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Job #566: Chief Financial Officer - East Coast Based (2-6-17)

  • Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
  • Location: East Coast Based
  • Salary: $130,000 - $200,000 base with 10% - 20% bonus

Job Description:

An international restaurant company located on the east coast has an immediate need for a Chief Financial Officer to lead their Accounting/Finance Department(s).

The Company is a restaurant franchisor and operator of over 400 restaurants (franchise and Company owned) across the United States and Internationally. Known for providing high quality food throughout their various brands, the Company is also known for their operations management in various high traffic venues such as food courts, airports, and universities. In addition, the Company also franchises different brand(s) which are included in their locations depending on community needs and trends.

The Company is financially secure and focusing on infrastructure/technology enhancements for 2017 while maintaining their portfolio of high traffic venues.

The ideal Chief Financial Officer candidate should have a Master’s Degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in a major company or a division of a large corporation. This individual should have proven experience in partnering with executive team, excelled in a collaborative work environment and have high level of written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance and the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.

Key Desired Competencies:

  • Leader – ability to envision and articulate the future, takes control, able to connect actions to results; strategic thinker; intellectual and able to unite direct and lead others.
  • Driver – focused on doing and getting things done with purpose and direction; establish order and processes and able to delegate effectively.
  • Solver – Approaches performance and relationships logically; methodical and analytical; address performance through fact and information.
  • Relator – builds relationships and personal contact, cares about the feelings, lives, and facts of others. Enjoys meeting new people and appreciates uniqueness and diversity of people.
  • Listener – communicates clearly and effectively, takes great care to understand and to be understood. Understands emotions and feelings and values personal interactions. Patient, tolerant and non-judgmental.

 Position Description:

The Chief Financial Officer is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management of the Company, which includes the development of a 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.

Principal accountabilities are:


  • Assist in formulating the Company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Develop financial and tax strategies
  • Develop performance measures that support the Company’s strategic direction


  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
  • Manage the accounting, investor relations, tax, and treasury departments
  • Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations
  • Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced
  • Oversee the Company’s transaction processing systems
  • Implement operational best practices (security secession controls)
  • Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions

Financial Information

  • Oversee the issuance of financial information and reporting
  • Report financial results to Board of Director’s and able to deliver board presentations

Risk Management

  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the Company’s risk profile
  • Construct and monitor reliable control systems
  • Ensure that the Company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
  • Report risk issues to the audit committee of the Board of Directors
  • Maintains relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations


  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
  • Arrange for debt and equity financing

Third Parties

  • Maintain banking relationships

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