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Farnsworth Group Chief Financial Officer in Peoria, Illinois

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Peoria, IL

Job Id: 2361

# of Openings: 1

Join us and grow your career with a certified Great Place to Work for the last eight years running. We are a team of Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Scientists committed to making meaningful contributions to the world around us. Our quest for excellence goes beyond the ordinary; we seek extraordinary people who want to showcase their talents and join us in making a difference for our clients and communities. You will be part of a collaborative group that champions your career and passions, embraces challenges, understands the importance of work-life balance, and shares our commitment in making a positive impact through your work.

Farnsworth Group is seeking a Chief Financial Officer in our Peoria, Lisle, Tinley Park, Chicago or St. Louis, MO office. As a senior leader within the company, this person will collaborate directly with the CEO, principals, board members and other senior leaders to foster an environment of continued business growth and excellence. This individual will provide strategic leadership on financial affairs of the corporation, including investment policy decisions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partnering with the CEO and other senior leaders on operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections.

  • Develop and promote a framework to drive financial accountability across the organization; provide timely and meaningful analyses and reporting to operational leaders.

  • Administration of taxation planning and compliance, including federal, state/local, as well as sales and use.

  • Oversight of insurance and other elements of risk management.

  • Develop and monitor policies and procedures within General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and corporate guidelines to ensure sufficient cash flow, reduce operating costs, and increase revenues within a multi-company, multi-state, project based environment.

  • Advise on contract negotiations from a financial impact perspective.

  • Maintain external relationships with banks, auditors, and third party vendors.

  • Oversee potential acquisitions and collaborations with external organizations.

Specific Requirements include:

  • Minimum of 15 years financial experience, with at least 5 years of experience as CFO or equivalent in a professional services or construction organization, with preference for experience in an engineering consulting business

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Master’s Degree in Accountancy, Finance or MBA, preferred

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge of project based accounting concepts

  • Prior experience evaluating and performing due diligence of mergers and acquisitions

  • Experience with multi-state operations in S-Corp structure

  • Background in Excel Modelling

  • Experience with Deltek Vision, a plus

  • Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations, a plus

About Farnsworth Group

Farnsworth Group is an award winning, employee-owned engineering, architecture, and surveying firm with more than 500 employees located in nearly 30 offices nationwide. We are ranked among the nation’s top design firms with clients ranging from small communities to some of the world’s largest brands. Our success is the direct result of our talented people, unwavering passion, and exceptional performance. Together, we collaborate with clients to define what matters most to them and strive to move them forward with proven solutions. We do this by focusing on our mission that centers on championing our clients’ successes, advancing our communities, and embracing the challenges of a changing world.

A Great Place to Work Certified

For eight consecutive years, Farnsworth Group has earned the esteemed certification as a Great Place to Work; our employees are the reason why! Annually, our staff engages in a survey administered by the Great Place to Work organization that delves into employee perceptions about credibility, respect, pride, fairness, and camaraderie. Those results are benchmarked against the nation’s leading companies, and only those top performers gain the Great Place to Work certification. The invaluable insights from the survey have played a pivotal role in further shaping our work environment and fostering a culture to make Farnsworth Group an even greater place to work.

Featured benefits and perks include:

  • 401(k) with 100% Company Match up to 5%

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Plans

  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts

  • Short & Long-Term Disability

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

  • Professional Development and Training

  • Mentoring Program

  • Paid Time Off

  • Wellness/Fitness Reimbursements

  • Pet Insurance Plan

  • Hybrid Work Program

Farnsworth Group appreciates that flexibility and work-life balance are an important aspect in the careers and lives of our employees. Our Hybrid Work Program offers employees a flexible work arrangement while contributing to the culture and success of the Company.

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:

Farnsworth Group is a collection of employees with unique backgrounds and perspectives that all come together to make us a better Company. It is our goal to recruit, hire, develop, retain, and promote a diverse group of people. Join us…and let’s make a difference, together.

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Farnsworth Group, Inc. is proud to be a M/F Disabled and Veteran EEO/AA employer.