Chief Financial Officer
Woodard & Curran - Portland, ME

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Intro :
Woodard & Curran is an award-winning, dynamic, growing consulting, engineering, and operations firm serving public and private clients throughout the U.S. Our signature integration of engineering, science, and operations and our focus on client service drive results. Come share the opportunities that consistently rank our firm as one of the leaders in our industry.

Reporting to and partnering with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play a critical role in developing and implementing the financial planning and strategy for Woodard & Curran. As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will be primarily responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization. The CFO will have primary responsibility for finance, accounting, credit, and forecasting, and provide critical support for strategic planning, acquisition strategy, and shareholder relations.

The intent is to broaden the role over time to include oversight of Risk Management, and other potential areas such as MIS and Administration to ensure effective coordination and collaboration of these functions with the finance team

Responsibilities :
Financial Management
  • Direct financial planning, strategy and forecasts.
  • Develop 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 budgeting process and the implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress 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 retained earnings policy for the firm.
  • 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 and accurate financial and management reporting.
  • Oversee 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.
  • Maintain internal control safeguards and coordinate all audit activities.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting. Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Optimize the handling of banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash positions.
  • Maintain key relationships with banking and insurance partners.
  • As a true business partner to the CEO and executive team, assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and Woodard & Curran’s long-term strategy.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with Woodard & Curran’s strategic plan.
  • Provide critical support and leadership to development of acquisition strategies;
  • Study, analyze and report on trends, opportunities for expansion and projection of future company growth.
  • Engage the Board Finance Committee around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model and operational delivery. Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors).
  • Partner with Director of Risk Management to develop long range strategies and systems to support to manage insurance, legal and H&S programs.
  • Partner with MIS and HR to develop long term strategies.
Ownership Program
  • Manage and model the financial aspects of the stock ownership transition program. Work with Elected Shareholders, evaluate and monitor the stock ownership program.
Qualifications :
  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration (with a concentration in Finance), CPA designation a plus.
  • The qualified candidate will preferably have 10-15 years of CFO or senior financial manager experience.
  • Candidate will have experience in multi-state private business management, including extensive experience with professional service firms, ideally with $100M in annual revenues or greater.
  • Technical expertise in accounting, audit requirements, finance, tax, business operations and strategic planning.
  • Familiarity with Dept of Labor, ERISA, Federal Acquisition Regulations(FAR), SEC, Business registration, IRS and Nexus compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Experience with firm valuation and acquisitions.
  • Strong client service orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the CEO of a multi-divisional organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
  • Strong professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce first class business reports within tight timeframes.
  • Past experience successfully partnering with IT staff to manage critical financial management and MIS systems.
  • Competency in financial accounting software, Microsoft office programs and presentation development skills.
  • Proven track record of expanding business responsibility.
Interested applicants may apply online at, or fax their resume to 207-774-6635.

Woodard & Curran is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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