Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op has been committed to our values of sustainable business practice, growing the local foods movement and supporting our community for over 45 years. Our ideal candidate will also be committed to these goals and help us achieve them. Last year we contributed over $117,000 in donations to our local food shelves, non-profits, and discounts to low-income shoppers. We also reached 36% of sales from local Vermont products from over 400 Vermont Producers. We are thrilled to contribute to our local economy.
This essential leadership position will oversee the Finance Department for our $22 million natural foods market. The Finance Manager reports to the General Manager and works closely with the management team to support our growing Co-op. Our culture values those who are willing to go the extra mile, the attitude that “we are all in this together” and a true commitment to continuously learning and growing.
As Manager of our Finance Department you are instrumental to the success of the entire organization. You are a great communicator, embracing a hands-on leadership style, and are an essential resource for our whole staff as they continually build financial fluency and understanding of key financial trends. At different levels of involvement, you will oversee the Cash Receipts, Disbursements and Financial Reporting systems. Your duties include planning, directing, and coordinating all accounting operational functions, including payroll; ensuring timely internal and external financial reporting for management decision making; coordinating activities with the external auditors; and supervision of finance staff. You can balance the overlapping demands of cash management and financial reporting while establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
You have the highest standards for accuracy and integrity, seeing both the big picture and the importance of managing the details.
To lead our Finance Department we want you to have:
- Minimum 5 years of experience leading a finance department, including supervision of staff, with preference for a retail environment.
- A thorough understanding of US GAAP.
- Minimum 4-year accounting, finance or equivalent business degree is required.
- Solid communication, technology, analytical and management skills.
- A passion for going “above and beyond” to offer stellar customer service.
Our benefits package includes group health insurance, optional vision and dental insurance, flexible spending account, 3 weeks of paid time off, paid holidays, profit sharing bonus, 401k, life insurance, paid parental leave, co-op membership, employment assistance program, and more. Hiring range is $60,000-$73,000.
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We believe everyone has a part in creating a just and equal society. For our business that means working to refine our policies and practices to remove potential for bias, and creating an inclusive environment for all staff and customers.
Co-op staff are attending monthly small groups, building skills to support our store as a safe and respectful space where all are welcome. Here they practice various scenarios that could happen in the store and have an opportunity to talk about their experiences.
At the Co-op there are multiple options for feedback from staff, including options for anonymity. From this feedback we have made a number of changes including, but not limited to:
• raising wages
• increased social justice training
• changes on signage to be more inclusive
• addressed vendors' actions that don't support our commitment to social justice
• monthly focus groups with management and staff
We want to take actionable steps in our commitment to social justice, we are continuing to work on our plan and create ways we can hold ourselves accountable.