Summary/objective: A hemp manufacturing start-up located in Lexington Kentucky is seeking a Chief Financial Officer. As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Chief Financial Officer will report to the CEO and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company. This individual will have primary day-to-day responsibilities for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial-related activities of the company.

Essential functions:

· Provides leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives

· Direct the company’s strategic planning initiatives and help to build out strong practices around financial planning and analysis

· Partner with all members of the senior management team and other company leadership on business strategy

· Responsible for coordinating the annual audit, preparation of monthly/quarterly/annual financial statements and tax returns

· Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities

· Actively manage day-to-day accounting and financial operations

· Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets, and consolidation and reporting to the Company

· Demonstrate strong Financial stewardship. Direct resource allocation, monitor company expenditures and help review and negotiate customer and vendor agreements

· Prepare, analyze, and present monthly financial reports to the leadership team

· Designs and implements effective systems, reports and models to measure and monitor the Company’s performance across all business lines and departments.

· Build and mentor Finance and Accounting team through the implementation of systems, processes, internal controls, and policies


Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

· Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization

· Problem solving and creative skills, with the ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

· Ability to wear many hats and contribute across various initiatives

· High intellectual capacity, particularly in an analytical and strategic context

· Prior experience leading fundraising diligence efforts, ideally at a growth stage company

· Entrepreneurial spirit and passion for building

· Must be a strong, decisive, results-oriented person who can develop and manage relationships across multiple business functions

· Hands-on, take charge financial professional with strong financial and analytical skills

Supervisory responsibilities:

Oversee the Accounting team

Work Environment:

This job operates in an office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands:

This is largely a sedentary role: However, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and arms to reach. The worker is also required to have close visual acuity for viewing a computer terminal, reading, transcribing, and preparing and analyzing data and figures.

Position type and expected hours of work:

This is a full-time position, work hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be flexibility in the schedule, but the individual must be available during core business hours.


Travel will be required, but should not exceed 20% per year.

Minimum Qualifications:

· BS in Accounting or Finance, MBA and/or CPA highly desirable

· 10+ years in a progressively responsible financial leadership role

· Experience with building and growing in a start-up environment

Salary: $70,000-150,000/year

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