Chief Financial Officer 8/26/2016

EFPR Solutions Utica, NY

Company
EFPR Solutions
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29282768
AJE Ref #
575989269
Location
Utica, NY
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Strategy, Planning and Management

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Act as Chief Financial Officer and strategic business partner to senior executive leadership team.
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Assess and evaluate financial performance of organization with regard to long term operational goals, budgets and forecasts.
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Provide insight and recommendations to both short term and long term growth plan of organization.
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Identify, acquire and implement systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information.
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Evaluate departments and make suggestion for automating processes and increasing working efficiency.
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Communicate, engage and interact with Board of Directors, CEO, COO and Executive Leadership Team.
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Create and establish annual financial objectives that align with the company's plan for growth and expansion.
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Select and engage auditors.
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Recruit, interview and hire finance and accounting staff as required.
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Serve as a key member of executive leadership team.
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Participate in decisions as they relate to strategic initiatives and operational models.
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Align department with Board of Directors' planned initiatives and recommendations.
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Implement policies, procedures and processes as deemed appropriate by senior leadership team.

Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting

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Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports; monthly profit and loss by division, forecast vs. budget by division and weekly cash flow by division.
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Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations.
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Identify, develop and execute analysis of business initiatives, product launches and/or new service offerings.
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Develop and maintain monthly operating budget and annual company operating budget.
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Manage financial planning and analysis department. Supervise creation of reports, software implementation and tools for budgeting and forecasting.
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Participate in weekly conference calls with Lenders, Vendors and Executive Leadership Team.

Accounting, General Ledger, Administration and Operations

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Supervise the accounting department to ensure the proper functioning of all systems, databases and financial software. Provide regular maintenance and backup of all accounting systems; supervise company financial staff.
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Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls, SOX compliance and financial procedures.
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Oversee the preparation and communication of weekly, monthly and annual financial statements.
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Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal tax returns.
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Ensure SOX compliance regarding all financial functions.
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Oversee the month end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies.
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Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
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Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and overhead cost allocation.
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Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems
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Hire, develop and manage accounting staff
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Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; Manage preparation and support of all external audits.

Financial Management

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Manage cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability.
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Oversee cash, investments and asset management area.
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Explore new investment opportunities and provide recommendations on potential returns and risks.
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Maintain outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners.
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Utilize forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to provide financial insight into the organization's plans and operating budgets.

Financial Relations and Policies

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Engage finance committee and/or board of directors to develop short term and long term plans, projections and budgets.
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Represent company to banks, financial partners, institutions, investors, public auditors and officials.
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Remain current on audit best practices; and state, federal and local law regarding company operations.
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Finance and Accounting Team Management
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Mentor and develop a team, managing work allocation, systems training, performance evaluations, and the building of an effective and efficient team dynamic.
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Guide larger, cross-divisional teams outside of direct span of control within the two main company divisions.

Cash Management

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Oversee weekly cash management;
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Oversee AP Department, approve large payables, sign checks, authorize large wires and ACHs
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Supervise Accounts Receivable management and provide guidance relating to the collection process

Requirements:

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Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA a plus
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CPA Required
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6Years minimum experience as a CFO in a mid size, publicly traded corporation
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15+ Years total accounting or finance experience
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Outstanding knowledge and understanding of GAAP, IFRS, SOX compliance and SEC Reporting
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Outstanding communication and presentation skills
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Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence and executive presence - ability to motivate staff
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Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills
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Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance related issues.