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Controller / CFO

Company: Tatum by Randstad
Location: Paterson
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Tatum has been engaged by our client, a thriving Private Equity Group, to help identify a hands on CFO for one of their newly acquired businesses. This role will begin as a STAND ALONE position. The CFO is the first step in bringing the Accounting and Finance function inhouse.
The CFO will be a trusted advisor to the President and other members of the senior management team. This role will be responsible for management, direction and oversight of the company's finance function, including leading the financial planning and analysis, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, tax, treasury and audit functions. The CFO will be expected to provide business and operational analyses, strategic insight as well as tactical financial support.
Responsibilities include:

  • Managing and executing the Company's financial strategy in accordance with strategic mandates.
  • Establishing best-in-class finance and accounting functions for the company.
  • Providing leadership, direction, and the day-to-day management of the finance & accounting department; and developing a trusted Finance Partner/Function for the broader business.
  • Partnering with the President and other members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to develop a strategy which outlines and prioritizes the Company's key growth initiatives. The plan will include specific details that explain how the various functions will become best-in-class.
  • Timely and accurate production of monthly financial and operational reports; with additional supplementary weekly reporting and ad hoc analysis, as needed, by Executives/Investors.
  • Leading the M&A process including due diligence and integration.
  • Establishing key performance indicator (KPI) metrics and processes for enhanced standard and repetitive reporting Functions.
    The successful candidate will need to be a process oriented, data-driven executive who thrives in an environment with a strong performance and accountability culture. This individual will need to be one who has successfully operated in fast-paced, complex environments with strong emphasis on execution. The executive will understand and champion the big picture strategy while translating it into actionable steps for execution, to be understood at all levels of the organization.
    Requirements include:
    • Minimum of 10 years in progressive Financial Management roles.
    • Previous exposure to construction accounting is strongly preferred (e.g., Percentage of Completion accounting).
    • Strong financial reporting, cash flow, and working capital management - with a focus on setting-up new office locations
    • Experience in privately held or family-owned environments is a plus, but not required.
    • Experience streamlining accounting processes; including (i) methodical procedures for each of the various accounting functions (e.g., Purchasing, A/R, A/P) and (ii) formal, scheduled monthly closing processes and business reviews.
    • Experience managing all Functions and related personnel of the Finance & Accounting Department, including HR and IT.
    • Able to proactively-evaluate financial and operational data and to provide relevant ad hoc analysis to supplement core financial and operational reporting.
      This role requires the CFO to sit onsite 5 days a week.
      For immediate consideration

Keywords: Tatum by Randstad, Paterson , Controller / CFO, Executive , Paterson, New Jersey

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