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The Anchin Executive Network (AEN) is a multi-dimensional networking initiative that is built to assist executive-level finance and accounting professionals with whom Anchin has a relationship. Through AEN's contacts and clients, executive level professionals will have access to new opportunities, educational and professional development, and exclusive networking events and content.

Who is the Anchin Executive Network?

AEN is comprised of senior-level finance and accounting professionals who we have established a relationship with including clients, alumni, former clients and others who have been introduced to us through our current business networks.

New Career Opportunities

The Anchin Executive Network will provide opportunities that are limited to members of the program. Due to our close, consultative relationship with hundreds of growing tri-state area companies, we will be able to provide direct access to executives searching for new financial professionals to join their management teams. Your membership will include bimonthly electronic newsletters with a variety of executive positions and relevant resources. Our goal is to help you find the position you’re looking for, while serving as a bridge to Anchin’s clients and friends.

Educational and Professional Development

AEN will provide complementary continuing professional education classes and resources for members of AEN. We will provide educational opportunities through our CPE for CFOs program, along with our industry-focused teams, producing live seminars and events, webinars, and presentations exclusively for members. Topics will include financial and business reporting, taxation, and other hot button financial issues currently affecting the business community. Anchin is certified to provide continuing professional education credits.

Exclusive Networking Events and Content

AEN has many long time established relationships in the business community and this will serve as a resource for its members. Anchin hosts dozens of industry events per year and members of AEN will have access to these networking opportunities. AEN will also hold periodical networking events focused on bringing together tri-state region finance and accounting executives. Additionally, AEN members will have unique access to thought leadership and other content produced by Anchin and its affiliates.

How Do I Join?

There is no cost to join. For more information on the Anchin Executive Network, please contact Steve Mandell, Relationship Manager at 212.536.6877 or via e-mail at steve.mandell@anchin.com.

Anchin Executive Network for Recruiting Agencies

  • WhyAEN?
    • We have access to hundreds of qualified, high-level finance and accounting professionals who are members of AEN.
  • WhatcanAEN do for you?
    • Access to high-level finance and accounting executive candidates
    • Opportunity sharing on AEN's website and e-mail distribution
    • Exclusive opportunities to network with Anchin team members and members of AEN
  • CFO (Public Relations) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 200K

    A mid-market public relations firm is targeting a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This person will provide innovative financial guidance and solutions to promote the sustainable growth of the Company. By delivering best in class financial data and actionable plans to support strategies, the CFO and the Finance and Accounting Team are considered trusted business partners to the owners and leaders of the company.

    The CFO is accountable for Financial, Strategic and Administrative operations of the firm. This includes the development and implementation of operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy and the ongoing monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate and actionable financial data.

    Responsibilities:

    Financial Strategies:
    · Manage Finance and Accounting Functions
    · Cash Flow and Treasury Management
    · Direct Strategic Financial Forecasting and development of plans that respond to projected needs
    · Manage all Banking and Credit relationships in support of strategic objectives
    · Develop Financial Strategies designed to win and retain clients
    · Lead a team of professionals in Finance and Accounting.

    Strategic Planning and Execution:
    · Long Term and Short Term Strategic Financial and Tax Planning – as a member of the Senior Leadership Team
    · Recognize, promote, and implement strategic growth opportunities
    · Implement, monitor and respond to performance metrics that support strategic direction
    · As business partner to company leaders, provide in depth guidance and assistance to assure business unit objectives are met or exceeded

    Compliance:
    · In conjunction with the Company’s CPAs, manage and produce – Reviewed Financial Statements, Tax Return Preparation

    Human Resources:
    · Partner with HR in compensation administration and benchmarking
    · Partner with HR in benefit Design and Procurement.

