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Chief Financial Officer, Digital

Reference Number: 4069
Location: NY

Our client is a healthcare consumer company on a mission to transform healthcare and the patient experience. They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Chief Financial Officer, Digital.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Develops and executes capitalization strategy for company, including preparing company for IPO.
  • Oversees the capital structure and all financial initiatives for the company, including accounting, tax, treasury and e-commerce.
  • Ensures appropriate and optimal accounting and investment decisions.
  • Serves as Head of Investor Relations.
  • Harnesses the power of data to understand and leverage productivity opportunities.
  • Seeks out the financial value that digital investments can deliver throughout the business.
  • Constantly evaluates the portfolio of digital investments to ensure continued relevance and value.
  • Builds and leads a talented finance team consisting of a broad range of finance and technical skills and experience.
  • Articulates the brand vision to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Builds and clearly communicates the economic case for change, utilizing data and analytics tools to calculate ROI through facts, figures and examples.
  • Proactively eliminates controllable financial risk.
  • Reports accurate and timely financial information to all stakeholders.
  • Protects the integrity of the externally reported financial statements.
  • Manages the company cash flow.
  • Develops and maintains monthly operating budget and annual company operating budget.
  • Responsible for economic modeling and forecasting.
  • Provides insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plan of organization.
  • Defines and implements critical KPIs.
  • Implements policies, procedures and processes as deemed appropriate.
  • Prepares and presents monthly financial reports including monthly profit and loss by company/subsidiary, forecast vs. budget analysis as well as cash flow actuals.
  • Identifies, develops and executes analysis of business initiatives, product launches and/or new service offerings.
  • Serves as key point of contact for external auditors.
  • Maintains outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Advanced degree preferred. Concentration in Accounting or Finance highly preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 15+ years of relevant experience in a fast-paced, innovative environment, with 5+ years of executive level experience.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills required.
  • Must have the capability and track record to cultivate relationships with the investment community.
  • Required outstanding knowledge and understanding of compliance and reporting.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal, required.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills, confidence and executive presence
  • Requires the proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment.
  • Solid experience working with external auditors, investors and analysts required.
  • Must have the proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Strong understanding of strategic trends and topics affecting the CFO agenda required.
  • Required knowledge of B2B and B2C business logic.
  • Must have the demonstrated understanding of the complexity and different business models for IT-related products and services.
  • A passion for finding solutions to challenging analytical problems is required.
  • Requires experience designing and managing operating budgets.
  • Must have sound decision-making ability.
  • Requires significant experience risk analysis and risk management, with the demonstrated understanding of when to take risks.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 4069.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

Fairway Consulting Group is included in Hunt Scanlon’s list of Top 50 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firms.