January 23, 2019

Director of Finance


Who We Are:
Cappello’s is a Colorado-based gourmet food company specializing in high-end gluten free, grain free products. Founded in 2011 by friends Stacey Marcellus and Benjamin Frohlichstein, the inspiration for Cappello’s was born out of Stacey and Ben’s desire to create a totally unique food company, to be the best at what they do, and to legitimize their penchant for asking strangers to taste their pasta. Cappello’s mission is simple: provide fresh, uniquely delicious options for gourmet food-lovers, healthy eaters and people with dietary restrictions.

What You Will Do:
The Director of Finance is responsible for maximizing operating results through oversight of finance, accounting, tax, planning, investor relations, and institutional financing. This person will be part of the Leadership Team working closely with all other department Director’s and will direct the strategic activities & priorities within the finance department. The Director of Finance will oversee and/or conduct all planning, forecasting, reporting, and management of financials, by providing on-going updates to key financial metrics, financial results to plan/forecast, and providing recommended course of action to such results. The Director of Finance will monitor and ensure proper capital/cash is in place to support the growth of the business by maintaining various financial models to predict the cash of the business overtime, as well as working with institutional investors/bankers to develop any needed financing structures. This position will work closely with the Board of Directors by providing them with quarterly board updates, monthly financial reporting, and various other analysis, as needed.

We are a small company with a lean team so about 50% of this role will include transactional accounting responsibilities, such as invoicing, expenses, payroll management, bank reconciliation, etc. As the company continues to grow and the team grows this may change. The Director of Finance will report directly to the Co-CEO.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Directing all aspects of accounting and finance operations, overseeing all transactions related to general ledger, receivables, payables, payroll, financial reporting, and other corporate and legal matters
Analyzing company’s financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs and compliance with budgets. Issue regular reporting and ad hoc analysis to senior management
Providing strategic guidance around capital financing options to support company growth needs
Developing and coordinating all relationships with lending/financial institutions
Developing and maintaining all necessary accounting policies and systems, including general ledger and financial reporting. Ensuring that records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
Assisting the Leadership Team in financial planning and results management. Work with other team members to understand revenue and cost drivers and define appropriate reports for tracking
Coordinating, preparing, and reviewing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and board presentations
Manage the external relationships with auditors and tax advisors
Coordinating and/or directing the preparation of tax schedules, returns and information
Managing all tax planning and compliance with all required federal, state, local, payroll, property and other applicable taxes
Actively managing cash flow and predicting cash levels to ensure proper cash balance is maintained to support business based on fluctuating revenues, sales & marketing expenses, and working capital needs
Managing relationships with insurance providers and ensuring compliance
Working directly with private equity partners and board of Directors
Working with legal counsel for all corporate related legal activities
Manage the controller and office manager as well as provide oversight and support to all other members of the finance department
Other finance and administrative duties as required

Who You Are:
10 plus years of managerial accounting and financial management experience
Experience working in a growing start up environment strongly preferred
Strong financial modeling skills and able to efficiently and effectively understand and accurately plan the P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. Master’s degree preferred
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
Experience in manufacturing business and an e-commerce business
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities & deadlines
Experience with capital funding, acquisitions, and working with institutional investors and/or bankers
Experience working with QuickBooks Enterprise
Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
Strong knowledge of US GAAP
Understanding of a consumer products business, preferably within food industry
Desire to be part of a small business team supporting the growth of an exciting food brand
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include looking at a computer screen and ability to adjust focus. The employee may be required to travel, must drive a motor vehicle, and effectively communicate using telephone and email.

Travel Required:
Limited – position may be required to travel up to 15%