Chief Financial Officer – Virginia Beach, VA

Do you enjoy working on strategy as well as being hands on?  If so, read on.  New Realm Brewing Company, a unique craft brewery and restaurant in the Virginia Beach and Atlanta areas, is seeking a talented CFO to join our exceptional team in our Virginia Beach location.  This is an opportunity to join an exciting company on the move with a solid strategy for growth.  You will work very closely with our CEO on our strategic plan along with day to day hands on activities required with a small team.

Why join New Realm?

We are a tightly knit team committed to a wonderful culture.  Core values are one thing, but it is our core behaviors that set us apart.  We have no tolerance for politics, big egos, yellers and screamers, or those who interrupt others to make a point.  We have a “best idea wins” philosophy regardless of your position here.  We view our executive team on the bottom of the triangle, providing the support and tools you need to succeed.

New Realm prides itself on our strong team.  With over 100 years of experience in the industry, we can honestly say our product is different.  Not all beers are created equal!  We differentiate ourselves from other craft brewers because we have the right people, ingredients and equipment to produce the best beer consistently.  Our breweries are fully automated and nothing is left to chance.  Simply put, we are the Taj Mahal of breweries! For more information, please visit us at

About the position:

As a key member of the executive team and reporting to the CEO, the CFO assumes fiduciary, strategic and operational roles in the management of the company.  You will have primary day to day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial, human resources, legal and supply chain related activities of the company.  Focus will be on managing  finance and accounting for the company while expanding core financial and accounting systems and processes for our growing multi-site entity.

Snapshot of key accountabilities:

  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Legal and Supply Chain functions
  • Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgeting, reporting, audit and tax
  • Provide processes and systems for continuous evaluation of short and long term strategic financial objectives
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives to identify their needs and provide management information to develop a full range of business solutions
  • Provide executive management with information and advice on the financial implications of business activities
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities
  • Work closely with and maintain credibility with all lenders, investors and stakeholder by providing timely, accurate, and insightful reporting, analysis, and management information
  • Assure effective internal controls are in place and assure compliance with all federal, state and local laws and rules related to financial and tax reporting
  • Lead M&A and new site development activities including but not limited to financial and legal due diligence
  • Identify team member skills and develop them by providing continual balanced feedback, coaching and counseling on a regular basis

Skills/Experience/Knowledge Required:

  • 10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles in the restaurant industry
  • Brewery industry experience highly valued
  • Restaurant and/or new brewery development experience
  • Experience in fast growing/expanding organizations
  • M&A due diligence experience preferred
  • ERP implementation experience, ideally with SAP Business One and/or O-Beer
  • Excellent experience building teams and systems
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field
  • CPA certification preferred