    Experience:
    - The ideal candidate for the Chief Financial Officer should have experience of 7+ years
    - Must be a Strategic thinker and very hands on.
    - MUST have CFO experience in a professional service based industry; PR Firm preferred
    - Should have experience in partnering with an executive team, and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.
    - CPA is a high priority

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • Controller (Fashion - Apparel) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 160K

    Client of Anchin - A fast-paced wholesale/retail fashion company is looking for a highly organized, Controller to run our accounting department. This candidate must be diligent and hardworking. Experience in the apparel industry is mandatory

    Job description:
    · Assurance of timely cash application review for cash flow and analysis
    · Work closely with Sales and Logistics teams
    · Prepare the annual budget by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans and quarterly forecasting process.
    · Manage cost control within approved budget
    · Prepare and present monthly close
    · Review and analyze periodic financial results and discuss within senior management team
    · Prepare and file monthly Sales & Use Tax Returns, the Corporate Income Tax Return (together with tax advisor) and all other tax related issues
    · Provide backup support and final approval on the organization's payroll function, verifying the accuracy of payroll.
    · Manage and own the financial accounting processes
    · Insurance related topics (amongst others: Medical, Dental and Vision, 401K, flexible spending programs, commuter benefit plan, property, workers compensation)
    · Improve operational (mainly logistic) procedures
    · Improve and implement administrative procedures to improve the administrative organization
    · Administrator on all bank accounts of the company
    · Supervise initiation of new accounts and management of credits limits
    · Control of order holds and releases
    · Manage and follow up on AR and chargeback reconciliation
    · Management of account terms, documentation and up-to-date payment processes including credit card accounts, ACH, tax-exempt forms and general documentation on file and active for all accounts
    · Monitoring and reporting on deviations from credit standards
    · Reporting as requested to senior management
    · Payroll management
    · Manage A/P and A/R

    Desired Skills & Experience:
    The ideal candidate will have the following skills/experience:
    · Degree in Accounting or Finance
    · Experience in the apparel industry is mandatory
    · 5+ years of experience in billing, credit and collection in apparel company
    · Experience in managing a team
    · Knowledge of RLM system is highly desirable
    · Experience working with department stores such as Saks and Nordstrom as well as specialty stores.
    · Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    · Attention to detail and accuracy
    · Strong time and project management skills
    · Ability to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced environment
    · Working knowledge of Excel and QuickBooks

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • CFO (Distribution - Consumer Products) – Brooklyn, NY

    Location: Brooklyn, NY
    Salary: 225K+

    Well known and established National Distribution Company headquartered in Brooklyn with distribution centers across the country is seeking a seasoned and dynamic C-Level Accounting/Finance professional to work with the CEO to execute a strategic action plan to grow the business, increase profitability and enhance efficiencies across the distribution centers.

    The CFO will report to directly to the CEO and will be a key member of the executive team. The CFO will manage the financial affairs of the company and direct financial department staff and the Human Resources function. The CFO will analyze operating results, recommend actions for improving efficiency and profitability and prepare a monthly analysis of operating performance and financial condition to be reported to the CEO and Board. Manage all banking and other professional relationships. The CFO will also implement effective internal controls and policies and procedures and interact with vendors and other outside parties to achieve reporting and operational objectives. The candidate should also have experience managing inventories, optimizing distribution efficiencies and driving profitability across an organization. The candidate should have the ability to be self-directed and take a leadership role in the strategic, financial and operational management of the company.

    Essential Functions
    • Have the ability to develop and execute an action plan to grow the business, increase profitability, enhance efficiencies and bring the company to the next level.
    • Have the ability to evaluate and perform due diligence on potential acquisitions.
    • Recommends and executes special projects to improve the operational and financial performance of the distribution centers and company as a whole.
    • Oversees all aspects of company finances and ensures control over company assets and expenditures.
    • Maintains the company’s system of accounts and recommends new methods for improving efficiency and profitability.
    • Directs the Accounting Department and Human Resources function, recruits personnel, evaluates performance and ensures that personnel are properly trained.
    • Ensures the accuracy of accounting systems and financial reporting and develops internal controls and financial reporting policies and procedures to enhance operational efficiency.
    • Directs the preparation of the monthly comprehensive reporting package of results of operations and financial condition for reporting to the CEO and Board.
    • Develops a comprehensive and timely budgeting process across the organization.
    • Actively manages inventory for purposes of maintaining optimal levels and managing carrying costs and identifying slow moving items to be actively promoted.
    • Manages daily cash position and is responsible for reviewing cash disbursements.
    • Reviews all key contracts and agreements.
    • Responsible for directing the Human Resources function.

    Education
    B.A. in Accounting/Finance. MBA is a plus.

    Skills/Experience
    • Minimum 10+ years as a high level financial executive/Chief Financial Officer.
    • CPA certification a plus.
    • eCommerce experience a plus.
    • Strong analytical and leadership skills
    • Well organized and detail oriented; must be able to multi-task
    • Must be able to effectively interact with the CEO and President and meet deadlines.
    • Experience with managing and developing staff.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
    • Candidate must be willing to take a hands-on approach to the job.

