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Chief Financial Officer - Richmond, VA in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/19/2018

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Job Description

Vaco is currently retained on a search for a Chief Financial Officer for a rapidly growing company in Richmond, Virginia. This position will report directly to the President, will work closely with the executive management team and manage a team of 15-20 in finance, accounting, and human resources. The company has been in business for 30 years and has more than doubled its revenues over the past 5 years

The Chief Financial Officer will assist in leading the organization through the next phase of the Company's growth. This individual will be an integral part of the Senior Management Team, collaborating extensively with business leaders across the company. He or she will manage all aspects of accounting, reporting, treasury, tax, human resources and legal for the organization and will oversee and improve the analytical abilities and efficiency of each department.


  • Directs all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the company. This includes: strategic and operational financial planning, budgeting process, accounting and finance practices, financial risk assessment, forecasting and variance analysis.
  • Assesses organizational performance against both the annual budget and the company's long-term strategy.
  • Establishes yearly objectives and selects and engages outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors).
  • Manages the preparation and maintenance of regular financial planning reports; monthly profit and loss forecast vs. budget and weekly cash flow forecasts.
  • Provides analysis of financial results; develops recommendations (strategic and tactical).
  • Directs cash flow planning and ensures availability of funds as needed.
  • Directs cash, investment, and asset management.
  • Manages corporate financing strategies and activities, and banking relationships.
  • Oversees all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP and regulatory requirements.
  • Provides consultative and advisory input to other departments on processes to improve efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Reviews and advises on any contracts into which the company may enter.
  • Manages the corporate insurance programs.
  • Mentors and develops the Finance and HR teams, ensuring continual improvement in efficiency and effectiveness of each group.
  • Participates with other senior managers in the strategic expansion of the company and international markets.


  • The ideal candidate will be a current CFO or VP Finance with at least 10 plus years of experience in progressive finance roles.
  • Given the growth nature of this business, it is important that the candidate have a proven track record partnering with a leadership team to provide strategic and operational guidance across all financial activities and to develop a finance team
  • Strong planning and execution track record, contributing to significant improvements in financial and operational performance.
  • Ability to develop highly productive relationships and teams, initiate change, and assist in building a self-sustaining business.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, people management, project management, and analytical skills.
  • A personal and professional character that demonstrates courage by addressing market/team issues directly, factually, and non-politically.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or an equivalent discipline is required. A CPA and an MBA are desirable.
  • Experience in the Ecommerce, Market research, or Retail industries is preferred

Please send a MS Word version of your resume to cvanschaften at for review and consideration.

Vaco Financial specializes in the permanent placement of accounting and finance professionals of all levels and industries. We have a team of experienced accounting professionals on staff that makes it their responsibility to educate you on the market, present you with job opportunities to explore, and ensure that the right decision is made regarding your future career. We pride ourselves in providing you with a professional and confidential search. Please visit our website at to see a sample of the positions we are currently recruiting for.