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The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports to the CEO, assists in the aggressive and successful growth of the company, and serves as an integral member of the senior management team. The CFO provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and systems in place to effectively grow the organization, and ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.
Working with the CEO and other members of the Executive Team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will help to refine and execute the organization’s strategic plan, with a strong focus on:
|Providing “Big Picture” Perspective/Thought Partnership
- Strategic sounding board for CEO/senior leadership.
- Articulate how goals can be accomplished with transparent risk assessment.
- Connect business strategies to finance strategies.
- Internal and external (customers and stakeholders) focus.
- Leverage business acumen and knowledge to know when 80 percent is “good enough”.
|Driving Strong Operations (i.e. service and sales) Performance
- Develop deep understanding of “how the company makes money” and what drives value and growth and delivers customer value to improve operations.
- Enhance and embed KPI’s throughout business.
- Work with CEO and Board of Directors to help drive acquisition process, with specific focus on financial modeling, due diligence and integration.
|Building Value and Managing Costs
- Identify opportunities to improve processes / deliver increased value across the entire organization.
- Take disciplined approach to investments; find right balance between funding investments versus delivering on annual financial targets.
- Proactively identify and manage risks.
- Attract, retain, and develop top talent.
- Drive function and organizational engagement.
- Be a seamless stand-in for CEO (internally and externally).
- Build clear, coherent “story” from the numbers.
- Drive organizational energy and alignment.
|Building Culture of Analytics
- Enable business to quickly identify problems or step-up investments on high ROI initiatives.
- Always provide insights/potential actions with data.
- Distinguish “I think” from “I know”; 100 percent transparency.
- Develop team that is data driven, but not data dependent to make decisions.
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