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Chief Financial Officer

The Yield seeks to appoint a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to help scale and further advance the business.

Posted on:
March 23, 2021
Closing date: 
April 2, 2021

Role:               Chief Financial Officer

Reporting to: Managing Director

Salary:              Highly competitive package + equity

Hours:              Permanent Full Time

Location:       Sydney


About us

The Yield is an Australian agricultural technology aiming to be a global leader in intelligent solutions in the agriculture and food industries, and whose vision is to feed the world without wrecking the planet.

It plans to do this by providing scalable digital technology that is designed with and for growers, reducing uncertainty created by weather to optimise and de-risk production in the agri-food supply chain. Our highly focused team brings together world-leading agriculturists, scientists, and technologists, and we partner with some of the global giants of technology.

Role

Reporting to The Yield’s Managing Director (MD), the CFO is a member of the company’s Leadership Team and will make meaningful contributions to decision making, business strategy and operations that enable the company to become the strongest, fastest growing, and most innovative company in the digital agriculture space.

Working closely with the MD and other leaders on geographic expansion, organic growth and partnership initiatives, the CFO has budget planning accountability, with responsibility for helping drive P&L outcomes. You will be a key driver in the Series B capital raise planned for 2022, and you will develop and support the scaling of all functions and to keep pace with business strategy, customer expectations and market demand.

Responsibilities  

This is an exciting and broad role, in which you will:

  • Work together with the CEO and the management team in leading the business to achieve aggressive growth, net promotor, and financial objectives.
  • Continue to develop the financial process and systems backbone of the business as it scales.
  • Have a good understanding of the drivers of a high growth technology business and have a strong commercial track record of supporting strategy and business cases.
  • Have strategic and commercial input, supporting business decisions in the “here and now”, and in the context of the 5-year strategy.
  • Support the MD in fundraising (capital, financing & listing) activities.
  • Be hands-on: the day-to-day accounting is outsourced but at times a hands-on approach is required, so you must have an eye for detail and a complete grasp of the numbers of the business, business cases, reporting and financial metrics.

Skills

We seek an experienced CFO with:

  • A track record in a similar, entrepreneurial data and technology-driven business, or in a more mature business of scale.
  • Demonstrable success in leading an organisation and people through ambiguity and change, and be comfortable in a start-up or high growth environment where the norms and conventions of an established business may not exist.
  • Experience in commercial contract and capital raising, in the context of international business growth and development experience would be well regarded.
  • An understanding and appreciation of both the opportunities and challenges for a scaling technology-driven business growing in different geographies and markets.


Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in commerce, finance, business, technology or science, and CA or CPA qualifications.


More about us

We are looking for talented women and men who share our passion and hire on both skills and values. We are a truly diverse company and are actively striving to be an industry leader in building inclusive technology teams. We offer a supportive and flexible working environment, including giving our staff the tools needed to work remotely.

We have a highly-focused team that brings together world-leading agriculturists, scientists and technologists. We partner with some of the global giants of technology, including Bosch and Microsoft. We have a strong commitment to open innovation and collaboration, both internally and externally.  

Our Founder and Managing Director has spent her life promoting inclusion and diversity at work. Our business is committed to creating the right culture, systems and flexibility for everyone to thrive and reach their full potential - regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.

Enquiries

Enquiries can be made to our recruitment advisor:

Simon Tobin

+61 414 630 158

simon@tobinmcclintock.com

Level 22, 227 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000


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