Chief Financial Officer - Chemicals

  • Competitive
  • United States
  • Full Time
  • Chemicals
  • Executive


General Description:

We are seeking a dynamic and strategic Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join our executive team in the United States. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the industrial and specialty chemical market. As the CFO, you will play a crucial role in shaping the financial future of our company, driving financial performance, and ensuring sustainable growth.

About Us:

We are a leading company in the industrial and specialty chemical market, committed to innovation, sustainability, and delivering exceptional value to our clients. Our team is dedicated to excellence, and we foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment.

Why Join Us?

  • Leadership Role: Influence the strategic direction of a market-leading company.
  • Growth Opportunities: Drive financial performance and contribute to sustainable growth.
  • Innovative Environment: Work with a team that values innovation and sustainability.
  • Competitive Compensation: Receive a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary.

Role & Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Strategy and Planning:

  • Develop and execute financial strategies to support the company’s growth objectives.
  • Oversee the preparation and analysis of financial reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
  • Provide strategic financial insights to the CEO and Board of Directors.

Financial Management:

  • Manage budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning processes.
  • Optimize the company’s capital structure and working capital.
  • Implement effective internal controls and financial reporting systems.

Operational Efficiency:

  • Collaborate with senior management to drive operational efficiencies and cost reductions.
  • Evaluate and manage financial risks, including currency exchange and market volatility.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and reporting requirements.

Investment and Growth:

  • Lead financial due diligence for mergers, acquisitions, and strategic investments.
  • Support the development and implementation of business strategies.
  • Oversee capital investment and allocation to maximise returns.

Team Leadership:

  • Lead and mentor the finance team, fostering a culture of high performance and continuous improvement.
  • Promote a collaborative environment across departments to achieve financial goals.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field; MBA or CPA preferred.
  • Proven experience as a CFO or in a senior financial leadership role, preferably in the industrial and specialty chemical market.
  • Strong knowledge of financial regulations, accounting principles, and financial reporting.
  • Exceptional strategic thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

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