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Chief Financial Officer

Reports To: President & CEO  Positions Supervised: Staff Accountant, Human Resources Manager  Status: Full-Time  FLSA: Exempt  Salary Plan: Admin  Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday Other as required

Job Summary:  Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will lead the Mid-South Food Bank’s financial policy and direction while partnering with the Board and staff to execute the organization’s overall strategy. S/he will lead all financial administration, business planning and budgeting. The CFO will work closely with the finance committee of the Board of Directors. The CFO will lead the Mid-South Food Bank’s finance, human resources (HR), and information technology (IT).

Specific responsibilities include:

Strategy

  • Partner with the CEO, COO, & CDO on all operational and strategic issues; provide recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation and revenue/expense analysis.
  • Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management.
  • Engage the Chief Development Officer to align financial management with short- and long-term goals, financial planning and projections.
  • Engage the finance committee around issues, trends and changes in the operating model.

Financial and Operational Management

  • Lead the budgeting process and oversee the implementation of budgets, both operational and capital expenditure.
  • Present operational metrics both internally and externally.
  • Ensure that finance staff and database manager maintain financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and monitor the use of all funds.
  • Prepare and communicate quarterly and annual financial statements for senior leadership, finance committee and Board of Directors.
  • Oversee and evaluate all inventory management in Ceres, including all USDA, donated and purchased food; including periodic preparation of funding available for food and other grant purchases.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, donor database and departmental accounting.
  • Coordinate all audit activities and form 990s for Mid-South Food Bank and its subsidiary company -Feeding The Need.
  • Evaluate and oversee all benefits negotiations.
  • Oversee and monitor the financial reporting and metrics for grantees on a quarterly basis.
  • Recommend improvements to the systems in place for finance, HR and IT and manage the systems going forward.

Team Management

  • Develop and manage direct staff
  • Engage other members of the team to facilitate collaboration that ensures that all financial, IT, and HR solutions positively support Mid-South Food Bank’s evolving strategy.

Qualifications:

The CFO will be a leader with at least 10 years of broad finance experience, including gathering and evaluating finances and making recommendations to senior leadership. S/he will have ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting), HR, and IT for a mid-size nonprofit (minimum budget of $4MM).

The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:

  • A minimum of a BS and CPA/CMA; MBA a plus.
  • Evidence of being a proactive partner to the chief executive. If coming from the for-profit world, nonprofit board experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting.
  • Skill in examining, developing, reengineering, and recommending financial, HR, and technology policies and procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality. Needs to be seen as a team player who is committed to lifelong learning.
  • A hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment.
  • An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills.
  • Strong commitment to developing team members.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.

To apply, stop by the office at 3865 S. Perkins Rd. Memphis, TN 38118 during the hours of 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Or, send resume and cover letter to the address above or email HR@midsouthfoodbank.org

Truck Driver

Reports To: Transportation Manager  Positions Supervised: None  FLSA: Non-exempt  Hours: 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Mon –Fri, other hours as needed

Job Summary: Safely operate Mid-South Food Bank vehicles. Safely load, transport, and unload or assist in unloading food and related product. Maintain working relationships with food donor representatives. 

Responsibilities:

  • Operate Mid-South Food Bank vehicles to pick up and deliver products.  Ensure truck is properly loaded, secured and within weight limits.
  • Inspect and verify the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers
  • Inspect and maintain vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, and brakes in order to ensure that vehicles are in proper working order and report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles
  • Follow a schedule of pick-up and delivery; maintain record of pick-up and delivery activities, as well as other records such as mileage, logs, and equipment.
  • Report delays, accidents or other traffic and transportation situations to supervisor using mobile telephones
  • Maintain records such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements in accordance with regulations
  • Assist in receipting donated product
  • Load and unload trucks by hand, pallet jack, or forklift; or assist in loading and unloading of special or large quantities of product.
  • Accurately pull order for pickup and delivery
  • Provide assistance as needed to maintain orderly and clean work area in compliance with Mid-South Food Bank’s safety and sanitation policies; ensure that the warehouse facility meets the Feeding America and Memphis and Shelby County Health Department guidelines by assisting in daily cleaning as well as the maintenance of the outside perimeters
  • Maintain working relationships that ensure the success of Mid-South Food Bank programs.  This includes maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with donors, volunteers, agency representatives, Food Bank management and staff
  • Comply with specialized regulations, such as US Department of Transportation regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; commercial drivers license (CDL) required
  • Two years experience driving a truck in all weather conditions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, knowledge of good record keeping procedures and the ability to maintain accurate and legible records and current files
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to read maps, speak clearly over phones and radios and follow written and verbal geographic directions
  • Ability to operate a forklift and a manual or powered pallet jack, forklift certification a plus
  • Ability to lift a minimum of  75 pounds
  • Ability to successfully complete a Safe Food Handling Course
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with donors, volunteers, agencies and other Food Bank staff
  • Acceptance of philosophy of food banking

Working Conditions:

Depending on the route the driver may operate the vehicle in moving freeway traffic or through congested surface streets.  Work is performed in weather that may make driving hazardous.

The driver may be exposed to other hazardous conditions, such as doing field repairs, climbing and descending from a high truck, etc.

The driver’s back, legs, arms and hands have increased exposure to stress due to extended sitting for long times and vehicle vibrations.  The driver’s eyes have increased exposure to stress due to driving when there is inadequate illumination or in direct sunlight.  The driver is exposed to exhaust fumes when standing near a running vehicle.

May push and pull pallets up to 2,000 pounds while operating pallet jack.  May lift, move and carry objects up to 75 pounds.

MSFB Mission: We change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South.

MSFB Vision Hunger to Hope

MSFB Values: Accountability, Collaboration, Dignity & Respect, Diversity, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, Service, Stewardship, Urgency

To apply, stop by the office at 3865 S. Perkins Rd. Memphis, TN 38118 during the hours of 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Or, download an Application Form and return it completed to the email address: HR@midsouthfoodbank.org