Chief Financial Officer – Greater NYC Area

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Schedule: Full-Time

Experience: 10+ years

ABOUT US

Hickey & Associates (Hickey) is an exciting, fast growing global consulting company providing location strategy solutions around the world.

Hickey is a global leader in site location strategy, credits and incentives advisory, and workforce solutions with active projects in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Utilizing state-of-the-art tools and techniques, Hickey assists businesses in determining the optimal location to expand, relocate or consolidate anywhere in the world.

By having a presence in key markets throughout the world, Hickey ensures its services are always aligned with each unique local environment and thereby provides its clients with an unparalleled level of support. Hickey’s teams are strategically located around the globe including in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Warsaw, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangalore, Bogotá, Tel Aviv, Sydney, Sao Paolo, and Buenos Aires.

Hickey, founded in 1986, was one of the first companies to offer integrated site location and workforce services.  Today, as the global leader, Hickey has active projects in every corner of the world led by its team of seasoned professionals, with additional support from subject matter experts in key global markets.

As a global team, Hickey values and embraces diversity. All applicants and associates will receive equal treatment regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, or any other characteristic.

ROLE SUMMARY

The CFO will lead the firm’s finance, accounting, and business operations, providing strategic leadership and tactical execution, and serve as a strategic partner to the CEO and the Executive Team for the company and all its global subsidiaries.  This position reports to the global CEO of Hickey.

Financial Management:

  • Direct financial planning, strategy, and forecasts.
  • Lead the evaluation of current ERP capabilities and provide cost and operationally effective recommendations for systems that meet the long-term needs of the business while minimizing disruption.
  • Lead internal and outsourced financial operations including accounting and invoicing.
  • Lead the development of metrics, tools, and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and senior management team and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Oversee the budgeting process and the implementation of budgets and metrics to monitor performance, assign accountability, and present financial metrics both internally and externally.
  • Provide regular executive briefings on the financial status of the company and recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
  • Recommend the appropriate capital structure, balance sheet modeling, and cash flow policy for the global enterprise.
  • Evaluate and advise on the financial impact of long-range plans and the introduction of new programs and strategies.
  • Direct the finance group’s delivery of timely, accurate and GAAP-compliant financial and management reporting.
  • Provide leadership for strategies surrounding cost management, cost reduction, and margin improvement.
  • Assess budget and provide steady progress, in cooperation with various business teams, in reducing costs.

Accounting:

  • Effectively lead the accounting team, including all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems.
  • Ensure effective internal controls and compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting and optimization.
  • Maintain internal control safeguards and coordinate all audit activities.
  • Maintain compliance with applicable federal acquisition regulations and reporting requirements relating to the financial function.

Treasury:

  • Manage cash flow and forecasting.
  • Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet liquidity needs and bank covenants.
  • Optimize the handling of banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash positions.
  • Maintain key relationships with banking and lending partners.
  • Monitor risk exposure and management and insurance partners to ensure adequate coverage and cost competitiveness. Provide renewal assessments to CEO with adequate time for review as policies come due for renewal.

Strategy:

  • As a true business partner to the President and executive team, and other composites teams, assess organizational performance against the annual budget the current forecast and global long-term strategy.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with strategic plan.
  • Provide critical support and leadership to development of any acquisition strategies.
  • Study, analyze and report on trends, opportunities for expansion, and projection of future company growth.
  • Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, legal advisors, consultants).

Global Finance Reporting

  • Preparing, reporting or coordinating ad-hoc and periodic management reports, KPI reports, monthly reporting packs and senior management, for all global teams.
  • Implementing or coordinating improvements on accounting system where necessary.
  • Taking initiative to improve financial analysis and reporting processes and management reporting for all global teams.

 SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • 10+ years of increasing fiscal responsibility, with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a CFO and/or VP of Finance.
  • Candidate will have experience in a professional services or consulting company.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and/or Accounting is required. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • CPA is a plus.
  • Prior experience leading a SaaS exit, M&A and capital raises.
  • Proven track record of success as the lead financial executive in a growth-oriented consulting firm of similar size.
  • Experience working with growth-stage businesses.
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with members of the Executive Leadership Team and CEO on strategy and policy decisions.
  • Proven ability to interpret strategic and operational business requirements, providing expert advice and financial planning counsel.
  • Exceptional people leadership, with a proven track record of leading high performing teams.

Leadership, Management & Behavioral Competencies:

  • Solid leadership skills with the ability to listen, motivate, train, coach, and develop personnel.
  • A leader with excellent interpersonal skills who genuinely likes working with others and can impart enthusiasm and a sense of excitement about the business to everyone around them.
  • Projects a presence and personality that inspires confidence and commands respect from all employees.
  • Collaborative, effective style of communication and project leadership, yet able to influence the agenda.
  • Highly accessible and communicates seamlessly with employees and executive management.
  • Able to establish credibility and be decisive; makes decisions that recognize and support the organization’s preferences and priorities.
  • Possesses a mind-set for continuous improvement, accompanied by keen problem-solving skills.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong organizational, analytical, attention to detail, prioritization and communication skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, oral and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Strong client service focus.
  • Functional knowledge of a professional services environment.
  • Solid value and ethical approach with the capacity to handle proprietary and confidential information.
  • Aptitude to learn unfamiliar concepts and topics quickly.
  • Capable of providing solutions to multiple projects at any given time.
  • Efficiently learn and use internal/external software applications.

Other Duties:

Please note this job posting 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.

Compensation is competitive with the position’s requirements.  In a performance-based environment, this will include base salary and bonus structure based on corporate qualitative and quantitative strategic KPIs.

The Hickey Team works virtually and in collaborative offices. We request that you’re able to thrive in both environments. 

To indicate interest in this position, please click “Apply” below. If you need assistance in completing any portion of this application, please contact us at jobs@hickeyandassociates.com with your request for accommodation and an associate will be in touch.

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