Chief Financial Officer - CFO

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Westfield, MA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

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11 - 15 years

Posted 31 days ago

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) establishes the direction and provides leadership and oversight to the Finance and IT functions. The CFOreports directly to the President/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is a valued member of the Senior Leadership Team, and will work to enhance the financial performance of a healthy and growing company. This position will be located at the company headquarters in Westfield, MA, and is a result of a promotion of the current CFO to CEO which became effective January 2019.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10+ years of executive-level progressively responsiblefinancialexperience in a professional services firm
  • Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant designation and/or an MBA in Finance
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and strategic planning skills
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including senior management, clients, and other departments
  • Excellent negotiating skills and experience
  • Demonstrated analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Financial Reporting, Planning, and Analysis
  • Provide analysis, insight and advice on operational performance to the CEO, COO and Business Line Leadership for sound decision making
  • Lead the annual and long-term planning, budget and financial strategy processes
  • Support CEO in developing and measuring annual performance metrics
  • Communicate financial performance and trends to all stakeholders
  • Compliance/Risk Management
  • Oversee the treasury function and cash management strategies
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, local, and client reporting and audit requirements
  • Maintain effective relationships with external auditors, banks, and other third parties
  • Develop and maintain systems to ensure adequate internal controls; maintain financial reporting systems and records to comply with management, government and client requirements
  • Strategy and Governance
  • Work closely with the CEO to provide due diligence and analysis of potential acquisitions and new business opportunities
  • Administer elements of the shareholder stock purchase program and ESOP; liaison with outside vendors on annual valuation
  • Work with CEO and Director of HR on financial management and oversight of employee benefit and compensation plans
  • Develop and implement effective tax planning strategies
  • Support CEO and Board of Directors in governance and committee participation
  • Information Technology
  • Partner with leadership and department heads to identify technology requirements for the business
  • Actively involved in evaluation and implementation of software applications
  • Ensure appropriate platform for hardware, connectivity, and collaboration tools
  • Management, Staffing, and Process Improvement
  • Supervise the Controller and IT Manager
  • Build high performing Finance and IT teams that scale with the growth and increased complexity of the business
  • Prioritize and execute strategic Finance and IT initiatives
  • Implement operational best practices for Finance and IT

Our best-in-class compensation and benefits package includes competitive salaries, profit sharing, a generous health care plan, dental, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, ESOP, 401(k) plan, PTO, internal training and professional development, and a tuition reimbursement program.

Tighe & Bond is a growing, well-established, employee-owned, engineering and environmental consulting firm with over 370 employees. A Top 10 New England ENR design firm, Tighe & Bond was recognized by Civil Engineering News and Zweig Group as one of the "Best Firms" to work for in the country. Our team of engineers, scientists, planners, and other professionals provide creative solutions for critical challenges that impact water resources, wetlands, the environment, climate change, and sustainability from nine offices across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and New York. The firm offers employees an inviting mid-size company culture, and an opportunity to develop a rewarding career that can have an impact on the environmental development of the Northeast region.

We are an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants and employees for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.