Chief Financial Officer

Position Type: Management Team
Apply By: December 31, 2020
Posted: November 12, 2020 - 5:58 pm EST
Organization Type: Co-op Retail
Organization: The Food Co-op
Organization Location: Port Townsend
Organization Website: The Food Co-op
Contact Name: Julie Donah
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 360-385-2883 ext 301

JOB TITLE/DEPT:     Chief Financial Officer, Finance Department

DATE POSTED:        11/12/2020

DATE CLOSES:         Until filled

HOURS:                     40 hours per week;

STATUS/WAGE:      Salaried; exempt; Level 8; 2020 pay range: $51,801 - $77,701 annually


Chief Financial Officer Under the supervision of the General Manager, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) nourishes our community by serving as a member of the leadership team and by managing, analyzing and interpreting all budget and financial data. The CFO is the primary financial officer for the Food Co-op and is responsible for establishing and administering Co-op policies and processes for financial accountability. The CFO is ultimately accountable for accurate financial records, financial reports, contract reviews, risk assessment, and financial legal compliance.  The CFO establishes and maintains records and processes that are compliant with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and conducts financial audits, systems analysis, strategic planning, and financial development processes.

Minimum Requirements for this position:  Education:  AA in Accounting or equivalent combination of education or work experience required.  Training and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required. Demonstrated understanding of double entry accounting and account reconciliation. Valid Food Worker Card issued in WA or acquired within 2 weeks of hire. Experience: 3-5 years relevant accounting or finance experience required. Previous retail Grocery or Co-operative experience highly preferred. Previous retail financial operations experience preferred.  Abilities/Skills/Know How: Proven ability to successfully exercise broad conceptual judgment. Ability to demonstrate initiative and to oversee complex accounting issues.   Proficient computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Outlook and Word and intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel. 1.    Well-developed project planning and problem-solving skills. Familiarity with Business Works and/or Access preferred. Knowledge of Catapult software a plus.  Full Job description, with complete list of minimum requirements is attached.

BENEFITS OF A FULL TIME POSITION WITH THE FOOD CO-OP INCLUDE: Great pay & performance-based increases; Medical, Dental and Vision insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs); Life insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance & Long-Term Disability Insurance; 401k retirement savings plan.  Paid time off; Paid holidays; Employee Assistance Program; 15% Staff discount on most goods in the store; The Food Co-op has an active Gainshare bonus program for employees- similar to a profit-sharing program.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: to be considered during theinternal priority consideration period (before external applicants are considered), submit an application before the internal priority consideration closing date Return a completed Food Co-op application (available online ( or at the Customer Service Desk at the store), a resumé and a cover letter addressing your minimum qualifications to the Customer Services Desk at the Co-op, OR email to [email protected], OR mail application to: The Food Co-op, Human Resources Department, 414 Kearney Street, Port Townsend, WA. 98368 Questions? Contact HR: Julie Donah at 360-385-2831, ext. 301, or Cara Leckenby, ext. 314