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Chief Financial Officer

Birmingham, AL, USA | GVW Group

  • Industry:
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
  • Experience:
    20+ years
Job Description:
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Can you be comfortable being uncomfortable? Are you fine with always speaking your mind? Can you lead, execute, and stay focused despite many distractions, and do the work yourself if needed?

At GVW Group, we fight for the customer’s needs. We invest in and grow businesses that disrupt their industries by putting the customers’ needs first. From big data to industrial manufacturing, we deliver tools that transform the work of the people that use them.

It takes a special kind of person to be a part of this business in transformation. We are privately owned and expect our team members to act with an owner mindset: Relentless about creating value for the customer. Dogged about finding efficiencies and eliminating waste. Standing arm in arm with the rest of the team until the job is done—and ready to do it again the next day, with a smile. It is not easy do things differently. But we do it—because we are passionate about improving our business and the lives of the people who use our tools.

Your Mission:

■ Engage in and understand the Chairman’s desired state for GVW Group’s portfolio of companies

■ Build a culture of accountability at the business and personal level, by leadership and example

■ Challenge C-suite and CEO opinions, while also being a trusted advisor

■ Ensure no surprises

■ Help optimize performance by driving, executing, and living our core operating principles

■ Ensure and manage compliance with all internal and external stakeholders and agencies

■ Manage a very efficient finance and accounting team, processes, and infrastructure

■ Continue to improve and enhance very effective RONA and cash flow machine

■ Drive organization metrics, efficiencies, and performance to meet our strategic objectives

Candidates must have demonstrated:

■Accountability, and the ability to inspire accountability in others

■Financial acumen

■An ability to learn rapidly, solve problems dynamically, unite diverse opinions, drive results, and build relationships with business partners

■ High energy and drive to create an environment of continuous improvement and innovation

■ Organized, methodical handling of a wide range of responsibilities

■ Outstanding skills in both understanding and interpreting financial statements (income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement), and financial modeling skills

■ Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, interacting effectively with all levels within the company

■ Executive presence in verbal and written presentation skills; able to communicate complex financial and accounting concepts to non-finance personnel

■ Highly motivated and driven behaviors, able to manage multiple high priority projects simultaneously; exceptionally strong work ethic

■ Strong people management skills in a multicultural organization

■ Commitment to excellence, personally demands excellence in every aspect of the position, intentional focus on what could have been done better vs. what was done well

■ Strategic thinking, knows how to apply knowledge of business and organization in decision-making, understands the interaction of multiple functions and how they are impacted by decisions. Views decisions in context of company, not just own position or functional team.

■ An ability to achieve goals through influencing, partnering and developing productive relationships with senior leadership and line managers across the business.

■ Hands on approach balanced with big picture understanding – can transition quickly from tactical to strategic


■ BS in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance

■Preference given to candidates with an advanced degree, CPA certification.

■ CFO and/or Controller experience

■A minimum of 20 years of financial experience with increasing responsibilities within a corporate environment

■ Good general business savvy and exposure to a variety of businesses

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