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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 
Blue Industries - (Blue Line Drywall & Builders , Blue Star Glass Inc)

Summary

We are seeking a Chief Financial Officer or a high level Controller to perform effective risk management and plan the company’s financial strategy. This role is critical to the company, as this person will be a prominent role player and strategic business partner in the growth of the company.

Candidates must be well-versed in all aspects of financial management ranging from simple accounting to broad investment and banking operations. The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader, manager, trainer and coach since all relative departments of the company will be under their command.

Essential Functions

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization's fiscal function and performance.
  • Participate in the development of the corporation's plans and programs as a strategic partner.
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
  • Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO/President
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation.
  • Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial discipline.
  • Continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets.
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization; i.e., evaluation of potential purchases, alliances, acquisitions, investments, etc.
  • Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
  • Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the corporation may enter.
  • Monitor financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Evaluate the finance division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals.
  • Perform these functions for the primary company as well as related entities.
  • Manage vendor and customer relations as related to accounting.
  • Preparing and analyzing cost trends and proposing ideas and solutions to reduce costs.
  • Manage in-house payroll department for 100-200 employees.
  • Manage, train, set goals and hold accountable those employees under their control.
  • Recruit, interview and hire finance, accounting, payroll, IT, HR staff as required.
  • Serve as a key member of executive leadership team and round table discussion panel.

Competencies

Financial Management.
Business Acumen.
Communication Proficiency.
Ethical Conduct.
Leadership.
Performance Management.
Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
Problem Solving/Analysis.
Strategic Thinking.
Technical Capacity.
Team Player with a Positive Attitude.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position is responsible for the direct supervision of all employees in the accounting and finance department.

The position is also responsible for the direct supervision of the Risk Management, Human Resources and IT departments and the indirect supervision of all employees in those departments.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as evening and weekend work that may be required as job duties demand.

Travel

This position requires limited travel.

Experience

Proven experience as CFO , Controller,  finance officer or relevant role
5 years minimum experience in a company with over 150 employees
In depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices
Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software
Ability to strategize and solve problems
Strong leadership and organizational skills
Excellent communication and people skills
An analytical mind, comfortable with numbers
Construction experience is a strong advantage

Sage, Salesforce, Industry applications is a plus
Unionized work force experience is a plus.

Education

Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics.
MBA is a strong advantage.
CPA is a plus.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

Bachelor's

Required experience:

CFO/Controller: 5 years

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