Chief Financial Officer
Harvard Group International - New Orleans, LA

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Company Overview:
The Company provides inspection services and safety analysis for structures such as refineries, offshore production platforms, on-shore storage tanks and pipe manufacturers. The Company has recently merged with another company of similar size that expands its geographical presence and will require the new CFO to lead post-merger integration efforts.

Requirements: § An undergraduate degree in accounting / related degree is required. A master’s degree or CPA is highly desirable.
§ Minimum 5-10 years of progressive accounting and finance experience
§ Experience managing the financial performance of a company across multiple operations and geographic locations.
§ Experience managing a company’s treasury function, banking relations, and projecting its cash flows.
§ Ideal candidate has early experience with a major accounting firm, followed by financial leadership experience within a middle-market sized division or subsidiary of a larger Fortune 500 type company or experience in a senior level finance role in a standalone middle-market ($30-150 million annual revenue) company.
§ While non-local candidates will be considered, there is a strong preference for local candidates.

Primary Job Functions:
The CFO reports directly to Chief Executive Officer. This role is critical to achieving new milestones in the company’s life cycle. The CFO will have ownership of the company’s financial infrastructure and ensure it is facilitating and supporting both internal and external success. This will be a hands-on role.

Responsibilities:
§ Corporate Accounting – Implement adequate financial and internal controls to ensure accurate and timely financial information is ready available.
§ Operational Accounting - Manage accounts receivable, accounts payables, fixed assets, and closely monitor inventory including aging. The CFO will be also responsible for managing payroll.
§ Financial Reporting - Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization. Manage the preparation of the financial statements in accordance with US GAAP.
§ Financial Planning & Analysis - Have responsibility for all strategic and tactical matters relating to budget management, cost benefit analysis, and forecasting needs.
§ Corporate Development - Support both organic growth and potential acquisitions. Work closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to assist in analyzing potential acquisition targets to evaluate their strategic fit with the Company and support the due diligence process.
§ Benefits - Ensure the Company’s benefits programs are being properly administered and in full compliance with state and federal guidelines.
§ Information Systems - Maintain and upgrade, as appropriate, the existing ERP system. Ensure that the network is both reliable and cost effective.

Candidates from all locations will be considered, but candidates already living in New Orleans are preferred.

Compensation:
A competitive compensation package will be developed for the successful candidate that includes an excellent base salary and a performance-based bonus, and equity options.