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  • 1.  CFO Position

    Posted 07-14-2017 16:54

    I was contacted by a recruiter whose seeking a CFO for a major sub-contractor in NYC.  They are looking for either a Controller who is seeking to move to the next level or a seasoned CFO who can step into a role with this organization.

    NYC locatin only, doubt that they'd pay for relocation

    Send me a note at sschertz@henegan.com if you fit the bill.  

    We can talk and then I'll hook you up with the recruiter.

    Below find the original email from the recruiter

    I am an executive recruiter and I am conducting a search for a Chief Financial Officer, for a regional construction company, with offices in the New York metro area. The CFO will report to the Corporate VP of Financial Operations. This is a dynamic role responsible for all accounting and controls for a $500 million regional business. The individual will be a key member of the Senior Management team with a staff of 30-45 including 5 direct reports: Assistant Controller, Project Accounting, Payroll Manager, Financial Planning & Reporting and General Accounting.



    • Provide leadership across the business unit for all aspects of accounting and controlling operations and lead and develop a high performing team within the finance organization
    • Manage the monthly closing process to assure the timely preparation of accurate financial information, in accordance with GAAP and produce discussion and analysis commentary on changes in numbers and financial position
    • Oversee cash and banking activities, including collections, disbursements and cash forecasting
    •  Establish and manage monthly monitoring of critical internal control activities, ensure the internal control environment is strong and is compliant with public company requirements & practices (SOX compliant), proactively manage financial risks and remediations in order to avoid significant audit issues and have a primary leadership role in working with outside audit firms on annual & quarterly audits
    •  Drive productivity throughout the finance function, with a focus on automating accounting activities and leading productivity improvements throughout the finance organization
    •  Maintain proficiency with regard to technical accounting considerations, including revenue recognition, accounting for unapproved change orders, claims and other GAAP standards
    •  Provide critical financial and operational information to executive management and make actionable recommendations to improve financial results
    • Participate in special projects and ad hoc requests.



    • BA degree in Finance or Accounting is required, CPA preferred
    • 15+ years of progressive management experience in accounting and finance in the construction industry
    • Must have a demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment and is both strategic and tactical enough to push new initiatives forward
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all levels within the organization
    • Must be able to work under minimal supervision, be proactive and take initiative
    • Have the ability to work in a complex fast pace environment with many moving parts with frequently changing priorities, must be able to multi-task and manage competing priorities
    • Critical thinking and the capability to generate consistently accurate and useful reports, as well as enthusiasm for translating data into actionable insight
    • Strong attention to detail as well as an ability to achieve results through delegation 
    • Able to identify gaps in work not of their own
    • Results oriented: setting goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources available to consistently deliver quality results



    The successful candidate will be a highly intelligent, self-confident leader. He/she will bring a proven track record of success. Additional character traits sought include:

    • "Thick skinned", a strong sense of self, a quick intellect and a good sense of humor
    •  Strong analytical and organizational skills with an ability to drive change while creating an environment of rigor, discipline and accountability 
    • Ability to use independent judgment in performing all duties of the position
    • An "in-the-trenches" and hands-on leader who is willing to immerse themselves in the business
    • High levels of initiative, drive and poise coupled with qualities of maturity and flexibility


    If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, or know of someone who may be interested, please forward a copy of your resume to me or let me know what a good time would be and the number at which you can be reached for the Principal in charge to call you, at your convenience, during the day or evening, to further discuss this opportunity.


    This is a great opportunity to take a leadership role with one of the largest general contractors in the Unites States with annual revenues of over $4.2 billion while enjoying a generous and all-inclusive compensation package.


    Any information that you send to me will remain in the strictest of confidence.

    Steven Schertz
    Henegan Construction Company
    New York NY
    (732) 272-3124