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Vice President Finance at Kerusso Inc

Vice President Finance

Kerusso Inc Berryville, AR Full-Time

Kerusso has been blessed with phenomenal growth of 58% in the past 2 years and is seeking outstanding candidates for the role of: Vice President of Finance

For 35 years, Kerusso® has produced Christian faith lifestyle apparel & accessories and sets the standard as a 7-time member of INC. 5000’s list of fastest growing privately held companies in America. Our brand motto is "Change Your Shirt. Change the World!"

Other best-selling brands by Kerusso include: HOLD FAST®, Cherished Girl®, Grace & Truth®, Blessed Girl®, and Light Source®Kerusso products can be found online and at thousands of retailers around the globe.

Working at Kerusso: “One Team One Mission”

At Kerusso we’re passionate about our work and are driven by our purpose: Proclaiming the Good News to the World through products about Jesus. Our Team Motto is: “One Team, One Mission!” Each and every day we work together to achieve that shared mission. Our culture is equal parts casual, candid, and driven. We’re serious about delivering results for our Customers, our Company, and our Team -- and we have fun doing it!

Founded by Vic Kennett in 1987, Kerusso employs 150 outstanding team members operating out of our multi-building 150,000 sq. ft. facilities nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.

The Role

The VP Finance at Kerusso is a strategic business partner to the CEO and other leaders who participates in the creation, implementation and execution of key value creation strategies and initiatives. You will be part CFO, part Controller, part coach, part player .

As a key member of the executive team, the VP Finance will plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization's fiscal functions and performance using the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The VP Finance oversees cost and general accounting, accounts receivable/collection payroll and risk management. This position ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all Accounting, Financial, Information Technology and Human Resources reporting functions. The VP finance is responsible for the direct supervision of a Credit / AR Manager, IT Director, Accountant II, AP Clerk, Cycle Counter, as well as CPA / tax service providers and legal counsel.

Accountable for the financial and risk management operations of the company to include the development of company and departmental budgets, financial strategy and the metrics tied to those strategies, and the ongoing development of central systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results in the following areas: Financial Information, Management Metrics, IT Planning, Operations Planning, Risk Management, Legal, Funding and HR.

Financial and Managerial Information and Strategy

  • Oversee the accurate and timely issuance of financial information and analysis.
  • Develop finance strategies by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; establishing functional objectives in line with other organizational objectives.
  • Establishes finance operational strategies by evaluating trends, establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality and designing systems; accumulating resources, resolving problems and implementing change.
  • Create managerial measurements and help to hold all departments accountable to their KPI metrics.


  • Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives.
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans.
  • Develops financial and tax strategies.
  • Manage the capital request and budgeting process.
  • Develop performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction.

Operations / IT / HR / Inventory Planning and Control

  • Manage the Accounting, IT/ERP, finance-related human resources issues, legal, taxes and treasury functions.
  • Lead Inventory controls strategy and help in the demand planning & inventory audit teams.
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team.
  • Oversee elements of daily operations as tasked / required
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team.
  • Oversee the company’s transaction processing system.
  • Implement operational best practices.
  • Oversee employee benefit plans with emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package.
  • Contribute to inventory planning and optimization

Risk Management / Legal

  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile.
  • Monitor all open legal issues involving the company and legal issues affecting the industry.
  • Construct and monitor reliable control systems.
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverages.
  • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.
  • Maintain relations with external CPA firm and investigate their findings and recommendations.


  • Monitor cash balances and create cash forecasts
  • Maintain relationships with Banking institutions
  • Monitor and manage Lines of Credit
  • Monitor and manage investment of cash reserves

Key Qualities

  • Passion for Mission, People, and business success
  • Action oriented, seeks opportunities and focuses on achieving goals.
  • Data driven analytical approach to strategy, problem solving, and goal achievement.
  • Possess “The 4 E’s and P:” Energy, ability to Energize others, Execution, Edge and Passion for what they do.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to teach, coach and lead.


  • Excellent compensation and benefits package
  • Generous vacation, PTO and paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and STD/LTD plans
  • Matching 401(k) plan
  • FSA / Cafeteria plan


The role is based on-site in our company headquarters in BERRYVILLE, AR. 1 HR east of Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville, and 45 minutes south of Branson, MO.

Some hybrid remote time may be workable.

Qualifications and Key Skills:

  • Significant experience with manufacturing and supply chain operations
  • Degree in Accounting / Finance
  • CPA and or MBA
  • Strong IT knowledge and experience upgrading / implementing ERP systems and leading the IT leader
  • Strong HR knowledge and experience leading the HR leader
  • Hands-on leader and excellent communicator
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver

Benefits include:

  • Excellent compensation and benefits package
  • Generous vacation, PTO and paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and STD/LTD plans
  • Matching 401(k) plan
  • FSA / Cafeteria plan

Recommended Skills

  • Accounting
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Analytical
  • Auditing
  • Coaching And Mentoring
  • Communication
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