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Chief Financial Officer
Hawke's Bay Hawke's Bay New Zealand
Full Time

First Light Foods is a progressive FMCG focused meat company, specializing in Venison and Grass Fed Wagyu beef for sale in NZ and export markets.

Our stated aim is to have First Light Foods branded products in 1,000 retail outlets internationally by 2025.

The Company has established relationships with farmer suppliers, independent processors and a range of international customers. We are party to two successful Primary Growth Partnerships (PGP's), supported by Government funding and technical assistance to the red meat sector.

Based in the sunny Hawke's Bay where the lifestyle is the envy of many, we are looking for a talented, dynamic and ambitious CFO to replace the incumbent who is leaving the district.

You can be an existing CFO, preferably with experience in a primary industry or an entrepreneurial Company, or a young ambitious accountant with broad financial and management accounting experience who is ready to take the next step in their career.

The Company has the resources to mentor a new CFO so don't worry if you feel like you don't have all the necessary experience to apply for the role. If you are technically competent, have a mix of commercial and CA accounting experience and you are highly talented and ambitious……. you should apply.

Equally if you are looking for another CFO challenge, wish to broaden your career or simply want to take advantage of the beautiful Hawke's Bay climate and pace of life, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for someone to take responsibility for all Financial and Commercial accounting, Treasury, banking relationships, working capital management, budgeting and forecasting, legal and contractual obligations, board reporting, IT and risk management and to assist with strategy.

You will be part of a small team of passionate individuals looking to make a difference in the NZ meat industry.

Ideally you will have at least 5 years Financial and 5 years Commercial accounting experience, trained in a CA firm with a broad range of commercial experience.

You will have managed staff, been exposed to commercial negotiations, developed budgets and updated forecast models, negotiated bank funding and maintained a banking relationship, have completed annual financial accounts and managed the relationship with auditors and other external advisors.

You must be personable, handle pressure positively, be prepared to participate and be heard and make sure Senior Management and the Directors are aware of any impending issues/risks.

You will be part of the Senior Management Team and participate fully in all external Company relationships as the internal Commercial and legal expert.

You will be supported by the Company's auditors, legal counsel and other professional advisors.

Hawkes Bay is renown for its excellent schools and quality lifestyle. The remuneration is excellent for the right person and the opportunity is only limited by your own work ethic

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