VP of Finance - Southwest Electric

VP of Finance

Oklahoma City, OK


Reporting to the president and serving as an integral member of the Sr. The management team and the VP of Finance will be responsible for the financial management strategy and contribute to developing the organization’s strategic goals. In addition to the strategic components, the VP will develop and implement more sophisticated policies and procedures in the finance and general operational realms. This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance executive with operational experience, a strong background in manufacturing finance, and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and change management to join a high-growth, mission-driven organization.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Serve as a financial advisor to the CEO, President and executive team for strategic planning purposes, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters.
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping president informed of all critical issues.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate tracking methods for revenue and expenses.
  • Manage all financial aspects of the company including strategy, manufacturing operations, budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and reporting, inventories, and the capital plan and expenditures.
  • Lead the preparation of financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
  • Analyze financial data and provide insights and recommendations to the executive team and the board of directors on financial performance and potential areas for improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with all accounting standards and regulations, oversee financial and tax planning, and coordinate with external auditors and tax professionals as needed.
  • Develop and implement financial strategies and plans to support the company’s goals and objectives and operation plan, maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders, including investors, lenders, and auditors.
  • Ensure company is adhering to the strategic plan and budgets, delivering status reports to various entities, as needed.
  • Represent the organization externally, as necessary, particularly in banking and lease negotiations.
  • Oversee and manage the company’s insurance policies and programs and asset acquisition process and approvals and returns on investment.

Serve as the management liaison in various capacities:

  • Liaison to the board and audit committee; effectively communicating and presenting critical financial matters at select board of directors and committee meetings. Interfacing directly with the 401K program administration.
  • Provide analytical support to internal management team including development of internal management reporting capabilities.
  • Contribute to the development of strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the finance organization.
  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the finance team, including receivables, payables, payroll, and tax preparation.
  • Improve administrative and operational accounting services such as treasury management, 401K plan, grants payment processing, payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, and insurance renewals.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Improve administrative and operational accounting services such as treasury management, 401K plan, grants payment processing, payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, and insurance renewals.
  • Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development, as needed. Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.
  • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach; assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly (or indirectly) supervises employees in the accounting department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field required; a master’s degree is preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in a senior management role ideally with both external audit and in-house financial management experience, with a minimum of 5 years in a manufacturing related finance leadership role.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

CPA certification required.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft office software suite (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint at a minimum) and use of data modeling tools such as PowerBI or Tableau. Experience interfacing with some form of formal ERP systems required (preferably in a manufacturing environment).

Ability to commute/relocate:

Oklahoma City, OK 73135: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

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