The CFO position is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to maximize growth potential and profitability and report accurate financial results.
Principal accountabilities are:
Assist in formulating the company's growth strategies and tactical initiatives;
Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans;
Develop financial and tax strategies;
Manage the capital request and budgeting processes;
Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction.
Participate in decision making - executive management team;
Manage the accounting, human resources, investor relations, legal, tax, and treasury functions;
Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations;
Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced;
Oversee the company's transaction processing systems;
Implement operational best practices;
Develop and implement employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package; and
Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions;
Oversee the issuance of financial information;
Personally review and approve all filings with all relevant Tax Authorities and Securities and Exchange Commissions as appropriate; and
Report financial results to the board of directors.
Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile;
Construct and monitor reliable control systems;
Maintain appropriate insurance coverage;
Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies;
Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors; and
Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations;
Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts;
Maintain banking relationships;
Lead negotiations with Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors;
Arrange for debt and equity financing; and
Arrange for funding of all projects.
Will work in an office environment. Extensive travel to other countries for project development or acquisition may be necessary, as well as for investor road shows.
As the company grows, the CFO will likely be responsible for the following functions: Controller, Tax Manager, Human Resources Manager, Investor Relations Officer.
The ideal candidate shall have:
A master's degree in finance or Business Administration, or equivalent business
15+ years of progressively responsible experience in similar capacity with a division of a major company or a small-to-medium enterprise;
Successfully raised capital for energy projects in emerging markets;
Experience with a “Start-up” or “Spin-Off “Company at the Executive or Board of Director level.
Experience in taking a company public through IPO or CPC;
A high level of written and oral communication skills; and
Easy-going, unflappable attitude
Additional Qualifications & Experience:
Preference will be given to candidates that have:
Fluency in several languages;
Experience in the financing of pipeline, LNG or LPG projects;
Traveled extensively or worked in other countries for extended periods;
An MBA in Finance and the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations; and
Employment experience with either National Oil Companies or international Oil
and Gas companies.