Director of Finance & Operations
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Reports to: Chief Executive Optimist (CEO)
Directly manages: Admin. Team & Head Brewer/Production Dept.
Who We’re Looking to Hire
Fullsteam Brewery is actively seeking to hire a highly motivated, self-driven person to lead and manage our Administration and Production teams. As the Director of Finance & Operations, you will oversee the brewery’s financial planning and daily accounting operations, ensure adherence to all compliance necessary for a brewery of our size and scope, and work with our production leaders to manage procurement through fulfillment.
While you don’t have to have experience specifically in the brewing industry, we are looking for someone with exposure to manufacturing and sales orientated businesses. This role is responsible for creating and managing financial policies and processes; creating, reviewing and auditing financial reports; forecasting production, financials, and cash flow; developing a financial strategy and guidance, and ensuring governmental compliance. You will work closely with our management team to ensure that the brewery is run smoothly, efficiently, and effectively.
Fullsteam is actively committed to workplace diversity and inclusion, and encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds, education, and experience to apply for this position.
Fullsteam’s Core Values
Think like an Optimist.
Seek Truth and Beauty.
Speak with Quiet Confidence.
Listen with Empathy.
Be Present, Productive, and Fun.
These values aren’t just talking points: they permeate and inform our culture, our hiring, and our decision-making. They are Fullsteam, and we are them.
Work with CEO to design and implement all business strategies, plans and procedures
Help foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company
Represent the firm with clients, investors, and business partners
Understand the nuances of a brewery business, and its market
Maintain Fullsteam's mission-driven focus on local agriculture, yet with an awareness of the challenges that come with sourcing local ingredients
Direct and advise the finance team, providing guidance as needed for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
Maintain General Ledger and subledger accounts, ensuring accurate and timely processing and reporting
Maintain regulatory compliance, preparing and completing all required federal and state forms and reports as they apply to our size and distribution
Manage and maintain daily and annual cash flow and budget adherence
Provide financial forecasts and budgets to management in order to facilitate future operational planning. Assure budget and strategic plans align and correspond
Report and process all applicable state excise taxes, ensure appropriate reporting and document retention
Work with Fullsteam Accountant on advanced bookkeeping matters, tax planning, etc.
This position will change and expand with Fullsteam’s growth, so other projects and responsibilities may be added at the company's discretion
Work closely with Head Brewer and Production Manager to plan overall brew schedule and packaging schedule
Maintain awareness of inventory of long lead-time/high volume packaging materials and order appropriately for upcoming production schedule
Coordinate with third-party distributors for ordering, delivery planning, and forecasting of brand production and sales
Sincere understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, Marketing, etc.
Demonstrable competency in fundraising, strategic planning, and business development
Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills
Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
Strong financial fluency and long-term planning skills, high level of understanding of basic and advanced accounting and finance principles
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, and costs for brewery and restaurant preferred, or similar experience
Ability to analyze information and adhere to a financial budget/P&L
Ability to utilize such programs as Arryved POS, Ekos (or similar), MS Office, and QuickBooks
Must embody Fullsteam’s core values.
BS degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field strongly preferred. Proven work experience in a relatable or similar field with hands-on experience and increasing responsibility within AR/AP systems and financial operations.
Brewery accounting/inventory management experience a plus!
A mentality focused on productivity, helpfulness, and a positive attitude.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
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