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Chief Financial Officer

Cape May Brewing Company is looking for a highly strategic CFO to oversee all financial and accounting activities of its rapidly growing brewery and distribution companies.  The CFO assumes a strategic role for Cape May in the overall financial leadership of the company and directs financial activities, including budget management, capital expenditures, financial analysis, forecasting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting, and policy and procedures.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a professional who thrives in a busy workplace, and is well-versed in working closely with senior management, and has an entrepreneurial spirit. The CFO may also have oversight and transacting for payroll, insurances, 401K, and building and maintaining partnerships with financial institutions.

 Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of and support the company’s strategic plan
  • Monitor the financial performance of the company, assuring compliance within organizational goals
  • Prepare monthly and annual operating budgets
  • Develop and manage financial controls, processes and procedures to ensure safeguard of assets and assure accurate and timely recording
  • Communicate financial metrics to senior management
  • Assure financial plans are consistent with organizational goals
  • Manage commercial banking relationships
  • Interface with outside audit firms(s), banks and lessors, casualty/liability insurance agent(s), credit card companies, and collection agencies
  • Interface with outside accountants for corporate income tax on federal, state and local levels
  • Advise management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions
  • Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures and efficient control and utilization of financial resources
  • Analyze the financial details of past, present, and expected operations to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed
  • Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance, and non-organizational accounting personnel to facilitate financial activities
  • Monitor financial activities and details, such as cash flow and reserve levels
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Evaluate needs for procurement of funds and investment of surpluses and make appropriate recommendations
  • Create and report feasibility tests for conceptual projects proposed by management, including collection, interpretation, and report of findings and recommendations.
  • Prepare and present financial data and analysis at regular management meetings for past, current, and future financial outlook
  •  Participate, and make recommendations to management on company policies and business operations
  •  Maintain current and average cost data for all inventory and sale items
  • Create and/or maintain ad-hoc financial spreadsheets or reports

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Accounting department staff (currently 2)

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or higher degree from a four-year college or university in Accounting
  • Related discipline Accounting designation (CMA, CGA, CPA, or CA) preferred, but not required
  • Ten or more related years of progressive experience, including public accounting experience, GAAP financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting
  •  Minimum of 5 years of experience as a CFO, or senior executive financial manager
  • Prior experience in the beverage industry or experience with cost accounting
  • Impeccable analytical and organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to work closely with a senior management team
  • Proficiency with Excel, Google Sheets, and QuickBooks and GAAP financial reporting