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The Anchin Executive Network (AEN) is a multi-dimensional networking initiative that is built to assist executive-level finance and accounting professionals with whom Anchin has a relationship. Through AEN's contacts and clients, executive level professionals will have access to new opportunities, educational and professional development, and exclusive networking events and content.

Who is the Anchin Executive Network?

AEN is comprised of senior-level finance and accounting professionals who we have established a relationship with including clients, alumni, former clients and others who have been introduced to us through our current business networks.

New Career Opportunities

The Anchin Executive Network will provide opportunities that are limited to members of the program. Due to our close, consultative relationship with hundreds of growing tri-state area companies, we will be able to provide direct access to executives searching for new financial professionals to join their management teams. Your membership will include bimonthly electronic newsletters with a variety of executive positions and relevant resources. Our goal is to help you find the position you’re looking for, while serving as a bridge to Anchin’s clients and friends.

Educational and Professional Development

AEN will provide complementary continuing professional education classes and resources for members of AEN. We will provide educational opportunities through our CPE for CFOs program, along with our industry-focused teams, producing live seminars and events, webinars, and presentations exclusively for members. Topics will include financial and business reporting, taxation, and other hot button financial issues currently affecting the business community. Anchin is certified to provide continuing professional education credits.

Exclusive Networking Events and Content

AEN has many long time established relationships in the business community and this will serve as a resource for its members. Anchin hosts dozens of industry events per year and members of AEN will have access to these networking opportunities. AEN will also hold periodical networking events focused on bringing together tri-state region finance and accounting executives. Additionally, AEN members will have unique access to thought leadership and other content produced by Anchin and its affiliates.

How Do I Join?

There is no cost to join. For more information on the Anchin Executive Network, please contact Steve Mandell, Relationship Manager at 212.536.6877 or via e-mail at steve.mandell@anchin.com.

Anchin Executive Network for Recruiting Agencies

  • WhyAEN?
    • We have access to hundreds of qualified, high-level finance and accounting professionals who are members of AEN.
  • WhatcanAEN do for you?
    • Access to high-level finance and accounting executive candidates
    • Opportunity sharing on AEN's website and e-mail distribution
    • Exclusive opportunities to network with Anchin team members and members of AEN
  • CFO (Distribution - Apparel) – Secaucus, NJ

    Location: Secaucus, NJ
    Salary: 180K

    SUMMARY
    As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will serve as a credible, knowledgeable and trusted resource to the CEO and other senior leaders. The role will work have an operational and strategic focus to drive long term profitability, support finance activities, develop best practice and implement process improvements. This is a hands-on and quality-focused executive with experience that combines sound financial leadership with proven business effectiveness. The CFO is responsible for the financial management of the organization including budget analysis and management, financial modeling and reporting, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs, accounting, treasury operations, and investment strategies. The CFO will offer quality, meaningful analyses, and financial perspectives necessary for corporate decisions and strategic planning. As a key member of the executive management team the CFO reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will serve as a true partner to him and the other members on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Strategic Business Partner
    • Develops finance organizational strategies by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; establishing functional goals in line with organizational objectives.
    • Establishes finance operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, and quality.
    • Acts as a business partner to the Executive Team to guide and build value in the company.
    • Provides strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the Company (i.e., growth, new markets, and evaluation of potential alliances, employee benefits, retirement plans, and investments).
    • Participates in the development of the corporation's plans and programs as a strategic partner.
    • Works with the President and CEO on the strategic vision including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships, as well as assisting in the development and negotiation of contracts.

    Financial and Operational Management
    • Reports financial status by developing forecasts; reporting results; analyzing variances; developing improvements.
    • Oversees the production of monthly reports including reconciliations with lenders, as well as financial statements and cash flow projections for use by Executive management, and Sales Directors.
    • Provide ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.
    • Enhances, develops, implements and enforces policies and procedures of the organization that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation.
    • Optimizes the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
    • Develops a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
    • Oversees the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including: organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational budgets.
    • Provides timely and meaningful analyses and reporting to operational leaders.
    • Manage relationships with banks and vendors and represent the company to banks, financial partners, customers and auditors.
    • Monitors financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.

