Director, Strategic Finance

California /
Kiva Brands – Finance /
Full-time
/ Remote
Kiva Confections (www.kivaconfections.com) is a world-class cannabis-infused edibles company in California, the largest cannabis market in the world. Kiva's line includes Kiva Chocolate Bars, Terra Bites, Petra Mints, Lost Farms Gummies & Chews, and Camino Gummies. Our products are crafted from premium ingredients and thoughtfully combined with California cannabis. Since our beginning in 2010, our goal has been to create confections that redefine what a cannabis confection ought to be. By applying art and science, we ensure a deliciously consistent experience.

We have high-reaching growth plans as the legal market and consumer adoption expand. Key growth initiatives include ambitious platform innovation, outstanding marketing, geographic expansion, strategic partnerships, and more. We are resourced for this spectacular growth and looking for great people to help take us to the next level.

Kiva Brands is seeking a Strategic Finance Director to accelerate the company's objectives. We are seeking a professional who will primarily support Kiva's financial team's transformation, corporate development activity, and investor relations. The Strategic Finance role will be a key business partner to executive leadership and will engage with the most senior levels of Kiva. The ideal candidate enjoys investigating uncharted problems, works optimally across teams and thrives in a fast-paced environment.


This role will craft and lead Kiva’s strategy, critical initiatives, support M&A due diligence and develop pitch decks, direct investor/lender relations, generate fundraising pitch decks, conduct capital market analysis, and provide business insights and analytics. The role is also responsible for identifying and driving improvements to functional processes, including data capture and reporting.

You will

    • Champion transformation and improvement strategies that support the organization’s objectives and drive success metrics (e.g. efficiency, utilization, margin, share)
    • Collaborate with business partners and senior leadership to identify operational and strategic issues. Spread financial accountability throughout the organization
    • Partner with cross-functional leaders to build detailed cases to evaluate and support decision making through return on investment analysis
    • Lead M&A analysis and due diligence including financial modeling, valuation and sensitivity analysis
    • Craft executive level presentations for the Board of Directors, Executive Team and external Investors
    • Lead investor and lender relations
    • Design, automate and optimize processes and systems to scale

You have

    • 8+ years of financial experience, including some years in VC/PE, investment banking or management consulting AND proven experience within a corporate Finance department of a large company preferably Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) background.
    • Outstanding excel/financial modeling skills including M&A, capital markets and valuation experience
    • Ability to take abstract concepts and complex financial analysis, distill the “noise” to salient takeaways, and communicate (verbal, written and presentation) in a non-technical way.
    • Exceptional relationship building skills to encourage trust across the organization. Provide impactful mentorship across the company: from cross-functional partners to junior team members
    • Strong financial savvy and intuitive ability to understand business objectives, define and implement analytical approaches or business frameworks, draw conclusions from data and recommend actions
    • Ability to have an immediate impact, work with autonomy, balance multiple, diverse priorities, handle uncertainty, and produce high quality results.
    • Required: Strong understanding of financial documents (emphasis on cash & working capital) for both review and modeling purposes.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, or a related quantitative field required. MBA preferred

Compensation

    • $180,000 to 220,000 per year. Please note, we consider a number of factors such as internal pay parity, relevant experience/skills, geographic location, etc.
Kiva Confections provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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