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Interim CFO

San Francisco, CA, USA | Alvarez & Marsal

  • Industry:
    Management Consulting
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Alvarez & Marsal, a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services, is seeking to expand its Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) – CFO Services team in various locations throughout the U.S. With more than 3,000 professionals based in 40 locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, our firm excels in problem solving and value creation.Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on-approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.We also take interim management roles (CFO, Controller, Treasurer) to lead clients through challenging times.

 A&M’s Private Equity Performance Improvement Services (PEPI) practice, with offices throughout the US, focuses on serving middle market and large cap private equity firms who have engaged A&M to help improve operating results at their portfolio companies. 

Our professionals are aligned with a PEPI service line to promote the development of deep functional skills & experiences and to maximize our ability to tailor solutions to solve our clients' business issues. 

Our PEPI services include:

CFO Services (including interim management – CFO, Controller, Treasurer) 

Rapid Results


Merger Integration & Carve-outs


Supply Chain

The interim CFO will support our Private Equity clientele on a national basis. The ideal candidate will have a CPA and/or MBA, and previous experience as a financial executive in the Manufacturing/Industrial/Consumer Packaged Goods industries. Prior consulting experience in a project or interim capacity is a plus. 

PEPI Interim CFO:

Professional Experience

Established track record as a CFO for PE-owned businesses with revenues in the $100 million to $1 billion range REQUIRED

Deep experience in Manufacturing/Industrial/CPG businesses REQUIRED

Leading an organization through a time-sensitive project (e.g., restructuring, carve-out or acquisition) and managing the process through to completion;

Improving the performance of a finance organization by upgrading staff skills, re-designing processes, or implementing new systems (NetSuite and MS Dynamics a plus);

Strong financial modeling experience and solid understanding of financial statements – development of 13 week cash flows is preferred; experience with Tableau and think-cell software is a plus

Proven experience building budgets, EBITDA forecasts, and cash forecasts to guide and support executive management decision making – experience with management reporting dashboards is a plus;

International treasury and currency hedging experience is a plus

Professional Skills

Strong written, oral and analytical skills

Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

Structured project management (time, team and work-stream’s management)

Initiative and drive

Critical thinking skills

Ability to deliver time-pressured project on-time and on-quality

Flexible and creative thinking

Client relationship building

Ability to identify key operational performance drivers, cash flow forecasting, and flexibility to support clients with a broad array of issues;

Developing findings and making strategic recommendations


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field, with ten + years of previous related financial management roles, performance improvement operations consulting, accounting diligence, or restructuring experience;

MBA or other advanced degree or certification preferred (e.g., CPA, CFA, etc.);

Flexibility to travel up to 80% of the time

Existing PE relationships a plus (personal or professional)

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