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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

Why AEN?

  • We have access to hundreds of qualified, high-level finance and accounting professionals who are members of AEN.

What can AEN 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
  • Controller (Technology - SaaS) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 150K

    Responsibilities:
    • Oversee the accounting staff of three people and the accounting function including AP, AR, G/L and Revenue Accounting
    • Manage the monthly closing process and the balance sheet review process, as well as analyze financial results to ensure proper statutory reporting
    • Assist with the preparation of budgets and financial forecasts
    • Manage compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
    • Manage fixed assets and maintain depreciation schedules
    • Schedule and coordinate all year-end activities with and/or supervise the preparation of work papers and analysis for external audits, tax audits, insurance purposes, and other governmental auditors
    • Monitor and report the company’s daily cash position, debt levels, and covenant compliance
    • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
    • Implement and maintain sound accounting, administrative, and operational policies and procedures
    • Integrate the accounting systems of affiliates, subsidiaries, new divisions and/or newly acquired companies into the financial reporting system(s) of the company
    • Continually improve processes and controls with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness, especially by leveraging key systems
    • Ensure timely completion of work by directing staff priorities and schedules
    • Complete additional assigned duties on a timely, professional basis

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting
    • Minimum 10 years of hands-on accounting experience
    • Experience with NetSuite
    • Process driven and must have proven record of establishing strong controls
    • CPA certification strongly preferred
    • Controller role in a SaaS/Technology company preferred
    • MUST have a strong understand of GAAP & Revenue Recognition

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • Director of Finance (Apparel - Fashion) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 175K

    Overall Executive Management Responsibilities:
    • Work with CEO to determine investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks
    • Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations
    • Supervise all finance and operational personnel.
    • Work with operations management in order to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals
    • Plan and monitor the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress
    • Prepare monthly financial reports for management
    • Prepare and work with auditors on year-end financial statement
    • Manage relationships with outside financial parties, including but not limited to banking, factoring, insurance and payroll relationships
    • Do special projects as directed by management

    Overall Financial Management Responsibilities:
    • Monitor and manage sales revenue and margins – ensuring that all billings are recorded and costs are properly allocated
    • Manage and reconcile Accounts Receivables, factor receivables and intercompany accounts balances
    • Prepare, record and pay monthly sales commissions
    • Prepare, record and pay quarterly royalty reports
    • Prepare and reconcile monthly purchase accruals
    • Prepared and reconcile all Inventory, both in production, samples and finished goods
    • Review and sign off on monthly bank reconciliations
    • Manage all areas of payroll, benefits, and employee compliance
    • Manage all receipts and payments.

    Job Requirements:
    • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
    • MUST have experience in Apparel industry
    • Outstanding communication and people skills
    • Knowledge of industry’s legal rules and guidelines
    • In depth knowledge of diverse business functions and principles (e.g. supply chain, finance, customer service etc.)
    • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
    • Familiarity with MS Office and various business software
    • Ability to strategize and solve problems
    • An analytical mind, comfortable with numbers

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • CFO (Not for Profit - Social Services) – Queens, NY

    Location: Queens, NY
    Salary: 250K

    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
    • Develop financial and tax strategies
    • Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
    • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
    • Oversee the financial operations of all programs
    • Initiate and implement financial internal controls for finance department
    • Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced
    • Oversee the company's transaction processing systems
    • Oversee employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package
    • Oversee the issuance of financial information
    • Personally, review and approve all forms and filings with the IRS and funding sources
    • Report financial results to the board of directors
    • Construct and monitor reliable control systems
    • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
    • Ensure the organization complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
    • Ensure record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
    • Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors
    • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendation
    • Participate in conference calls with the funding sources and regulating agencies
    • Maintain banking relationships
    • All other duties as they pertain to the proper execution of this role.

    Typical Minimum Job Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 7+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major organization or division of a large non- profit
    • Experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.
    • Experience managing public funding specifically New York City funding.
    • Experience using the Health and Human Services Accelerator and other city and state fiscal management system

