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Chief Financial Officer

Location:   Cincinnati, OH

Salary:   $180,000 - $220,000


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CLIENT SUMMARY:   

Our client The Castellini Company is one of the premier, privately held companies in Cincinnati with facilities in Northern KY and Atlanta, GA area and more than 400 employees. Over 100 years old, Castellini is entering a period of tremendous growth that encompasses new products and services, expansion into new geographies, and new talent and systems across the company. To better align and serve their customers, they are transitioning from a commercial wholesale distributor to a 3PL service provider. They offer services that include contract and outsourced production/packing, warehousing, supply chain/logistics, and transportation.  

 

JOB SUMMARY:  

We are seeking a CFO to join the CEO and COO as part of the executive team to lead and grow Castellini. Plans are to double in size in the next three years.

 

The CFO is responsible for the general accounting, financial reporting and analysis, tax, treasury, and IT functions for Castellini Wilder and Atlanta. This role owns the timely and accurate completion of all internal and external reporting requirements for Castellini Company’s facilities in Wilder and Atlanta. This individual will manage the Finance and IT functions (approximately 15 members in total) for Castellini Company in such a manner to ensure that Finance and IT add value to the organization and supports decision making.

 

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

  • Serve as a strategic business partner to the CEO to drive both top and bottom-line growth while guiding the transformation of the Castellini business from a wholesale produce distributor to a 3PL service provider.
  • Contribute directly to business strategy and provide financial insight, technology guidance, direction, management, and recommendations to guide strategic decisions.
  • Understand the business sufficiently to:
    1. explain financial results in a business context (provide the story behind the numbers),
    2. recommend present actions that will augment future financial results,
    3. recommend present and future technology strategies to support current and future business strategy, and
    4. recognize and proactively exploit opportunities for improvement
    5. supervise the Controller, Director of Applications, and Director of Infrastructure and Cyber Security through coaching, training, direction, and feedback on performance. 

 

ACCOUNTING

  • Manage the Controllership function to ensure the timely and accurate completion of the period close process while driving improvements in processes and internal controls.
  • Lead:
    1. the process to prepare the monthly financial reporting package and review results with ownership for both facilities. This entails working cross-functionally with sales and operations to analyze and explain results,
    2. the preparation of the annual operating budget and periodic forecast updates throughout the year.Support the organization with financial data and analytics to drive revenue growth, cost savings, and improved profitability.
  • Manage positive relations with auditors, banks, attorneys, and other professional service vendors .
  • Understand general economic, business and financial conditions and anticipate their impact on the company results and plans. 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Work with members of the executive management group and other key team members to identify the technical needs of the company and develop a strategic corporate wide technology road map and corresponding budget to position the company to successfully implement its strategy. 
  • Become a partner to the business functions to identify, assess and recommend technologies to optimize business performance and leverage solutions across business units—in both the short and long term.
  • Champion efforts for large scale projects.
  • Manage relationships with technology vendors, solution providers, consultants, etc.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the efforts of IT staff towards the accomplishment of corporate initiates and strategies.  

 

IDEAL CANDIDATES’ QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy or Finance
  • CPA/MBA preferred but not required
  • Minimum of 15 years accounting and finance experience
  • General ledger, financial reporting, GAAP, and tax experience
  • Experience leading an IT organization
  • Strategic technology planning ability
  • Excellent collaboration with other departments, auditors, and affiliated teams
  • Detail oriented review of the work of others
  • Solid organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong computer skills, including intermediate Excel skills
  • Ability to work in multiple systems and with data from a variety of sources
  • Ability to coach, develop, and lead others


Contact:

Marci Pfeifer, Co-Managing Partner & COO

mpfeifer@gilmanpartners.com

513.842.5323