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Chief Financial Officer

Costa Mesa, CA, USA | Robert Half International

  • Industry:
    HR / Recruitment Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Finance (Internal)
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Robert Half Finance is looking for a Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company has primary responsibility for the planning, implementation, managing and running of all the finance activities of a company, including business planning, budgeting, forecasting and negotiations. The CFO should also extend to obtaining and maintaining investor relations and partnership compliance.


Providing leadership, direction and management to the finance and accounting departments

Providing strategic recommendations to the CEO, President and members of the executive management team

Managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, and overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting

Advising on long-term business and financial planning

Reviewing all formal finance related procedures

Drive the company’s financial planning

Perform risk management by analyzing the organization’s liabilities and investments

Decide on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks

Control and evaluate the organization’s fundraising plans and capital structure

Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations

Prepare reliable current and forecasting reports

Ensure compliance with the law and company’s policies

Manage team of financial controllers and financial analysts

Supervise all finance personnel (controllers, treasurers etc.)

Manage vendor relationships



Required Education and Experience:

The role of CFO is very senior; hence a high level of experience is expected for anyone applying for this role.

A Bachelor’s degree in the following will be expected for this role: Accounting, Finance, or Economics

An MBA or CPA is also highly desirable

At least 10 years' experience in the finance industry and managing a team is a must – with examples of when they have demonstrated excellence in the workplace

A CFO must display a cohesive ability at interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written

They must be able to engage with staff at all levels of the organization and exercise sound judgement

Proven experience as CFO, finance officer or relevant role

In depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices

Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods

Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software

Ability to strategize and solve problems

Strong leadership and organizational skills

Excellent communication and people skills

An analytical mind, comfortable with numbers

Other Duties

Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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