Chief Financial Officer – St. Louis, MO

Local candidates or self-relocating candidates only!

Our new client provides learning solutions to professionals and we are currently searching for a CFO with proven strategic and analytical experience to join our fast-growing company. This person will be viewed as a trusted business advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors helping to maximize enterprise value through revenue growth, margin improvements and enhanced operating leverage. They will be designated as a high-potential performer who will provide strategic financial and business leadership to the company.

Requirements Include:

  • 4-year Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
  • Enterprise valuation experience (valuation growth 22%-35%)
  • Creating KPI reporting (dashboard-KPI metrics)
  • Managing cash conversion ratio (EBITDA)
  • Finance organization transformation (from a segmented back office organization to a front office/strategic partner.)
  • Work remotely 20% of the time
  • Travel up to 40% of the time
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a current Green Card holder

Preferred Requirements:

  • Great tenure in positions with no gaps (highly preferred)
  • MBA/CPA a plus
  • Netsuite knowlege and experience
  • Strategic planing experience
  • Operating Margin (operating leverage increase from 32% to 40%)
  • Financial Close (close financials by WD5)
  • New business acquisition integration experience


  • 10+ years as a CFO in the private equity arena with financial leadership of companies with $75M-$150M in annual revenue and double digit growth.
  • Experience in B2B and SaaS/Membership-type product
  • Integration: Has integrated acquisitions serially in a prior role. Must understand the nuances of the integration process, both from a people and information perspective
  • Management Through KPI’s and Exceptions: Has designed, maintained, and instituted the daily use of a key set of management reports that guide the organization’s activities, investments, performance, and adjustments in a cohesive manner even as new acquisitions get rolled in
  • Financial & Performance Leadership: Has “led” the organization from his/her role as CFO to achieve its annual financial goals without sacrificing performance on strategic objectives.
  • Strategic Value Creation: Has participated at a strategic level in the operations of the business and has been viewed as a true partner by the CEO. Has a clear understanding of what generates value in a private equity environment and acts accordingly as a matter of course. This is regularly exhibited through operational, strategic, and capital allocation decisions.
  • Next Level Potential: Can effectively compete for the CEO role as part of the succession planning process. Understands how to lead an organization, develop people, and inspire a higher level of performance through mission and purpose.
  • M&A: Has successfully led the diligence and exit/investment process for a P/E-backed company. Has led the acquisition and diligence process.

Duties Include:

The CFO will be responsible for all financial/accounting activities, including financial planning/reporting and analysis, audit & tax, internal controls, acquisition analysis and integration, financial and non-financial business process review, business strategy initiatives, risk management, capital investments, and special projects. The CFO will also ensure that our finance & accounting function is effective, efficient, and act as high value-add business partner.


  • Salary range $175,000 – $225,000
  • Performance Bonus 25% (minimum) based on company’s overall performance, EBITDA, and individual performance (goals achieved)
  • Medical Ins.
  • Dental Ins.
  • Vision Ins.
  • Life Ins.
  • Retirement
  • Equity
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