Agreliant Genetics, LLC

  • Vice President of Finance & CFO

    Job Location US-IN-Westfield
    Posted Date
    4 weeks ago(9/25/2018 1:46 PM)
  • Overview

    WHO WE ARE
    AgReliant Genetics is a leader in seed research, production, and quality focused on providing trusted seed solutions that help farmers grow.
     
    Created July 1, 2000 as a joint venture between two of the world’s largest independent seed companies, KWS and Limagrain, AgReliant Genetics is now one of the fastest growing independent seed companies in the industry, ranked as the third largest corn seed company in the U.S., and operates one of the largest research programs in North America. 
     
    At AgReliant Genetics we have a unique multi-brand strategy that gives farmers across the U.S. and in Canada access to our products, regardless of geographical location or operation size. Through our seed brands – AgriGold®, LG Seeds® and PRIDE Seeds® – and our digital ag platform Advantage Acre®, AgReliant Genetics demonstrates commitment to our vision by developing meaningful relationships, delivering valuable seed solutions, and providing an excellent customer experience.
     
    OUR CULTURE & OUR PEOPLE 
    AgReliant Genetics is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. At every level, our people are an essential part in maintaining our values and furthering our growth. We pursue individuals who demonstrate commitment, excellence, integrity, safety and innovation in their work.
     
    At AgReliant Genetics you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value our employees’ passion and believe in giving people the space to navigate challenges, invent solutions and excel in a rewarding career.
     
    You can learn more about AgReliant Genetics and our brands at agreliantgenetics.com or by following @AgReliant on Facebook and Twitter. 

    Job Overview

    Leads the Financial and Administration Department and is responsible for the overall accounting and finance function of the Organization including accounting, treasury, tax, related policies and procedures and financial information systems. Member of the Operating Committee and participates in strategic and operating decisions of the Company.

    Responsibilities

    Strategy, Planning and Management
    • Act as strategic business partner to the Executive Leadership Team, serving as a key member of the team and round table discussion panel and participating in pivotal decisions as they relate to strategic initiatives and operational models.
    • Assess and evaluate financial performance of organization regarding long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts.
    • Provide insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plan of organization. 
    • Evaluate department activities and drive continuous improvement to automate processes and increase working efficiency.
    • Identify, acquire, implement and maintain systems, databases and software to provide critical financial and operational information and appropriate back-up.
    • Communicate, engage and interact with parent companies, CEO, COO and the Executive Leadership Team.
    • Create and execute yearly financial objectives that align with the Company’s plan for growth and expansion.
    • Proactively manage third-party relationships by selecting and engaging consultants, auditors and investors, as appropriate.
    • Lead department by setting objectives in line with Company vision, mission and core values and building an aligned culture through appropriate selection, development, guidance, and motivation of team members.
    • Ensure department alignment with plans, initiatives and recommendations of parent companies. 
     
    Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting
    • Prepare and present financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss and forecast vs. budget and weekly cash.
    • Analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations.
    • Develop and maintain monthly operating budget and annual Company operating budget.
     
    Accounting, General Ledger, Administration and Operations
    • Review, research and ensure application of appropriate internal controls, financial procedures, SOX and other legal compliance including US GAAP and IFRS standards.
    • Coordinate reporting to and maintain positive relationship with parent accounting groups.
    • Lead Company property and causality insurance activities.
    • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data for federal funders, foundations, investors and parent companies.
    • Oversee preparation and communication of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
    • Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal tax returns.
     
    Financial Management & Cash Management
    • Manage cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability.
    • Oversee cash, investments, collections and asset management.
    • Explore new investment opportunities and provide recommendations on potential returns and risks.
    • Represent Company and maintain outstanding relationships and strategic alliances with banks, financial partners, institutions, investors, public auditors, officials and other vendors and business partners.
    • Utilize forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to provide financial insight into the organization’s plans and operating budgets.
    • Engage the Executive Leadership Team and parent companies to develop short term and long-term plans, projections and budgets. 
    • Remain current on audit best practices as well as state, federal and local laws regarding Company operations.

     

    Other duties may be assigned by Leadership.  

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or Finance required
    • CPA required, MBA preferred
    • Background in Public Accounting preferred
    • 15+ years total accounting or finance experience
    • Outstanding knowledge and understanding of GAAP, IFRS, SOX compliance and other legal requirements.
    • Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance-related issues
    • Demonstrated background of partnering with I.T. staff to manage and/or upgrade accounting system. Systems implementation experience strongly preferred.
    • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence and executive presence – ability to engage staff.
    • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills
    • Proven ability to implement a team structure focused on partnership with the organization
    • Demonstrated success leading change management initiatives
     
    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or touch. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
     
     
     

     

    AgReliant Genetics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  We value and openly welcome diversity at AgReliant. Diversity and inclusion is a key part of our strategy for long-term success.

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