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Buxbaum HCS continuously seeks highly qualified and experienced finance professionals to add to our group of CFOs & Controllers for interim and permanent positions. If you’d like to apply to be added to our team of professionals for interim or project-based opportunities, please click here. You can find details on permanent positions we are actively recruiting for below. If you have any questions about working with Buxbaum HCS or a specific position, please email us at [email protected].

Controller – Interactive CompanyManhattan Beach, CA

Controller – Interactive Company

A growing interactive company in Manhattan Beach is looking for a Controller. It has some well-established consumer brands and is continuing to grow through acquisition.  The culture is collegial, creative, and fun. Employees also get a certain degree of flexibility with their schedules.

The Controller will manage all aspects of the accounting function. Primary responsibilities will consist of the following:

  • Oversee all matters related to accounting
  • Manage the month end close process and prepare monthly financial statements
  • Analyze cash flow and ensure compliance with budgets
  • Prepare internal management reporting with an analysis of operating results
  • Hire, manage, and train staff
  • Develop and implement accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP
  • Ensure internal controls and related processes
  • Research technical accounting issues
  • Prepare statutory filings
  • Maintain banking relationships and monitor compliance with debt covenants
  • Coordinate the annual audit and work with the outside CPA to prepare tax returns
  • Handle ad hoc projects

The ideal candidate will be a positive, self-motivated individual with strong problem solving skills. In order to be considered, this person must meet the following criteria:

  • 10+ years in accounting roles with progressively increasing responsibility and proven experience as Controller with an e-commerce, interactive, or digital company
  • Good business acumen and intellectual curiosity
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Collaborative team player with positive attitude
  • Public accounting experience and Big 4 CPA highly preferred

This position will pay a base salary commensurate with experience plus discretionary bonus. In addition, the individual will have access to a full suite of benefits available at the company.

Chief Financial Officer - Consumer ProductsLong Beach, CA

Chief Financial Officer - Consumer Products

A privately held consumer products company in Long Beach, CA is looking for a Chief Financial Officer. The CFO will support the owners and function as a key advisor. He or she will help to manage the business and execute the company’s strategic plans.

This role calls for a hands-on leader who can oversee all elements of finance while supporting the owners with critical business decisions. The ideal candidate will have had a successful track record in similar situations.

Primary responsibilities will consist of the following:

  • Work with the owners to develop and execute the financial strategy of the company
  • Oversee all matters related to accounting and finance
  • Improve the cash conversion cycle through better management of and reporting on inventory, accounts payable, and credit and collections
  • Develop a cash flow projection process and reporting to ensure adequate capital for operating needs
  • Develop analysis and reporting on key performance indicators
  • Manage the annual planning process and long-term business planning
  • Manage the banking relationship and reporting to the bank
  • Ensure internal controls and related processes
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes and increase profitability
  • Recruit, train, and mentor staff

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with strong problem solving skills and solid business acumen. In order to be considered, this person must meet the following criteria:

  • 10+ years in leadership roles with progressively increasing responsibility and recent role(s) as CFO in a middle market consumer products company
  • Experience managing all elements of finance including accounting, financial planning and analysis, cash, and banking relationships
  • Strong experience in inventory intensive businesses
  • Collaborative and team player
  • Good communication skills and leadership capabilities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects

This position will pay a base salary commensurate with experience plus annual bonus. In addition, the individual will have access to a full suite of benefits available at the company.

Assistant Controller – Engineering ServicesArcadia, CA

Assistant Controller – Engineering Services

A well-established engineering services company in Arcadia, CA is looking for an Assistant Controller. The company is looking to upgrade and further professionalize its accounting capabilities. This person will also have opportunity to grow with the organization and be promoted to other roles.

Primary responsibilities will consist of the following:

  • Financial statements, closing, and associated processes and procedures
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Monthly balance sheet and bank reconciliations
  • Technical accounting research
  • Staff supervision and training
  • Collaboration with and support of other departments
  • Administration of the ERP system
  • Preparation for and coordination of the audit
  • Internal controls
  • Ad hoc projects

The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and good communications skills. To be considered for this position, you must possess the following qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in accounting positions with progressively increasing responsibility
  • Experience with architectural, engineering services, or construction firms
  • Solid technical accounting knowledge with a particular emphasis on ASC 606
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with technology to extract and analyze data
  • CPA required

The company offers outstanding benefits along with good work / life balance.

Controller – Food & Beverage ManufacturingSan Dimas, CA

Controller – Food & Beverage Manufacturing

A growing privately held middle market manufacturer and distributor of food and beverage products in San Dimas is looking for a Controller on a full-time basis. Its products are well represented in major grocery stores.

