Position: Chief Financial Officer
Founded by Shelby Taylor in 2015, Chickapea’s mission is to create good for the world through nutritious, organic meal options and impactful social contributions. We produce and sell organic pasta products made with chickpeas and lentils, and sell them in retail/grocery stores across North America, as well as online. Chickapea is a Certified B Corporation that ranks in the top 10% of all B Corps worldwide; we are committed to using business as a force for good - for both people and our planet - donating 2% all sales to provide organic, regenerative produce and nutritious meals to people in need. Chickapea is one of the fastest growing businesses by revenue in Canada (Globe & Mail, 2020) and we need hands-on, experienced team players who share our values to support this growth. Chickapea strives to provide a healthy, engaging and supportive workplace for all, whether working virtually or in office.
Chickapea is seeking a full-time CFO to support the company’s rapid growth while maintaining the principals established by the founder.
The successful candidate will be accountable for the accounting, reporting, treasury, and finance operations of the company. The role will require the candidate to continuously monitor and ensure the accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiencies of existing information systems, driving automation, optimization and integration where required. Amongst other things, the CFO will be accountable for the company’s annual budget process, cash management and risk management, standard operating procedures and be accountable to the company’s CEO and Board of Directors (BOD).
In addition to the above, the successful candidate will play a key role in helping management and the Board make decisions based on financial and operational analysis.
Oversee and be accountable for the full cycle accounting team and their functions (i.e. A/P, A/R, cash management, payroll).
Prepare timely and accurate month-end reporting and variance analysis for the BOD, investors and internal departments
Review monthly budget and OKR/KPI reports with department heads
Design formal staff job descriptions, develop, document, and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs), accounting policies (ASPE) and internal controls.
Design and implement SOPs to control and account for inventory across the company’s network of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and retail locations.
Analyze financial information and work with other managers to provide support and recommendations leading to increased profitability and efficiency.
Ensure compliance with local, provincial, and federal government reporting and regulations.
Lead and assist with timely annual Review and/or Audit engagements and income tax filings.
Manage the capital structure to accommodate growth including working with the company’s banking partners and shareholders.
Work with management and the Board of Directors on the development of a rolling 3-year strategic and financial plan.
Provide leadership to staff together with CEO
Oversee the management of certain outsourced functions.
Such other roles and duties as may be assigned from time-to-time.
The CFO candidate must have an accounting designation and 10+ years of relevant business experience.
This is currently a work from home position, but the candidate will be required to travel to Collingwood, ON periodically once safe to do so. Periodic weekend or evening work is expected.
All accounting staff.
Interested candidates should provide a cover letter and resume, with the file titled in the format “CFO_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME” to firstname.lastname@example.org
April 30, 2021