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Chief Financial Officer

Company: ExecuNet
Location: Canton
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is an integral role within the Executive Committee of the publicly-traded company. This position will have oversight of the Finance, Accounting, and Information Technology (IT) functions while reporting directly to the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HOFV. The ideal candidate for the job will currently be an enterprise CFO or strong Division CFO. The CFO should be well-versed in the SEC regulatory and reporting environments, leading dialogue with external banking partners and auditors, partnering with all internal line of business leaders, interacting with the Board of Directors, and leading conversations with external investors and banking analysts. The role requires a proactive problem solver with exceptional communication skills and the flexibility to be both a doer and a leader. The position would immediately oversee management of the current internal team, as well as external teams/consultants that provide ongoing subject matter expertise needed to support the public company. A critical component of the position is continuing to add to the internal team allowing for greater subject matter expertise, financial reporting, and controls to transition into an ongoing daily operating environment. The ability to work under pressure in an ever-evolving environment with poise and confidence is critical. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate new business development opportunities with the team, making value-added recommendations to move the business forward.
  • Present to the Board of Directors related to financial results, forecasts, and financing. Ensure timely and accurate materials for each Audit Committee meeting.
  • Continue to evolve the Internal Controls framework across HOFV, working with Internal Audit function to determine process improvements.
  • Participate in financing calls with prospective lenders, along with third-party leading advisor to maximize our financing raise efforts.
  • Interact with current and prospective stock Analysts, ensuring proper information flow around company initiatives is being leveraged in their evaluation.
  • Work closely with Human Resources on the headcount and resource planning as HOFV continues to grow.
  • Ensure timely submission of regulatory filings in conjunction with Legal, and external auditors, and other partners where necessary.
  • Interface with banks and lenders, including working with them to understand timing of cash flows and requirements.
  • Align on go-forward IT strategy to drive an engaging customer experience as new assets are opened on the campus.
  • Ensure proper compliance program and controls are continually monitored for IT, accounting, and financial reporting, to include working with 3rd party partners and tenants as necessary.
  • Lead all financial strategic planning and forecasting efforts throughout the year to include: 5-year Planning, Annual Budget, and Quarterly Forecasts.
  • Continue to maximize company balance sheet ensuring proper mix of debt and equity, while maintaining maximum flexibility to progress development across all three business verticals including: Themed Destination Based Assets, Media, and Gaming.
  • Work closely with HOFV line of business leaders in approval of division budgets against stated strategic plan to maximize opportunity against short and long-term goals.
  • Lead the Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and IT teams to provide appropriate business partnership, while adhering to a Controllership mentality through process adherence.Critical Success Factors Include:
    • Balance short-term and long-term trade-offs when driving data-based decisions throughout HOFV.
    • Knowledge of SEC reporting processes and regulatory requirements.
    • Leadership skills that will motivate both internal and external resources to achieve stated goals.
    • Ability to interact with all levels of company leadership, including executive management and the Board of Directors, as well as external parties such as auditors, government stakeholders, bank lenders, and other third-party support groups.
    • Experience with building standard operating procedures, including appropriate financial internal controls.
    • Understanding complex business initiatives, and quickly analyze potential impact on HOFV financials.
    • Ability to forecast sources and uses of cash, communicating as appropriate to internal and external parties.
    • Relationship building with shareholders, potential investors, and the analyst community to ensure proper awareness of stated company goals and achievements on an ongoing basis.

Keywords: ExecuNet, Canton , Chief Financial Officer, Executive , Canton, Ohio

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