Director of Finance

Wholesaler: Breakthru Beverage Group

Location: Aurora, Colorado

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Overview:

Direct and lead all Finance, Accounting, Customer Credit/Billing/Collection and Supplier Finance support functions for the entire Colorado market. Provide financial guidance, insight and counsel for all Executive, Sales, Marketing, Operations and Administrative Leaders. Responsible for all financial reporting, financial planning/analysis, budgeting, cost/benefit analysis and accounting controls for the Colorado market

Responsibilities:

Lead Colorado’s annual budget, forecasting and financial planning processes. Coordinate with all functional senior leaders to ensure active participation, understanding, accountability and ownership of the process and goals. Identify and leverage regional best practices.

Prepare and review Colorado’s monthly financial performance reports; including full Profit and Loss statements, Balance Sheets, supporting Revenue and Gross Profit by Supplier and Brand and supporting Operating Expense by Cost Center and spend type.   All reporting includes analysis and commentary. Identify and leverage regional best practices.

Financial Performance Improvement Initiatives

  • Collaborate with Leadership Teams to review financial performance and identify/implement financial improvement opportunities
  • Identify Gross Profit improvement opportunities in conjunction with Sales and Trade Development
  • Identify Operational improvement opportunities and perform cost/benefit analysis in conjunction with Operations leadership
  • Prepare and report supplier value profitability
  • Provide financial guidance for a variety of special projects
  • Facilitate financial training for all managers

Customer Credit /Billing / Collections

  • Ensure proper credit terms are extended to customers and in compliance with Colorado liquor laws
  • Implement controls and procedures to minimize bad debts
  • Coordinate daily cash application processes with corporate Business Services to ensure achievement of goals
  • Establish proper controls to ensure accurate and timely customer receivables accounting
  • Provide direction to resolve customer issues

Accounting Controls and Compliance

  • Ensure all assets and liabilities are properly valued and substantiated
  • Establish and maintain systems and internal controls which verify the integrity of company data and reporting, and protect company assets
  • Review the preparation of excise and sales and use tax returns to ensure the accuracy and timely completion
  • Coordinate with the Corporate Business Services Team the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, employee expense reports, cash control, core payroll processing
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local tax regulations
  • Coordinate all annual audits including, financial statement, bank, insurance, property taxes, IRS, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate document retention policies

Supplier Finance

  • Direct all aspects of billing, reporting, tracking, analyzing and collecting funds with suppliers
  • Record, report and analyze supplier spend commitment and supplier banks
  • Oversee processing of all supplier chargebacks including creating backup / support for supplier reviews
  • Negotiate payments and settlements with suppliers

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree Accounting or Finance
  • MBA, CPA and/or CMA preferred
  • 7-12 years of accounting, finance or related professional work experience
  • 3-5 years of leadership and people management experience
  • Extensive financial analysis, financial modeling, and budgeting experience
  • History of driving process optimization and identifying and implementing financial performance improvements
  • Significant MS Office skills, Excel proficiency, and experience with ERP systems, such as SAP
  • In-depth knowledge of key finance and accounting processes such as budgeting, capital investment analysis, financial reporting, credit and collections, state and local tax compliance
  • Excellent leadership, management, mentoring and coaching skills

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