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Position Title :Chief Accounting Officer
Hiring Company :Confidential
Resume Recipient :Agency
Job Category :Accounting/GAAP/Reporting
Industry:Life Sciences and Health Care
Location:United States
Job I.D:17037
Nearest Metropolitan Area(s) : Houston
Primary Location City,
State
: Houston,TX
Description : Our client is a risk bearing medical group and a Medicare Advantage plan. Across all the entities and business types, the CAO will oversee accounting and financial reporting functions, including general accounting, tax, A/P, financial reporting and treasury/ cash management while partnering closely with the Revenue Cycle / Revenue Ops and FP&A teams. The CAO will also be responsible for managing any transaction related activity such as issuance of new stock, fair market value analysis and interfacing with internal and external stakeholders. Robust cash management and cash flow forecasting will be essential to the role. This is a critical leadership position in the Finance function for our client.

Specifically, the CAO will:

• Oversee all activities of the accounting department, including the month-end close process, accounting operations, financial reporting, and cash management.
• Oversee and direct the preparation of reports that summarize business results (revenue, expenses and earnings) and financial position (balance sheet and cash flow) of the business.
• Prepare a robust financial reporting package, including insightful analysis of key variances vs. budget and prior year, for use by the executive team, investors and lenders.
• Set priorities and goals for the accounting department. Hire new employees. Develop and manage members of the accounting team.
• Safeguard the company’s assets and establish and maintain corporate accounting policies, procedures and internal controls to ensure conformance with US GAAP and other laws/regulations.
• Serve as the key technical accounting expert for the company.
• Ensure accounting systems and processes are continually streamlined via process improvement to achieve greater efficiencies and accuracy in the level and timeliness of reporting (continuous improvement).
• Ensure that operational and design effectiveness of internal controls is maintained.
• Work with other members of finance team and the executive team to prepare board and investor materials.
• Ensure cost and expense control procedures are in place; analyze cash flow and expenses to guide the executive team.
• Manage external auditors and ensure completeness of all documentation required for annual audits.
• Manage medical group related transaction activities, including new stock issuance and managing current ownership related activities
• Manage valuation processes as required, including fair market value assessments
• Interface with lenders and be responsible for end-to-end deliverables and managing to key leverage parameters
• Support the CFO and executive team on key financial decisions.
Requirements : The qualified candidate will not only possess a rich background with a proven track record in Accounting, he/she will also demonstrate a sincere passion for working within a high-performance, mission driven organization.

1. Minimum 8 years of experience in accounting or audit roles with recent experience an Assistant Controller or Director of Accounting
2. An active CPA license
3. Medical Group and/or Health plan experience required
4. Proven ability to operate and thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company
5. Strong people leadership skills, with the ability to build a team to produce quality results in an efficient manner and simultaneously manage several projects
6. Full understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the ability to apply GAAP to new and existing transactions
7. Collaborative business partner, adept in building cross-functional relationships to drive business results
8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

The following items are helpful or preferred, but not required:
1. Experience in a PE backed organization
2. Demonstrated track record of influencing and delivering results in a matrixed environment

Required Personal Attributes:
1. The ideal candidate is hard-working, hands-on, results-oriented leader with a track record of accomplishing objectives in a fast-paced business environment.
2. Unquestionable integrity, credibility, and character
3. Proactive, forward thinking looks for opportunities and continuous improvement, positive outlook
4. Outgoing, people-oriented, and develops strong relationships
5. Ability to work independently. Self-starter; hard worker. Takes initiative; very high energy.
6. Personal accountability. Assumes ownership, control, and accountability for all areas of responsibility and commitments made to others.
7. Business oriented individual who understands how his/her actions affect the business. Looks for ways to positively influence broader company goals, mitigate risks and maximize opportunities.
8. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
9. Independent thinker with ability to develop and implement efficient process across all areas of the business and successfully interact with all levels of staff and management.
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