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Chief Financial Officer (CFO), San Francisco

San Francisco, West
Full-Time (permanent)
$280000 - $310000 Per Annum

posted: 16th May 2024

Chief Financial Officer, San Francisco, California

Our client is a leading innovator in the IT industry, committed to delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that transform businesses. We are seeking an experienced CFO to become a key member of the Executive team and lead financial strategy in preparation for a listing.

We are looking for an experienced and strategic CFO to lead the financial operations and strategy who will play a pivotal role in guiding the company through the complexities of a listing process, ensuring financial stability, compliance, and strategic growth. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in IPOs, public company financial management, and a strong background in the technology sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the financial aspects of the IPO process, including preparation of S-1 filings, coordination with investment bankers, auditors, and legal counsel. Ensure compliance with SEC regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Develop and implement financial strategies that support the company’s objectives and growth plans. Provide strategic insights and recommendations to the CEO and board of directors.
  • Oversee budgeting, forecasting, and long-term financial planning. Conduct comprehensive financial analysis to support strategic decision-making.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, including the preparation of quarterly and annual reports in accordance with GAAP and SEC requirements. Maintain robust internal controls and compliance.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with investors, analysts, and other stakeholders. Communicate the company’s financial performance, strategy, and outlook effectively to the investment community.
  • Identify and mitigate financial risks. Implement policies and procedures to safeguard the company’s assets and ensure financial stability.
  • Manage capital structure, funding requirements, and cash flow. Oversee capital raising activities and manage relationships with banks and financial institutions.
  • Optimize financial operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and taxation. Implement systems and processes to improve operational efficiency.
  • Lead and mentor the finance and accounting team. Foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure adherence to legal and regulatory requirements. Maintain strong corporate governance practices and support the audit committee.

Required experience/qualifications:

  • MBA or CPA qualified.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in senior financial leadership roles, with significant experience in managing IPO processes and public company financial operations, preferably within the technology sector.
  • Proficient in financial management software and ERP systems. Deep understanding of GAAP, SEC regulations, and financial reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop high-performing teams. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Proven track record of strategic financial planning and execution.
  • Industry Knowledge: In-depth understanding of the technology industry and its financial dynamics.

Please note that due to the large volume of applications we are unable to provide individual feedback.

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