    Team Management
    • Evaluates the finance department structure and plans for continual improvement of efficiency and effectiveness of the group. Provides individuals with professional and personal guidance for growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals.
    • Manages and supervises financial accounting, tax and compliance areas located in multiple geographies with overall responsibility for hiring, promoting, disciplining, or terminating employees.
    • Promotes high levels of employee engagement, well-being and personal integrity across the organization.
    • Develops and manages direct staff. Provides for the continued growth and development of all department members to ensure career progression and the achievement of short and long-range goals of the company.

    Competencies
    • Financial Management
    • Business Acumen
    • Communication Proficiency
    • Ethical Conduct
    • Leadership
    • Performance Management
    • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
    • Problem Solving/Analysis
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Technical Capacity

    Required Education and Experience:
    Bachelor’s degree required or 10 to 15 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Preferred Education and Experience - MBA

  • Director of Accounting (Arch - Design Firm) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 120K

    An Architecture/Design firm with offices in the US and overseas is looking for a Director of Accounting to join the finance team. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

    Responsibilities:
    • Financial Accounting in Accordance with GAAP
    - Responsible for the preparation of GAAP financial statements at office and consolidated levels;
    - Lead year end audit and manage auditor relationship;
    - Manage staff for payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

    • Tax Accounting
    - Maintain cash basis financials for use by outside auditors to generate partner K-1s;
    - Working with outside auditor, prepare state and local taxes;

    • Management Reporting
    - Preparation of management report packages

    • Project Accounting
    - Gain front-line knowledge of architecture industry by direct support of selected office;
    - Provide analysis of project delivery and profitability

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelors’ Degree – Accounting Major
    • CPA preferred
    • 4 years Public Accounting or 7 years Corporate Experience
    • Excel proficiency (including pivot tables and v-lookups)
    • Strong communication skills

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • Controller (Construction) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 110K

    The Controller will be an integral part of a team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting, financial and control issues in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Maintaining both stand-alone and consolidated entity financials
    • Reconciliation of quarterly payroll and prepare NYS-45 and 941 quarterly reports and 940 annual report for review
    • Process accounts payable including payments to vendors, credit card reconciliations and entry of expenses and monitoring of aged A/P. (data entry support will be provided by assistant bookkeeper)
    • Process weekly payroll
    • Process and pay union benefits
    • Manage company’s insurance program including subcontractor insurance tracking for compliance
    • Oversee insurance audits and union benefit audits
    • Cash management on all company accounts as required
    • Various day to day support for management

    Qualifications and Experience:
    • A minimum of 7-10 years of relevant experience is required
    • Previous experience as a senior bookkeeper or Controller in a construction company

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • Controller (Construction) – Bronx, NY

    Location: Bronx, NY
    Salary: 130K

    Controller will be an integral team member. The Controller will also be part of a team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Preparation and review of monthly financial reporting packages;
    • Maintaining entity financials
    • Review all monthly job cost reconciliation.
    • Review monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained
    • Develop accounting procedures, job cost budgets. Oversee their monthly progress reports.
    • Oversee cash management on all company accounts.
    • Process wires, cashier’s checks and intercompany transfers
    • Oversee all distributions and intercompany payouts (monthly, annually)
    • Assist with refinances, closings, acquisitions and dispositions
    • Preparation of workpapers supporting the annual tax return
    • Coordinate the preparation of annual tax return with outside CPA firm
    • Prepare internal books for outside auditors in timely fashion (quarterly, annually)

    Qualifications and Experience:
    • A minimum of 5 years of Construction experience is required
    • Quickbooks & Microsoft Dynamics experience preferred.

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • CFO (Public Relations) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 200K

    A mid-market public relations firm is targeting a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This person will provide innovative financial guidance and solutions to promote the sustainable growth of the Company. By delivering best in class financial data and actionable plans to support strategies, the CFO and the Finance and Accounting Team are considered trusted business partners to the owners and leaders of the company.

    The CFO is accountable for Financial, Strategic and Administrative operations of the firm. This includes the development and implementation of operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy and the ongoing monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate and actionable financial data.

    Responsibilities:

    Financial Strategies:
    · Manage Finance and Accounting Functions
    · Cash Flow and Treasury Management
    · Direct Strategic Financial Forecasting and development of plans that respond to projected needs
    · Manage all Banking and Credit relationships in support of strategic objectives
    · Develop Financial Strategies designed to win and retain clients
    · Lead a team of professionals in Finance and Accounting.

