Vice President of Finance and Administration

  • Full Time
  • Folsom, California
  • Annual Salary: $185,000 - $215,000 DOE/DOQ USD / Year

North American Blueberry Council & U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

Vice President of Finance and Administration
North American Blueberry Council & U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

Finance and Administration Department
Folsom, California
Annual Salary:
$185,000 – $215,000 DOE/DOQ

Explore professional growth and immense possibilities in the blueberry industry! The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) seek a Vice President (VP) of Finance and Administration. This is a newly created position that will assist the President with expanding both the trade organization and the USDA commodity board. This position will be part of the executive team and a critical partner for the President in achieving their expansion goals, while overseeing the day-to-day operations, business and finance of the organization and budgeting processes of a $14+ million budget. The ideal candidate will have experience as a financial adviser and operations executive, and will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills as they manage vendors and collaborate with other executive staff and volunteer leaders. This position will be responsible for the development of a four-member team. The two divisions include oversight of the functional areas of policies, procedures, operations, facilities, human resources, benefits, information technology, and oversight of finance and compliance. The VP will ensure internal financial and operational controls are managed reliably and effectively. The ideal candidate will also have experience in setting high standards, achieving goals, setting appropriate fiscal controls, forecasting and, ideally, understand the USDA commodity board industry and/or have a background with complex grant or federal finance compliance experience. This leader will be a strategic business thinker with experience as a capable and communicative leader. Join us in shaping the future of the blueberry industry – apply today! 

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The Vice President of Finance and Administration will champion the financial and operational success of both organizations – the NABC and USHBC. In close collaboration with the President, who serves to grow the organizations externally, the Vice President (VP) will work internally as a strong and confident financial and administrative executive partner. This position will assist with the management of all staff across the organization and have a team of two direct reports. This position will be fiscally responsible for a complex, heavily compliance-driven budget of approximately $14+ million. The VP will be at the forefront of NABC and USHBC’s growth, and ensure that internal financial and operational controls are managed reliably and effectively. The VP will develop and manage the annual budget and financial forecasting, ensure accuracy of accounting, allocate funds, produce financial reports, ensure the timely collection and accuracy of fees, and assist with developing a strategic plan. They will present to executives, board and committee members, and will work with internal and external compliance and regulatory auditors.

As an executive leader, the VP will actively partner with the Director of Organizational Development, People and Culture to create and support a positive, respectful and innovative work environment. The VP will also serve as a mentor for departmental staff, providing opportunities for professional development as they grow in their careers. They will manage expectations and serve as a liaison with outside vendors in the areas of IT, finance, compliance and human resources. Above all, the VP will manage operations with a futuristic mindset, with an in-depth understanding of the role they play in the future.



The ideal candidate is a strategic leader with a visionary and inclusive mindset. They will have a strong background in finance and administration, including financial forecasting, and experience managing a complex budget in a highly regulated industry. The VP will strive to use the budget as a tool to create new possibilities and advise on financial decisions, taking calculated risks while demonstrating good judgment and a willingness to try new strategies. Experience with government accounting, grants management and/or highly regulated compliance accounting is vital in this role. The successful candidate will be able to analyze industry-wide trends and ensure that relevant guidelines are followed. They will work in conjunction with the Director of Business Intelligence in building forecasts and projecting future revenues. The VP will lead with integrity, emotional intelligence and strong organizational development skills, and have a proven history of leading highly effective teams. They will be a flexible, open-minded and collaborative executive leader, who will also be a strong presenter and public speaker, and keep executives, boards and committee members informed.



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or a closely related area.
  • Experience: Seven (7) to ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience in finance and/or business administration, including at least two years of supervisory experience.


  • Education: Master’s degree in business administration, finance, or a closely related area.
  • Certification: CPA status.


An annual salary of $185,000 – $215,000 DOE/DOQ, plus a generous benefits package.


HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply by February 26th at:


Virtual interviews will be held on March 11th and 12th. Finalists will move forward to a round two, virtual panel interview on March 19th. In-person interviews on March 25th. Selected candidates must be available for all dates.

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:

  • 541-664-0376
  • 866-929-WBCP (9227) – toll-free


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