PKF O'Connor Davies

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Finance/Accounting
  • Overview

    Our Client, a privately held manufacturer and distributer of food products is looking for a Chief Financial Officer to join their team.  The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the Company in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industries that they operate.

     

    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) position acts as the strategic partner to the CEO. The CFO uses the financial statements the Controllers of each business unit produces and uses them to strategically plan future projects and improve profitability and cash flow.

    Essential Duties

    Responsibilities

    • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the Company's fiscal function and performance.
    • Participate in the development of the Company’s operating plans and programs as a strategic partner.
    • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
    • Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO, the Presidents of each division, the Board and other executives in performing their responsibilities.
    • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the Company by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation.
    • Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
    • Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial discipline.
    • Continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets.
    • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization (i.e., evaluation of potential alliances acquisitions and/or mergers and investments).
    • Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
    • Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs and any banking financial covenants of the Company.
    • Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the Company may enter.
    • Evaluate the finance function’s structure and team, plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group, as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) for individuals.

    Qualifications

    Requirements

    • Proven work experience as a Vice President, Finance and/or Controller or similar role
    • Hands-on experience with financial and statistical software
    • Expertise in MS Excel (creating spreadsheets and using advanced formulas) and PowerPoint for developing executive presentation
    • Familiarity with finance databases
    • Up-to-date with accounting laws and regulations
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Ability to present financial data using detailed reports and charts
    • Demonstrable strategic thinking skills
    • Confidentiality in handling sensitive financial information
    • Bachelor of Business Administration and/or Master of Business Administration degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics
    • Relevant certification (i.e., CFA/CPA) is a plus

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