Full Time

VP of Finance

St. Louis, Missouri

Full Time

We have been engaged to find a VP of Finance/CFO for a rapidly growing startup out of St. Louis. The company operates in an expanding segment of the transportation industry and needs a highly motivated and hands-on finance leader to be a strategic business partner to the CEO in addition to building out and scaling the back office finance and accounting function. The ideal candidate will have an MBA and/or CPA and 12-20 years of progressive and relevant experience – ideally at a small, entrepreneurial and growing company where they have made significant and demonstrable contributions. This is a very rewarding role for a savvy and determined professional willing to commit and go “all-in” and do what it takes to get the job done.


  • Strategic Business Partner to CEO Provide insightful finance/data support to key leaders in Sales & Marketing and Operations
  • Oversee buildout of accounting function, including:
    • Hiring and development of key staff, including a Controller or Lead Senior Accountant to execute month-end close and generate financial statements (note – the key “doers” are currently in place)
    • Implementation of strong internal controls
    • Implementation and management of an efficient and streamlined general ledger system capable of scaling and handling multiple entities
  • Accurate, insightful and timely financial reporting, including:
    • Standard monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting packages to Executive Team and BOD (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow Statements)
    • Operational and Financial KPIs
    • A streamlined system capable of handling requests in real time
  • Treasury/cash management including working capital and long-term debt
  • Strategic planning with detailed pro-forma financials
  • Financial Planning & Analysis, including 3-year plan as well as Annual Operating Plan and ongoing monthly maintenance of budgets and forecasts.
  • Financial modeling for acquisitions, new business cases, and capex initiatives
  • Obtain strategic financing from financial institutions
  • Point of contact for banking relationships
  • Formally present financial information to key stakeholders periodically
  • Liaison to outside accounting firm, ensuring compliance with GAAP, as well as, Federal, State, and Local Tax regulations while minimizing tax burden
  • Ensure State registration and franchise tax compliance
  • Ensure Sales & Use Tax compliance


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, or business required; MBA or Master’s Degree highly preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • 8 years minimum relevant career experience; 12+ preferred
  • Must have years of progressive corporate finance experience with demonstrable results. We are not looking for a Controller.
  • Equipment leasing experience preferred
  • Must have experience with cash management
  • Significant experience modeling for acquisitions and new business cases
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Must have strong Excel/financial modeling skills
  • Must be process and systems oriented
  • Must be:
    • Strategic
    • A positive leader of people
    • A strong relationship builder
    • Entrepreneurial
    • Hands-on
    • Highly motivated
    • Hungry
    • Strong responder to financial incentives
    • Committed to excellence and results
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