Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Our client desires for immediate employment a highly skilled and dynamic professional for the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

As a key business partner, this hands-on role will lead the business to strong profitability and attractive returns on capital. The CFO reports to the CEO with the Head of Accounts as direct reports.

Responsibilities include:

Fundraising (Equity and Debt)

    • Optimize capital structure and cost of capital targeting with a focus on reducing cost and quantum of working capital and increasing intervention term funding
    • Partner with CEO to raise equity as required to support growth.

Strategy

    • Strategic planning and financial analysis of various options and scenarios as company approaches important decisions in marketing, product development, procurement, manufacturing costs and capabilities.
    • Use of market analysis and manufacturing information in business planning.
    • Understand cost drivers to set product direction and manufacturing/sourcing strategy.
    • Analyze unit economics for key product lines and estimate return on capital for proposed investments.

Operations

    • Drive development and review of operating budgets/plans
    • Identify, establish, prepare and review appropriate internal controls
    • Enterprise risk management including property/casualty insurance and data security

Reporting

    • Establish and review appropriate external reports including Board of Directors packages, tax returns, valuation reports, and audit package
    • Identify, establish and review appropriate internal reports including monthly management reports, forecasts and cash flow projection

Skills and background needed:

    • Minimum 10 years business experience
    • Recent and relevant fundraising experience
    • Cost accounting in a manufacturing environment
    • Experience with small companies; works independently and takes initiative
    • Strong financial modeling and analysis skills
    • Knowledge of accounting and best practices
    • Experience with manufacturing companies, MRP and ERP systems
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to make presentations to the Board of Directors
    • Ability to work collaboratively with CEO and Leadership Team
    • Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting, MBA a plus

 

Interested candidates should send their CV to recruitment@whytecleon.com with this CFO as subject of the mail.