Job Location: Tempe, Arizona

Responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the corporation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry.

Essential Functions:

• Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance.
• Participate in the development of the corporation’s plans and programs as a strategic partner.
• Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
• Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO, COO the Board and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities.
• Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation.
• Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial discipline.
• Assist in improving the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets.
• Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
• Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the corporation may enter.
• Evaluate the finance department’s structure and plan for continual improvement regarding efficiency and effectiveness of the group.
• Oversee the issuance of financial information and personally review and approve all Form 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q filings with the SEC.
• Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.
• Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors.
• Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.
• Is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and providing direct supervision of employees in the accounting department and provide individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities, where possible.
• Performs other duties as assigned to better the department or company

Competencies:

1. Integrity and Ethical Conduct
2. Financial Management
3. Accountability
4. Business Acumen
5. Problem Leadership
6. Performance Management
7. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
8. Communication Proficiency
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Experience in partnering with an executive team.
• High level of written and oral communication skills.
• Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Competency in Quickbooks or other similar accounting software.
• Proficient with ERP system, Epicor preferred.
• Attention to detail and ability to multi-task is required.
• Ability to work well in a fast-paced professional office environment.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Frequently the employee will be required to stand; walk; use hands or fingers, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies up to 20 lbs. and to sit and work at a computer for upwards of 4 hours at a time. Often the employee will be sitting at a desk for long periods of time using a computer.

Education and Experience:

1. MBA in accounting or business administration or equivalent business experience.
2. 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in finance.
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity