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    [Closed Search] Chief Financial Officer at Sound Seal


    The Company

    Sound Seal provides noise control solutions to wholesalers, distributors, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s), and end-users throughout the country, with products focusing on both architectural and industrial applications. The quest for a quieter environment is clearly resonating with customers, as the company is both profitable and growing. This will serve as a viable platform for future acquisitions, allowing Sound Seal to position itself in a leadership position within the industry. Sound Seal is private equity owned and poised to leverage its considerable advantages. The opportunity here is for a financial leader who can play a pivotal role in the company’s growth and profitability as the Chief Financial Officer for Sound Seal.

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    Confirmation of the Role

    Serves as both the finance lead for the company and key interface with Private Equity Group. This role is both “hands-on” yet plays a critical business partner role with the CEO of the business.

    Industry Experience

    Must have finance/accounting experience in a manufacturing environment.


    • Manages finance team, including head office and a Midwest location, FP and A group and others through a “hands-on” leadership style.
    • Expected to know the numbers and details behind all metrics.
    • Identifies opportunities for increased profitability by improving job costing.
    • Develops SKU analyses to ensure alignment between product mix and business opportunities.
    • Accountable for making recommendations for constant improvement in company operations.
    • Plays a key role in strategic planning through providing information and thought leadership on commercial opportunities and industry trends.
    • Provides investors with requisite reporting, including detailed metrics related to cash, sales and monthly reporting, covering a full breakdown of business results and future opportunities.
    • Participates in monthly update meetings with investors, addressing issues of financial performance.
    • Works with sales, operations, engineering and product development leadership groups to ensure that they have all financial information needed for decision making.
    • Provides counsel on financial considerations for both existing and new initiatives.
    • Ensures company’s competitive advantage in maintaining world-class, rigorous and extremely cost conscious customer.
    • Manages the treasury function by working with both investors and banks, ensuring that the company is in compliance with all loan covenants.
    • Provides detailed information to investors regarding cash flow, ensuring that any potential cash flow problems are identified proactively.
    • Ensures strong financial controls are in place and that the company is in compliance with financial and taxation regulatory requirements in all jurisdictions.
    • Oversees annual audit.
    • Manages IT and Human Resources Departments.

    The Candidate

    • BS. in Accounting or Finance; CPA highly desirable.
    • “Stand-alone” CFO experience; ideally in a private equity portfolio company.
    • 10 plus years in financial leadership roles.
    • Manufacturing experience is essential, including job costing.
    • Proficiency with PC applications and extremely strong Micro Soft Excel skills are required; familiarity with Sage ERP is desirable.

    Personal Characteristics

    • Exceptional communication skills.
    • Excellent managerial skills.
    • Ability to change focus from granular to strategic financial issues.
    • Superb analytical skills.
    • Entrepreneurial orientation and genuine enthusiasm for growing a business.
    • Sound judgment, impeccable integrity and credibility. Must be seen as a trusted advisor to CEO and investors.


    • A relevant undergraduate degree in accounting, CPA designation highly desirable.

    For more information regarding this position...

    Email Clark Waterfall

    -by Clark Waterfall on Oct 13, 2014 6:17:09 PM


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