CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (Finance & Accounting)
Erlanger, KY, United States of America

Overview

Fischer Homes is a leading regional homebuilder headquartered 15 miles from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. With revenues of over $635M+, Fischer Homes is one of the fastest growing residential developers in the country. Fischer Homes has built over 24,000 single-family homes and condominiums in communities in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Georgia and has been recognized as the 37th largest builder in the United States. It also builds stand-alone patio homes, ranch homes in planned communities offering landscaping services and themed streetscapes. Fischer Homes also markets homes under four collections: Maple Street, Designer, Masterpiece and Grand Estates Custom. The company's homes range in price from $100,000 to $1,000,000; it targets first-time buyers, large families, and empty nesters. Fischer Homes often partners with other area builders and developers in its investments. Henry Fischer formed the company in 1980.

Within the Fischer Homes organization, we value diversity and see each Associate as a team member and valuable asset. We select highly competent individuals to join our team, provide them with all of the resources, training, and development possible for them to make significant contributions, drive their own success while determining their career paths. The rewards for their efforts are advanced career opportunities with commensurate compensation packages and ultimately, the continued growth and stability of both Associates and Fischer Homes.

Fischer Homes holds the highest ethical standards of business. We are honest and straightforward and will stand by our word. Our actions demonstrate respect, courtesy and above all, fairness.

Job Skills / Requirements

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ascertains the factors that will influence the homebuilding industry in general and The Fischer Group in particular and uses that information to direct the annual strategic financial planning of The Fischer Group and its affiliates.

As a member of the Executive Committee, helps formulate major strategic issues. Directs the development of the Annual Plan and Budget. Develops performance measures that support the company's strategic direction and documents results accordingly.

In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry, maintains executive responsibility for financial operations including working capital (structure, amount, and allocation), capital expenditures, debt levels, taxes, budget, finance (strategic and tactical) and general accounting (statements, reporting and both internal and external audits).

Manages outside lending and equity relationships (Joint Ventures, i.e., financing and documentation), as well as relations with investors and shareholders within the investment community. Optimizes the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position. Ensure that standards for credit facility covenants including debt to equity ratios, interest coverage ratios and others are met.

Studies the market overview, determines volume targets and agrees on a plan for expected volume level and assimilation by Market Presidents.

Identifies financial needs of the organization and its affiliates. Develops and maintains financial sources for the current needs and future expectations of these entities. Monitors performance and plan to ensure the company is on target.

Annually reviews the business and personal income tax reporting of Fischer Homes, its affiliates and shareholders. Minimizes company and personal tax liabilities, i.e., local, state, federal and property, within the context of the law.

Certifies monthly/quarterly bank group reporting and covenant compliance.
Advises other members of Executive Committee on financial, tax, business structure, audit compliance in coordination with The Fischer Group’s outside counsel, tax accountants and auditors.

In the areas of Accounting, Payroll and working primarily through the managers reporting to the position, ensures that new Associates are recruited, hired, trained and compensated in a manner that is consistent with company policy. Ensures The Fischer Group accounting and administrative staffing levels and quality are adequate to meet annual and strategic goals.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Previous experience negotiating, maintaining and communicating a detailed financial roadmap with business stakeholders with dynamic and growing support needs.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; MBA preferred.
Professional accounting designation (CPA) preferred.
10+ years experience in a senior financial managerial position; public accounting experience preferred.
Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office.
Exceptional communication skills.
Results-oriented, strategic thinker and planner.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Financial expert with strong business acumen and the ability to learn the Fischer Group business quickly.

Strong communicator who can represent the financial aspects of the organization at the Executive Committee level and provide clarity and transparency from the finance and accounting department to all business stakeholders.

Strong leader with the ability to identify, attract and retain a top tier finance and accounting staff.

Team player with strong sense of accountability and loyalty.

Education Requirements (Any)

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Educational Assistance, Special Incentive Plans


This job reports to the Chief Executive Officer

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1