Fractional CFO and Business Development Officer - Denver/Boulder Hybrid

Ascent CFO Solutions
If you’re excited to join an established Fractional CFO firm and work on a flexible schedule for a variety of interesting companies, then this role could be for you!

Ascent CFO Solutions is looking for a top-notch Fractional CFO/Business Development Officer to join our dynamic team of fractional financial professionals. You will provide strategic CFO services, lead client teams, and oversee the quality of deliverables to our diverse portfolio of clients as well as drive new business for our growing team.  Your work will be meaningful and exciting, supporting businesses that are going through transformation, growth, process improvement, fundraising, preparing for an exit, and/or looking to acquire other companies.

Our clients include cutting-edge startups, scale-ups, and private companies, in addition to VC- and PE-backed companies across a wide range of industries (technology, SaaS, professional services, construction, manufacturing, eCommerce, healthcare, CPG, FinTech, real estate, and more). We are looking for a CFO with a passion for business development with significant experience in these industries, especially those familiar with venture-backed companies and raising venture funds.

Why Our Employees Choose Ascent CFO Solutions:

  • You set your own schedule, choose the number of hours you want to work, generally between 30 and 40 hours/week, and work remotely (with in-person opportunities)
  • Engage with a wide range of business matters across a variety of industries
  • You’ll drive Business Development efforts by leveraging not only your own strong network of professionals, but also take inbound leads from our marketing team to close them, earning a commission
  • Ability to focus on CFO-level work while your Controllers, Accounting Managers and Senior Accountants handle the transactional accounting
  • Connect with highly talented Ascent team members (CFOs, Controllers, Financial Analysts and Senior Accountants) who are ready and willing to collaborate and support you on projects
  • Benefit from our strong 12+ year reputation in delivering custom engagements with a high level of accuracy, responsiveness, and expertise
  • Work directly with smart entrepreneurs and business leaders who view you as a trusted partner in their companies

Can you picture yourself as a member of our team?

This is a hands-on role for an entrepreneurial CFO who loves networking and sharing our story and wants to work with companies in diverse industries. You will have the opportunity to leverage your network to drive new business opportunities for the company.  You will be the primary contact with your clients ensuring the highest level of client satisfaction with responsibility for timeliness, accuracy and completeness of deliverables. On some engagements you will be leading a team of accounting staff and on others you may be providing only strategic level advice or identifying and guiding prospects through the sales cycle. 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • CPA license or MBA strongly preferred
  • 15+ years of experience in accounting and finance roles, previous experience in full time CFO positions
  • You might not have formal Business Development or Sales experience, but you are a person who enjoys networking and sharing our story with new and old friends and asking for referrals. You enjoy the experience of closing a new client knowing they will be well taken care of
  • Experience as a strategic leader, most comfortable being the “right hand” to the CEO
  • Considerable experience with building financial forecast and cash flow models
  • Significant experience raising capital in the venture capital space
  • Passion for energetic leadership in the finance and accounting organization
  • Has a strong network to generate new business leads
  • Comfortable with being “hands-on” in accounting and ERP systems including QBOnline, NetSuite, Intacct, and other accounting packages
  • Highly proficient in MS Excel, Google sheets is a plus

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with CEOs and executive teams to develop and execute finance strategy
  • Provide strategic business advice to clients
  • Sharing the Ascent CFO story and explaining our value-adds to prospective clients and referral partners
  • Prepare and maintain financial models, rolling forecasts and cash-flow forecasts
  • Manage the budgetary process and analyze budget vs. actual variances
  • Assist clients in fundraising and/or M&A activity
  • Managing Ascent CFO and/or client resources to oversee/complete the month-end close and reporting packages
  • Onboard clients which may include an assessment phase
  • Establish and implement appropriate accounting processes and internal controls
  • Identify and track key trends and metrics
  • Develop and maintain executive dashboards and KPI monitoring and reporting
  • Coordinate and manage the annual audit and tax return process
  • Financial reporting to key Board of Directors members and shareholders
  • Utilize cold calling, outreach, and networking to achieve results
  • Maintain a strong sales pipeline that enables revenue targets to be overachieved

Benefits (based on eligibility): 

  • Employee health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401K match
  • Quarterly stipend towards educational or professional development
  • Technology stipend
  • Paid holidays and sick time
  • Bonus/commission eligibility
  • Promotion and mentoring opportunities

Compensation: $130-140/hour based on experience plus robust and lucrative commission compensation 

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