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CFO, CHS Hedging

Location Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Date posted 04/09/2024 Job ID 14819 Salary range $183,400-$306,300 Work arrangement: Hybrid
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CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS Hedging has an exciting opportunity located in Inver Grove Heights, MN. CHS Hedging is a growing agriculture and energy focused futures commission merchant (FCM) with clearing memberships at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX). Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for managing the overall finance operations of CHS Hedging, through the management of the back office operations, treasury and cash options support and FP&A teams supporting regulatory financial reporting and compliance. The position is a key part of the senior management team, helping ensure adherence with regulatory requirements and operational excellence.


  • Provide overall finance operations leadership and take responsibility for all finance and treasury matters related to the FCM business 
  • Liaise internally with FCM personnel and externally with CHS stakeholders to promote a strong finance awareness and risk management culture
  • Responsibility over the FCM’s:
    • Monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting
    • Regulatory financial filings and reporting
    • Long range planning
    • Day to day operations for the back office team
    • Storage and maintenance of documents and key data
    • Financial technology and systems
    • Treasury operations and management of cash positions and risk
    • Investment portfolio
    • Financial audits and other related audits as necessary
  • Collaborate with Chief Risk Officer and Chief Compliance Officer to deliver against all audits, regulatory reviews and request for data
  • Align CHS Hedging finance operations to CHS Inc. finance and accounting practices
  • Coordinate the FCM’s financial operations within the CHS global enterprise
  • Coach and develop the team and develop a strong succession plan

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting or related field
  • 10+ years of experience in finance with exposure to regulatory oversight
  • Prior leadership experience with progressively advancing level of leadership responsibilities
  • Series 3 Commodity Futures License, or ability to obtain within 90 days

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience in an FCM environment is strongly preferred
  • Advanced degree
  • CPA or CMA Certification
  • Change leadership experience, both in a position of authority and through organizational influence.
  • Experienced in educating people to new processes and bringing them along.
  • Experience collaborating with other stakeholders to achieve tasks (IT, Finance, etc.)
  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse

CHS offers a competitive total rewards package. Compensation includes base wage and, depending upon position, may include other earnings such as bonus, incentives and commissions. Actual pay offered will vary based on multiple factors which may include, without limitation, experience, education, training, specialized skills and certifications.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, wellness programs, life insurance, health and dependent care savings accounts, paid time off, 401(k), pension, profit sharing, short- and long-term disability, tuition reimbursement and adoption assistance, subject to the eligibility requirements for each benefit plan.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability.       

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