Our client is a publicly-owned, financially strong and growing, multistate community banking organization.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the bank is seeking a qualified professional to fill the CFO role. Along with the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors and other senior management, the Chief Financial Officer will serve as a partner to the Company’s business lines. This function will also represent the bank in the broader business and regulatory community and provide key communications to external stakeholders including analysts, shareholders, bankers, regulators, auditors, investment banks, and the overall investment community.
The CFO’s team leads several critical functions including accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, corporate development/M&A, and tax. In addition to the day-to-day strategy and management of the Finance function, the Chief Financial Officer manages the company’s balance sheet, capital structure, and overall financial reporting and control processes.
This position requires high energy and a strong work ethic, leadership of multiple priorities, outstanding communications and interpersonal skills (particularly presentation skills), and a deep knowledge of banking.
- Provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends in order to assist the CEO, Board and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities.
- Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
- Enhances and/or develops, implements and enforces policies and procedures via systems that will improve the overall control and effectiveness of the company (SOX).
- Provides strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization; i.e., evaluation of potential alliances, acquisitions, and/or mergers.
- Produces and delivers analyst presentations and communications in conjunction with the CEO and broader executive leadership team. Presents routinely to the Board of Directors and senior management.
- Provides guidance regarding investment decisions.
- Candidates will have a minimum of twenty years of increasingly responsible banking experiences.
Although the preference is for a sitting CFO, strong “step-up” candidates (Treasurers, Controllers, Divisional CFOs, Chief Accounting Officers, etc.) from larger banking organizations will be considered.
An undergraduate degree in finance or accounting is required; MBA or CPA preferred.