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CFO Job Description

Is responsible for all business and financial aspects. This person will manage all financial aspects including but not limited to financial controls (budget), financial reporting, treasury, banking relationships, accounting, tax compliance and optimization, risk management, real estate management, warehouse/inventory, procurement and office and plant administration.

Establishes or recommends to management, economic strategies, objectives and policies


 Establish and develop the finance department


 Implements and administers established accounting policies, procedures and practices and ensures accurate and timely recording and reporting of operating results.


 Directs the preparation of timely, accurate financial reporting with detailed variance explanations as required each month, quarter to date, year to date, and prior year analysis.


 Directs the preparation of timely operating data and proposed solutions for enhanced business unit performance. Examples include performing analyses and relationship between revenue and Unit Performance.


Directs preparation of budgets and forecasts in coordination with departmental managers, reviews budget proposals and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification.

 Manages audits of company’s accounts.

 Directs the preparation of reports required by regulatory agencies (i.e. FERC reporting).


 Directs the preparation of tax filings (federal, state, local, property, sales & use, etc.) and advises management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax code revisions.


 Develop, modify, approve and implement Business Procedures and Guidelines for material procurement and warehouse activities.


 Negotiate, review, approve, and implement contracts as required for on site and off site activities involving contractors, vendors, and suppliers.


 Maintaining a compliance requirements report to ensure all key requirements under major contracts and the credit agreement are identified and met


Interfaces and Supporting Responsibilities


Interfaces with and supports SVP Operations  – provides information and timely analyses to support operating objectives.


 Treasury functions (upon plant completion) – administration of credit facilities, initiating borrowings, issuance of letters of credit, cash management and forecasting


 Participate in the implementation and ongoing management and enhancement of the enterprise asset management system and enterprise resource planning system ensuring needs are met


 Direct and manage the risk management process including the development and monitoring of hedge activities and coordinating/reviewing insurance programs and products with broker

Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)


 Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Management, Finance or related field is required. MBA or CPA required.

 10 years of relevant experience required.


 Banking relationship management, private equity experience, a plus


 Must have a comprehensive understanding of GAAP


 Proficient in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, CMMS and Accounting & Reporting Software.


 Must be able to research and understand complex accounting, finance and tax issues, draw conclusions and determine appropriate actions to model transactions.


 Must be a self-starter, able to perform with little supervision, and manage personnel.

This person will approve transactions, negotiate, administer, and monitor contracts, develop business plans for the staff and facility, formulate policies, prepare financial and operating reports and develop business guidelines and procedures for the departments. The CFO is responsible for Profit and Loss management and all balance sheet activities regarding the financial planning.