The Controller will report to the CFO and manage all aspects of the accounting function. This individual will focus on the day-to-day accounting and financial reporting responsibilities with an eye toward continuous improvements in the department. This is an opportunity to make a significant impact.

Primary responsibilities will consist of the following:

  • Oversee all matters related to accounting
  • Manage the month end close process and prepare monthly financial reporting
  • Manage and reorganize the chart of accounts
  • Improve and establish processes and procedures
  • Identify and analyze key performance indicators
  • Ensure internal controls and related processes
  • Prepare statutory filings
  • Assist with an ERP system implementation
  • Coordinate the annual review and work with the outside CPA to prepare tax returns
  • Hire, train, and mentor staff
  • Handle ad hoc projects

The ideal candidate will be a positive, self-motivated individual with strong problem solving skills. In order to be considered, this person must meet the following criteria:

  • 10+ years in accounting roles with progressively increasing responsibility and proven experience as Controller in a middle market manufacturing company
  • Good business acumen and intellectual curiosity
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Collaborative team player with positive attitude
  • Public accounting experience and CPA highly preferred

This position will pay a base salary commensurate with experience plus discretionary bonus. In addition, the individual will have access to a full suite of benefits available at the company.

Controller - Consumer ProductsMonrovia, CA

Controller - Consumer Products

A well-established consumer products manufacturer in Monrovia is looking for a Controller on a full-time basis. The company produces branded products that are sold at major retailers throughout the country.

The Controller will manage the day-to-day accounting operations and focus on ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the general ledger and financial statements. This individual will also work closely with the financial planning and analysis team to provide it with operational results in a timely manner.

Primary responsibilities will consist of the following:

  • Manage the month end close process and coordinate with other business units and operations
  • Manage and maintain processes and procedures for reconciling balance sheet accounts
  • Work with finance to analyze results and identify monthly account variances
  • Ensure the proper recording of capital expenditures
  • Ensure internal controls and related processes
  • Coordinate and prepare financial information for the annual audit
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes and increase transparency in the financial reporting
  • Work on ad hoc projects

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with strong problem solving skills. In order to be considered, this person must meet the following criteria:

  • 8+ years in accounting roles with progressively increasing responsibility and current supervisory and managerial experience as Controller, Accounting Manager, Director of Accounting, or similar role
  • Exposure to manufacturing and knowledge of cost accounting and inventory reporting
  • Skilled with team building and mentoring
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Collaborative team player with positive attitude
  • Public accounting experience and CPA license preferred

This position will pay a base salary commensurate with experience plus bonus. In addition, the individual will have access to a full suite of benefits including a 401k with company match.

Controller - High Tech ManufacturingArcadia, CA

Controller - High Tech Manufacturing

A very stable manufacturer of specialized high tech equipment in Arcadia, CA is looking for a Controller. The company is a leader in a niche category of products and has a longstanding reputation for quality along with loyal customers. The company has a collegial atmosphere with long tenured employees.

Primary responsibilities will consist of the following:

  • Financial statements, closing, and associated processes and procedures
  • Consolidations and foreign currency translations
  • Monthly balance sheet and bank reconciliations
  • Staff supervision and training
  • Collaboration with and support of other departments
  • Ownership and administration of the ERP system
  • Preparation for and coordination of the audit
  • Inventory reporting and cost accounting
  • Oversight of the collection process including communication with customers
  • Management of payables
  • Internal controls
  • Sales and property tax returns and preparation of annual tax filings
  • Statutory filings including business licenses
  • Ad hoc projects

The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and good communications skills. To be considered for this position, you must possess the following qualifications:

  • Proven track record as a Controller in a manufacturing setting
  • 7+ years of experience in positions with progressively increasing responsibility
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP accounting principles
  • Ability to work with technology to extract and analyze data
  • CPA preferred

The company offers outstanding benefits along with good work / life balance.

Controller - ManufacturingCarson, CA

Controller - Manufacturing

A growing privately held consumer products manufacturing company in Carson is looking for a full-time Controller to facilitate their growth. The company produces high quality products and has loyal longstanding customers.

The Controller will lead the finance function and report to the CEO. This individual will focus on the day-to-day accounting and financial reporting responsibilities.

