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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • US
  • Full-time
  • Published: 2020-07-15 20:54:18Z

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Serve as the company’s primary financial leader providing a proactive and strategic role to the owners, leadership team and Board of Directors. 
  • Oversee the day-to-day responsibilities of the financial operations (accounting, treasury, tax and audit), legal/risk and information technology/ERP of the company.
  • Create and maintain collaboratively a comprehensive dynamic financial plan/budget for the company.
  • Advocate and help lead decentralization of business functions to leaders close to the customers.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Appreciate and demonstrate Company’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values.
  • Establish culture in alignment with Company’ corporate culture, including the pursuit of excellence in workmanship, quality, safety, and customer satisfaction. 
  • Foster productive debate and demonstrate solidarity around LT (Leadership Team) decisions, objectives, standards, and the direction of the business.
  • Talent Scouter-Skill Developer-Relationship Builder-Performance Elevator
    • Accountable for the recruitment, hiring and retention of quality talent.
    • Establish clear roles, responsibilities, and expectations of direct reports including job descriptions, measures of evaluation, and growth/development plans.
    • Identify and develop multiple successors for key roles in the pillar through talent review and a strategic staffing plan.
    • Facilitate full engagement of employees through excellent and clear communication with and between individuals, helping employees to understand the connection between their role and the customer’s success.
    • Ensure timely completion and discussion of performance evaluation with each employee annually; conduct corrective counseling in consultation with the direct supervisor and Human Resources as needed. 

Leader

  • Supervise, direct and review the activities and strategies of the following support departments:
    • Accounting (includes General Accounting, Administration, Tax, and Financial Planning & Analysis)
    • Ensure accurately and timely financial reporting and statements.
    • Maintain appropriate tax filing deadlines and commitments.
    • Support internal controls to ensure compliance with GAAP and successful annual external audits.
    • Own the annual budgeting process collaborating with key leaders across the company.  Provide data for regular reporting at LT and BOD meetings.  Assist the implementation of corrective actions as needed.
    • Work with the Administration team to establish clear goals and metrics on timeliness of accounts payable and receivable.
    • Assist with managing vendor and customer relationships as it pertains to the timing and accuracy of invoices or payments.
  • Treasury
    • Provide accurate weekly cash forecasts.
    • Maintain appropriate banking and third party relationships.
    • Ensure the cash flow and availability is aligned with the company’s long term requirements for growth, capital, and ownership activities.
    • Partner with the owners and outside firms to employ a tax strategy for the company and individual owners.
  • Legal, Risk, Environmental and Security
    • Ensure Company is in compliance with law and company policy.
    • Support all areas of the business including commercial and owners to facilitate positive relationships that enable growth while protecting company assets.
    • Communicate and support the overall risk strategy of the company.
    • Ensure the security team provides support and consulting services to all locations within the company.
  • Benefits and Payroll administration
  • Information Technology and ERP
  • Purchasing
  • Develop and utilize management reporting applying the Theory of Constraints (TOC) methodology.
  • Help with pricing and margin strategies for both traditional and non-traditional markets/products/offerings.
  • Support the Board of Directors through regular involvement with key members, active participation, and presentations on key financial updates, current legal standings, and developing the risk strategy.
  • Participate in the Vice President/Leadership team to actively update and engage the group on financial-related issues, provide financial reports, and perform a strategic input role to help formulate and guide ongoing company strategy.
  • Engage in growth strategies with all components of the business.  This can range from strategic insight to actively leading projects such as new start-ups, mergers, or acquisitions.
  • Actively train and develop the business leaders’ financial understanding of our business to promote increased awareness and improved decision making

 

 

Other

  • Perform special projects as required as directed by the leadership team or owners.
  • Conduct performance corrective counseling in consultation with the Human Resources Generalist.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and with accuracy to employees, customers, and vendors.
  • Promote teamwork by fostering partnerships with key departments.
  • Promote strong company image and maintain positive working relationships at all times including professional behavior with customers, vendors, and co-workers, and company leadership (daily basis).
  • Provide outstanding customer service at all times.
  • Perform work according to established company policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field, with demonstrated experience.
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred.

 

Experience:

  • Ten years of progressive leadership experience in Accounting or Finance.
  • Leading decentralized business models
  • Accounting for multiple operating and legal entities with exposure to international operations (including transfer pricing and multi-currency reporting)
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and standard accounting principles

 

Other:

  • Business acumen including understanding of factors affecting the P&L.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent problem and analytical solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multitask while coordinating multiple high level priorities.
  • Excellent knowledge of personal computers including Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to foster good employee/management relations and build a strong team effort to fulfill customers’ expectations.
  • Ability to promote teamwork and direct work of employees.
  • Ability to coach and mentor employees.
  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend complex written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to understand, perform, and retain various job related training, operational, and safety procedures.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, judgment, and decision making related to non-routine duties.
  • Overnight travel will be required.  Amount of travel outside of the office will vary depending on the need but is expected to be about 25%.

 

 

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