Chief Financial Officer

Location: Brisbane
Job Type: Permanent
Discipline: Executive Search
Reference: 1506418
Posted: 16 days ago
About Green Endeavour   

Green Endeavour stands as a beacon of excellence in the wholesale food industry, distinguished by its unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability. With a rich heritage rooted in supplying fresh produce and gourmet delights, the company has earned widespread acclaim for its innovative approach, extensive networking, and dedication to ongoing education. The merger of Suncoast Fresh and Fruitlink under the Green Endeavour umbrella signifies a monumental step forward in the company's evolution, consolidating its strengths and amplifying its impact across the market.
By harnessing the collective expertise of Suncoast Fresh and Fruitlink, Green Endeavour has propelled itself to the forefront of the industry, poised to meet the ever-evolving needs of its clients. This strategic alliance not only enhances operational efficiency and product offerings but also underscores the company's unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship. With a focus on sustainability initiatives and a dedication to fostering greener practices, Green Endeavour is dedicated to delivering exceptional value to customers while championing a more eco-conscious approach to business.
About the role:

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and part of Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Green Endeavour is responsible for overseeing the company's financial strategy, operations, and performance. This includes developing and implementing financial strategies aligned with company goals, managing financial forecasting, budgets, and reporting, and preparing accurate financial statements and reports. The CFO leads the finance and accounting team, ensuring compliance with company policies and regulations, and identifies and manages business risks and insurance needs. Additionally, the CFO manages the company's capital structure and funding strategies, ensures compliance with financial regulations and standards, and participates in executive management decisions to develop financial and tax strategies.

In this role, the CFO fosters a high-performance culture within the finance team by mentoring and developing team members, managing work allocation, and conducting performance evaluations. The CFO is also responsible for aligning financial systems with business goals, maintaining and updating information systems and infrastructure, and overseeing IT and project departments. They play a key role in strategic business planning, risk mitigation, and performance management, ensuring the company’s growth and profitability objectives are met. The CFO is expected to uphold Green Endeavour's values of camaraderie, accountability, sustainability, innovation, pride, and trust, while contributing positively to the company’s culture and mission to deliver sustainable fresh produce supply solutions.
Specifically, key accountabilities include:
  • Develop and implement financial strategies aligned with company goals, providing commercial strategic recommendations to the CEO and executive team.
  • Develop and manage financial forecasting, budgets, and reporting, aiming to improve efficiency and accuracy.
  • Lead and oversee the finance and accounting team, ensuring compliance with company policies and regulations.
  • Prepare accurate financial statements and reports, analysing profitability, trends, and budget compliance.
  • Identify and manage business risks and insurance needs, ensuring effective internal controls.
  • Manage capital structure and funding strategies, overseeing transaction processing systems and acquisition due diligence.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and standards, liaising with external auditors and tax advisors.
  • Participate in executive management decisions and implement strategic business plans aligned with the company's objectives.
  • Manage all IT-related initiatives, including third-party software and technical support suppliers, aligning financial systems with business goals and maintaining/updating information systems and infrastructure.
The Executive:
To be considered for the position, you will be a strong people leader who demonstrates extensive experience and record of achievements in a senior finance management role across the FMCG, Manufacturing or related sectors. You will bring demonstrated experience in financial planning for a corporate, including reporting and controls, and the ability to organise and control major accounting systems.
You will need to demonstrate proven leadership capabilities in advising Senior Executives on business performance and strategic financial opportunities, showcasing your ability to communicate complex financial matters clearly and persuasively.
In terms of qualifications, you will need to hold a Bachelor's degree in finance, business, or commerce, along with certification as a Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). A post-graduate qualification such as an MBA or Masters in a relevant discipline is preferred.
Furthermore, the ideal candidate should possess attributes that align with Green Endeavour's values, including promoting diversity and innovation, fostering strong team dynamics, and demonstrating forward-thinking strategic leadership. You will exhibit exceptional communication skills to effectively manage and influence stakeholders, while also promoting and supporting change management processes within the organisation. Your ability to develop empowered and high-performing teams, coupled with your commitment to the company's mission and values, is integral to their success in this role.
For a strictly confidential discussion, please contact Callan Raine, Director - Executive on 0411 686 652. Alternatively, you can request a candidate pack by emailing
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