Primary responsibilities will consist of the following:

  • Oversee all matters related to accounting and finance
  • Manage the month end close process and prepare monthly financial reporting
  • Develop a cash forecasting process and reporting to ensure adequate capital for operating needs
  • Identify and analyze key performance indicators to assess profitability
  • Establish and maintain a standard costing process along with reporting on inventory and product margins
  • Manage payroll and prepare payroll reporting and journal entries
  • Manage the demand forecasting process and work with purchasing to ensure accurate demand forecasting
  • Oversee the monthly and quarterly purchase price variance reporting to customers
  • Ensure internal controls and related processes
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting to the bank and ensure compliance with debt covenants
  • Manage insurance relationships
  • Oversee sales and use tax and property tax filings
  • Optimize the use of the ERP system including improved reporting and analysis
  • Coordinate the annual review and prepare tax returns with the outside CPA
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes and increase profitability
  • Handle ad hoc projects

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with strong problem solving and leadership skills. In order to be considered, this person must meet the following criteria:

  • 10+ years in accounting roles with progressively increasing responsibility and recent experience as Controller in a middle market manufacturing company
  • Knowledge of cost accounting and inventory reporting
  • Proven ability to lead and develop teams
  • Strong organizational, project and time management skills
  • Public accounting experience and CPA license preferred

This position will pay a base salary commensurate with experience plus a discretionary bonus. In addition, the individual will have access to a full suite of benefits available at the company.

Chief Financial Officer / Controller – Aerospace ManufacturingBuena Park, CA

Chief Financial Officer / Controller – Aerospace Manufacturing

A small but highly profitable aerospace and defense manufacturer in Buena Park is looking for a Chief Financial Officer / Controller on a full-time basis. The company has longstanding relationships with its customers and a strong reputation within its product categories.

The CFO / Controller will report to the CEO and function as a key advisor to support critical business decisions and execute the company’s strategic plans. This role calls for a hands-on financial manager with expertise and genuine interest in manufacturing.

Primary responsibilities will consist of the following:

  • Assist the CEO to develop and execute the financial strategy of the company
  • Oversee all matters related to accounting and finance
  • Monitor the financial performance of the company to ensure that it stays on target with budget
  • Develop operating and capital budgets
  • Develop internal reporting packages to analyze key performance indicators and evaluate the progress of critical projects
  • Manage and report on inventory including proper valuation and annual physical inventory counts
  • Work with operations to ensure that the ERP system is supporting production appropriately and maximizing inventory turns
  • Ensure internal controls and related processes
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes and increase profitability
  • Manage and mentor finance and accounting staff
  • Work on ad hoc projects

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with strong problem solving skills and solid business acumen. In order to be considered, this person must meet the following criteria:

  • 10+ years in leadership capacities with progressively increasing responsibility and recent role(s) as CFO or Controller in a small to middle market company involved aerospace and defense manufacturing (electronic components preferred)
  • Good track record and demonstrated job stability
  • Experience managing all elements of finance including accounting, budgeting and forecasting, and cash management
  • Strong experience with job costing and managing inventory
  • Collaborative and team player
  • Good communication skills and leadership capabilities
  • Ability to manage multiple projects

This position will pay a base salary of $185,000 to $225,000 depending on experience plus bonus and potential for long-term incentives. In addition, the individual will have access to a full suite of benefits available at the company.

Director of Business Development – Buxbaum HCSSouthern California

Director of Business Development – Buxbaum HCS

Buxbaum HCS, a leading CFO consulting and search firm in Southern California, is looking for a Director of Business Development who will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. This individual will primarily generate opportunities by developing relationships with other trusted advisors to companies such as CPAs, attorneys, and bankers. In addition, this person will interface with potential clients, identify opportunities, and negotiate terms for engagements. This is an exciting opportunity to help a well established regional firm continue to grow and play a crucial role with more companies throughout Southern California.

The ideal candidate is a savvy sales oriented person, who can both open doors and close opportunities. The individual must project a sense of confidence and credibility. Integrity is critical.

A keen understanding of accounting is required as this person will assess projects and engagements and possibly review financial statements as part of the initial scoping. A key to success is the ability to convert introductions into live engagements. That is, close the deal.

Another important quality is the ability to work well with a team. We are successful by coordinating well internally and with our delivery personnel (i.e., CFO consultants).

In order to be considered for this position, you must meet the following criteria:

  • CPA with public accounting experience (not just the certification)
  • Prior M&A experience and a detailed understanding of the transaction process
  • Strong business acumen
  • Likeability and ability to interface with other business professionals such as attorneys and investment bankers
  • Desire and drive to succeed
  • Scrappiness and sense of urgency
  • Self-directed and strong work ethic
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Organization, prioritization, and ability to manage concurrent tasks
  • Professional maturity

This position offers unlimited commission potential. In addition, the individual will have access to a full suite of benefits including health, disability, and life insurance, 401K, car allowance, and entertainment budget.