About the position: (Non-CPAs need not apply) The ideal candidate for the SVP, Finance role is an experienced, highly qualified financial leader who is ready for a stimulating and unique challenge. The SVP of Finance will lead a finance team as well as participate as a corporate senior team member as well as create strategies aligning financial policies and procedures with company objectives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· FINANCE DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT. Lead and oversee the Finance department staff and workflow to maintain organizational financial health. Includes:
o Assuring efficient and accurate core accounting functions including cash management, daily financial operations, record-keeping;
o Maintaining prompt production of monthly income statements and balance sheet;
o Maintaining and monitoring strong internal controls and safeguards.
· OPERATIONS, PROCESSES AND REPORTING. Manage the financial reporting and forecasting process. Includes:
o Monitoring cash flow and capital requirements;
o Preparing budget and performance evaluation, and supporting budgeting process for grants;
o Working with other teams on integrated processes and management for inventory and other assets of the organization;
o Responsible for the timely, accurate financial reporting and analysis to key stakeholders internally and externally, including the Board of Directors;
o Implementing proper metrics with the Operations and Executive Teams for measuring the financial and operating performance of First Book.
· AUDIT AND TAX PREPARATION. Participate in and oversee the prompt and accurate preparation of annual audit and tax documents with First Book’s accounting firm, and logistics and warehouse partners.
· TEAM COLLABORATION. First Book is a highly collaborative organization and it is essential the SVPs work seamlessly across departments as a Senior Team. Includes:
o Being a thought partner to the CFO/Executive Team and EVPs;
o Providing valuable strategic and financial analysis and insights as a business partner with all department teams;
o Supporting key decisions by producing financial models and making substantive recommendations.