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com

  • CAO (Family Office) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 250K+

    As a key member of the Executive Management team, the CAO will have the responsibilities of the overall
    management of accounting for all family-owned investment entities. He or she will be responsible for the planning,
    implementing and controlling of all accounting functions: monthly and quarterly reporting, general ledger
    accounts, cost-control systems, forecasting, operational finances (i.e., payroll), and tax compliance. This person
    must be self-sufficient, with the ability to make sound decisions, and to follow and implement clear directives to
    benefit the company. This is an environment with shifting priorities, so the ability to multi-task and be flexible is
    required.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Ensure all accounting/bookkeeping activities are completed by the department in a timely and accurate
    manner. This includes:
    o Identify and propose solutions for all systematic issues
    o Reviewing and analyzing all journal entries for posting
    o Responsible for the monthly and year-end closing process (including reviewing and validating all
    cut offs, month-end inventories, bank reconciliations, accrued expenses, pre-paid expenses,
    depreciation, etc.)
    o Review all bank account reconciliations and intercompany transactions
    o Ensure proper recording of the cost of newly acquired fixed assets, tracking of existing fixed assets,
    recording of depreciation, and accounting for the disposition of fixed assets.
    • Organize and maintain financial records; prevent inaccuracies in financial statements by ensuring that
    effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and
    local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
    • Produce updated cash flow reports, family income and expense statements, as well as financial statements
    (i.e. balance sheet).
    • In addition to the personal responsibilities above, this position will manage a staff of up to 15 people, as
    well as outside service providers, and will be responsible for establishing a culture around performance driven
    development for the department.
    • Learn, understand and make suggestions for improvement on all accounting processes, and roll-out the
    implementation to the team; provide leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short
    and long-term strategic financial objectives.
    • Work with senior management to ensure internal compliance on all accounting matters.
    • Drive timely resolution of accounting issues identified and liaise with operations and corporate to correct.
    • Track projected tax impact for the family involving their investment portfolio.
    • Assist with financial and tax audits of the companies; manage all personal tax issues and returns of the
    family members (including family trusts and partnerships).

    Skill & Knowledge Requirements Include:
    • Minimum 10 years of corporate accounting management experience within a multi-unit environment;
    experience with personal accounting is required
    • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance; CPA is strongly preferred
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel, other accounting software and QuickBooks is required
    • Ability to excel in an “old school” working environment
    • Demonstrated success in previous roles with leading best practices to streamline processes and procedures
    • Must be highly organized, have multi-tasking skills, autonomous and able to drive results

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • CFO (Distribution) – Brooklyn, NY

    Location: Brooklyn, NY
    Salary: Open

    Well known and established national Distribution Company headquartered in NYC with distribution centers across the country is seeking a seasoned and dynamic C-Level Accounting/Finance professional to work with the CEO to execute a strategic action plan to grow the business, increase profitability and enhance efficiencies across the distribution centers.

    The CFO will report to directly to the CEO and will be a key member of the executive team. The CFO will manage the financial affairs of the company and direct financial department staff. The CFO will analyze operating results, recommend actions for improving efficiency and profitability and prepare a monthly analysis of operating performance and financial condition to be reported to the CEO and Board Manage all banking and other professional relationships.

    The CFO will also implement effective internal controls and policies and procedures and interact with vendors and other outside parties to achieve reporting and operational objectives. The candidate should also have experience managing inventories, optimizing distribution efficiencies and driving profitability across an organization. The candidate should have the ability to be self-directed and take a leadership role in the strategic, financial and operational management of the company.

    Essential Functions:
    • Have the ability to develop and execute an action plan to grow the business, increase profitability, enhance efficiencies and bring the company to the next level.
    • Have the ability to evaluate and perform due diligence on potential acquisitions.
    • Recommends and executes special projects to improve the operational and financial performance of the distribution centers and company as a whole.
    • Oversees all aspects of company finances and ensures control over company assets and expenditures.
    • Maintains the company’s system of accounts and recommends new methods for improving efficiency and profitability.
    • Ensures the accuracy of accounting systems and financial reporting and develops internal controls and financial reporting policies and procedures to enhance operational efficiency.
    • Directs the preparation of the monthly comprehensive reporting package of results of operations and financial condition for reporting to the CEO and Board.
    • Develops a comprehensive and timely budgeting process across the organization.
    • Actively manages inventory for purposes of maintaining optimal levels and managing carrying costs and identifying slow moving items to be actively promoted.
    • Manages daily cash position and is responsible for reviewing cash disbursements.
    • Reviews all key contracts and agreements.

    Skills/Experience:
    • Minimum 10+ years as a high level financial executive/Chief Financial Officer.
    • CPA certification a plus.
    • eCommerce experience a plus.
    • Strong analytical and leadership skills
    • Well organized and detail oriented; must be able to multi-task
    • Must be able to effectively interact with the CEO and President and meet deadlines.
    • Experience with managing and developing staff.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
    • Candidate must be willing to take a hands-on approach to the job.

    Education:
    • B.A. in Accounting/Finance. MBA is a plus

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • CFO (Media) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: Open

    One of the largest sellers of direct response advertising inventory in television.  The company’s client roster includes NBC Universal, Sinclair Broadcasting, Tribune Company, E. W. Scripps, Hearst Television, Raycom Media, Discovery Networks, Twentieth Television, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League.  Privately held, the company has approximately 50 employees and is based in New York.

    Job Description

    This position reports to the partner/owners of the company. The successful candidate will be flexible in responding to change, comfortable being a “doer” as well as a “thinker” and must be able to interface effectively with internal and external stakeholders.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. 

