Friday, January 26, 2018

WineTalent Classifieds: Lead Financial Officer in Lodi, CA

WineTalent is working with our client Rutherford Wine Company on a Lead Financial Officer position. This role will be accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, including the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial information. 


- Assist in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
- Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
- Develop financial and tax strategies
- Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
- Develop performance measurements that support the company's strategic direction

- Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
- Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
- Manage the accounting department
- Assist the financial operations of subsidiary companies
- Manage any third parties to which accounting or finance functions have been outsourced
- Oversee the company's transaction processing systems
- Implement operational best practices

Financial Information
- Oversee the issuance of financial information
- Report financial results to the family

Risk Management
- Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile
- Construct and monitor reliable control systems
- Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
- Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
- Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
- Report risk issues to the family
- Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations

- Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
- Arrange for debt and equity financing

-       Master's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience will be considered
-       10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation. 
-       Wine and vineyard industry experience required.
-       Should have experience in partnering with an executive team, and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.
-       Candidates with an MBA in Finance and Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant highly desirable. 

All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential

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