The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) plays a key role in developing, monitoring and evaluating overall corporate strategy with the President/CEO and Executive Leadership team. The CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. This position will provide critical financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy.
The CFO will interact effectively with all of the company’s business units and be viewed as a trusted business advisor by senior-level managers and above. Critical outcomes include supporting the President/CEO and Executive Leadership team with key financial information and operational analytics and driving a culture of accountability in managing the business, adding value to operating businesses and voicing well-substantiated dissenting opinions.
Strategy, Planning and Management
Act as a strategic business partner to the President/CEO, Executive Leadership team and senior-level managers.
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, procure, evaluate and implement systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information.
Evaluate departments and make suggestions for automating processes and increasing working efficiency.
Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the Company’s plan for growth and expansion.
Select and engage consultants, auditors and vendors.
Serve as a key member of executive leadership team.
Participate in pivotal decisions as they relate to strategic initiatives and operational models.
Work the President/CEO and executive leadership team to develop plans, initiatives and recommendations.
Implement finance and accounting-related policies, procedures and processes as deemed appropriate by the President/CEO.
Financial Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting
Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss by division, forecast vs. budget by division and weekly cash flow by division.
Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations.
Identify, develop and execute analysis of business initiatives and/or new service offerings.
Develop and maintain monthly and annual operating budgets.
Accounting, General Ledger, Administration and Operations
Manage the accounting department to ensure the proper functioning of systems, databases and financial software.
Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls, SOX and DCAA compliance and financial procedures.
Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data.
Oversee the preparation and communication of financial statements.
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.
Develop and manage accounting managers and 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 President/CEO and executive leadership team.
Financial Management, Relations and Policies
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.
Engage President/CEO and executive leadership team to develop short term and long-term plans, projections and budgets.
Represent company to banks, financial partners, institutions, auditors and officials.
Remain current on audit best practices as well as state, federal and local laws regarding company operations.
Oversee weekly cash management and AP Department, approve large payables, authorize large wires and ACHs.
Supervise Accounts Receivable management and provide guidance relating to the collection process.
Oversee human resources department with a particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package, SCA compliance and compensation initiatives.
Manage Retirement Savings Account (401k, 401a) and annual filings/reporting requirements.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
Experience working for a federal government contractor.
High level of written and oral communication skills.
Strong knowledge and understanding of SOX, DCAA, FAR, GSA schedules.
Experience leading the financial evaluations of mergers and acquisitions candidates.
Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance-related issues.
Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
Organizational development, human resources and program operations experience.
Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation.
10+ years of hands-on financial management experience in federal government contracting with a strong working knowledge of a diverse range of government contracts.
Experience with cost-plus contracts.
5+ years of experience pricing federal government contracts.
Experience working for a company with at least $100 million dollars in revenue.
Experience with Deltek CostPoint.
Experience with and understanding of financial aspects of the Service Contract Act (SCA).
This position requires up to 25% travel.
This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the controller and the indirect supervision of all employees in the accounting and finance department.
About Central Research, Inc.
Central Research, Inc. is a Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) certified, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and is Vietnam-Veteran Owned. CRI has offices and program locations in eight states and provides services to seventeen different federal and state agencies and organizations. With business operations since 2006, CRI is one of the fastest growing small business federal contractors in the country over the last three years and has been on the INC 5000 fastest growing private companies list for the past six years.
CRI is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.