Framing The Search Assignment
Client: Agricultural Investment Firm in Iowa
An Iowa based agricultural investment firm had doubled in size and anticipated added complexity of its internal operations. They created a CFO position to build their back-office controls, processes, and systems to support their continued growth. The mandate was to find someone with fund accounting experience in an environment with rigorous reporting requirements. Critically, this person would be aligned with the team and their values: hard work, integrity, and continuous learning.
The CFO will be responsible for all cash flow planning, budgeting, capital calls, distributions, portfolio valuations, investor reporting, covenant compliance and regulatory reporting for RBIC and SBIC funds. They will mitigate legal and regulatory risk while acting as the liaison to fund accounting, audit, tax and finance firms. They will also oversee payroll and benefits administration as well as support fund raising activities.
3P Partners placed a local candidate within three months of commencing the search. The successful candidate has family ties to the agricultural industry and over 18 years of experience in asset management and fund accounting. She started her career performing audits of alternative investment entities and asset managers. She then served as a controller at a mid-sized capital management firm before spending the last 12 years as the vice president of accounting at a multi-billion-dollar investment management firm.
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