TITLE: Chief Financial Officer
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
SUBORDINATES: Controller, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Financial Analysts, Data Scientist.
LOCATION: Western United States
As a key member of the management team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the financial management of the company’s operations including accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, risk analysis, deal analysis and negotiations and reporting to investors.The CFO will have a dual report to the Board of Directors and CEO.The executive will work closely with the CEO and other department heads in developing short and long term strategic plans for the company and in communicating those plans to the Board of Directors.In this performance marketing driven company, the CFO will be performance analysis driven.
- Provide leadership in devising short and long-range strategic operating and financial objectives
- Serve as a key member of the management team
- Work closely with the CEO and the rest of the senior leadership team to identify and anticipate needs and seek solutions
- Provide timely business analysis and reporting to the Board of Directors and CEO.
- Provide data, thorough analysis of the impact on the business, and recommendations as to appropriate actions
- Serve as the financial voice of the organization with customers, investors, banking and financial institutions
- Manage and develop a high performing team of finance and data intelligence professionals
- Direct all aspects of the finance and accounting functions
- Analyze, measure and report progress towards achievement of budgets, financial trend analysis, forecasts, plans and action recommendations to all appropriate department heads and board of directors
- Use the rich data generated by the business to improve analysis and develop action plans, models and forecasts
- Oversee revenues and expenditures
- Optimizesystems to evaluate progress against goals and make appropriate recommendations
- Ensure record systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting and auditing standards
- Optimize financial and operations softwareand ensure its usability for all decision makers
- Manage banking and private equity relationships, acquisition/deal structuring and negotiations
- Evaluate potential acquisitions and contribute to M&A strategy
The Chief Financial Officer has a record of increasing responsibilities in executive financial roles and successfully operating in a rapidly growing environment.The CFO has solid strategic planning skills, proven leadership and management skills. This executive has a strong understanding of business operations and experience dealing with multiple locations and suppliers, as well as an understanding of federal and state financial regulations. Ideally, the successful candidate has high volume retail ecommerce experience, knowledge of warehouse environments and hourly employment best practices.
The successful candidate is keenly aware of best of breed tools, techniques and best practices as well as prior experience implementing and improving systems, processes, establishing metrics and continuously improving financial and operational performance. This executive has demonstrated an ability to lead by influence and the ability to be a key partner to the CEO and, in the absence of the CEO, the ability to operate the company day to day and strategically.The CFO is skilled in leveraging data to develop models, provide analysis and forecasts.
The successful candidate has a proven ability to build relationships, partner with business units and colleagues, and operate the financial function as a service entity in support of the business. The ideal candidate has outstanding interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate complex financial and accounting concepts appropriately to a variety of audiences.