Chief Financial Officer

Company Name:
Ashley Furniture
As a key member of the Leadership team, the Director of Finance will report to the President and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company. The Director will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, legal, property management and vendor negotiations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Monthly financial close & statement preparation with variance analysis to budget (consolidated & departmental).
Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
Preparation of annual budget, compare costs incurred to budget and performance analysis of revenue groups.
Recommend, prepare and achieve budget objectives: analyze, consolidating financial data and initiate corrective action where necessary.
Prepare financial models inclusive of break-even analysis.
Evaluates and advises on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action.
Prepare forecasts inclusive of cash flow projections.
Contract maintenance & negotiations (e.g., third-party finance & credit cards companies & banks).
Cash management & reporting.
Continuously review Pricing and Discount Policies and Procedures.
Supervise accounts payable process & monitor expenditures.
Approve all adjustments and write-offs to A/R, A/P, Payroll & Inventory.
Formalize and institute purchasing system/process.
Develop and institute finance program (waterfall application process and Open-To-Buy system).
Oversee Depreciation & Fixed Assets Schedules (manager and approve all capital expense purchases).
Develop and institute Inventory Control System;
Develop and institute process to accurately measure and reduce shrinkage.
Take hands-on lead position of developing, implementing, and monitoring productivity and efficiency percentages.
Establish and maintain effective internal controls with specific focus on inventory and purchasing to guide decision making and protect assets.
Interact with outside accountant(s) to prepare annual review and tax returns.
Research current accounting trends, legislative changes, economic conditions, and tax issues and make recommendations when appropriate.
Compliance with corporate federal and state regulations & filings (e.g., sales tax filing and remittance).
Supervise & develop staff responsible for A/R, A/P, Payroll & Inventory and ensure all related work responsibilities are completed with proper supporting work schedules to maintain general ledger accuracy.
Prepare reporting packages for leadership team.
Present relevant weekly, monthly and annual reporting regarding the business's financial position.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with leadership team and management so as to identify their needs and seek full range of business solutions.
Work as part of the leadership team with to establish and remain on target of three and ten strategic plans for the company as set by executive management.
Establish and implement short-and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures to support such plans.
Establish and manage corporate investment portfolio

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