Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer will be a business partner to the CEO and help him drive the company’s growth. He/she will serve as a member of the company’s Executive Management Team with direct responsibility for the overall financial plans, accounting, budget, tax and audit activities. He/She will be responsible for hands on management of the day-to-day financial performance of the company’s manufacturing operations. The CFO will ensure the business is viable from a cash flow perspective, drive EBITDA growth, keep the company compliant in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that the company’s financial and regulatory reporting requirements are met from audit and bank covenant perspectives.
- Maintains and oversees financial accounting systems and processes, budget preparation, external auditor relationships, tax planning and preparation, and reporting to ensure the highest standards are met in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and practices
- Monitor and control expenditures
- Monitor and maximize cash flow
- Develop financial strategies by forecasting capital and expense requirements; identify monetary resources and ensure working capital requirements are met
- Report financial status by developing financial forecasts, reports, and analyses of variances with recommendations for improvement
- Direct and manage all financing, investment, and treasury activity for the company
- Oversee analyses of all acquisition, investment, and real estate considerations by the company.
- Provide outstanding leadership for the company’s core values of safety, profitable growth, customer satisfaction and people.
- Manage the financial actions of the company including KPI’s, budgets, forecasting, cash flow, P&L reporting, and I.T.
- Foster a company-wide sense of urgency and purpose. Appreciate the culture and history of the company, but challenge business models, assumptions and ways of doing business.
- Manage solid relationships with partners/vendors, suppliers, banks, etc.
- Good conceptual vision and the intellectual ability to think strategically about the financial requirements of the business three to five years out
- A strong shareholder value focus and a record of increasing value for shareholders; results driven
- Visible passion for the business and capability to motivate and have a broad sphere of influence on the overall organization
- MBA in Finance or Accounting (CPA preferred)
- Merger and acquisition experience ideal
- Hands-on, willing and able to roll up the sleeves to get it done
- Proactive versus reactive, committed to improving all aspects of the finance function and the business
- Business savvy: a value-add, proactive business partner who elevates the rest of the senior management team
- Integrity and honesty (conduct himself/herself with the highest ethical and moral standards)
- Highly productive, loves to work at a rapid pace (passionate and energized)
- Must have strong modeling and analytical skills
- Operational leadership from a finance perspective
- A minimum of ten years of financial management experience
- Track record of driving accountability and fostering a culture of excellence
- Knowledge of corporate profitability management techniques
- Experience with multi-branch/locational operations
- Strong knowledge of GAAP, Treasury, and Financial Regulatory Reporting requirements
- Strong budgeting, planning, and reporting skills
- The ability to set appropriately aggressive objectives, establish the right priorities and make the optimal, necessary tradeoffs.
- At least three years’ experience in a senior treasury, finance, or tax role
- Unquestioned ethics and immediate credibility, both internally and externally.
- Excellent interpersonal, relationship, and communication skills