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Job ID: 347317106

Job Description

EyeCare Partners is the nations leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provides a lifetime of care to our patients with a mission to enhance vision, advance eye care and improve lives. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, over 650 ECP-affiliated practice locations provide care in 18 states and 80 markets, providing services that span the eye care continuum. For more information, visit Key Accountabilities:

  • The Divisional CFO will take a leadership role with respect to effective interpretation of financial information to identify key issues and strategies. Provide substantially improved and actionable recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
  • The Divisional CFO will develop and implement department structure and processes to obtain optimum efficiency of the business while partnering with the Corporate Controller to establish and maintain an effective internal control structure, with self-audit procedures that will ensure the consistent application of accounting policies. As appropriate, ensure compliance with GAAP, tax, legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Develop financial business plans and forecasts. Utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organizations operations and business plans.
  • Provide support and direction on financial activities including: completing month-end closing, preparing financial statements in accordance with GAAP, Accounts Receivable and Collections, and the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Actively participate in the due diligence and integration of new acquisitions, including assisting in migration of financial operations (accounting, financial reporting, payroll, AP, RCM, etc.) to ECP
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning, new projects and/or initiatives and regulatory action to ensure the appropriate return on investment.
  • Refine/ establish appropriate metrics to assist the Division leadership in determining appropriate use of funds, expense control, etc.
  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with senior executives so as to identify their needs and seek full range of business solutions.
  • Develop a highly skilled and well-trained world class staff which includes providing appropriate training, coaching and career opportunities.

Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate will demonstrate strength across a number of key factors:

  • Technical Excellence: Has a solid understanding of all the finance and capital allocation functions as well as a depth of knowledge and experience on the analytical side of finance. Strong financial planning and analysis skills that allow business partners to make better operating decisions are a must. Knowledge of retail operations, product merchandising principles, and services are highly desirable. In addition, strong technical proficiency with enterprise grade ERP systems (SAP in particular) is a plus.
  • Learning and Intellect: Demonstrated intellectual horsepower and a curious mindset. He/she must be able to deep dive into the details of the business while staying focused on the big picture. He/she must be able to conceptualize and analyze both problems and solutions, identifying key metrics that will help the entire organization to improve performance. He/she must be able to show an interest in both the consumer and the customers of the company.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Must be able to build and sustain a excellent relationships at multiple levels in the workplace and with the various external constituencies. He/she must be highly articulate (both verbally and in writing) and able to communicate the companys successes and opportunities with passion and intensity. He/she must be seen as a leader by the organization and by the financial community.
  • Team Builder: Proven ability to attract, coach and develop others to build great teams that are committed to organizational goals. The successful candidate should have the ability to develop a team with great functional excellence. He/she should establish rapport and effective relationships at all levels and let people be responsible for their work, sharing wins and successes.
  • Executing for Results: Demonstrated ability to drive results in an organization and build consensus behind decisions that may not always be popular; a genuine willingness to challenge the status-quo. He/she must have a history of managing execution and making or exceeding plan. He/she will be well versed in performance management and have the capability to be a strong business partner to the line leaders in the organization. He/she must be able to define the metrics that drive performance, educate the organization on what is/isnt working and push the organization.

Basic Qualifications

  • Professional experience within a dynamic, high-growth environment is a must.
  • Early career training of 2-5 successful years spent at a large optical, retail, or generally consumer-facing corporation, investment bank, or management consulting firm.
  • A minimum of 15 years of professional experience in finance roles with increasing responsibility, specifically with experience in financial analysis, planning, and forecasting.
  • Experience managing a blended resource model that includes employees, managed services partners and on demand resources to deliver excellent customer service.
  • Bachelors degree in Finance/business or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field; MBA preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, matrixed environment, and ability to execute despite ambiguity
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