Solomon Group, a fast-growing producer of live events and exhibits across the United States, is seeking a dynamic and skilled Chief Financial Officer to join our team in New Orleans, LA.
Candidates who are entrepreneurial-minded, detail oriented, fast-paced, and versatile will thrive in this ever-changing company. Solomon Group faces challenges as a growing business approaching a decade of delivering successful projects for a wide range of clients from major sporting leagues to national museums.
We are seeking a Chief Financial Officer to aid with the next chapter of growth who can assist with the development of sustainable business practices and keep an eagle-eye on increasing profitability.
OBJECTIVES: The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the growth and performance of the company through oversight and direction of the Finance, Human Resources, Administration and Risk Management departments. This executive role is tasked with management of staff in each of these departments and provides strategic and operational direction to improve the company’s practices in each.
With a small accounting team, the CFO collects, monitors and analyzes data to ensure the financial success of client projects, and creates and executes initiatives to improve profitability. Through direct supervision by the President, and collaboration with Owners, the CFO is responsible for the development of personnel and procedures that meet the profitability demands of our high-speed, growth oriented company as we execute complex creative projects across the United States.
Experience with construction method accounting and contracting preferred.
PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Strategic · Provide leadership in the planning, evaluation and execution of company’s future initiatives in other markets or service areas · Develop and monitor programs for increased profitability with company’s current operations and offerings · Plan for capital expenditures related to growth opportunities · Develop performance measures to monitor key metrics related to company health Financial · Oversee and direct the work of Company’s three person accounting team and functions (A/P, A/R and Payroll) · Create forecasts with regular frequency to project company trends · Develop tools to monitor and directly manage cash flow · Develop and implement budgets company-wide to ensure profitability in accordance with company growth plans · Compile, monitor and report on job cost and project performance and provide actionable recommendations in event of variances · Ensure that all controls are in place to comply with applicable laws, taxation authorities, and rules for reporting · Overall responsibility for accurate and timely reporting of all financial functions Human Resources · Oversee and direct the work of the Company’s Human Resources Manager · Ensure compliance with all legal employer regulations and HR best practices · Oversee successful management and implementation of employee benefits programs · Supervise the development of programs to recruit top talent and foster a culture of continuous improvement Administration + Risk Management · Directly manage the work of the Business Affairs Manager and Office Manager · Oversee negotiation of new agreements and the administration of existing contracts · Oversee and direct risk management practices, insurance programs and loss prevention methods DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The Chief Financial Officer candidate should have at least 10 years of experience in accounting or finance, including a minimum of five years in an executive role. Preference is given to candidates who possess a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and/or a professional accreditation such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA).
Telecommuting is allowed. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Solomon Group also provides a competitive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan and more.
About Solomon Group Productions, LLC
Solomon Group is an award-winning entertainment design and production firm based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The company performs all of the essential services needed to create spectacular live events, brand activations, themed attractions, broadcast environments and architainment projects. Our talented, in-house team includes designers, project managers, fabricators, and technicians who dream up and deliver stunning entertainment productions for a variety of national and international clients.
Solomon Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
The company has frequently been named one of the area’s “Best Places to Work” by New Orleans CityBusiness magazine. And for the past four years (2014-2017) Solomon Group was listed on the Inc. 5000 as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.