    Strategic Planning and Execution:
    · Long Term and Short Term Strategic Financial and Tax Planning – as a member of the Senior Leadership Team
    · Recognize, promote, and implement strategic growth opportunities
    · Implement, monitor and respond to performance metrics that support strategic direction
    · As business partner to company leaders, provide in depth guidance and assistance to assure business unit objectives are met or exceeded

    Compliance:
    · In conjunction with the Company’s CPAs, manage and produce – Reviewed Financial Statements, Tax Return Preparation

    Human Resources:
    · Partner with HR in compensation administration and benchmarking
    · Partner with HR in benefit Design and Procurement.

    Experience:
    - The ideal candidate for the Chief Financial Officer should have experience of 7+ years
    - Must be a Strategic thinker and very hands on.
    - MUST have CFO experience in a professional service based industry; PR Firm preferred
    - Should have experience in partnering with an executive team, and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.
    - CPA is a high priority

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • Controller (Law Firm - Professional Services) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 125K

    PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS
    • Responsible for managing Accounting staff of five in areas of Billing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Escrow, Partnership Accounting and General Ledger analysis.
    • Responsible for preparing and processing semi-monthly payroll.
    • Responsible for banking relationships, cash balance monitoring, cash receipts and reconciling bank accounts.
    • Preparation of the firm’s monthly financial statements. This includes review and analysis of the Firm’s income statement and balance sheet and the preparation of various supporting schedules.
    • Prepare the monthly Partner draw as well as other periodic distributions; reconcile partner capital accounts.
    • Responsible for all Firm tax returns (i.e. Sales & Use Taxes, Commercial Rent Tax, Payroll. etc.) on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. This includes preparation of schedules for the outside auditors who prepare partnership returns, federal and state K-1s as well as the review of prepared.

    SPECIFIC SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
    • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, especially partnership accounting and ability to articulate them.
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Confident management and mentoring skills.
    • Must be well organized.
    • Able to work independently and learn new tasks quickly.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong technical skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
    • Experience with Thomson Reuters Elite a plus.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting.
    • ADP Payroll and Benefits processing.
    • Minimum 10 years of accounting experience.
    • Minimum 5 years of managerial experience

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • Director of Finance (Professional Services - Tech) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 150K

    The Director of Finance will oversee the entire Finance and accounting department of a growing technology company with multiple business units and progressive business model. The candidate will oversee a team of approximately 15 people and will provide best practice leadership in all financial areas.
    The ideal candidate will have experience with building scalable infrastructure to accommodate company growth and a history of leading the buy side M&A process.

    Responsibilities
    • Plan, develop, and organize the annual business planning and budget.
    • Provide timely financial statements and reports to senior management and upon request from business unit leaders.
    • Enhance, develop, and implement policies and procedures for core finance functions promoting internal controls.
    • Mentor managers and staff to perform their work tasks with optimal efficiencies and in a collaborative manner.
    • Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction.
    • Provide technical guidance and advice to others within the organization on financial matters.
    • Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operation.
    • Manage the Company’s treasury and prepare cash projections that guide the overall cash planning and financing of business cycles.
    • Prepare financial reporting formats and information that enables senior management to understand business trends and highlight operating strengths and weaknesses.
    • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile.
    • Participate in the development of the company’s financial plans and programs as a strategic partner.
    • Lead the pre-acquisition planning, documentation, and overall process with target acquisitions.
    • Manage the integration of acquired companies within the finance function leveraging synergies for accretive operational efficiencies.
    • Optimize the trade credit provided by key vendors of the Company.
    • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new business lines, and achievement of competitive advantage.
    • Optimize bank relationships with favorable terms for credit facilities and banking transactions.
    • Advise and guide sales management and procurement managers on establishing favorable financial terms with customer s and vendors on large transactions.
    • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage.
    • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
    • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.
    • Updates job knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.


    Position Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance and/or Business Administration. Masters preferred.
    • CPA required.
    • 10-15 years of Financial, Accounting and Administrative leadership experience, most recently as a CFO for a small to mid-sized company (Professional Services, Software, Technology or similar industry preferred).
    • Possess excellent and demonstrated strategic financial planning and analysis abilities, extensive and current knowledge of leading edge principles and practices associated with accounting and finance.
    • Financial Planning and Analysis Services- in addition to budgeting, lead the FP&A function for all business units providing relevant financial metrics for growth and profitability include pipeline.
    • Prior operations experience helpful.
    • Outstanding communication skills are essential.
    • Candidate should be self- assured and able to 'work and play' well with others and work side by side with a dynamic, fast moving creative leader.

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

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