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CFO for Start Up

Chicago, IL
CFO for Start Up
The CFO is one of the top strategic leadership roles within our organization.
We are seeking a sophisticated, experienced, and competitive CFO to lead the financial and strategic growth of a startup.  Our environmentally conscious cement and concrete manufacturing company uses a proprietary technology that captures and recycles plant CO2 emissions to produce low CO2 emission biofuel.

Job Summary:
Set up, Direct and Oversee the financial activities of the corporation, direct the preparation of current financial reports and summaries, and create forecasts predicting future growth. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  1. Create department and financial processes
  2. Oversees department, budget preparation, and audit functions.
  3. Works with other department heads to monitor each department and make recommendations.

Duties/Responsibilities:
Drive growth, measurable value and establish core financial processes and reporting requirements. 
  • Create well integrated roadmap for strategic growth.
  • Drive metrics and presentation of results. 
  • Directs the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, shareholder reports, tax returns, and governmental agency reports.
  • Compares sales and profit projections to actual figures and budgeted expenses to actual expenses; makes or oversees any necessary adjustments to future projections and budgets.
  • Reviews planning process and suggests improvements to current methods.
  • Analyzes operations to identify areas in need of reorganization, downsizing, or elimination.
  • Works with the President and other executives to coordinate planning and establish priorities for the planning process.
  • Studies long-range economic trends and projects their impact on future growth in sales and market share.
  • Identifies opportunities for expansion into new product areas.
  • Oversees investment of funds and works with investment bankers to raise additional capital as required.

Required Skills/Abilities:
Do you have prior executive level leadership experience in the corporate financial sector managing between $700M- $2B? 
  • Experience in the cement, biofuel or real estate industry is a plus but is not a requirement, prior experience in manufacturing is a plus
  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions is preferred 
  • Proven success in revenue growth and market expansion, ability to look across multiple horizons
  • Proven skills in business strategy, market research, and the development and execution of a strategic growth plan are required
  • Experience in highly competitive, commodity industries a plus
  • Excellent management, supervisory and team player skills
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Proficient in database and accounting computer application systems
  • Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills

Education and Experience:
JD or CPA preferred
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance required
Eight to ten years of experience in financial management required
  • Submission to a background check, professional references and proof of academic credentials is required
  • Base salary for the position is $400K annually plus a discretionary performance bonus of up to $2M per year

 
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