CFO North America (ID:44985)
This is a newly created CFO Finance Leadership opportunity at a privately held company, with aggressive plans for continued growth, to lead the evolution of the Finance function.
The CFO NA will oversee all aspects of Finance for the Company’s operations in North America. Reporting to the Global CFO, the CFO NA will represent the business to executive leadership and board. Among this role’s highest priorities will be the creation and execution of a strategic Finance plan to leverage people, processes, and infrastructure in support of the Company’s ambitious growth objectives. The CFO NA will also be charged with leading the evolution of the Finance function to one that is forward-looking and has a mindset of strategic accountability.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership
  • Serve as a thought partner and trusted counsel to executive leadership, actively contributing to high level decisions around spend, business strategy and pricing.
  • Work collaboratively to continually review financial performance against plan and making recommendations for recalibration as needs arise.
  • Lead finance as a strategic voice in support of acquisitive growth objectives for the business unit.
  • Participate actively in due diligence, assessment and negotiations related to proposed acquisitions.
  • Contribute to development of an M&A playbook.
  • Create and execute a scalable integration strategy to unify and streamline both existing and new operations resulting from M&A activity.

Finance Leadership
  • Oversee all fiscal activity for the business unit, including budgeting, financial and operating controls, reporting, and auditing.
  • Work in partnership with EVP NA to develop the annual business plan and ongoing business strategy.
  • Identify, monitor, and communicate key financial metrics for the region, ensuring the appropriate controls are in place to track performance against plan and leverage insights for informed decision-making for the business.
  • Devise and operationalize a plan to consolidate and streamline Finance operations across US and Canada operations. Create efficiencies by establishing and upholding consistent processes across the region. Optimize existing Finance teams and build new ones with strategic focus.
  • Monitor the internal control environment and establish corrective actions to address deficiencies.
  • Lead cost analysis and reduction efforts.
  • Devise and maintain financial planning scenarios and cash flow projections to facilitate sound decisions related to the business.
  • Represent the business to EVP NA, preparing and presenting timely, accurate reporting on performance against objectives. Highlight actions needed to keep the business on track.
  • Prepare, review and file federal, state, third-party and other financial reports to ensure compliance with GAAP, SEC, IRS and other taxing entity and regulatory requirements.

Team Leadership
  • Create and execute a plan to consolidate the Finance organization. Build capacity and preparedness of Finance teams to support accelerated growth, evaluating the organizational structure to identify critical needs for hiring and optimization of talent.
  • Hire, train, develop and motivate high-performing teams, cultivating opportunities to expand individual skill sets while maintaining high levels of collaboration and integrity.
  • Provide developmental opportunities, coaching and feedback to support the growth and retention of the Finance team.
  • Ensure a consistent operating rhythm by setting direction, outlining accountabilities, and maintaining focus and transparency around business objectives.

Required Skills & Experience:
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible financial management experience, ideally to include 5+ years of team leadership.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting. MBA is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill in collaborating with and reporting to executive leadership or boards.
  • Successful history in the leadership of change management, ideally that involves functional consolidation and/or organizational restructuring.
  • M&A experience is preferred, with involvement in the identification of targets and deal execution the ideal.
  • Direct experience in manufacturing is preferred, but distribution or logistics will be considered.
  • Broad exposure to finance and accounting disciplines, including general accounting, audit, reporting, planning and analysis, budgeting, internal controls, information systems, treasury, and taxation.
  • Record of success in matrixed organizations, ideally with experience in foreign owned, culturally diverse environments.
  • Proven ability to lead both onsite and remote teams.
  • Strong ability to think and act with agility, balancing the strategic with the tactical.

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 just 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 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Versique was recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace, was nominated as a Best of Business Finalist by Twin Cities Business and made the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal's list of Twin Cities Largest Executive Search Firms.

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 without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors.



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