- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
We've gotten to a size where we have to go much deeper in our financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, etc. We're seeking a Houston-based CFO / controller type who enjoys building structure in an entrepreneurial environment.
What follows is a generic job description, but please understand that we are looking for a key player to ensure that we have the financial insight to achieve our strategic and tactical goals.
As part of an executive management team, the CFO will have interaction with various members of a company, both senior and junior. A CFO job description should include:
Providing leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team
Providing strategic recommendations to the CEO/president and members of the executive management team
Managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, and overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting
Advising on long-term business and financial planning
Establishing and developing relations with senior management and external partners and stakeholders
Reviewing all formal finance, HR and IT related procedures
CFO job qualifications and requirements
The role of CFO is very senior, hence a high level of experience is expected for anyone applying for this role. A Bachelor’s degree in the following will be expected for this role:
Finance or Economics
An MBA or CPA is also highly desirable. At least 10 years' experience in the finance industry and managing a team is a must – with examples of when they have demonstrated excellence in the workplace. A CFO must display a cohesive ability at interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written. They must be able to engage with staff at all levels of the organisation and exercise sound judgement.