Act as Chief Financial Officer and strategic business partner to senior executive leadership team.
Lead and manage the back-office departments at the corporate headquarter.
Oversee the accounting and finance activities at foreign operations.
Create and deploy company wide processes focused on improving the company’s overall market position and enhancing their financial strategy.
Create a profitable and sustainable path in terms of people, product, and processes.
Assess and evaluate financial performance of organization regarding long-term operational goals, budgets, and forecasts.
Provide insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plan of organization.
Identify, acquire, and implement systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information. Evaluate departments and make suggestions for automating processes and increasing working efficiency.
Communicate, engage, and interact with Board of Directors, CEO, COO and Executive Leadership Team.
Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the company’s plan for growth and expansion.
Select and engage consultants, auditors, and investors.
Recruit, interview and hire finance, accounting and payroll staff as required.
Serve as a key member of executive leadership team and round table discussion panel.
Participate in pivotal decisions as they relate to strategic initiatives and operational models.
Interact with and bring department into line with Board of Directors’ plans, initiatives, and recommendations.
Implement policies, procedures and processes as deemed appropriate by senior leadership team.
Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting
Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss, forecast vs. budget and monthly cash flow for each country.
Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations.
Identify, develop, and execute analysis of business initiatives, product launches and/or new service offerings.
Develop and maintain monthly operating budget and annual company operating budget.
Manage financial planning and analysis department. Supervise creation of reports, software implementation and tools for budgeting and forecasting.
Participate in weekly conference calls with Lenders, Vendors and Executive Leadership Team.
Accounting, General Ledger, Administration and Operations
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 and supervise company financial staff.
Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data for third parties and company’s board of directors
Oversee the preparation and communication of weekly, monthly, and annual financial statements.
Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state, and federal tax returns.
Work with Human Resources to ensure appropriate legal compliance.
Oversee the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies.
Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and overhead cost allocation.
Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools, and control systems.
Hire, develop and manage accounting staffs.
Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; Manage preparation and support of all external audits.
Coordinate and strategize methods used to attain team goals with the Controller and finance personnel at foreign operations.
Manage cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability.
Oversee cash, investments, and asset management area.
Explore new investment opportunities and provide recommendations on potential returns and risks.
Maintain outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners.
Utilize forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to provide financial insight into the organization’s plans and operating budgets.
Financial Relations and Policies
Engage finance committee and/or board of directors to develop short term and long-term plans, projections, and budgets.
Represent company to banks, financial partners, institutions, investors, public auditors, and officials.
Remain current on audit best practices as well as state, federal and local laws regarding company operations.
Finance and Accounting Team Management
Mentor managers in the back-office departments, managing work allocation, systems training, performance evaluations, and the building of an effective and efficient team dynamic.
Lead and form cross-divisional teams and be a key liaison with front office and foreign operation personnel.
Oversee monthly cash management, approve large payables, sign checks, authorize large wires and ACHs.
Supervise Accounts Receivable management and provide guidance relating to the collection process.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or Others.
5 years minimum experience as a CFO at a global company (size does not matter)
15+ years total accounting or finance experience
Outstanding knowledge and understanding of GAAP, IFRS, SOX compliance and SEC reporting.
Background coordinating with I.T. staff to manage and/or upgrade accounting system. Systems implementation experience strongly preferred.
“Hands On” ERP Systems Experience – SAP, JD Edwards or PeopleSoft experience preferred
Outstanding communication and presentation skills.
Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence, and executive presence – ability to motivate staff.
Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls, and compliance related issues.