Chief Financial Officer / CFO - Restaurant Group

Whitefish, MT 59937

Company Industry: Finance & Accounting Job Number: JN -072019-38137 Salary: $120,000 - $150,000 Experience Level: Executive Level Job Function: Finance and Accounting
Our client, a mid-size yet growing restaurant group, is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join their team. The position is responsible for the overall financial management of the company and directing the fiscal functions of the corporation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Chief Financial Officer Responsibilities (including but not limited to)
  • Plan, develop, implement, direct, and evaluate the organization's fiscal function and financial performance
  • Attend and participate in board and operational meetings - present financial reports at board meetings
  • Oversee preparation of accurate monthly financial statements and communicate to the executive team areas of financial opportunity and of improvement needed in accurate financial reporting
  • Prepare annual financial statements for tax preparation and audit
  • Manage and develop the positions of controller, assistant controller, lead accountant, accounts payable, and payroll accountant
  • Coordinate workflow and review work for accuracy and timeliness while providing assistance and mentoring to other team members
  • Ensure compliance of all financial regulatory agencies

Chief Financial Officer Qualifications & Requirements (including but not limited to)
  • 10 years+ of progressive work experience in finance and accounting
  • A significant portion of finance & accounting experience must be within the RESTAURANT INDUSTRY
  • Bachelor s degree in Accounting or Finance - MBA, MAcc or MPAcc preferred
  • Exceptional leadership, management, and developmental experience and skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to set achievable deadlines and goals and work autonomously
  • Ability to effectively influence others and build positive work environments and relationships through enthusiasm, sociability, supportiveness, and insight
  • Keen attention to detail and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced spreadsheet, word processing, payroll, and business reporting software experience and skills
  • Working knowledge of state and federal financial rules and regulations
  • Able to analyze financial data, identify areas of opportunity, deficiencies, and inconsistencies and determine/execute corrective action
  • Able to draft financial correspondence, reports, and statements and demonstrate strong meeting management skills
  • Able to respond to financial inquiries from regulatory agencies and business community
  • Ability to support, manage, and develop an IT department would be added plus

Chief Financial Officer Compensation & Benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Additional bonus potential
  • Exceptional health insurance package
  • Generous vacation and PTO benefits
  • 401k
  • Generous comp privileges
  • Extremely laid back corporate environment (dry cleaning will not be a major expense!)
  • Home office located in picturesque Flathead Valley, Montana
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we do not discriminate against qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records.

Jeff Wilk
Senior Recruiter

I’ve always loved helping to shape careers as a leader in the restaurant industry.  I’m thrilled to be able to do the same without the rigors of day-to-day restaurant operations.  

  • Jeff Wilk’s career with Goodwin Recruiting began in January of 2016.    
  • Jeff grew up on a large family farm in central Michigan. He fell in love with the restaurant industry while working at a restaurant in high school.    
  • Jeff is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Management.  
  • Jeff worked 21 years for Bloomin’ Brands – 15 years of them as Managing Partner for Carrabba’s Italian Grill.  
  • Jeff has a love of the outdoors – camping, sports, hanging out by the pool, and working in the garden.  
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