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Chief Financial Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

Executive Management

  • Serve as a member of executive leadership team
  • Participate in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating model and operational execution

Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Prepare and maintain regular financial planning reports; Monthly profit and loss forecast by division (vs. budget); Weekly 13 week cash flow forecast
  • Complete analysis of financial results; Develop recommendations (strategic and tactical)
  • Develop and execute analysis of various business initiatives (e.g., opening new operations, asset acquisition, new service launches)
  • Develop and maintain capital budget
  • Assist in development of financial planning and analysis exercises/reports
  • Participate in calls with Lenders

Accounting Activities

  • Oversee preparation of month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial statements
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations and corporate/overhead cost allocation
  • Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems
  • Serve as final point of escalation for Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable issues
  • Develop and manage accounting staff
  • Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; Manage preparation and support of all external audits

Cash Management

  • Oversee weekly cash management; Approve weekly payables; Execute check signing
  • Oversee AR management and provide support to collections activities

Corporate Development

  • Represent company in efforts with investment bankers and potential investors
  • Prepare various analyses and reports required by corporate development efforts

Insurance/Real Estate/Legal Affairs

  • Manage the company’s insurance program
  • Manage the company’s real estate affairs consisting of leases and sub-leases with various landlords; Negotiate new leases or lease renewals; Coordinate with real estate counsel
  • Manage the company’s legal affairs in the areas of cargo claims, bankruptcies and other small claims matters

Experience and Skill Requirements

    • 3 - 5 years experience as a CFO at a $50+ million company
    • Strong financial modeling skills; MS Excel - Expert
    • Experience with Investment banking, management consulting or public accounting (CPA), Capital market financings (senior debt, mezzanine debt, equity issuances)

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