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Career Opportunity: Chief Financial Officer

Job Title
Chief Financial Officer
AgSouth Farm Credit, ACA
Statesboro, Georgia
Experience Level
Mid-Career (5-10 years)
Supervisor's Title
Executive Team
Salary Range
DOE, depending on experience
Posted Date
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Closing Date
Open until filled
Job Description

 AgSouth Farm Credit, ACA, is currently seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join our growing team. The chosen candidate will be responsible for taking on a leadership role in financial decision-making that affects our company, and will provide strategic financial input to the Board of Directors and senior management. While keenly overseeing the overall accounting process, the successful CFO will play a key role in developing and implementing financial procedures to improve and maintain the financial health of our Association.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the Association’s fiscal function and performance to include principal responsibility for budgeting, accounting, cash management, capital analysis, and financial reporting.

Overall responsibility for the Association’s internal control systems to include Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) together with associated policies, and procedures to ensure sound business practices and appropriate segregation of duties:

  • Participate as a member of the executive management team in the development of the Associations’ business plans and associated programs.
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO, the Board and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the Association.
  • Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
  • Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial discipline.
  • Provide oversight of accounts payable, general accounting and payment processing functions of the Association.
  • Continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets.
  • Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the Association may enter.
  • Evaluate the finance and operations division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group.


  • Financial Management
  • Budgeting and Variance Analysis
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Leadership
  • Performance Management
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Capacity

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Controller, certain staff Accountants, an Executive Assistant and the indirect supervision of all employees in the accounting and finance department.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:  This is a full time position in an office setting with travel on an as-needed basis. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend work as job duties demand.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10 or more years of related experience and/or training
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Prior direct supervision of employees


  • MBA or masters in accounting or finance
  • Prior experience in the Farm Credit System

OTHER DUTIES:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply for this position, please visit our website: http://agsouthfc.balancetrak.com