Job title: CFO (m/f/d) North America
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Medical Service
Functional Expertise: Accounting / Finance / Tax Executive Management
Location: Remote, preferably within North Carolina, South Carolina or Kentucky
Job published: 22-11-2023
Job ID: 32480

Job Description

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

As an internationally oriented German Human Resource consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses a long-standing expertise in the core markets of Germany, the Middle East and APAC. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Brisbane, Oldenburg and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies.

Our international client is a group of leading clinics offering state-of-the-art medical care through advanced diagnostics and innovation. The global clinics' network offers its employees international career development perspectives combined with the right balance between private and working life. As the CFO (m/f/d), you will be an executive leader in the company who is strategic and forward-thinking, demonstrating a passion for driving strong business results in partnership with other management team members locally and throughout the global organization.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Acting Executive Board Member for the whole commercial and financial area of the Group throughout North America (US/Canada)
  • Manage and support ongoing M&A projects in the context of an active buy-&-build strategy in case of integration
  • Direct and enhance activities within finance, accounting, budgeting, purchasing, billing, and collection
  • Manage significant financial and other risks and related opportunities
  • Establishment of a KPI-based control system
  • Make changes to the organization’s financial systems to enhance and improve processes, policies, and procedures with an eye toward real-time reporting, growth, and automation
  • Participates in the development of fiscal policies and sets objectives, policies, and procedures to safeguard and administer company asset
  • Participate in the review and negotiation of acquisitions, joint ventures, and significant company transactions
  • Use Lean to improve operational performance, deliver better visibility and connection between operations and financials, and simplify work for the team
  • Develop a suitable IT infrastructure to ensure business transparency
  • Effectively communicate financial key dynamics to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide insight into forecasting & performance of the business to the Board of Directors
  • Continually seek improvement of the budgeting process through education of managers on financial issues impacting their budgets
  • Participate in the development of the company’s business plans, evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning, and introduction of new programs/strategies
  • Direct reporting to the Holding company in Germany

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • University degree in Finance (or similar)
  • 10-15 years of professional experience as Head of Finance or CFO of a group with various smaller autonomous units
  • Practical experience in complex M&A scenarios 
  • Ability to understand the complexity and manage and resolve rapidly increasing administrative requirements in an increasingly complex country structure (corporate law, reporting, tax)
  • U.S. Citizenship and deep knowledge of the North American market
  • High affinity for creating an efficient IT infrastructure
  • A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and a strong operational focus
  • A well-organized and self-directed individual with a team player mentality as well as high service mentality
  • Strong communication skills, developed interpersonal skills, and an eye-to-eye attitude with all stakeholders
  • Strong implementation orientation / can-do and hands-on mentality with a pragmatic approach
  • Proficient in situational leadership, and development of employees
  • Entrepreneurial personality with good presentation skills a high level of energy, initiative, and commitment
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