Location Worldwide Job type Administration
  • Compensation: TBD

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the corporation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, existing federal and state laws, tax regulations, and cost reimbursement principles relating to the automotive manufacturing industry and in keeping with the goals and objectives of the organization. The Chief Financial Officer plans, develops, administers financial control, analysis, operating budget and financial management systems, and establishes policies for the organization.


General Responsibilities

  • As a true business partner to the President/CEO assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and company’s long-term strategy
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations
  • Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors)
  • Participate in the development of markets and joint venture arrangements that create collaborative arrangements for growth of agency to ensure long-term financial viability in collaborations with other Senior Leaders
  • Oversee preparation of month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial statements
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations and corporate/overhead cost allocation
  • Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems
  • Serve as final point of escalation for Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable issues
  • Develop and manage accounting staff
  • Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; Manage preparation and support of all external audits
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Financial Planning and Analysis

  •  Prepare and maintain regular financial planning reports; Monthly profit and loss forecast by division (vs. budget); cash flow forecasts.
  • Complete analysis of financial results; Develop recommendations (strategic and tactical)
  • Develop and execute analysis of various business initiatives (e.g., opening new operations, asset acquisition, new service launches)
  • Develop and maintain capital budget as required
  • Assist in development of financial planning and analysis exercises/reports

Functional/Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Prepare various analyzes and reports required by corporate development efforts
  • Manage the company’s real estate affairs consisting of leases and sub-leases with various landlords; Negotiate new leases or lease renewals; Coordinate with real estate counsel.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Develop financial business plans and forecasts.
  • Participate in corporate policy development as a member of the senior management team.
  • Engage the finance committee to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
  • Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
  • Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
    Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
  • Provide policies, standards and guidelines for budgets.
  • Mentor and develop a direct report staff managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic.
  • Participate in the evaluation and development of operational strategy and performance with the executive team.
  • Establish and maintain systems for monitoring, measuring and reporting on operational issues, opportunities, development, accomplishments within timeframes and formats

Working Conditions

Works in a normal office environment with usual pressures of managing personnel and dealing with time constraints. Because of multiple locations globally, under the CFO’s direction, international travel will be required.

Education and Skills

  • Bachelors Degree Required / Masters Preferred
  • International Experience Preferred
  • 10+ years of finance and accounting experience including with 7 years in a managerial capacity.
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.
  • Manufacturing experience preferred but not required.
Applicants interested in applying for this position, please submit your CV or Resume to careers@protev.de. This position will be open for a short period of time, please apply soon. Thanks you again for your interest.