Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op

Finance Manager | Full Time

Category: Accounting

Location: 1 Washington St, Middlebury, VT, USA

Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op for nearly 45 years we have been committed to our values of sustainable business practice, growing the local foods movement and supporting our community. Our ideal candidate will also be committed to these goals and help us achieve them. Last year we contributed over $80,000 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.

Finance Manager

This essential leadership position will oversee the Finance Department for our $19 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, SIMPLE IRA, co-op membership, employment assistance program, and more. Starting wage based on experience.

To learn more about our amazing community, you may want to explore this link: https://experiencemiddlebury.com

If you would love to work in a unique organization with devoted staff, learn more on our website https://middleburycoop.applicantpro.com/jobs/ and to complete our online application where you can attach your resume and letter of interest.

We are part of a dynamic essential workforce and are working onsite. During the transition time to working here full time we may consider a short-term remote work option.


To Apply:

Visit our website to complete our online application. Please attach your resume and letter of interest.