CFO (ID:45678)
Versique is exclusively retained by a private equity-backed manufacturer to source its next CFO. Embrace the opportunity to transform the Finance and Accounting function into a true strategic partner for the company and drive accelerated growth.

The Chief Financial Officer will partner with the CEO and executive team to establish strategies and tactics to achieve the company's long-term vision. The CFO is primarily responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial processes in the company and is a key resource for the Board of Directors.

Act as a hands-on leader to direct, lead, and participate in developing long-range goals and objectives and formulating and administering business unit policies. Review analyses of activities and costs and forecast data to determine department or division progress toward stated goals and objectives.  Confer with the CEO and Leadership team to review goals or objectives resulting from current status or conditions. 


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in developing a continuous evaluation of short—and long-term strategic financial objectives and advice on the financial implications of business activities.
  • Establish strong relationships with senior leaders to identify their needs and seek a full range of data-driven business solutions.
  • Establish policies and procedures to direct and control the organization's financial/accounting functions and provide necessary analysis, training, and technical guidance to ensure compliance.
  • Manage process for financial forecasting, budgets, consolidation, and reporting, including timely preparation and distribution of period financial statements, department financial reports and analysis, and documents for auditors.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, period actuals, financial trends and forecasts.
  • Partner with functional area leaders to determine the root cause of discrepancies from the plan and appropriate actions.
  • Audit accounts and reporting calculations for accuracy.
  • As a member of the M&A Steering Committee, actively engage in strategic discussions, analysis, due diligence, and integration of acquired companies.
  • Responsible for all financial analysis & proformas of considered acquisition targets.
  • Actively engage in employee development and ensure team members receive applicable continuing education to keep current with market demand and new technologies.
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and that financial and tax reporting complies with GAAP and applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules.
  • Assist with strategic financial objectives during union contract negotiations and preparations.
  • Select and develop department personnel to facilitate efficient operations and provide support to other departments for their information and financial needs.
  • Serve as Treasurer of the company for relations with outside financing sources, banks, auditors, and financially related institutions to ensure the company's capital needs are met and ensure the proper financial integrity and control for transactions with vendors and customers.
  • In collaboration with the company HR Leader, coordinate activities of the auditors, participant accounting administrator, trustee, and participates as a member of the company Investment Committee.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to employees, CEO, Board of Directors, etc.
  • Every employee is expected to support the Company's Quality Management System (QMS) by our Quality System Manual and Documented Procedures. 
  • This position is responsible for setting, following, and maintaining the QMS and related Documented Procedures, as well as changing authority over their processes.
  • Support company IMPACT initiatives for People, Planet and Community and act as advisor for philanthropic budget planning.




Required Skills and Experience:

  • A BS in accounting or finance is required; a CPA or MBA is preferred.
  • 20+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles, preferably in a manufacturing and private equity environment.
  • Demonstrated experience as an Operational CFO vs. an Accounting CFO.
  • Experience acquiring and integrating manufacturing companies, preferably in a private equity environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with treasury requirements.
  • Cash and tax management experience desired.
  • Experienced with shareholder distribution and dividend knowledge, as well as experience with Private Equity-owned companies.
  • Demonstrated Continuous Learner.
  • Banking relationship and Risk Management experience.
  • Experience with EOS preferred.


About Versique:

At Versique, we believe people are more than a resume. People invent, propel, unearth, and build. They transform teams, markets, industries, and bottom lines. People do more than fill an open position. They open greater potential. We're here to help fill your human potential and build your human capacity. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of "versatile" and "unique", hinting at the concept of "search" in its pronunciation.


In 2023, Versique made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal's Fast 50 list for fastest-growing private companies in Minnesota. Additionally, for the past four years, Versique has been recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace and awarded a Best Place to Work in 2022 by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, which speaks to the incredible culture we've fostered.


We believe people are the ultimate business advantage. Let's find your people together. And make the best possible.


Versique is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors.


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