Chief Financial Officer
Position Profile

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The ideal, entrepreneurial Chief Financial Officer will take on responsibility for all financial planning, budgeting, financial reporting, forecasting, accounting, and controls. This individual will be a leader who will provide hands-on and day-to-day management of all financial functions and best practices. As a member of the core leadership team, the CFO will provide informed and objective counsel on business issues and will offer technical and experience-based advice to peer executives and staff. This role will require a background in eCommerce and manufacturing and preferred experience working in a private equity-backed entity. Along with the rest of the executive leadership team, this individual should be a strong and proactive advocate for value creation and company integrity.

The successful candidate must be intellectually sharp and clearly capable of thinking on their feet while demonstrating outstanding business judgment. The CFO will possess the analytical skills to drive strategic decisions as well as identify cost efficiencies from the business, improve overall productivity and elevate the company’s technology advances as points of differentiation in the marketplace. The individual will be highly entrepreneurial, and thrive on collaboration, promoting strong ethics and intellectual honesty within the organization.


  • Financial and accounting competence – demonstrated ability to budget, forecast, prepare financial statements, variance analysis and independently write a management discussion and analysis. Ensuring that the company is always doing the honest thing by upholding ethical and professional standards.
  • Strategic vision and foresight – ability to create a “Big Picture” strategic vision for the company via understanding the market and patterns of change. Create and implement business initiatives that are in alignment with vision as well as anticipate and manage financial management issues.
  • Operational partner to Executive team - more than just a number’s person, the CFO should strive for a deeper understanding of the business via immersing themselves in the operations of the company. Using the numbers to best understand the sales and cost drivers, create actionable insights that drive efficiencies across the organization.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills – must be able to communicate to all stakeholders across all mediums including board reports, PowerPoint presentations, and email.
  • Strong leadership skills – the ability to assemble and manage a team. The ability to motivate, inspire, and coach to bring out the best in people across the organization and skill sets. Good teammate, enjoyable, and fun to work with.


    • As a member of the executive leadership team, this full-time position is onsite at StewMac headquarters in Athens, Ohio.
    • Build a best-in-class financial department by promoting and instilling a culture of personal learning and professional development.
    • Ensure the finance team has a clear and compelling vision of 'what great looks like' and a plan around how to achieve it.
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with leaders across the company in order to evaluate business performance.
    • Excellent communication skills and strategic thinking ability.
    • Coordinate the overall financial activities of the company; lead corporate finance, cash management, tax strategy and regulatory compliance and planning, accounting reporting, planning and analytics, budgeting, forecasting, credit, AR/AP, and payroll.
    • Ensure that information systems and reporting tools provide members with the information needed to make sound business decisions.


    Critical Thinking

    This individual must be intellectually sharp and use critical thinking to make or influence decisions while demonstrating outstanding business judgement. They will be comfortable creating the new and the different.


    The Chief Financial Officer must be performance-driven and able to provide measurable results. The successful candidate will be resourceful, action-oriented, as well as a flexible and decisive leader who establishes clarity in the midst of distractions to produce results in a timely fashion.


    This individual should possess very strong communication, listening, and persuasion skills, in order to truly partner with the management team. They must be an adept writer as well as be comfortable, dynamic, and an effective presenter in front of both external and internal audiences including employees, senior management, and clients.

    Leadership Acumen and Team Orientation

    The Chief Financial Officer will be charged with elevating the overall revenue, profitability, and talent of the business through various efforts. Through the development of improved processes and training, this individual will work to foster a culture of accountability and results. Working at this organization requires a hands-on, team-oriented individual who has broad-based credibility and is capable of consistently motivating people to take action. An exceptional leader, who builds, inspires, and coaches teams with a passion for the business, while forging close working relationships with other senior leaders throughout the organization.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, or related field, required
      MBA, preferred
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), strongly preferred
    • Experience working in the e-commerce/manufacturing industry
    • Experience working for a PE-backed company


    • Possess exceptional knowledge of GAAP, IRC, FASB, accrual-based accounting, organizational auditing, fixed asset accounting, and tax filing requirements.
    • Understanding of how to use data and metrics to back up assumptions and contribute to project business cases
    • Basic knowledge of website development
    • Experience with digital tools (Office Suite, Teams, etc.)
    • Experience with web analytics tools, such as Google Analytics

    Soft Skills

    • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to quickly build rapport, establish credibility, and work as part of a cross-functional team
    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with business stakeholders through accountability, following up on requests and delivering on commitments
    • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills; strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong process design skills and operational orientation
      Analytical thinking and storytelling. Able to extract insights from structured and unstructured data and communicate in a way that motivates change
    • Strong ability to partner across multiple disciplines and navigate a matrix organization
    • Ability to work efficiently and demonstrate a bias for action in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment


    No longer accepting applications