The Chief Financial Officer is a key member of the Leadership Team reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for all Finance and Accounting functions for the Company as well as playing a key role in setting strategic direction and owning critical processes for the Company. The successful candidate will lead a group of seven employees in delivering on Company priorities..
Control Devices, LLC ("Control Devices" or "CD") is a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality flow control valves, condensate removal traps, related components and accessories serving the compressed air, pressure washer, vehicle systems, fire protection, specialty gas, and the industrial, agricultural and food service float valve markets. CD prides itself in the ability to design, innovate and manufacture flow control valves for custom applications and offers a line of standard products that has grown over the years. CD is based in Saint Louis, MO and its products are sold on a global basis to O.E.M's, Distributors and End Users.
Control Devices is a privately owned company with a very seasoned management team focused on organic sales growth with existing products and new revenue growth through acquisitions.
KEY RESULT AREAS:
Be the leader for critical Company functions including Accounts Receivable; Accounts Payable; Capital Spending and Analysis; Treasury, Cash Management and Banking; Property & Casualty Insurance; and Information Technology.
Work directly with the Chief Executive Officer in managing the relationship with GHJM, including: preparation of monthly reporting packages and annual budgeting materials in addition to participation in strategic decision making.
Take a leadership role in evaluating, negotiating, and integrating acquisitions.
Participate in the development and execution of the company's strategic planning process. Develop and execute strategic and tactical sales and marketing plans to drive the company's continued growth and profitability.
Review and assess the profitability of business segments at the item level and develop action plans to ensure the Company maintains and grows its profit margins.
Develop and execute annual operating plans and capital budgets that are aligned with the strategic plan.
Work closely with audit and tax advisors in preparation of financial statements.
Provide day-to-day cohesive leadership to the Finance team to instill a focus on maintaining operational excellence and driving continuous improvement. Lead in a participatory style that motivates people to high levels of productivity. .
The fully qualified candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in business administration with a focus on Finance or Accounting, with a preference for a post-graduate education and/or a CPA.
He or she will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in Finance and Accounting roles with progressing levels of responsibility. The CFO will have a proven ability to drive change within an organization, and a demonstrated focus on delivering long-term profitable growth through operational cost containment and promoting value creating projects.
Problem Solving: Asks good questions and probes all potential sources for answers; able to evaluate all sides of an issue and independently develop creative solutions to difficult problems; looks beyond obvious surface solutions and does not stop at first answer.
Communication Skills: Excellent writing and speaking skills; can articulate information clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings (informal and formal).
Business Acumen: Extensive business knowledge and understanding of the Company's competitive position and how its strategies work within the marketplace.
Judgment: Makes good decisions in a timely manner based on analysis and experience; track record of making solid suggestions and decisions over time; sought out by others for advice and counsel.
Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to people inside and outside the organization; is accessible and develops rapport; listens, builds constructive and effective relationships using diplomacy and tact; commands credibility by treating people with respect; trustworthy.
Values: Strong work ethic; honest and straightforward; maintains the highest personal and professional ethics.
Entrepreneurial Leadership: Thrives in a high growth, relatively unstructured environment; can marshal all available resources; possesses strong motivational abilities to accomplish task or achieve goal.