companies and logistics providers to negotiate the best possible rates.
● Prepare required weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports in a robust, timely, and efficient manner.
● Prepare and present to the company’s stakeholders, monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements as per US GAAP. Prepare detailed management reports and analysis on the business performance.
● Lead and coordinate the annual operating plan exercise and track progress of same including periodic latest estimates.
● 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
● Negotiate and finalize terms with the company’s co-mans and oversee their commercial performance.
● Evaluate capital investment projects including preparing IRR, ROI and other analysis as needed.
● Oversee, coordinate, and research company’s grant applications and grant management processes
● Evaluate and put in place debt and other non-dilutive financing options for the business
● Lead the capital raising efforts of the business to bring in mission aligned equity growth capital for the business.
● To ensure all compliances are obtained and maintained as required in all jurisdictions where the business operates.
● To lead the review / audit process with the Company’s auditors.
● 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.

To inquire, please email Briana Warner, bwarner@atlanticseafarms.com