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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Pittsfield, Maine
Dependent on experience
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification

The primary responsibility of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is to oversee operational financial transactions and acquisitions, ensuring alignment with the overall business strategy and compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Collaborating with the CEO, Vice President, Board of Directors, and other executive leaders, the CFO plays a key role in strategic decision-making. Additionally, they are responsible for establishing crucial financial metrics and processes essential for the success of the business and organization.


This position, based in Pittsfield, ME, reports directly to the CEO and requires in-office work. Approximately 10-20% of travel throughout the United States is anticipated.


Job Responsibilities

• Formulating and executing the financial strategy and vision of the company.

• Supervising all financial functions, including planning, budgeting, accounting, and treasury, and delivering timely and accurate reports as directed.

• Offering strategic financial leadership to the executive team and the board of directors.

• Managing the financial operations of the company to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

• Analyzing financial data and market trends to provide insights and recommendations for decision-making.

• Identifying and mitigating financial risks while optimizing the company's capital structure.

• Leading financial due diligence for potential acquisitions and strategic initiatives.

• Establishing and guiding a high-performing finance and accounting team.

• Nurturing relationships with investors, financial institutions, and other stakeholders.

• Playing a pivotal role in defining and achieving the company's growth and profitability goals.

• Supporting the implementation of critical systems such as ERP and payroll.

• Developing, implementing, and enforcing organizational policies and procedures through effective systems to enhance overall operation and effectiveness.

• Recognizing, identifying, and mitigating operational and financial risks, including the construction and monitoring of reliable control systems, prompt communication of potential risks, and maintaining appropriate insurance coverage.

• Providing technical financial advice and knowledge to others.

• Directing the management of the company’s diverse investment portfolio.

• Facilitating the annual strategic planning process.



Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.

15 years of advancing financial leadership positions in global companies or divisions of larger corporations with revenues exceeding $700 million

• Demonstrated track record as a CFO or senior financial executive, preferably within the construction industry.

• Robust financial and accounting expertise, encompassing a comprehensive understanding of the profit and loss statement, balance sheet, cash flow management, forecasting, and budgeting.

• Extensive knowledge of financial principles, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), regulations, and best practices.

• Highly proficient in handling contracts, job costs, and other financial reporting mechanisms.

• Preferred experience in identifying, acquiring, and implementing ERP systems.

• Effective negotiation skills, adept understanding of contractual issues, deal recognition, and deal-making abilities to identify opportunities for profit enhancement.

• Possesses a strategic mindset with a long-term perspective, contributing to and supporting strategies that optimize market dynamics' opportunities or establish sustained competitive advantages.

• Proven success in managing a diverse company investment portfolio.

• Substantial experience in business principles, as well as leadership and human relations.

Cianbro is an employee-owned, tobacco-free, equal-opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on marital status, race, color, creed, gender, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, veteran status, union affiliation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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