These are not always required components of a CFO job description. However, this is no ordinary CFO opportunity and we invite you to consider this outstanding position, where all of these elements and more may be part of your experience and even your DNA.
This is $500M business with holdings and investments that span some of the fastest growing, most compelling industries. There is a social responsibility factor in the way we do business and we are seeking a CFO who embraces social and climate responsibility. This is a company that takes it’s commitment to the environment seriously and you will need to as well.
Reporting to the CEO and managing a robust team of 40 professionals and 4 direct reports in the Finance and IT functions, the CFO has an opportunity to chart a path in the midst of a company evolution. The role requires a change agent mindset and must be a role model for values-based behaviors.
The multi-state nature of the company necessitates experience with finance beyond Washington State borders. Yes, there is travel involved, but typically 25% – 30% primarily on the West Coast, although more as you help us identify optimal mergers and acquisitions.
Building and leading Finance and Accounting teams is your sweet spot. You can assess talent, identify gaps, hire, coach, and see the greater picture so that the team becomes an optimal resource for the organization.
Your systems thinking allows you see the business and it’s complexities – and so your familiarity with Operations is your secret sauce.
While you do not have to be an IT expert, you understand and appreciate the value of great technology in support of an organization. The IT organization will fall under your purview, so your comfort with technology must be apparent, as you will be working with IT to update payroll, HR, accounting and other finance systems. You can build the optimal technology ecosystem around the work you will do.
Our CFO must have strong leadership, strategic planning and communication skills, including the ability to partner and support the Chief Executive Officer. You will work with our Board of Directors, our Chief Legal Counsel, HR leadership and the organization – with an emphasis on being a collaborative, supportive partner.
Quick Checklist of Responsibilities
Strategic and financial leadership
Healthy working relationships across executive teams
Lead by example
Drive and inspire progression of technology, process improvement and automation to support the company vision
Oversee IT and financial systems implementations and upgrades
Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission
Make high-quality investment decisions to advance the business and increase profits.
Identify and manage business risks and insurance requirements
Since we are seeking candidates with exceptional talents, we provide strong compensation structures, benefits and bonus.
How to apply
Please send one-page cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. All candidates will receive a response.
This company encourages workplace diversity and welcomes
all candidates who meet the qualifications of this role to apply.
You - Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting. CPA and MBA preferred.
15-20 years of experience in a Finance and/or Accounting, a minimum of 8-10 years in an executive management role. You may have lead the Finance function in a very large company and this would ideally be your next step. We honor your experience, even if your title does not contain “CFO”.
Clear track record of leadership and results in multiple industries.
Experience managing a $500M+ business, including mergers and acquisitions.
Experience developing profitable strategies and implementing vision.
An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organizational and leadership skills.
Ability to travel as needed.
Additional Salary Information: Exceptional benefits and bonus opportunity