Job Description Summary
The Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Deputy CFO) position is located in the Washington, DC headquarters office and will support the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Deputy CFO will report to the CFO and assists the CFO in managing the financial reporting and financial operating functions. The Deputy CFO will provide leadership and direction in developing relevant financial information and in ensuring alignment with the PCOAB's mission, core values, and financial stewardship. The Deputy CFO will also be tasked with the undertaking of special projects under the direction of the CFO in areas of internal control over financial reporting, financial systems development, business process improvement or other projects supporting Finance.
- Plan, direct, and monitor Office of Finance (OF) operations as assigned by the CFO including treasury and funding to improve program execution, promote increased efficiency of operations and assure the appropriate utilization of resources.
- Support the execution of the strategic direction and leadership to teams on financial processes and reporting, funding, payroll, timekeeping, and other related information systems. Work collaboratively with the Office of Information Technology to ensure systems meet the business needs.
- Lead and manage projects to "stand up" and optimize finance processes and procedures for various new business initiatives.
- Maintain an effective cash management plan. Ensure that cash management policies align with the organization's risk tolerance and Board policies.
- Develop and cultivate strong relationships with all stakeholders including management, the Board, auditors and others, as appropriate.
- Collaborate with Office of the CAO, the Chairman, the Board, and the divisions/offices in the formulation and execution of the PCAOB's budget.
- Support the CFO in preparing and/or providing periodic updates and advise the CAO, the Chairman, and the Board on financial activities and initiatives.
- Work closely with the financial reporting team to facilitate the timely completion of the PCAOB's annual integrated audit, as needed.
- Advise the CFO on opportunities to enhance finance activities/processes and work closely with the team to drive initiatives.
- Perform a full range of supervisory duties, including evaluating employee performance; making recommendations for appointment and promotion; hearing and resolving complaints; identifying development and training needs of employees within OF; and other related supervisory tasks as assigned by the CFO.
- Perform other duties as assigned or required.
- Serve as a back up to the CFO as needed.
- Education/Technical Expertise
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or relevant discipline; Current CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license required.
- Minimum of 15+ years of broad progressively responsible relevant experience leading a finance/accounting function and working in the public accounting industry.
- Strong knowledge of GAAP, PCAOB auditing standards and COSO 2013.
- Excellent demonstrable analytical skills.
- Ability to clearly articulate a position with sound logic and conviction. This individual must also possess a strong commitment to and reputation for ethics.
- A self-starter able to administer a number of open, ongoing assignments at any one time, where some assignments are routinely unstructured, requiring autonomy and independent judgment. Ability to represent the organization to a variety of both internal and external constituencies.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills.
- Leadership/Management Skills and Abilities
- Ability to drive a positive "tone at the top" of the organization and hold others accountable for doing the same.
- Ensures that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with the highest ethical standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
- Must be able to motivate and inspire employees at all levels of the organization in order to enhance team commitment and individual performance.
- Proven ability to develop, coach, and mentor staff, providing constant feedback and clear direction.
- Ability to promote collaboration by unifying teams, setting common goals and incentivizing collaborative behavior.
- Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
- Strong ability to build credibility, organize effectively, solve problems quickly and communicate clearly.
- Possesses the balance and emotional intelligence required to meet the diverse needs of the divisions/offices.
- Proven ability to navigate and resolve various types of conflict in a timely and productive manner.