VP Finance
CB & Associates - Los Angeles, CA

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We are currently seeking a Vice President of Finance to help grow our company from our corporate office in Southern California. Successful candidate will be an expert negotiator and have a background in banking or accounting. A CPA is preferred. Qualified candidates will possess effective communication skills, strong customer service skills, problem-solving and multi-tasking abilities. We are looking for a team-oriented professional who will continue our market growth through acquisitions and fiscal acuity. Retail Apparel experience is helpful, but not required.

The VP of Finance will have the highest responsibility and leadership for corporate financial health and direction. He or she will provide overall financial vision and leadership with the owner/CEO in coordination with all departments. The VP's work will involve the highest level of oversight and direction of accounting, financial reporting, tax-related reporting and forecasting activities of a company with over 250 retail locations nationwide.


  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed
  • Oversee cash, investment and asset management
  • Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization s operations, business plans and acquisition/expansion plans

Planning, Policy and Owner Relations:
  • Provide financial vision and leadership for all company divisions
  • If necessary, implement the coordination, development and monitoring of budgets
  • If necessary, develop financial business plans and forecasts
  • Participate in company policy and procedure development as a member of the senior management team
  • Represent the company to financial institutions, investors and auditors
  • Remain up to date on accounting and finance best practices and state and federal law regarding operations

Accounting and Administration:
  • Effectively lead and motivate the accounting team for prompt, accurate performance, as well as dedication to the mission of the organization
  • Oversee the Controller in ensuring procedures and computer application systems maintain proper records and afford adequate accounting controls and services
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures to include financial statement consolidation for multiple locations and legal entities
  • Establish and maintain the process for accurate analysis and consolidation of cost allocation procedures for multiple legal entities
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of financial and management reporting for owner
  • Oversee the preparation and communication of regular and annual financial statements
  • Manage the coordination of audits and reviews as required
  • Work with third-party CPA on the proper filing of tax returns
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
  • Supervise and direct all financial and pertinent statistical reporting
  • Review the accounting job descriptions and processes and implement changes when necessary
  • Review accounting software requirements and integrations with other systems for enhancements to promote efficiency, accuracy, flexibility and customer service
  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance is required. A CPA or MBA is preferred
  • 10+ years of finance/accounting experience and a career path of upward mobility
  • Experience in a multi-unit, multi-state retail environment is mandatory
  • Proven track record of driving positive results in high-growth, hands-on environments
  • History of impressive leadership roles at public companies
  • Experience with and solid knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting, plus Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls and certification
  • Proven talent for working cross-functionally, across several locations, and with senior management and boards of directors
Compensation and Other:
In exchange for your hard work, we offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and an outstanding benefit package.

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CB & Associates is a national executive search and recruiting firm. Founded in 1999, our client base ranges from Fortune 500 companies...