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

  • CFO (Real Estate) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 175K

    Main Responsibilities:
    • Develop annual budgets for each of the Company’s investments and track each asset’s ongoing performance vs budget
    • Handle the preparation and issuance of the Company's monthly financial statements and reports, and provide proactive advice as to technical accounting issues that may affect the Company
    • Interface with investors and comply with their financial reporting requirements
    • Lead the Company’s debt and equity capital raises
    • Oversee the Company's tax planning and tax return preparation while providing strategic tax advice that may impact the Company’s businesses
    • Build and maintain financial monitoring systems
    • Maintain and enhance effective internal controls that ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
    • Lead the renewal process’ for the Company’s various insurance programs, vendor contracts, property management agreements, etc.
    • Design and execute accounting, billing, and auditing procedures

    Experience and Education:
    • 8+ years’ experience in accounting/finance within the Real Estate field
    • 3+ years’ management experience in the Real Estate industry
    • CPA is required
    • Knowledge of NYC Real Estate Accounting, Lease Administration, GAAP and NYC tax law
    • Strong planning/budgeting skills and understanding of internal management reporting
    • Strong capability with accounting and asset management software (Yardi, MRI, etc.)
    • Experience dealing with complex fund structures and partnership accounting highly desired
    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting highly desired
     
    Candidate Qualities:
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and manage effectively at all levels of the organization.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
    • Hands-on, inspirational leader who likes to get involved directly to resolve small and big issues alike
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong willingness to use and leverage technology-based solutions that improve efficiency and processes across the firm

    TARGET START DATE: Towards the end of Q1/2018

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com

  • Director of Finance (Professional Services - Tech) – New York, NY

    Location: New York, NY
    Salary: 150K

    The Director of Finance will oversee the entire Finance and accounting department of a growing technology company with multiple business units and progressive business model. The candidate will oversee a team of approximately 15 people and will provide best practice leadership in all financial areas.
    The ideal candidate will have experience with building scalable infrastructure to accommodate company growth and a history of leading the buy side M&A process.

    Responsibilities
    • Plan, develop, and organize the annual business planning and budget.
    • Provide timely financial statements and reports to senior management and upon request from business unit leaders.
    • Enhance, develop, and implement policies and procedures for core finance functions promoting internal controls.
    • Mentor managers and staff to perform their work tasks with optimal efficiencies and in a collaborative manner.
    • Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction.
    • Provide technical guidance and advice to others within the organization on financial matters.
    • Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operation.
    • Manage the Company’s treasury and prepare cash projections that guide the overall cash planning and financing of business cycles.
    • Prepare financial reporting formats and information that enables senior management to understand business trends and highlight operating strengths and weaknesses.
    • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile.
    • Participate in the development of the company’s financial plans and programs as a strategic partner.
    • Lead the pre-acquisition planning, documentation, and overall process with target acquisitions.
    • Manage the integration of acquired companies within the finance function leveraging synergies for accretive operational efficiencies.
    • Optimize the trade credit provided by key vendors of the Company.
    • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new business lines, and achievement of competitive advantage.
    • Optimize bank relationships with favorable terms for credit facilities and banking transactions.
    • Advise and guide sales management and procurement managers on establishing favorable financial terms with customer s and vendors on large transactions.
    • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage.
    • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
    • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.
    • Updates job knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.


    Position Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance and/or Business Administration. Masters preferred.
    • CPA required.
    • 10-15 years of Financial, Accounting and Administrative leadership experience, most recently as a CFO for a small to mid-sized company (Professional Services, Software, Technology or similar industry preferred).
    • Possess excellent and demonstrated strategic financial planning and analysis abilities, extensive and current knowledge of leading edge principles and practices associated with accounting and finance.
    • Financial Planning and Analysis Services- in addition to budgeting, lead the FP&A function for all business units providing relevant financial metrics for growth and profitability include pipeline.
    • Prior operations experience helpful.
    • Outstanding communication skills are essential.
    • Candidate should be self- assured and able to 'work and play' well with others and work side by side with a dynamic, fast moving creative leader.

    Please send resume to Steve.Mandell@anchin.com 

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