Job Description Chief Financial Officer Overview Tradewinds Forest Products LLC was created to build and operate a state of the art veneer mill and supporting cogeneration facility on the Island of Hawaii. Tradewinds has recently formed a hui with GMO Renewable Resources, a timber investment management organization with over $3 billion under management and Rockland Capital Energy Investments, a Houston-based private equity group specializing in energy projects. Tradewinds’ operations will start with construction of a green veneer mill, scheduled for mid-January 2010. Construction of the cogeneration facility will be started separately at a later date. Construction of the veneer mill and the cogeneration plant will cost approximately $50 million each. When fully operational, there will be around 100 employees. We are now seeking a Chief Financial Officer for the project. The CFO will be responsible for overseeing the construction budget and upon commencement of mill operations, managing the accounting and finances of the operations. The CFO will also be responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of Tradewinds Forest Products operations and provide leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the company. Responsibilities The work would include but not be limited to the following: Develop and implement operating and financial systems, procedures and controls for the smooth operations of the mill and timber assets and to facilitate continuous improvement. Approve and coordinate any changes and improvement of all management information systems. Work with CEO to establish and implement goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures of Joint Venture. Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards. Hire, train and oversee an accounting staff who will be responsible for maintaining the finances of the project and certifying the financial statements prepared. Manage compliance requirements with lender. Ensure timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of financial and management reporting for lenders and Joint Venture members. Manage relations with various parties, including outside auditors, banking institutions and lenders. Ensure compliance with local, state and federal reporting requirements. Review and analyze cash flows, cost controls and expenses and suggest methods for improving the planning process as appropriate. Serve on committees with joint venture members for the development and implementation of strategic business and operational plans. Reporting as required by various regulatory agencies in cooperation with operations management. Qualifications Experience in strategic planning and execution. Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Understanding of private equity accounting and forest products industry experience is a plus. Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems. Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations. Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections. Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting and ten years of experience in senior-level finance or accounting position. CPA designation or Masters Degree is a plus. Excellent professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects. Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings. Mature, enthusiastic, and flexible. Ability to work as part of a team. Interested candidates for this position should submit a resume and references to: Sophia Cabral-Maikui Tradewinds Forest Products LLC Post Office Box 43 O’okala, Hawaii 96774. For more information, please visit our website, www.tradewindsforestproducts.com. Questions may be directed to Sophia at 808 962-6803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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