Encompass Technologies is an extraordinary success story. You can find out more about our 19-year history and impressive growth at encompass8.com. Serving clients primarily in the beverage, food, and cannabis supply chain industry, we provide end to end ERP software from production through distribution. We have recently launched eCommerce solutions and apps for retailer online ordering and direct to consumer delivery, taking our reach from production to consumer.
On a similar growth track, Orchestra Software created a solution that serves the Craft Brewery industry, from the manufacturer to the distributor. A recent merger between Encompass and Orchestra - made possible by new investment - has created an even more comprehensive solution. We now reach all the way from the manufacturer to the end consumer - something that is unrivaled in the industry. The new combined entity is poised to continue to grow at this same kind of pace into the future.
Not everyone will be the right candidate for us. Background and skills are important, but we expect our CFO to understand and love our culture. We have three values - Figure it Out, Do the Right Thing, and Use the Team. That should tell you something. We focus on the future and expect it to be an adrenaline rush. We cope with growth and change like it’s not a big deal. And we figure things out on our own. Our CFO will need to be invigorated by sales and growth, optimistic about the future, solution-oriented, and free from the anxiety that can be part of the financial profession.
Our Chief Financial Officer Will:
Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the organization such as potential acquisitions and mergers, new ventures, and investor relations;
Direct the organization's total financial function from budgeting to performance reporting to forecasting;
Oversee relationships with the investment community;
Take a lead role and serve as a spokesperson in any future financial matter including but not limited to acquisition, merger, IPO, etc.; and
Utilize the Encompass Financial Module and provide Subject Matter Expert advice to the team responsible for the further development of the product.
The Executive We’re Looking For Must Possesses:
A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business, or a related subject; MBA preferred;
Proven experience as CFO in a fast-growing B2B software company;
Demonstrated success in equity capital raises and in evaluating, executing, and integrating M&A targets;
In-depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices;
Exceptional organizational skills, communication, and leadership with or without chain of command authority;
A love of initiative, innovation, growth, and fast-pace;
An innate sense of what it takes to run a successful, fast-growing business; and
An understanding that financial and other administrative functions of a business do not drive the business, but instead empowers and facilitates its growth.
This Won’t Be the Right Environment for Those Who:
Like to say “no,” rather than explain how;
Have a default setting of caution, rather than a curiosity about what the future could hold;
Want to create a lot of heavy processes or any kind of anti-sales sentiment;
Are not wired for speed;
Don’t know how to be both appropriately assertive while being an extremely collaborative part of an executive team; or
Can’t anticipate the unspoken and often unanticipated future needs of business owners, management, and team.