CFO for manufacturing company

Posted by Moritza Day on September 25, 2015 under Job Bank | Be the First to Comment

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Growing privately held manufacturing company with offices in Houston and Mid-West has an opportunity for a resourceful and innovative financial professional to join the executive team.
Primary Functions: The chief financial officer position is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, potential acquisitions, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. Reports to the CEO. Principal accountabilities are:

1. Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
2. Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
3. Develop financial and tax strategies
4. Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
5. Develop performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction

1. Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
2. Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
3. Manage the accounting, human resources, investor relations, legal, tax, and treasury departments
4. Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations
5. Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced
6. Oversee the company’s transaction processing systems
7. Implement operational best practices
8. Oversee employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package
9. Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions

Financial Information
1. Oversee the preparation of the financial information.
2. Supervise two accountants in the preparation of the accounting information.
3. Analyze financial statements and other management reporting.
4. Report financial results to the board of directors

Risk Management
1. Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile
2. Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry
3. Construct and monitor reliable control systems
4. Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
5. Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
6. Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
7. Report risk issues to the board of directors
8. Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations

1. Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
2. Arrange for debt and equity financing
3. Invest funds
4. Invest pension funds

Third Parties
1. Participate in conference calls with the investors
2. Maintain banking relationships
3. Represent the company with investment bankers and investors

Desired Qualifications: The candidate chief financial officer should have a master’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation. Should have experience in partnering with an executive team, and have a high level of written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with manufacturing experience, an MBA in Finance and the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.

Working Conditions: Will be based in Houston, Texas. Initially, extensive travel to company manufacturing location in Mid-West will be necessary.

For information:
Moritza Day, CPA
Day West & Associates, Inc.

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