Canam Fresh seeks a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

CFO opportunity alert! Canam Fresh seeks an experienced Chief Financial Officer to help lead our quickly growing farming company. This full-time executive leadership position based in Ontario provides the candidate with an opportunity to join an innovative and inclusive leader in North American farming, driving our strategic growth and ongoing digital transformation through expert financial strategy and management.

CFO key qualifications

Farming business, 10 years (Required)
Ability to work in the USA (Required)
Bachelor’s in Finance and/or MBA (Preferred)
CPA (Preferred)
Strategic and entrepreneurial skills
Business Spanish (Preferred)

CFO duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible running three Canadian operating companies and one U.S. operating company as well as multiple ancillary companies working directly with the CEO and senior management
  • Direct knowledge of the Canadian and US food marketplaces, including the farming regulatory landscape and North American supply chains
  • Participate in formulating the company’s future direction and developing strategic initiatives and implementing tactical direction
  • Create and set financial KPI targets for all divisions in the company and provide insight into financial and non-financial key performance indicators then implementing changes and adjustments.
  • Contribute significant input into how the company manages its income and expenses
  • Manage banking, insurance, and all other financial relationships, including arranging for debt and equity financing
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
  • Capital expenditure analysis
  • Cash flow projections, short term financing, risk management, bank related issues
  • Format and complete budgets – manage cost tracking spreadsheets for each division and monitor
  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
  • Manage the accounting and human resources departments
  • Oversight of Accounts Payable including credit applications, troubled accounts,
  • Oversight of Accounts Receivable including credit applications,
  • Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations
  • Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsources
  • Oversee the company’s transaction processing systems
  • Implement operational best policies and procedures
  • Oversee the issuance of financial information
  • Assist accounting office with year-end statements and tax planning
  • Monthly financial statements
  • New financing sources including government grants or programs
  • Cost tracking by product, division, customer daily while in production
  • Oversight and maintenance of new and existing customer and supplier accounts
  • Monitor all open legal issues involving the company
  • Construct and monitor reliable control systems
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
  • Ensure the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
  • Deal directly with EDC, currency Hedges
  • Deal with our investment partners, banks, financial institutions, and gov’t agencies with regards to finance, grants, and ways to help us continuously grow while leverage all types of institutional support.

Skills and personal traits

As a driving force of positive change within Canam Fresh, our new CFO will have the necessary strategic and tactical skills to help our organization scale quickly.

  • Established organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal, creative and cross-functional team player
  • Excellent analytical and finance skills
  • Strong team player, self‐starter, positive attitude, and high integrity
  • Outstanding communication skills at all levels
  • Attention to detail, responsibility, and accountability
  • Technology savvy, forward thinking and entrepreneurial

About Canam Fresh

Canam Fresh is one of North America’s fastest growing agri-businesses and the home of wholesome goodness. We grow, cut, clean, pack, prepare and deliver over 30+ produce items for retailers, food manufacturers, and food companies from our farms in Canada, the USA, and Mexico.

Our company offers a reliable, year-round supply chain of produce. We grow nutritious and delicious premium products, such as cucumbers, bell peppers, winter squash, pumpkins, specialty peppers, and so much more. Our farms across North America deliver products and services 365 days a year through our high-tech facilities.

Canam Fresh’s success has everything to do with our people. We hire people with integrity, professionals who do as they say and say as they do. This consistency allows us to promise and deliver wholesome food with dedication, honesty, and transparency. Learn more about our farming operations, sustainability practices, and values at www.canamfresh.com and join us on Facebook @canamfresh, Instagram @canamfresh, and Twitter @canam_fresh.

 

 

 

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