Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Pangaea Energy Limited - St. John's, NL

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Basic Function:

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:

>Planning
 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.

>Operations
 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;

>Financial Information
 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.

>Risk Management
 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;

>Funding
 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.

Working Conditions:

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.

Supervises:

As the company grows, the CFO will likely be responsible for the following functions: Controller, Tax Manager, Human Resources Manager, Investor Relations Officer.

Essential Qualifications:

The ideal candidate shall have:

 A master's degree in finance or Business Administration, or equivalent business
experience;
 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;
 Dual citizenship;
 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.


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