interim cfo in new york

john pollock, tatum executive services
job type
US$ 135.00 - US$ 175.00 per hour
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job details

new york
job category
Accounting & Auditing
job type
working hours
9 to 6
US$ 135.00 - US$ 175.00 per hour
10 Years
reference number
john pollock, tatum executive services

job description

job summary:

Tatum's client, a private-equity owned $200+ million in revenue women's fashion retailer, is in search of an Interim CFO for a 3-6 month engagement. This Interim CFO project main focus will be to stabilize the Company's Finance & Accounting. Our client curates a portfolio of women's designer clothing and accessories and utilizes its own e-commerce channel as well as retail locations throughout the country.

location: New York, New York
job type: Contract
salary: $135 - 175 per hour
work hours: 9 to 6
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 10 Years

This company is a carve-out of a much larger retailer. The Interim CFO will lead several large initiatives:

1) Finish the transition of a shared services Accounting prior to the carve out to stand up a new Accounting and Finance Department.

2) Oversee the implementation of WorkDay for HR & Accounting

3) Mentor the Controller that joined company 8 months ago

4) Interim CFO will support the following activities:

  • Understand the business needs for accounting and finance
  • Support with documenting the state accounting processes, procedures and system functionality - Currently outside consultants are doing this.
  • Finish the roll out of WorkDay accounting and financial reporting functionality

5) Private Equity Reporting


Interim CFO must be effective in the transition of the carve-out that is still recent to the new CFO identified in the on going search.

  • Experience with carve outs and establishing accounting and finance functions and teams from scratch is a plus. Although much has already been done, there are some things that need to be completed.
  • Must bring a high level of confidence in building the function combined with high energy
  • Current expectation is that an interim CFO is needed for next 3-6 months while perm CFO is identified
  • Standing up a new function; as well as have experience in PE-owned environments, retail/e-commerce, and proficiency in Workday.
  • Active CPA
  • 10+ years of experience, combined between public accounting and private/industry
  • Experience developing and implementing policies, procedures, and systems from the ground up
  • Experience transitioning from shared services to an internal function
skills: $100-250 million

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