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Financial Manager

Irvington, NY (Minimum 2 days/week)
Posted 1/2/19

BrightFarms is seeking a Financial Manager to join the Finance and Accounting team. Responsibilities include supporting the CFO and Controller performing business and corporate development analyses.The Financial Manager will have the opportunity to work directly with senior management as well as across all company departments.

You Will: 

  • Develop, review and present financial models to analyze sales, operational and construction processes
  • Maintain and expand existing long-range forecast model
  • Support CFO and Finance team with capital raise and M&A activity
  • Proactively identify deviations or trends in current and historical operating statistics with data scientists and greenhouse operations
  • Work with Construction & Design team to build and track efficiency and accuracy of construction project economics
  • Conduct market research and competitive analysis on existing sales markets as well as new product verticals
  • Conduct financial and business due diligence (e.g., industry analysis, competitive position, growth prospects) on potential acquisition candidates
  • Support Finance team with quarterly reporting, annual meetings and stakeholder requests for information

Your Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years of total experience; 2-3 years of relevant work experience at an investment bank, commercial bank, private equity or management consultancy plus 1-2 years in role with heavy modeling and analytical requirements
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • MBA/CFA a plus
  • Proof of ability to work in the US
  • Self-motivated, entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong judgment and critical thinking skills; creative approach to problem-solving
  • Strong quantitative abilities, including experience in financial modeling and valuation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines; possess a fine-tuned attention to detail
  • Team-player attitude and a desire to work in a small team environment
  • Intellectual curiosity and passion for sustainable and eco friendly industries including BrightFarms mission criteria listed below:
    • To improve the Health of Society and the Planet – the inspiration for BrightFarms grew out of our desire to grow food in the same communities where it’s consumed — food that’s fresher, tastier, and better for the environment.
    • Our Mission for Sustainability – Growing food in a sustainable way is at the core of our mission. Our growing methods minimize the impact to the environment by using less energy, water and land than traditional farming.
    • Investing in Local Communities – By operating within the communities we serve, we help support local economies. Each one of our farms creates “green collar” jobs with a living wage and benefits for all of our employees.
    • Grown Local and Delivered Fresh – Most salads on shelves in supermarkets travel thousands of miles, arriving 6-7 days after harvest. Our produce is grown locally, picked at the height of freshness and delivered to supermarkets within 24 hours!

Location/Travel: 

  • This position is based in the New York office with some travel required. 

Key Values & Characteristics of Candidates: 

  • Authentically Green. Candidates must sincerely care about leading the movement to improve the environmental impact of the food supply chain. Candidates must be passionate about creating a healthier planet, environment and food supply. The background and experience of candidates should reflect a true passion for improving the way we feed Americans. 
  • Drive to Succeed. Candidates must have hunger and ambition and must get out of bed and want to perform strongly everyday, internally motivated. Candidates must demand excellence and strive to achieve greatness. Candidates should have a high clock speed and imbue energy in those around them. 
  • Humility & Integrity. Candidates must have personal humility and must want the organization to succeed (not focusing solely on personal success). Candidates must care about people and clients and be strong team players. Candidates must possess the highest degree of integrity and must project the proper image of BrightFarms. 
  • Productive. Colleagues and clients should be quick to describe candidates as famous for getting things done. 
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