    Responsibilities:

    Financial Management

    • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements and forecasts, from an accrual and a cash basis.
    • Coordinate and lead the quarterly and annual tax filing/payment process, including liaise with the tax advisors as well as preparing certain regulatory filings him or herself (e.g., Sales and Use Tax, Commercial Real Estate).
    • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process along with the partners; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep partners abreast of the organization’s financial status. This includes all reporting for, the individual offices and individual accounts.
    • Manage company cash flow and forecasting.
    • Lead the ongoing compliance and reporting of time and expenses for all employees.
    • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
    • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; create and maintain a finance policy and procedure manual.

    Human Resources, Technology and Administration

    • Assist in maintaining and developing human resources and administration, helping manage payroll, compensation, benefits, recruiting and onboarding, regulatory issues.
    • Assist in drafting job descriptions, establishing target compensation and assist, as necessary in the recruiting process.
    • Manage Benefits administrators – including annual cost reviews, Open Enrollment, employee onboarding, leaves and terminations.
    • Assist in management of onboarding and off-boarding processes.
    • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
    • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.

     Qualifications:

    • Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
    • At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience
    • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously
    • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software
    • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
    • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
    • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
    • Proactive and solutions-orientation

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • VP of Finance (Agency) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 165K

    Experience:
    • VP of Finance or Controller with 10+ years experience
    • Professional services background (ideally public relations or advertising agency)

    Responsibilities:
    • General Ledger
    • Monthly, weekly and quarterly financial reporting (including P/L by division and location)
    • Forecasting and budgeting (with COO)
    • Analysis of financial data including generating reports and proactively making recommendations to assist the management team
    • Tax reporting and filing (Corporate and Sales & Use)
    • Oversee and enforce financial policies including employee and company expenses
    • Oversee client collections
    • Multistate payroll
    • Oversee policy, procedures and compliance and internal finance controls
    • Management reporting for audit (US and UK)
    • Special project support (with COO)
    • Oversee invoicing
    • Oversee payroll
    • Finance information technology oversight (including potential migration to new accounting system)

    Traits:
    • Strong managerial experience including experience managing a finance team (required)
    • Experience working in fast paced environment
    • Strong communications and team-building skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Confident (i.e. willing to be assertive when necessary)
    • Organized and efficient (i.e. under promise and over deliver)
    • Collaborative
    • Leader

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • CFO (Distribution - Food/Beverage) – Edison, NJ

    Location: Edison, NJ
    Salary: 220K + 30% Bonus Potential

    The Company is a $150 million Northeast-based specialty distributor (the “Company”) of non-perishable food and beverage products to hundreds of customers across the U.S. Operating for over 30 years, the Company serves independent restaurant/food service distributors (~80% of sales) and institutional food service customers such as schools and prisons (~20% of sales). Approximately 50% of the Company’s sales are of Company-branded import products (the Company owns seven import brands) and Company-branded or private label packaged spices, while the other 50% of sales are from a highly diverse base of domestic, third-party branded products. The Company distributes products for restaurant and food service purposes only and not for grocery or retail consumption. The Company has 47 non-union employees and operates out of two nearby facilities in the Northeast U.S. and a 3PL facility in the Southwest. The Company anticipates strong growth over the next several years through both organic initiatives, including new products and geographic expansion, as well as through acquisitions.

    Core Competencies
    • Experience under private equity ownership
    • Comfortable in entrepreneurial environment
    • Quality and detail oriented
    • Experienced professional accountant qualifications
    • Comprehensive understanding of GAAP
    • Audit experience
    • Proactive communicator and service oriented
    • Creative and innovator thinker and problem solver
    • Analytical and metrics based decision maker
    • Accountable and dependable
    • A lifetime learner
    • Ethical and hard working

    Job Duties
    • Planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions
    • Preparation, review and delivery of internal and external financial statements and backup documentation prior to delivery to management
    • Deliver monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements to management / Board of Directors with analysis inclusive of comparisons to budget and to prior period / prior year performance
    • Establish and monitor internal controls
    • Work with ownership and senior management on budgeting and forecasting
    • Work with ownership and senior management on performance analysis
    • Coordinate and prepare audit packages and liaise with external accountants
    • Coordinate any required external audits (e.g., sales taxes)
    • Manage foreign exchange transactions, as applicable
    • Set priorities within the accounting group and meet or exceed reporting timelines
    • Ensure all external reporting (e.g., lenders, regulatory) deadlines are met
    • Optimize cash flows
    • Manage / implement new systems and/or improve existing systems
    • Hiring, training and mentoring of accounting staff
    • Promote a positive and service oriented environment within the department and the entire organization Requirements
    • Professional accounting designation
    • Extensive experience in corporate accounting, financial management and financial planning & analysis (within food, beverage and/or distribution environments a plus)
    • Thorough knowledge of GAAP
    • Audit experience in a corporate environment
    • Consolidation / Acquisition experience
    • Financial analysis experience
    • Strategic planning and implementation experience
    • Budgeting and forecasting experience
    • Positive communicator with extensive supervisory experience
    • Excellent computer skills – an Excel Expert and MS Office / Powerpoint proficient
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Good problem solving skills
    • Proven leadership abilities
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • A positive attitude and a results based philosophy

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

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