CFO

Our client is an International Manufacturer and Supplier of Home Textiles with a very strong growth projectile. We are looking for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based out of Charlotte, NC. This is not a remote role.

Strategy, Planning and Management:
• Act as Chief Financial Officer and strategic business partner to senior executive team
• Assess and evaluate financial performance of organization with regard to 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 and make suggestions for automating processes and increasing working efficiency
• Communicate, engage and interact with, 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 and auditors
• Recruit, interview and hire finance, accounting and payroll staff as required
• 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
• Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations
• Identify, develop and execute analysis of business initiatives, programs and/or new offerings
• Develop and maintain monthly operating budget and annual company operating budget

Accounting, General Ledger, Administration and Operations:
• 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
• Ensure the preparation and communication of weekly, monthly and annual financial statements
• Ensure the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal tax returns
• Work with Human Resources to ensure appropriate legal compliance
• Manage the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies
• Manage 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 staff
• 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 parent company

Financial Management:
• Manage cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability
• Oversee cash and asset management area
• 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, public auditors and officials

Cash Management:
• Oversee weekly cash management and AP Department, approve large payables, sign checks, authorize large wires and ACHs
• Supervise Accounts Receivable management and provide guidance relating to the collection process as part of an ABL with the bank

Position Requirements:
• Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance
• CPA Preferred
• 10+ years total accounting or finance experience
• Understanding of GAAP, IFRS, SOX compliance
• 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

To apply for this job email your details to resumes@rushandcompany.com

Rush & Company is a full service Executive Search Firm that specializes in the Soft Goods industry.

Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world.

All candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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