Posted time 02/07/24 Location New Orleans, USA

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our specialty coffee team as a Financial Controller to work in a truly global environment to support the US specialty coffee division by taking responsibility for all financial operations ensuring accurate financial reporting while providing strategic guidance to support business growth.

Business Overview

Volcafe Ltd is one of the world’s leading international green coffee trading companies, operating in over 20 countries globally. Our expertise spans green coffee procurement and preparation, sustainability, blending, quality control, risk management and export as well as importing and distribution. We supply the world’s major coffee roasters and retail distributors with their green coffee requirements, with significant strategic growth ambitions for the future. We are part of ED&F Man Commodities, a world leading trader of agricultural products including coffee, sugar, molasses and animal feed.

Volcafe works across the whole green coffee supply chain to make coffee business better, together with our partners and employees. We have built and operate sustainable coffee supply chains across all our origins, addressing key economic, social and environmental issues in coffee farming communities. Our Volcafe Way farmer support programme engages with thousands of coffee farmers and provides a holistic response to the challenges they face.

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversee and manage the day-to-day financial operations of the company.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Develop and maintain effective internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with internal and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and monitor budgets, forecasts, and financial plans.
  • Analyze financial data and provide insights to senior management for decision-making purposes.
  • Coordinate with external auditors and manage the annual audit process.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards (GAAP) and other relevant regulations.
  • Manage cash flow, accounts payable, and accounts receivable processes.
  • Conduct financial risk management and implement mitigation strategies.
  • Lead and mentor the finance team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and professional development.
  • Collaborate with other departments to support overall business objectives and operational efficiency.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • CPA or CMA certification would be advantageous.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in finance and accounting, with a proven track record in a similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and other relevant financial regulations.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in financial software and ERP systems.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Bilingual fluency with Spanish is preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Experience in the commodity or agricultural sector is preferred but not required.
  • High level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Strategic thinking and ability to drive financial performance.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly excel.

As an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced, stimulating and truly global environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the global leaders in soft commodity trading.

Our Values

Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus, Entrepreneurship

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that determine our actions and guide our behaviour. They influence the way we communicate and collaborate, and define the way we engage with our clients, partners, and communities. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and are focussed on actively building and developing diverse teams. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

To apply you must have the right to work for the provided location.