Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to be a valued member of its senior leadership team. The CFO will play a critical role in carrying out E & E’s growth strategy and will work collaboratively with other members of the senior leadership team to improve effectiveness of operations and enhance bottom line performance. E&E is positioned for growth, and the CFO will be a pivotal player in guiding the company forward to achieve its vision. This position will report to E&E's Corporate Headquarters in Lancaster, NY and can work from any of the company’s U.S. office locations.
The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions and practices of the corporation for improving and maintaining the financial health of the firm, and will do so 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. Our successful candidate will be a hands-on and process-focused financial executive with the experience that combines sound leadership with proven business effectiveness.
Direct and coordinate the company’s financial affairs according to financial principles and government regulations
Advise the CEO and management team on long-term planning, new programs / strategies, contracts, financial regulatory actions, evaluation of potential acquisitions, and compliance with all legal and regulatory accounting and reporting requirements
Responsible for managing financial risk, including the implementation and enforcement of internal control systems within the company
Direct receipt, disbursement, and expenditures of money or capital assets.
Oversee finance group efforts with providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, income, earnings, expenses, and financial trends in order to assist the CEO, the Board of Directors, and other executives in performing their responsibilities
Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate financial and tax strategies to enhance the company’s cash position.
Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs
Demonstrate active and effective leadership for the accounting and finance division of the company and subsidiaries by focusing on continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group, as well as providing individuals with coaching, guidance, and professional and personal growth opportunities where possible
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline
15+ years of related experience in a senior-level corporate financial leadership role within an environmental or engineering consulting firm, or other professional services organization
MBA, CPA, CMA, or other relevant credential preferred
Working knowledge of government contracting and commercial clients (public and/or private sector)
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with employees at all levels of the organization
Strong organizational, analytical, and strategic planning skills with attention to detail and a high quality of work in a pressure environment
Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including senior management, clients, and other departments
Excellent negotiating skills and experience
Demonstrated analytical ability, good judgment and a strong operational focus
Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to quickly adapt to change.
Ability to travel to support business needsEcology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.
We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time. E & E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided. Please view our website at www.ene.com to apply on-line.
About Ecology and Environment, Inc.
Founded in 1970, Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) is a broad based environmental consulting, testing, engineering, and design firm operating from 27 U.S. offices and subsidiaries and affiliates around the world. We employ over 75 separate disciplines embracing the physical, biological, social, and health sciences. Our underlying philosophy is a worldwide commitment to supporting sustainable development through responsible environmental stewardship